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2016 Honda CRF150R Review
2016 Honda CRF150R on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
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, it’s also graced with the performance that will keep you up at the front of the pack and on the podium. And the CRF150R is available in two versions to fit a wider variety of riders: The CRF150R and the CRF150R Expert, which features bigger wheels, a higher seat and longer swingarm.
Showa® front and rear gives you unrivaled suspension action, especially over smaller, faster bumps that unsettle a bike’s chassis.
High Tech = High Performance.
Thanks to the Unicam® cylinder head, this four-stroke engine is more powerful yet more compact, improving handling, power and efficiency.
Winning Is Everything.
Check out all of the action in our racing section.
2016 Honda CRF150R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Make Your Move.
Competitive performance for juniors.
Big wheels, a sturdy chassis, a powerful, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine – Packed full of high performance technology, the CRF150R is the best place for future champions to hone their skills.
The journey goes on.
When things start to get more competitive you need a bike that can step up with you. This is it – the CRF150R. Armed with a powerful 4-stroke Unicam® engine, that’s smooth and easy to control, a light twist-grip action gives accurate throttle response while its wide rev-range leaves other riders trailing in the roost. Now, you’re ready.
The CRF150R uses performance technology based on our championship winning CRF450R and CRF250R.
And this bike handles. Only one step below its bigger brothers, the CRF150R carves corners, rides ruts and catches air like only a CRF-R can. The strong, slim and lightweight steel tube frame mounts a low-friction, long-travel, fully adjustable inverted front fork – just like its big brothers. With performance DNA this strong, you’ll be winning races in no time
Strong, light and agile.
With strong, lightweight frame, large wheels and revised suspension settings for the 37mm inverted Showa front fork and Pro-Link rear suspension system, the CRF150R offers the rider the confidence needed to get ‘airborne’. Once you find higher levels of expertise, manoeuvres on the ground, and in the air will start to come naturally to you.
Start Every Race In First Place.
Guess which mini-MXer was the first ever to win Bike of the Year from Dirt Rider? The answer: Honda’s CRF150R. So if you’re looking for your first bike, you just can’t beat it. Featuring the revolutionary Unicam® engine, race-ready Showa® suspension and track-ready chassis, its performance is designed to give every racer a head start.
2016 Honda CRF150R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Engine / Drivetrain
Increased durability & maximum control
Heavy-duty clutch is fitted with tough friction plates for increased durability but retains a light pull at the lever giving you maximum control.
Maximum power output
Maintenance-free digital CD ignition system includes a throttle angle sensor so it can tailor the ignition curve to provide maximum power output whenever you grab that throttle.
Easy start from hot or cold
Although the 4-stroke engine is hard to stall, it’s nice to know that an automatic decompression system makes starting easy, hot or cold.
Less shifting more enjoyment
Broad 4-stroke power characteristics allow the CRF150RB to use a five-speed gearbox for less shifting so you can concentrate on your riding.
More immediate throttle
Flat-slide, FCR 32 mm carburetor is fitted with an accelerator pump for more immediate throttle response. Go ahead, use the 4-stroke advantage to grab the holeshot.
Consistent engine operating temperature
Liquid cooling and a Nikasil cylinder liner help to extend engine life. The cooling system’s lightweight aluminum radiator helps to reduce weight and ensure consistent engine operating temperature no matter how hard you push.
Power when you want it
Short-skirted piston and light flywheel mean the CRF’s willing engine builds revs very quickly – no waiting for the power to “hit”.
Excellent mass centralization
Ultra-high rpm, 149 cc engine is one of the most advanced in the sport, its unique 4-valve, Unicam design gives it very compact dimensions and excellent mass centralization for effortless direction changes on the ground or altitude changes in the air. Rail it or whip it with confidence.
Chassis / Suspension
Easy braking in any condition
Lightweight front and rear disc brakes with high-performance pads offer powerful, easy to modulate braking even when you’re riding in the worst conditions.
