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2013 Honda CRF230F Review
2013 Honda CRF230F
Within the realm of recreation riding, the CRF230F stands tall: Motorcycling magazines the world over have complimented this mid-sized off-road machine for its many playbike-oriented attributes. With the ease of electric starting, it’s the perfect match for all-day fun and off-road adventure.
Throw your leg over the saddle of the CRF230F, push the electric starter, and have a blast. You don’t have to worry about breaking down or excessive maintenance, you can jump on the CRF230F with its durable six-speed transmission and plush, long travel suspension and leave the on-road world in the dust. With its overall size, sturdy frame and lightweight components, the 230F is just the right size for adults or larger teens who can’t wait to take on the twists and turns of the trail.
Add in electric start, and it’s obvious the CRF230F takes play very seriously.
Be A Responsible Rider
All parents need to consider their youngsters’ age, size, ability and maturity before allowing them to ride. Obtain a copy of “Off-Road Safety Tips” from your local Honda Dealer.
Number One in Four Strokes.
Honda makes some of the most loved, best-reviewed off-road bikes in the world. And at the heart of them is Honda’s super-reliable four-stroke engine design.
Save Your Energy.
Instead of kickstarting your CRF, just push a button. And let the reliable electric starter system do the work for you.
2013 Honda CRF230F Features and Benefits
Sealed Battery – Maintenance-free sealed battery helps insure that your CRF230F is ready to ride without you having to do a lot of pre-ride preparation.
Motocross-Style Seat – The CRF230F’s motocross-style seat is low and comfortable and allows for maximum rider movement.
Electric Starter – ush-button starting makes getting going easier in all kinds of conditions. Efficient design adds minimal weight.
Keyed Ignition – The CRF230F features a keyed ignition switch for added security. The switch lets you control who goes riding and when, important if you have younger riders in the house.
Disc Brake – The front disc brake provides superior stopping power, and the front disc rotor is drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.
Skidplate – A high-impact plastic skidplate protects lower engine cases.
223cc Engine – Dependable 223cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque spread over a wide rpm range.
Heavy-Duty Clutch – Heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement.
Pro-Link® Rear Suspension – The Heavy-duty Showa® rear shock with progressive linkage connects a single shock to the swingarm, and delivers an excellent combination of spring and damping rates over a wide range of conditions.
Snail-Type Chain Adjusters – Snail-Type chain adjusters allow for easy maintenance.
Lightweight Rims – Strong, lightweight rims feature straight-pull spokes for more strength.
2013 Honda CRF230F Key Features
2013 Honda CRF230F – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $TBD USD
Engine Type: 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 65.5mm x 66.2mm
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two-valve
Induction: 26mm piston-valve carburetor
Final Drive: #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T
Front: 37mm leading-axle Showa fork; 9.5 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload adjustability; 9.0 inches travel
Front: Single 240mm disc
Wheelbase: 54.0 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 26°45′
Trail: 111mm (4.4 inches)
Seat Height: 34.6 inches
Ground Clearance: 12.0 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve
Curb Weight*: 248 pounds
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.
Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.
2013 Honda CRF230F – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: TBA CDN
2013 Honda CRF230F – 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)
Type Air-cooled 4-stroke 2-valve SOHC single
Bore x Stroke 65.5 x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 9: 1
Max. Power Output 13.7kW/8,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 18.8Nm/6,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Carburation 26mm piston-valve carburettor
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.2litres (including 1.5-litre reserve)
Ignition System Capacitor Discharge (CDI)
Starter Electric / Primary kick
Transmission Type 6-speed
Primary Reduction 3.090 (68/22)
Gear Ratios 1 2.769 (36/13)
2 1.941 (33/17)
3 1.450 (29/20)
4 1.148 (31/27)
5 0.960 (24/25)
6 0.812 (26/32)
Final Reduction 3.846 (50/13)
Final Drive #520 O-ring sealed chain
Type Semi-double cradle; steel tube
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,059 x 815 x 1,159mm
Caster Angle 27° 3′
Seat Height 866.1mm
Ground Clearance 297.1mm
Kerb Weight 112.9kg
Type Front 37mm leading-axle telescopic fork; 241.3mm axle travel
Rear Pro-Link swingarm with adjustable spring pre-load; 228.6mm axle travel
Type Front Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Rear Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Rim Size Front 21 x 1.6
Rear 18 x 1.85
Tyre Size Front 80/100-21 (NHS MT320H)
Rear 100/100-18 (NHS MT320)
Type Front 240 x 3mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
Rear 110mm leading/trailing drum
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
2013 Honda CRF230F – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $TBA AU