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– 2012 Honda CRF150R
2012 Honda CRF150R Review
There’s nothing small about the size of its performance.
Honda’s CRF150R is, hands down, the best MX machine in the Mini Class. Designed around a four-stroke powerplant that showcases plenty of Honda technology, we’ve given it some major-league upgrades for 2012, and graced it with the performance that will keep you up at the front of the pack and on the podium.
First, a new cylinder head, new cam, and new piston help this CRF150R run more consistently at different tracks, different elevations and different temperatures. An improved “direct push” accelerator pump gives you better, more immediate throttle response. New suspension valving returns improve action on small bumps but keeps the 150’s excellent large-bump performance. And finally, the CRF150R is available in two versions to fit a wider variety of riders.
The CRF150R. For aspiring racers it’s just what every motocrosser wants. A great start. And one that just about ensures great finishes.
Look at the 2012 CRF150R/RB and you can tell by its new styling treatment it’s an integral part of the CRF MX racing family. And as good-looking as it might be, the CRF150R’s racing credentials run even stronger. Thanks to a new cylinder head, piston, camshaft and carburetor, this 2012 model boasts improved power, torque and driveability throughout the powerband. Updated suspension settings front and rear produce improved action through even the toughest of track conditions. All of which reinforce the CRF150R’s premier position in racing circles.
2012 Honda CRF150R Features and Benefits
New for 2012
– New cylinder head, piston, camshaft and carburetor improve power, torque and driveability throughout the powerband.
– Revised suspension settings front and rear produce improved action through even the toughest of track conditions.
Fine Tuned Suspension.
New valving front and rear gives you improved suspension action, especially over smaller, faster bumps that unsettle a bike’s chassis.
More Power means More Trophies.
Improved ridability, more power and more torque across the rev band—the CRF150R has what it takes to put you in the winner circle.
Winning Is Everything.
Probably the most serious Minicross machine ever, check out all the CRF action at our racing website.
Start Every Race in First Place
More than any other machine, a 150-class motocross bike really, really needs to be spot-on if you’re serious about standing on the box. And that’s why you need to be on a new CRF150R. With its new cylinder head, new cam, new piston, and revised suspension, you’re going to be seeing a lot of these bikes in the winner’s circle. And if you want to be with them, you’d better be on one.
2012 Honda CRF150R – US Specifications
USA MSRP Price – See Honda dealer for pricing.
Engine Type 149cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder Unicam four stroke
Bore And Stroke 66mm x 43.7mm
Compression Ratio 11.7:1
Valve Train Unicam, four-valve; 26mm intake, steel; 22.5mm exhaust, steel
Induction Keihin 32mm flat slide with throttle position sensor (TPS)
Ignition Solid-state CD with electronic advance
Transmission Close-ratio five speed
Final Drive #420 chain; 15T/50T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork; 10.8 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single shock; 10.8 inches travel
Front Brake Single 220mm disc
Rear Brake Single 190mm disc
Front Tire 70/100-17
Rear Tire 90/100-14
Rake 27.02 degrees
Trail 78mm (3.07 inches)
Wheelbase 49.6 inches
Seat Height 32.8 inches
Ground Clearance 11.9 inches
Curb Weight 183 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.)
Fuel Capacity 1.14 gallons
Emissions Consult owners manual for optional racing parts.
Available Colors Red
Model Id CRF150R
2012 Honda CRF150R – Canada Specifications
Candian MSRP Price – TBA CDN
Details to be announced.