2019 Honda CRF150RB Expert Guide

2019 Honda CRF150R

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LARGER. TALLER. LONGER.

2019 Honda CRF150RB Expert: 

Get off to the right start, and you have a huge advantage. It’s true in racing, where the holeshot counts for everything, and it’s true in life, where the lessons your kids learn early turn them into the adults they’ll become. That’s why parents work so hard to give their kids every advantage they can. And if you’re talking about teaching your youngster to focus, set goals, and win on the track, they need a machine that works just as hard at it as you do. And when it comes to motocross, that bike is Honda’s CRF150RB Expert.

Raced by Amsoil Honda hotshot Hunter Yoder on the amateur national circuit, Honda’s smallest motocross machine is powered by a Unicam® four-stroke engine that offers a spread of ample, useable power and torque across the rev range. Suspension duties are handled by Showa®, with a 37mm inverted fork and Pro-Link® rear link system. In addition to the standard version, Honda offers the CRF150RB, which features larger wheels, a taller seat, a longer swingarm, and more rear-suspension travel.

Winning Starts From Day One

The CRF150R is designed to put your Red Rider up front and into the winners circle. It’s not an off-road bike with a low seat height; it’s a serious competition machine tailor-made for young racers. Designed around a single-cylinder Honda Unicam engine, it offers all the performance your riders need to win. Put them on the wrong bike, and they’ll get frustrated. Let them taste the champagne (or maybe the sparkling apple juice), and they’ll learn to apply themselves on the track and later in life. Sounds like a no brainer to us.

Plus, since the right-sized bike is critical, to fit a wider variety of riders, we also make the CRF150R available in a second version: the CRF150R Expert, featuring bigger wheels, a higher seat and longer swingarm.

Premium Suspension.
Showa front and rear gives you unrivaled suspension action, especially over smaller, faster bumps that unsettle a bike’s chassis.

Honda Performance.
Thanks to the Unicam cylinder head, this four-stroke engine is more powerful yet more compact, improving handling, power and efficiency.

CRF150R

Features & Options
149cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine
Designed for smaller racers

CRF150R Expert

Features & Options
149cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine
Bigger wheels and higher seat

 

 

 

2019 Honda CRF150RB Expert Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Lightweight Wheels
Strong, lightweight wheels are durable and minimize unsprung weight.

Front Disc Brake
The front disc brake provides powerful, precise braking.

Showa Suspension
The adjustable 37mm leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork features specially tuned valving for small bumps and a friction-reducing design to improve compression and rebound control.

Accelerator Pump
The CRF150R uses a carburetor featuring a “direct push” accelerator pump which gives you better, more immediate throttle response.

Unicam Engine
The CRF150R uses a Unicam engine based on our championship-winning CRF450R. Designed to give you excellent rideability and more power and torque across the rev range, the engine runs consistently at different tracks—it’s an all-around winner.

Big-Bike MX Graphics
The CRF150R features clean, bold, bright graphics that look like our CRF450R’s. Look like a pro, ride like a pro.

Track-Designed Chassis
A lightweight, high-tensile steel frame with large-diameter frame tubing and crossmember delivers excellent turning performance and straight-line tracking.

Pro-Link Rear Suspension
The CRF150R’s Pro-Link rear-suspension system features a fully adjustable Showa shock for superb bump absorption and wheel control.

Rear Disc Brake
The rear disc brake provides powerful, precise braking.

 

 

Honda Broadens CRF Lineup with Expansive New-Model Launch
Largest performance off-road release yet includes new models for diverse applications

During a recent “CRF Collective” unveiling ceremony at Fox Racing headquarters, Honda announced its most far-reaching range of performance off-road models ever, expanding the group by three and significantly improving the four returning models. Leveraging the brand’s unparalleled experience in the manufacture of dirt bikes, Honda’s performance off-road lineup now includes CRF machines for riding applications including motocross, closed-course off-road, pure off-road, and even dual sport.

All seven models are based on the platforms of Honda’s revolutionary motocrossers, the CRF450R and CRF250R. Those two machines return for 2019 but with important updates, as does the closed-course off-road CRF450RX. In addition, Honda is offering a factory-replica version of its full-size motocrosser called the CRF450RWE (“Works Edition”). The trail-ready CRF450X is entirely new for 2019, and it’s joined by a road-legal CRF450L that enables customers to connect trails via asphalt. Finally, Honda is also introducing an all-new CRF250RX closed-course off-road machine.

