The CRF80F is the first machine in Honda’s lineup which introduces young riders to a manual clutch, a five-speed gearbox and the big-bike feel. The reasons of its existence are very simple: first, there’s competition and Honda loves that and, secondly, it had to be an off-roader which would prepare kids for those mean trail machines that they dream on riding.
Honda makes sure to situate the 2009 CRF100F on that thin line between a competition bike and your normal farm motorcycle in order to stay strong on the market. It manages to do so by establishing a great balance between light handling, plush suspension, a low seat, and an incredible tractable engine.
On paved roads or dirt roads, the all-new CRF230L is ready to handle all kinds of transportation needs. With its compact size, lower seat height, 223cc single cylinder engine and a six speed transmission, it’s as peppy as it is frugal. Whether it’s on the campus, on the RV or on the commute, the CRF230L will provide reliable transportation for years to come.
There are first bikes, and then there’s the CRF50F. This super-popular machine has launched countless careers, proof positive there’s no better place for a young rider to start dirt riding than on a Honda CRF50F. Rugged, reliable and beginner-friendly, with smooth four-stroke power, an automatic clutch and low seat height, this entry-level wonder is indeed the ultimate off-road starter kit.
Think of the CRF70F as the perfect stepping stone between its bigger siblings and the CRF50F. Your youngster a tad too big for the 50F, but not quite ready for the CRF80F or 100F? No worries. This bike features the same smooth three-speed semi-automatic transmission (no clutch to deal with) and novice-friendly four-stroke power as its little brother, only in a slightly bigger package. What could me more fun than that?
Is your youngster ready to move up to the next level, where big-bike features like five-speed shifting with a manual clutch will help take them up to the next step of the off-road learning curve? Then check out the CRF80F, loaded with plenty of power, performance and Honda’s legendary four-stroke reliability, making it the perfect tool for the young rider who’se ready to hone his or her off-road skills to a finner edge.
With its awesome balance of power, handling, weight and size, the CRF250X is the perfect off-roader for trail riders and pro racers alike. Start with its impeccable CRF250R pedigree, add electric start, wide-ratio gearing , new-for-2008 ignition timing, new brake rotors and a slimmed-down fuel tank, and once again Honda has proven the best can get better.
After winning every Baja race it’s entered, the CRF450X has established its racing credibility and much more. Hand’s down, it’s the best big-bore trail bike ever built. And this year, it gets even better, with fine-tuning that includes a new Honda Progressive Steering Damper, chassis upgrades, and a slimmer fuel tank. Call it perfection, improved.
Getting in and out of corners is where races are won - no question. And that’s why, like the new CRF450R, the 2008 CRF250R features Honda’s revolutionary new Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), improving cornering traction and stability while reducing fatigue. Add all-new works-style brake discs, power boosting engine mods (higher compression) and new cylinder (cylinder head porting), and once again, Honda proves the best can get better.
The experts are pretty much unanimous in hailing the CRF450R as the best MXer in its class. Holding that advantage, however, demands constant improvement, and the 2008 CRF450R is sharper than ever, with all-new works-style brake rotors, retooled frame geometry, and the revolutionary new Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD). The gauntlet has been thrown. Again.