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2015 Honda CRF230F Review
2015 Honda CRF230F on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
CRF230F – ready, willing and able…
The CRF230F harkens back to a simpler time when four-strokes were renowned for their user-friendly power delivery and relaxed maintenance schedules. Simple, reliable and easy to ride, the CRF230F even has the luxury of electric start – but don’t underestimate how much fun it is to ride. With its short wheelbase, reasonable seat height and chassis geometry focused on agility, the CRF230F is hard to beat on tight single-track trails. The supple long travel suspension seems to ignore roots and ruts and the low overall weight just adds to the sense of effortless handling. Best of all, the low-maintenance design means you can enjoy charging through the woods all day, all week or all summer without concern.
Ratchet Up The Fun Without Twisting A Wrench
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 time-sapping maintenance—with a minimum of care, you can jump on the CRF230F with its new graphics and bodywork, 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 CRF230F is just the right size for adults or larger teens who can’t wait to take on the twists and turns of the trail.
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.
2015 Honda CRF230F www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•26 mm carburetor for crisp throttle response.
•Heavy-duty clutch with smooth, progressive engagement.
•Lightweight semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame.
•Powerful 240 mm front disc brake.
•New for 2015 – updated bodywork and graphics follow the latest CRF-R design.
Number One in Four Strokes.
For years, Honda has made the best and most reliable four-stroke engines in the business so you can enjoy nonstop fun out on the trail.
Don’t Kick. Just Push.
Sometimes you just want to get on your bike and get out there—that’s just what the CRF230F’s push-button electric starter helps you do.
2015 Graphics & Bodywork
A new style for 2015 to help you look extra sharp out on the trail.
2015 Honda CRF230F www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Dependable 223 cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque, spread over a wide rpm range..
26 mm carburetor for crisp throttle response..
Electric starter for ease of starting..
Maintenance-free type CD ignition..
Heavy-duty clutch with smooth, progressive engagement..
Smooth-shifting and versatile six-speed transmission..
Heavy-duty O-ring-sealed chain for increased durability and reduced maintenance..
Box-section aluminum swingarm is strong and lightweight..
Lightweight semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame..
37 mm leading-axle Showa front fork offers 241 mm (9.5 in.) of suspension travel..
Fork boots help keep dirt and moisture away from fork seals..
Heavy-duty Showa rear shock offers 230 mm (9.1 in.) of travel..
Pro-Link rear suspension rides on needle bearings for smooth action and increased durability..
Snail-type chain adjusters for easier maintenance..
Powerful 240 mm front disc brake..
Lightweight rear drum brake..
Strong, lightweight rims with straight-pull spokes..
New for 2015 – updated bodywork and graphics follow the latest CRF-R design..
Motocross-style seat is low, comfortable, and allows full rider movement..
Large 7-litre plastic fuel tank and thrifty four-stroke engine for extended range..
Easily detachable number plate..
High-impact plastic skid plate helps protect lower engine cases..
Folding shift lever reduces damage in a tip-over..
Reusable foam air filter helps reduce maintenance costs..
Front and rear steel sprockets for durability..
High-quality handlebar with comfortable grips..
Extra-wide cleated, folding, self-cleaning footpegs and brake pedal for more secure footing..
Quiet spark arrester/muffler..
Maintenance-free type sealed battery..
Keyed ignition switch..
The front disc brake provides superior stopping power, and the front disc rotor is drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.
A high-impact plastic skid plate protects lower engine cases.
The heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement.
Pro-Link Rear Suspension
Progressive linkage connects a single shock to the swingarm, delivering an excellent combination of spring and damping rates over a wide range of riding conditions. It also includes a heavy duty Showa® rear shock.
A dependable 223cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque spread over a wide-rpm range.
Snail-Type Chain Adjusters
Snail-Type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.
Strong, lightweight rims feature straight-pull spokes for more strength.
The maintenance-free sealed battery helps ensure that your CRF230F is ready to ride without a lot of pre-ride preparation.
The motocross-style seat is low and comfortable, allowing for maximum rider movement.
New bold CRF graphics and bodywork that are more rigid and stylish out on the trail.
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.
Push-button starting makes getting going easier in all kinds of conditions, while the efficient design adds minimal weight.
2015 Honda CRF230F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4199 USD
223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke
65.5mm x 66.2mm
26mm piston-valve carburetor
#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
37mm leading-axle Showa® fork; 9.5 inches travel
Pro-Link® Showa single shock with spring-preload adjustability; 9.0 inches travel
Single 240mm disc
27.3° (Caster Angle)
112mm (4.4 inches)
249 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
1.9 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve
Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Six Months, Transferable limited warranty.
2015 Honda CRF230F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $4699 CDN
Air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore & Stroke
65.5 mm x 66.2 mm
SOHC, 2 valves
Single 26 mm piston-valve carb
Six-speed with manual clutch
#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T
37 mm leading-axle Showa fork; 241 mm (9.5 in.) travel
Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload adjustment; 230 mm (9.1 in.) travel
80/100 – 21 front; 100/100 – 18 rear
Front 240 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; rear drum
305 mm (12 in.)
878 mm (34.6 in.)
1,372 mm (54 in.)
113 kg (249 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
7 litres, including 1.3-litre reserve
6 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2015 Honda CRF230F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ (On The Road).
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.