“Honda’s history in off-road is something we’re very proud of, from the ’70s-era Elsinores, through the XRs of the ’80s and ’90s, to the post-millennial CRF models,” said Lee Edmunds, American Honda’s Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. “For 2019, it’s exciting to build on that reputation with the most expansive lineup of CRF performance off-road models ever offered, and to reach a wide range of enthusiasts through motorcycles that are tailored to an equally diverse spectrum of riding environments. With this new lineup, there really is a CRF off-road performance machine for everyone.”

CRF450L
The trails are calling, and the all-new road-legal CRF450L answers, expanding customers’ off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Street legality is achieved via features like LED lighting, mirrors, and a dedicated exhaust system. Equally at home in the woods or desert, the CRF450L has a wide-ratio six-speed transmission for maximum adaptability, while a lightweight, 2.0-gallon tank offers great range. Compared to the CRF450R motocrosser, crank mass is up for tractability in technical conditions, where a large-capacity radiator keeps things cool.
•Color: Red
•Availability: September

CRF450RWE
For the 2019 model year, you don’t have to be Ken Roczen to enjoy a CRF450R with factory enhancements, as the new CRF450RWE features a number of upgrades based on the bikes in the Team Honda HRC race shop. Rocketing to the top step of the podium through the use of a specially designed cylinder head with hand-polished ports, Yoshimura titanium slip-on muffler, and special ECU settings, this new model offers increased low- and mid-range torque. It also features the same graphics as Roczen’s No. 94 race bike, including a Throttle Jockey factory seat cover. Upgraded black D.I.D LT-X rims are included, along with black triple clamps and a gold RK chain. Titanium nitride-coated fork legs and an updated, titanium nitride-coated shock shaft increase traction and bump absorption.
•Color: Red
•Availability: August

CRF450R
Already the industry’s top-selling motocrosser and the winner of the 2018 Daytona Supercross at the hands of MotoConcept’s Justin Brayton, the CRF450R receives a number of important updates for 2019. Better engine performance is achieved through a new combustion-chamber shape, as well as improved over-rev characteristics through a refined oil-management system. The frame and swingarm have been revised for optimized rigidity and weight reduction, while the braking system has been updated with a lightweight front brake caliper featuring a large-piston design. As a result of the weight-saving measures, the CRF450R is 1.76 lbs. lighter than its predecessor. For added performance and increased comfort, the 2019 model features new ECU settings, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar® handlebar and adjustable handlebar position. Black rims and redesigned fork protectors are also new. This is how you convert the “Absolute Holeshot” into moto wins.
•Color: Red
•Availability: August

CRF450X
Having featured heavily in Honda-mounted teams winning 20 of the last 21 Baja 1000s, the CRF450X gets a complete overhaul for 2019, based on the modern CRF platform but with off-road-appropriate features. A true off-road machine that’s ready for racing or trail riding, this model features a headlight, taillight, and side stand, as well as an 18″ rear wheel and lightweight 2.0-gallon fuel tank. For maximum versatility in challenging terrain, the CRF450X also features a 49mm Showa fork with dedicated settings, wide-ratio six-speed transmission, and higher crank mass than the CRF450R.
•Color: Red
•Availability: October

CRF450RX
Currently campaigned by JCR Honda’s Trevor Bollinger and Trevor Stewart in GNCC and WORCS competition, respectively, the CRF450RX inherits the same performance-enhancing features of the 2019 CRF450R, including an updated cylinder head and refined oil-management system, while still featuring off-road-specific features like a 2.2-gallon resin fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel, and aluminum side stand. Suspension is specially tailored to the CRF450RX and uses low-friction fork oil. For added performance and increased comfort, the 2019 model features new ECU settings, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar handlebar, and adjustable handlebar position. Black rims and redesigned fork protectors are also new.
•Color: Red
•Availability: September

CRF250RX
Based on Honda’s successful 250cc motocrosser, the all-new CRF250RX joins the CRF450RX as a weapon for closed-course off-road competitions throughout America. Equipped with a larger-capacity, 2.2-gallon resin fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel, and aluminum side stand, the RX makes quick work of challenging situations, its dedicated suspension and ECU settings helping the rider work through even the toughest trail sections. As with the CRF250R, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar handlebar, and black rims are standard.
•Color: Red
•Availability: September

