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2022 Honda CRF50F Guide

2022 Honda CRF50F

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Introducing the 2022 Honda CRF50F…

Responsible for welcoming legions of enthusiastic youngsters to the world of motorcycle riding, the pocketsize CRF50F is the powersports industry’s most popular 50cc trail bike. Considering its list of features, it’s no wonder: the fun-but-reliable 49cc air-cooled four-stroke engine delivers manageable power, and the bike is off-road-legal year-round in all 50 states. Suspension comprises an inverted fork and single rear shock. The low seat height and automatic clutch help little folks get acquainted to riding, while parents and guardians appreciate the machine’s reliability and low maintenance.

Every great rider starts somewhere. Most of them, on a CRF50F. It’s just the right size for younger riders, with the perfect combination of features to make learning as entertaining as riding. The four-stroke engine provides smooth power delivery that’s easy to harness, and the automatic clutch means riders can focus on the fundamentals without worrying about stalling. Along the way, an adjustable throttle limiter and keyed ignition lets you control its power output. And this year, it comes with new graphics inspired by our champion-motocrossers. The CRF50F is a learning tool, a bonding opportunity, and nonstop fun.

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.


2022 Honda CRF50F Key Features

For youngsters who are new to riding, the priority is having fun, while parents typically look for reliability and ease of maintenance. The CRF50F’s little SOHC power plant delivers both, along with a quiet exhaust note and a USDA-approved spark arrestor.

  • 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.

With a kid-friendly layout and low seat height, the CRF50F is unintimidating for young new riders, but serious features like an inverted fork and single-shock rear suspension mean this motorcycle also delivers performance. In addition, colors and graphics that mimic those of the CRF Performance line spark little riders’ phantasies as they play Ken Roczen make-believe.

  • 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, with colors and graphics that celebrate the Honda Racing lineage.
  • 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.

Transferable six-month limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan

Honda Offers Robust Lineup of Green Sticker-Compliant Dirt Bikes CRF450X, CRF-F trail family are off-road legal in California for 2022

Honda continues to offer a number of dirt bike models that meet the California Air Resources Board’s new emissions standards for 2022 model-year and later off-highway vehicles. CARB’s updated rules eliminate new Red Sticker vehicle sales for model year 2022 and onward. Model-year 2022 and later off-highway vehicles that are not Green Sticker compliant will not be allowed to operate in California SVRAs.

Announced last March, the 2022 CRF450X continues to be eligible for a Green Sticker and may be legally ridden year-round at SVRAs. Suitable for trail riding, this popular model performs at such a high level that it is also capable in competition, having amassed 14 victories in the Baja 1000, including the last six editions.

In addition, the entire CRF Trail family—the CRF50F, CRF110F, CRF125F and CRF250F—remains Green Sticker compliant. The road-legal CRF450RL may also be legally used in California SVRAs.

“With CARB’s changing regulations, we’ve heard from a number of customers who are concerned about being able to ride their dirt bikes in California public riding areas, but many Honda models are already Green Sticker compliant,” said Brandon Wilson, Manager of Sports & Experiential at American Honda. “We’ve moved our off-road line in this direction over the past several years, enabling us to offer one of the powersports industry’s more substantial lineups of Green Sticker-compliant models. Equipping off-highway vehicles with the necessary clean-running technology isn’t always easy, but doing so is an important way of protecting the environment and keeping public riding areas beautiful.”

Honda’s lineup of Green Sticker-compliant powersports products isn’t limited to two-wheel models, as many Honda ATVs and side-by-sides can also be used year-round in California’s public off-road areas.



2022 Honda CRF50F Features and Benefits

If there’s one thing you can count on with a Honda, it’s the engine. The CRF50F’s Honda four-stroke is famously reliable. That cuts down on frustration and hassles.

Because there’s no clutch lever to master, new riders don’t have to worry about stalling. That makes the CRF50F the perfect tool for learning to shift. In addition, the smooth transmission offers three gear ratios.

A removable key helps ensure younger riders can’t ride without an adult’s supervision. Got their homework done early? Let’s go riding!

Set the top speed by turning a screw. That helps keep new riders from going too fast, too soon, and lets you match the CRF50F’s power output to the rider’s skill level.

New riders are hard on equipment, especially when they’re just starting out. That’s why the CRF50F uses a strong steel frame that’s built to handle the bumps and dings of off-road riding.

Learning to ride is all about – well, learning. And that can be tough on a bike. So we made the CRF50F even tougher. With plastic fenders, tank and other body parts, it’s designed to shrug off dings and scrapes. And with styling inspired by its pro-motocross big brothers, the CRF50F looks like a champ too.





2022 Honda CRF50F – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $1649 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $2149 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £1799 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Model CRF50F
Type 49cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train SOHC; two-valve
Bore x Stroke 39.0 mm x 41.4 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Induction 11 mm piston-valve carburetor
Ignition CD
Starter Kick
Driveline #420 chain; 14T/37T
Transmission Manual 3-speed
Clutch Automatic
Front Inverted telescopic fork; 3.8 in. stroke
Rear Single shock; 2.7 in. travel
Front Drum
Rear Drum
Front 2.50-10
Rear 2.50-10
Rake (castor angle) 25°
Trail 32 mm (1.3 in.)
Length 51.3 in.
Width 22.9 in.
Height 30.5 in.
Seat Height 21.6 in.
Ground Clearance 6.0 in.
Wheelbase 35.9
Fuel Capacity 0.7 gal. incl. 0.2-gal. reserve
Curb Weight* 111 lbs.
Colors Red
MSRP $1,599
2022 Honda CRF50F – Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain
Engine type Air-cooled single-cylinder
Displacement 49 cc
Bore & stroke 39 mm x 41.4 mm
Compression ratio 10:1
Valve train SOHC, two valves
Fuel delivery Single 13 mm piston-valve carb
Transmission 3-speed with automatic clutch
Final drive #420 chain; 14T/37T
Chassis & Suspension
Front suspension Inverted telescopic fork; 87 mm (3.4 in.) travel
Rear suspension Single shock; 70 mm (2.8 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
Tires Front: 2.5-10
Rear: 2.5-10
Brakes Front: drum
Rear: drum
Ground clearance 152 mm (6.0 in.)
Seat height 548 mm (21.6 in.)
Wheelbase 911 mm (35.9 in.)
Curb weight 50 kg (111 lb.) including required fluids and full tank of gas—ready to ride
Fuel capacity 2.6 litres, including 0.7-litre reserve
Colour Extreme Red
Warranty 6 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus



2022 Honda CRF50F – European Specifications/Technical Details


Bore × Stroke (mm) 39 x 41.4
Carburation 11mm Piston-Valve Carburetor
Compression Ratio 10:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 49
Engine Type Air-cooled 4-stroke 2-valve SOHC single
Starter Kick

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 Tank 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

Ignition System Capacitor discharge (CDI)


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