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2017 Honda CRF230F Review
2017 Honda CRF230F on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Family Fun in the Dirt…
Lightweight and reliable, the CRF230F is the ideal off-road motorcycle for young adults or larger teens looking to spend more time twisting the throttle and less time spinning the wrenches. Thanks to its user-friendly, air-cooled 223cc four-stroke engine, durable six-speed transmission and plush, long-travel suspension, this motorcycle can be enjoyed by a wide range of riders in a variety of off-road environments. Easy-to-use push-button start, heavy-duty clutch, front disc brake and a tough skid plate provide performance and durability on the trail. Maintenance-free CD ignition, sealed battery and cam-type chain adjusters are a few of the many features that help to keep maintenance simple and rare.
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 play-bike-oriented attributes. With the ease of electric starting, it’s the perfect match for all-day fun and off-road adventure.
Remember back in the good old days, when bikes were light, simple, affordable, and most of all fun? Honda made some of the best bikes ever, machines that put a whole generation of riders on two wheels, and kept them there their whole lives. Well, guess what? Honda still makes bikes like that, and our CRF230F is a perfect example. Just hop on, push the electric starter, and have a blast. Because it’s a Honda four-stroke, you don’t have to worry about excessive maintenance. 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.
So for anyone who remembers the good old days, here’s a news flash: With a bike like the Honda CRF230F, today is even better than the old days ever were.
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.
Edgy, MX-Style graphics.
A bold style means you’ll look extra sharp out on the trail.
2017 Honda CRF230F www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•Dependable 223cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque spread over a wide-rpm range.
•28mm carburetor for crisp throttle response.
•Electric start for ease of starting.
•Lightweight aluminum crankcase.
•Maintenance-free CD ignition.
•Heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement.
•Smooth-shifting, versatile six-speed transmission.
•Heavy-duty O-ring-sealed chain for durability and reduced maintenance.
•Quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
•Box-section aluminum swingarm is first in its class.
•Lightweight semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame.
•37mm leading-axle Showa fork offers 9.4 inches of suspension travel.
•Fork boots keep dirt and moisture away from fork seals.
•Heavy-duty Showa shock offers 9.0 inches of travel.
•Pro-Link® rear suspension.
•Cam-type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.
•Powerful 240mm front disc brake.
•Lightweight rear drum brake.
•Strong, lightweight rims with straight-pull spokes.
•CRF®-R-inspired bodywork and graphics.
•Motocross-style seat is low and comfortable, and allows maximum rider movement.
•Easily detachable number plate.
•High-impact plastic skid plate protects lower engine cases.
•Folding shift lever.
•Washable, reusable foam air filter for reduced maintenance costs.
•Front and rear steel sprockets for durability.
•High-quality handlebar with comfortable grips.
•Extra-wide, cleated, folding, self-cleaning foot pegs and brake pedal for secure footing.
•Maintenance-free sealed battery.
•Keyed ignition switch.
2017 Honda CRF230F www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Dependable 223 cc single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque, spread over a wide rpm range.
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Crisp throttle response
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.
Light but strong
Lightweight semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame.
Performance & appearance in suspension
37 mm leading-axle Showa front fork offers 241 mm (9.5 inches) of suspension travel.
Protection from the elements
Fork boots help keep dirt and moisture away from fork seals.
Excellent rear shocks
Heavy-duty Showa rear shock offers 230 mm (9.1 inches) of travel.
Pro-Link rear suspension rides on needle bearings for smooth action and increased durability.
Snail-type chain adjusters for easier maintenance.
Powerful front brake
Powerful 240 mm front disc brake.
Lightweight rear brake
Lightweight reardrum brake.
Full rider movement
Motocross-style seat is low, comfortable, and allows full rider movement.
Large 7-litre plastic fuel tank and thrifty 4-stroke engine for extended range.
Protected from tip-over
Folding shift lever reduces damage in a tip-over
Reduced maintenance cost
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.
Maintenance-free type sealed battery.
Keyed ignition switch.
2017 Honda CRF230F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4199 USD
Engine Type 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 65.5mm x 66.2mm
Induction 26mm piston-valve carburetor
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Valve Train SOHC; two-valve
Final Drive #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 37mm leading-axle Showa® fork; 9.5 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® Showa single shock with spring-preload adjustability; 9.0 inches travel
Front Brake Single 240mm disc
Rear Brake Drum
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 100/100-18
Rake 27.3° (Caster Angle)
Trail 112mm (4.4 inches)
Wheelbase 54.1 inches
Seat Height 34.1 inches
Curb Weight 249 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 1.9 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve
Ground Clearance 11.7 inches
Model Id CRF230F
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
Available Colors Red
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Note Six Months, Transferable limited warranty. Extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2017 Honda CRF230F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Engine & Drivetrain
Air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore & Stroke
65.5 mm x 66.2 mm
SOHC, 2 valves
Single 28 mm piston-valve carb
Six-speed with manual clutch
#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T
Chassis & Suspension
37 mm leading-axle Showa fork; 216 mm (8.5 in.) travel
Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload adjustment; 230 mm (9.1 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
Front: 80/100 – 21 Rear: 100/100 – 18
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 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
7 litres, including 1.6-litre reserve
6 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2017 Honda CRF230F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Model not available
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