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2017 Honda CRF50F Review
2017 Honda CRF50F on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Give Them a Great Start…
The smallest Honda in the CRF line, the CRF50F is great for introducing the youngest riders to the world of motorcycling. The easy-to-use power delivery from the durable and low-maintenance 49cc air-cooled four-stroke engine has been putting smiles on children’s faces for generations. A smooth, three-speed transmission and automatic clutch prevent stalls and allow riders to focus on fun. There’s also an adjustable throttle limiter so parents can control the maximum power output without limiting the amount of enjoyment.
For decades, Honda has offered a full line of off-road bikes stair-cased in size and displacement to meet the specific needs of riders just entering the sport. The renowned CRF50F has long served as an incredibly suitable and efficient first step for beginning riders thanks to a strong and tough 49cc four-stroke engine, automatic clutch and three-speed gearbox, plus an inverted fork, and its small overall size and light weight simplify transport. With credentials like these, it’s no wonder the dependable CRF50F has been the bike of choice for beginners for more than 40 years.
Let the adventure begin
Perfect starter for juniors.
The CRF50F – Honda’s longest-running off road model. With its key operated ignition, opens the door to endless thrills and excitement for aspiring young riders.
The start of the adventure
Some are lucky enough to discover it from an early age.
Easy to start, easy to use, and always fun. Widely recognised as the quintessential mini bike, the CRF50F is the choice of first-time riders the world over. Its inverted fork, 49cc engine, easy-shifting gearbox with automatic clutch and low seat height make the CRF50F a cinch to ride. Built strong and solid, with big bike styling and racy new graphics, this CRF will soon have the fun meters of the smallest riders in the family running red – Honda red.
Control from the start
Honda’s rugged range of CRF-F recreational bikes give easy riding confidence to young riders.
A young rider needs confidence from day one. So we’ve made the CRF50F easy for the junior rider to get along with. It’s easy to start, just turn a key and hit the button. It’s easy to ride with a dependable, strong #420 chain and, it’s easy to stop with powerful front and rear drum brakes.
Our team colour
The CRF50F is a bike with tough race-inspired graphics from the awesome CRF-R range, with a reliable air-cooled engine powered by a maintenance-free Capacitor Discharge ignition (CDI). There’s no better place to start than here.
Every journey starts with the first step.
Bet you remember your first motorcycle ride like it was yesterday. Bikes are a great part of life—they make everything a little more fun and a little more memorable. So when it’s time to get your young Red Rider on his or her first bike, make sure you pick a machine they’ll have nothing but great memories on: A Honda CRF50F.
The CRF50F offers up an unbeatable combination of features: Its tough, reliable four-stroke engine develops smooth, easy-to-use power. Its three-speed transmission uses an automatic clutch, so a rider learns to shift, but never has to worry about stalling. Its tough suspension stands up to youthful enthusiasm. And for adults, the CRF50F makes sense too: an adjustable throttle limiter lets you tailor the power to the appropriate skill level, and the proven reliability means more time riding and less time taken up by maintenance and repairs.
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.
Honda tough. Honda smart.
If there’s ever a bike that needs a durable, reliable, low-maintenance engine, it’s a bike like this. And nobody can match Honda’s reputation for trouble-free operation.
Stay in control.
Parents understand the needs of younger riders like nobody else. That’s why the CRF50F has a parent-friendly adjustable throttle limiter, so you can decide how much power your rider can use. It’s simple for you to adjust too.
The CRF50F’s automatic clutch makes learning easier, because young riders never have to worry about stalling or a handlebar-mounted clutch lever. They just shift gears with their foot when they’re ready.
2017 Honda CRF50F www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•Dependable 49cc SOHC four-stroke engine develops smooth, easy-to-use power.
•10.0:1 compression ratio for good performance and easy kick starting.
•Maintenance-free CD ignition and automatic cam-chain tensioner.
•11mm piston-valve carburetor offers excellent fuel mileage and throttle response throughout the rpm range.
•Smooth-shifting three-speed transmission and automatic clutch offer simple operation and easy takeoffs.
•Durable #420 drive chain offers dependable operation and low maintenance.
•USDA-qualified muffler/spark arrester is efficient and quiet.
•Closed-crankcase ventilation system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
•Adjustable throttle limiter.
•Keyed ignition switch prevents unauthorized use.
•Easy-access washable foam air filter simplifies maintenance.
•High-tensile steel frame and swingarm offer excellent balance of strength and compliance.
•Inverted telescopic fork offers a plush 3.7 inches of suspension travel.
•Single-shock rear suspension provides 2.7 inches of well-damped travel and is mounted to a reinforced swingarm.
•28-spoke, 10-inch-diameter wheels with die-cast-aluminum hubs look great, provide excellent maneuverability and offer smooth ride quality.
•Powerful, lightweight front and rear drum brakes.
•Wide, long-wearing off-road tires offer excellent traction.
•Front and rear suspension spring and damping rates for optimum rider comfort and bump absorption.
