2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert Review

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2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert
2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert

2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert Review

2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert

The perfect off-road competition machine for aspiring champions

With its powerful and responsive Unicam four-stroke engine, race-ready suspension and track-designed chassis components, the CRF150B has revolutionised the small-displacement class and become a familiar face on winner’s podiums around the world. The CRF150RB is the ideal tool for inspiring fun-filled exhilaration, confidence and a lifelong taste for winning!

Younger racers may be smaller in stature, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a giant-sized heart for racing-and winning. So for these younger racers, Honda designed the CRF150R/RB as an integral part of the CRF® racing lineup. This is the full-on racing machine, with a high-output 149cc liquid-cooled four-valve four-stroke engine with exceptional torque and drivability throughout the powerband. The championship-caliber chassis includes race-tuned suspension components with plenty of travel front and rear, all set to take on the toughest tracks around. Over the years and all around the country, the CRF150R/RB has won tons of championships at the highest levels of amateur racing. And that makes it the proven choice for younger competitors who are ready to take their racing up to the next level.


 

2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert Features and Benefits

New for 2013

– New Dunlop Geomax MX71 tires.

 

 

2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert Key Features

– Liquid-cooled 149cc 4-stroke engine for unrivalled performance and ease of use. New cylinder head with optimised combustion chamber shape and new camshaft for stronger power, torque and drivability across a wide rev range.
– New short-skirt forged slipper piston with revised crown shape for enhanced performance.
– Vertically split crankcase with new breather hole for increased efficiency.
– New FCR carburettor with directly actuated accelerator pump for more accurate throttle response and a light twistgrip action.
– New graphics inspired by the CRF250R and CRF450R.
– Revised suspension settings for the 37mm inverted Showa front fork and Pro-Link rear suspension system, delivering ideal bump absorption.
– Advanced NiCaSil cylinder lining ensures cooler running and prolonged engine life.
– Durable close-ratio five-speed transmission.
– Rigid and lightweight high-tensile steel frame provides effortless cornering and accurate straight-line tracking.
– Powerful and progressive hydraulic disc brakes front and rear.


 


 

2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $TBD USD

Model: CRF150RB-Expert / CRF150R

Engine Type: 149cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder 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 carburetor with Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)

Ignition: CD with electronic advance

Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed

Final Drive: #420 chain; 15T/56T (CRF150RB) /
#420 chain; 15T/50T (CRF150R)

Suspension
Front: 37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork; 10.8 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single shock; 11.1 inches travel (CRF150RB) / 10.7 inches travel (CRF150R)

Brakes
Front: Single 220mm disc
Rear: Single 190mm disc

Tires
Front: 70/100-19 (CRF150RB) / 70/100-17 (CRF150R)
Rear: 90/100-16 (CRF150RB) / 90/100-14 (CRF150R)

Wheelbase: 50.6 inches (CRF150RB) / 49.6 inches (CRF150R)

Rake (Caster angle): 27°48′ (CRF150RB) / 27°02′ (CRF150R)

Trail: 96mm (3.78 inches) (CRF150RB) / 78mm (3.07 inches) (CRF150R)

Seat Height: 34.1 inches (CRF150RB) / 32.8 inches (CRF150R)

Ground Clearance: 13.2 inches (CRF150RB) / 11.9 inches (CRF150R)

Fuel Capacity: 1.14 gallons

Color: Red

Curb Weight*: 187 pounds (CRF150RB) / 185 pounds (CRF150R)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Consult owner’s manual for optional racing parts.

 

 

 


 

2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: TBA CDN

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2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert – Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing.
UK RRP: £TBA (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)

ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC
Displacement 149.7cc
Bore x Stroke 66 x 43.8mm
Compression Ratio 11.7
Max. Power Output 17.5kW / 12,500min-1
Max. Torque 14.1Nm / 11,000min-1

FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation 32mm Keihin FCR flat slide carburettor with throttle position sensor (TPS)
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.3 litres

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Ignition System Solid-state Capacitor Discharge (CDI) with electronic advance
Starter Kick

DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Wet, multiplate
Transmission 5-speed
Primary Reduction 4.117 (70/17)
Gear Ratios 1 2.214 (31/14)
2 1.647 (28/17)
3 1.318 (29/22)
4 1.105 (21/19)
5 0.956 (22/23)
Final Reduction 3.733 (56/15)
Final Drive #420 roller chain

FRAME
Type Semi-double; steel tube

CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1,900 x 770 x 1,171mm
Wheelbase 1,285mm
Caster Angle 27?48′
Trail 96.0mm
Seat Height 866mm
Ground Clearance 336mm
Kerb Weight 84.4kg

SUSPENSION
Type Front: 37mm inverted Showa leading-axle telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping; 275mm axle travel
Rear: Pro-Link with single Showa damper, adjustable compression and rebound damping; 282mm axle travel


WHEELS
Type Front Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Rear Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Rim size Front 19 x 1.40
Rear 16 x 1.85
Tyre size Front 70/100-19 42M
Rear 90/100-16 52M

BRAKES
Type Front: 220mm x 3mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Rear: 190mm x 3.5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads


All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.



 


2013 Honda CRF150RB Expert – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $TBA AU

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