Precise control over any terrain
Lightweight wheels and hubs help to reduce un-sprung weight allowing the wheels to effectively follow uneven terrain. The strong and rigid, but lightweight, box-section aluminum swingarm further enhances rear wheel tracking offering precise control whether you’re braking over stutter bumps or root infested trails.
Comfort on any terrain
Pro-Link rear suspension system features a fully adjustable Showa shock that effectively soaks up whatever the track or trail can throw at it.
Improved turning precision
Wide-section aluminum top and bottom triple-clamps hold the inverted forks rigidly and position the fork tubes far apart giving you improved turning precision and control.
Riding comfort & traction
37 mm, inverted, Showa cartridge front fork features adjustable compression and rebound settings. The fork’s low-friction design will be especially appreciated when it’s helping the front wheel to follow small surface irregularities without breaking traction.
Lightweight high-tensile steel frame with large-diameter tubing provides excellent turning performance and keeps you tracking straight through the whoops.
Fully adjustable, high-quality controls include comfortable grips, dogleg levers, side-pull throttle and a folding shift lever. Cleated, folding, self-cleaning footpegs offering excellent grip complete the impressive collection of thoughtful touches.
Stay comfortable & stay put
Slim, well-padded seat is comfortable and allows maximum movement. Non-slip seat cover gives you excellent control.
Large-capacity airbox and reusable two-stage foam air filter means power won’t drop off during long, dusty rides.
2016 Honda CRF150R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4999 USD
Engine Type 149cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder 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 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; 10.7 inches travel
Front Brake Single 220mm disc
Rear Brake Single 190mm disc
Front Tire 70/100-17 Dunlop MX51
Rear Tire 90/100-14
Rake 27°2′ (Caster Angle)
Trail 78mm (3.1 inches)
Wheelbase 49.6 inches
Seat Height 32.8 inches
Ground Clearance 11.9 inches
Curb Weight 185 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.)
Fuel Capacity 1.11 gallons
Emissions Consult owners manual for optional racing parts.
Available Colors Red
Model Id CRF150R
2016 Honda CRF150R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $5549 CDN
Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Bore & stroke
66 mm x 43.7 mm
Unicam, four valves
Keihin 32 mm flat-slide carb with throttle position sensor
#420 O-ring-sealed chain, 15T/50T
Chassis & Suspension
37 mm fully adjustable inverted Showa cartridge fork; 275 mm (10.8 in.) travel
Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single shock; 242 mm (10.7 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
Front: 70/100 – 17; Rear: 90/100 – 14
Front: 220 mm disc with dual-piston caliper; Rear 190 mm disc
302 mm (11.9 in.)
833 mm (32.8 in.)
1,260 mm (49.6 in.)
84 kg (185 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
2016 Honda CRF150R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £3999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Bore Ã— Stroke (mm) 66 x 43.8
Carburation 32mm Keihin FCR flat slide carburettor with throttle position sensor (TPS)
Compression Ratio 11.7:1
Engine Displacement (cm³) 149.7
Engine Type Liquid-Cooled 4-Stroke 4-Valve Unicam Single
Ignition System Solid-state Capacitor Discharge (CDI) with electronic advance
Max. Power Output 17.5 kW / 12,500rpm
Max. Torque 14.1 Nm / 11,000rpm
Brakes Front 220mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear 190mm hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Suspension Front 37mm inverted Showa leading-axle telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping; 275mm axle travel
Suspension Rear Pro-Link with single Showa damper, adjustable compression and rebound damping; 273mm axle travel
Tyre Size Front 70/100-19
Tyre Size Rear 90/100-16
Wheels Front Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Wheels Rear Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Dimensions and Weights
Caster Angle 27°
Dimensions (LÃ—WÃ—H) (mm) 1,900 x 770 x 1,171
Frame type Semi-double; Steel tube
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 4.3 litres
Ground Clearance (mm) 336
Kerb Weight (kg) 84.4
Seat Height (mm) 866
Trail (mm) 96
Wheelbase (mm) 1285
Clutch Wet, multiplate
Final Drive #420 Roller Chain
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