HEAD FOR THE OPEN TRAIL.
2019 Honda CRF230F:
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.
Nature Is Your Playground
Here’s the beauty of Honda’s CRF dirtbike lineup: There’s something for everyone. Sure, our motocrossers are spectacular machines, but we also know that most of us just want to get out in nature, relax, and enjoy a great trail ride—especially with friends and family. Sound like a great time to you? Then here’s your bike—the CRF230F. It’s just the right size for most adults or larger teens. It offers plenty of suspension travel for taming the bumps and lots of ground clearance, all without a saddle height that’s intimidating. An effortless electric starter and a proven air-cooled Honda four-stroke engine are paragons of convenience and reliability. So grab your riding gear and head for an open trail. We’ll take care of the rest.
Reliability—That’s a Honda Four-Stroke.
For years, Honda has made the best and most reliable four-stroke engines in the business. And that certainly includes our air-cooled off-road singles. Top it off with gas, check the oil, and you’re good to go.
2019 Honda CRF230F Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
You don’t hand-crank your car—why kick-start your dirtbike? Turn a key, push a button, and you’re on your way, even on cold mornings or at high altitudes.
Sharp, Motocross-Style Graphics.
Our entire line of CRF off-road machines look great, driven by the fluid designs of our race bikes. But that bodywork is more than just beautiful—it’s tough enough to shrug off the inevitable dings of off-road riding.
Strong, lightweight rims feature straight-pull spokes for more strength.
The front disc brake provides superior stopping power, and the front disc rotor is drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.
Push-button starting makes getting going easier in all kinds of conditions, while the efficient design adds minimal weight.
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.
Bold CRF graphics and bodywork that is rigid and stylish out on the trail.
A dependable 223cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque spread over a wide rpm range.
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 heavy-duty Showa® shock to the swingarm, delivering an excellent combination of spring and damping rates over a wide range of riding conditions.
Snail-Type Chain Adjusters
Our CRF230F includes snail-type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.
The maintenance-free sealed battery helps ensure that your CRF230F is ready to go without a lot of pre-ride preparation.
The motocross-style seat is low and comfortable, allowing for maximum rider movement.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2019 Honda CRF230F Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
•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.
2019 Honda CRF230F – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4349 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
|Type||223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Valve Train||SOHC; two-valve|
|Bore x Stroke||65.5mm x 66.2mm|
|Induction||28mm piston-valve carburetor|
|Driveline||#520 T-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T|
|Front||37mm leading-axle Showa fork; 9.4 inches travel|
|Rear||Pro-Link Showa single shock w/ spring preload adjustability; 9.0 in. travel|
|Front||Single 240mm disc|
|Rake (castor angle)||26°45’|
|Trail||111mm (4.4 in.)|
|Seat Height||34.6 in.|
|Ground Clearance||12.0 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||1.9 gal. incl. 0.4-gal. reserve|
|Curb Weight*||248 lbs.|
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards
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