2023 Honda CRF150R Guide

2023 Honda CRF150R

2023 Honda CRF150R


Introducing the 2023 Honda CRF150R…

Some people don’t take small motorcycles seriously. But that’s definitely not the case with the 2023 Honda CRF150R and CRF150R Expert. And you’ll know that for a fact the first time you ride one—or try to race against one! It all starts with the high-performance Unicam® engine, a Honda exclusive that’s light, compact, high-revving and powerful. Inspired by our open-class CRF450R’s engine, it also offers legendary Honda quality and dependability—just the thing for a long racing season. What’s the difference between these two bikes? Our Expert model uses the same great engine and frame, but features bigger wheels, a longer swingarm and higher seat to better suit taller riders.

The top-selling mini motocrosser in its class, Honda’s CRF150R is offered in both standard and Big Wheel versions, the latter a great choice for taller riders thanks to its larger wheels, higher seat and additional rear-suspension travel. While the model is Honda’s smallest motocross machine, it boasts big-bike features like Showa® suspension (a 37 mm inverted fork and a single shock mated to a Pro-Link® rear system), plus a Unicam® four-stroke engine that is unique in the mini MX world, delivering a strong but smooth spread of power across the rev range.

The journey goes on.
When things start to get more competitive, you need a bike that can step up with you. This is it – the CRF150R. Armed with a powerful 4-stroke Unicam® engine, that’s smooth and easy to control, a light twist-grip action gives accurate throttle response while its wide rev-range leaves other riders trailing in the roost. Now, you’re ready.



2023 Honda CRF150R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • 149cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Unicam® engine
  • Track-designed chassis
  • Pro-Link® rear suspension
  • Front disc brake
  • Strong, lightweight wheels
  • “Direct push” accelerator pump
  • Designed for smaller 150-class racers

The CRF150R uses performance technology based on our championship winning CRF450R and CRF250R.
And this bike handles. Only one step below its bigger brothers, the CRF150R carves corners, rides ruts and catches air like only a CRF-R can. The strong, slim and lightweight steel tube frame mounts a low-friction, long-travel, fully adjustable inverted front fork – just like its big brothers. With performance DNA this strong, you’ll be winning races in no time


Strong, light and agile.
With strong, lightweight frame, large wheels and revised suspension settings for the 37mm inverted Showa front fork and Pro-Link rear suspension system, the CRF150R offers the rider the confidence needed to get ‘airborne’. Once you find higher levels of expertise, manoeuvres both on the ground and in the air will start to come naturally to you.



2023 Honda CRF150R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


  • High-performance Unicam cylinder-head design
  • 149.7 cc engine displacement
  • 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
  • 32 mm 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\


  • 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
  • 37 mm 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 15 mm front and 17 mm 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-performance 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





2023 Honda CRF150R – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $5299 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $6399 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 4759 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat
Model CRF150R CRF150R Big Wheel
Type 149.7 cc water-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train Unicam®, four-valve; 26 mm intake, steel; 22.5 mm exhaust, steel
Bore x Stroke 66.0 mm x 43.7 mm
Compression Ratio 11.7:1
Induction Keihin 32 mm 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
Front 37 mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted conventional Showa cartridge fork; 10.8 in. stroke
Rear Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single shock; 10.7 in. travel Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single shock; 11.1 in. travel
Front Single hydraulic caliper w/ 220 mm disc
Rear Single hydraulic caliper w/ 190 mm disc
Front 70/100-17 70/100-19
Rear 90/100-14 90/100-16
Rake (castor angle) 27.2° 27.48°
Trail 78 mm (3.1 in.) 96 mm (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.
Color Red




2023 Honda CRF150R – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain
Engine type Liquid-cooled single-cylinder
Displacement 149 cc
Bore & stroke 66 mm x 43.7 mm
Compression ratio 11.7:1
Valve train Unicam, 4 valves
Fuel delivery Keihin 32 mm flat-slide carb with Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
Transmission Close-ratio five-speed
Final drive #420 chain; 15T/50T
Chassis & Suspension
Front suspension 37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted Showa® cartridge fork; 275 mm (10.8 in) travel
Rear suspension Pro-Link® fully adjustable Showa single shock; 272 mm (10.7 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
Tires Front: 70/100-17
Rear: 90/100-14
Brakes Front: 220 mm disc
Rear: 190 mm disc
Ground clearance 301 mm (11.9 in.)
Seat height 832 mm (32.8 in.)
Wheelbase 1,260 mm (49.6 in.)
Curb weight 83.9 kg (185 lb.)
Fuel capacity 4.3 litres
Colour Extreme Red



2023 Honda CRF150R – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details


Bore × Stroke (mm) 66 x 43.8
Carburation 32mm Keihin FCR flat slide carburettor with throttle position sensor (TPS)
Compression Ratio 11.7:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 149.7
Engine Type Liquid-Cooled 4-Stroke 4-Valve Unicam Single
Starter Kick

Brakes Front 220mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear 190mm hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Suspension Front 37mm inverted Showa leading-axle telescopic fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping; 275mm axle travel
Suspension Rear Pro-Link with single Showa damper, adjustable compression and rebound damping; 273mm axle travel
Tyre Size Front 70/100-19
Tyre Size Rear 90/100-16
Wheels Front Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Wheels Rear Aluminium rim/wire spoke
Dimensions and Weights

Caster Angle 27°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 1,900 x 770 x 1,171
Frame type Semi-double; Steel tube
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 4.3 litres
Ground Clearance (mm) 336
Kerb Weight (kg) 84.4
Seat Height (mm) 866
Trail (mm) 96
Wheelbase (mm) 1285

Clutch Wet, multiplate
Final Drive #420 Roller Chain
Gearbox 5-speed
Instruments and Electrics

Ignition System Solid-state Capacitor Discharge (CDI) with electronic advance




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