CRF250R
Newly introduced in 2018, the CRF250R has seen the GEICO Honda and TiLube Honda teams earn multiple wins in AMA Supercross and Arenacross competition, respectively, while also achieving success in amateur national races. For 2019, the model is revised with increased low-to-midrange engine performance for improved corner exiting. Inspired by the factory version, the Double Overhead Cam engine features updated cam profiles and intake- and exhaust-port profiles, a 50mm shorter right exhaust pipe, and a 2mm smaller throttle body. Riders can select from three engine modes for ideal performance depending on conditions, while HRC launch control has been adopted for improved race-start performance. A Renthal Fatbar handlebar sits in a four-position-adjustable top clamp, while the braking system has been updated with a lighter, CRF450R-inspired caliper with larger piston for optimum braking performance. Black rims are standard.
•Color: Red
•Availability: September

CRF150R / CRF150RB
Raced by Amsoil Honda hotshot Hunter Yoder on the amateur national circuit, Honda’s smallest motocross machine returns for 2019, featuring a Unicam four-stroke engine that offers a spread of ample, useable power and torque across the rev range. Suspension duties are handled by Showa, with a 37mm inverted fork and Pro-Link rear link system. In addition to the standard version, Honda offers the CRF150RB, which features larger wheels, a taller seat, a longer swingarm, and more rear-suspension travel.
•Color: Red
•Availability: August

 

 

 

2019 Honda CRF150RB Expert Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine/Drivetrain
•High-performance Unicam cylinder-head design
•Compact, lightweight engine assembly weighs only 43.6 pounds
•Twin-sump lubrication system separates the oil supply for the crankshaft, piston and valve train from the clutch and transmission. This ensures a supply of cool oil to the clutch, eliminates potential clutch and transmission material contamination of the engine oil, reduces the amount of circulating oil, and permits the use of a smaller oil pump
•Cylinder head, piston, camshaft, and carburetor provide power, torque, and rideability throughout the powerband
•Lightweight, compact, internal auto decompression and handlebar-mounted hot-start system provide easy starting, hot or cold
•32mm Keihin FCR carburetor with an accelerator-pump circuit provides accurate fuel metering, resulting in crisp throttle response and good rideability throughout the powerband
•Suspension settings provide good action through even the toughest of track conditions
•Exhaust system uses a lightweight stainless-steel header and re-packable aluminum muffler
•Durable close-ratio five-speed transmission\

Chassis/Suspension
•Front and rear suspension settings unique to the CRF150R deliver ideal bump-absorption characteristics
•Lightweight, high-tensile steel frame with large-diameter frame tubing and cross-member provides excellent turning performance and straight-line tracking
•37mm leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork features friction-reducing design to improve compression and rebound control
•Pro-Link rear suspension
•Strong, lightweight wheels are durable and minimize unsprung weight
•Lightweight front and rear disc brakes with high-performance pads offer powerful, precise braking
•Stout 15mm front and 17mm rear axles incorporate a surface-treatment for added strength and durability
•Large-capacity airbox and reusable two-stage foam air filter
•Lightweight plastic body components (radiator shroud, side covers, rear fender, seat base, fuel tank, front fender, and front number plate) offer a slim, aggressive style
•High-quality Dunlop tires
•HRC works-type rear-brake system integrates the rear master cylinder and fluid reservoir, eliminating the separate rear master-cylinder reservoir and hose

 

 

 

2019 Honda CRF150RB Expert – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5299 
USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AUS
Model CRF150R CRF150RB
ENGINE
Type 147.7cc water-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train Unicam®, four-valve; 26mm intake, steel; 22.5mm exhaust, steel
Bore x Stroke 66.0mm x 43.7mm
Compression Ratio 11.7:1
Induction Keihin 32mm flat-slide carburetor w/ Throttle Position Sensor (TPS
Ignition CD w/ electronic advance
Starter Kick
Driveline #420 chain; 15T/50T #420 chain; 15T/56T
Transmission Close-ratio 5-speed manual
Clutch Multiplate wet
SUSPENSION
 

Front

37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted conventional Showa cartridge fork;
10.8 in. travel
 

Rear

Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single
shock; 10.7 in. travel
Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single
shock; 11.1 in. travel
BRAKES
Front Single 220mm disc
Rear Single 190mm disc
TIRES
Front 70/100-17 70/100-19
Rear 90/100-14 90/100-16
MEASUREMENTS
Rake (castor angle) 27°02’ 27°48’
Trail 78mm (3.1 in.) 96mm (3.8 in.)
Length 72.1 in. 74.8 in.
Width 30.3 in.
Height 44.6 in. 46.1 in.
Seat Height 32.8 in. 34.1 in.
Ground Clearance 11.9 in. 13.2 in.
Wheelbase 49.6 in. 50.6 in.
Fuel Capacity 1.1 gal.
Curb Weight* 185 lbs. 187 lbs.
OTHER
Colors Red

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride Meets current CARB and EPA emissions standards

 

 

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