•CRF-R-inspired bodywork, Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.
•Narrow 4.3-inch-wide CRF-type seat, slim fuel tank and extra-low 21.6-inch seat height provide excellent comfort and mobility for a broad range of young riders.
•Motocross-style handlebar with padded protector.
•High-quality, comfortable grips.
•Folding, cleated foot pegs offer secure footing even in muddy conditions.
•Durable plastic fenders are nearly indestructible.
2017 Honda CRF50F www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Maintenance-free CD ignition and automatic cam-chain tensioner simplify maintenance.
Excellent fuel mileage
13 mm piston-valve carburetor offers excellent fuel mileage and throttle response throughout the rpm range.
Smooth-shifting three-speed transmission and automatic clutch offer simple operation and no-stall easy takeoffs.
Quiet & efficient
Muffler/spark arrester is efficient and quiet.
Strength & compliance
High-tensile steel frame and swingarm offer excellent balance of strength and compliance.
Inverted telescopic fork offers a plush 87 mm (3.4 inches) of suspension travel.
Single-shock rear suspension provides 70 mm (2.8 inches) of well-damped travel and is mounted to a reinforced swingarm.
Light & powerful rear brakes
Powerful, lightweight front and rear drum brakes.
Wide, long-wearing off-road tires offer excellent traction.
Optimum rider comfort
Front suspension spring and damping rates calibrated for optimum rider comfort and bump absorption.
Easy mobiity for young riders
Narrow seat, slim fuel tank and extra-low 548 mm (21.6 inches) seat height provide excellent comfort and mobility for a broad range of young riders.
Parental speed governor
Adjustable throttle limiter.
Secure against unauthorized use
Keyed ignition switch prevents unauthorized use.
Motocross-style handlebar with padded protector.
Controls designed for young riders
Small-size control levers enhance young rider comfort and confidence.
Tough & lightweight
Polyethylene fuel tank is tough and lightweight, just like the bigger CRFs.
Easy-access washable foam air filter simplifies maintenance.
Folding, cleated footpegs offer secure footing even in muddy conditions.
2017 Honda CRF50F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $1449 USD
Engine Type 49cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 39.0mm x 41.4mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Valve Train SOHC; two-valve
Induction 13mm piston-valve carburetor
Transmission Three-speed with automatic clutch
Final Drive #420 chain; 14T/37T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension Inverted telescopic fork; 3.5-inch travel
Rear Suspension Single-shock; 2.8-inch travel
Front Brake Drum
Rear Brake Drum
Front Tire 2.50-10
Rear Tire 2.50-10
Rake 25.0° (Caster Angle)
Trail 32.0mm (1.3 inches)
Wheelbase 36.0 inches
Seat Height 21.6 inches
Ground Clearance 5.8 inches
Curb Weight 110 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 0.7 gallons, including 0.2-gallon reserve
Model Id CRF50F
Available Colors Red
Emissions Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
Note Recommended for riders 13 years of age and older. Honda recommends that riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Duration six months transferable limited warranty; extended warranty available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2017 Honda CRF50F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Engine & Drivetrain
Air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Bore & Stroke
39 mm x 41.4 mm
Single 13 mm piston-valve carb
Three-speed with automatic clutch
#420 chain; 14T/37T
Chassis & Suspension
Inverted telescopic fork; 87 mm (3.4 in.) travel
Single shock; 70 mm (2.8 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
Front: 2.50 – 10 Rear: 2.50 – 10
Front drum; Rear drum
146 mm (5.8 in.)
548 mm (21.6 in.)
911 mm (35.9 in.)
50 kg (111 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
2.6 litres, including 0.7-litre reserve
6 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
2017 Honda CRF50F – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £1399 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Bore × Stroke (mm) 39 x 41.4
Carburation 11mm Piston-Valve Carburetor
Compression Ratio 10:1
Engine Displacement (cm³) 49
Engine Type Air-cooled 4-stroke 2-valve SOHC single
Ignition System Capacitor discharge (CDI)
Max. Power Output 2.2 kW
Max. Torque 3.43 Nm
Brakes Front 80mm leading/trailing drum
Brakes Rear 80mm leading/trailing drum
Suspension Front 21.7mm inverted telescopic fork, 87mm axle travel
Suspension Rear Monoshock with cantilever-type swingarm, 70mm axle travel
Tyre Size Front 2.50 10 (33)
Tyre Size Rear 2.50 10 (33)
Wheels Front Steel rim/wire spoke
Wheels Rear Steel rim/wire spoke
Dimensions and Weights
Caster Angle 25°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 1,302 x 581 x 774
Frame type Mono-backbone; steel tube
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 2.6 litres (including reserve)
Ground Clearance (mm) 146
Kerb Weight (kg) 50
Seat Height (mm) 548
Trail (mm) 32
Wheelbase (mm) 911
Final Drive #420 Roller Chain
Gearbox 3-speed with automatic clutch
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