Meet the 2014 Honda CRF230F – the latest version of Honda’s reliable trail machine. The motorcycle is offered with a base price of $ 4,170 and will be available in showrooms from August, 2013.
The 2014 Honda CRF230F is propelled by an air cooled, single cylinder, four stroke, SOHC engine with a displacement of 223 cc. The engine’s power is kept under control by a six speed transmission and is fed by a 1.9 gallons fuel tank (including 0.4 gallon reserve).
To offer a hassle free riding experience, the 2014 Honda CRF230F is brought to life by an electric starter and the stopping power is assured by a set of capable front disc and rear drum brakes.
You also get a 37 mm Showa fork (9.5 inches travel) and a rear Showa single shock with spring-preload adjustability (9.0 inches travel).
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Honda CRF230F.
Throw Fun Into High Gear.
Availability: August, 2013.
There is no one single feature that makes the CRF230F stand apart. Instead it’s the combination of all its features that has made it one of the most popular trail bikes we build. Features like the bulletproof six-speed transmission. The plush Pro-Link rear suspension with long travel. The durable and right-sized 223cc four-stroke engine. The rugged frame, lightweight materials front to back, and of course, the electric starter that gets you going with the push of a button. Add our legendary reliability and build quality to the mix, and you end up with a bike that delivers non-stop fun for adults and larger teens alike.
So if you like low maintenance and ease-of-operation mixed in with your fun, then the CRF230F is the perfect bike for you.
The Standard Bearer.
For years, Honda has made the best and most reliable four-stroke engines in the business. So you can enjoy non-stop fun out on the trail.
Don’t Kick. Just Push.
Sometimes you just want to get on your bike and get out there. And that’s just what the CRF230F’s push-button electric starter helps you do.
Push-button starting makes getting going easier in all kinds of conditions. Efficient design adds minimal weight.
Keyed ignition switch for added security. The switch lets you control who goes riding and when.
Dependable 223cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque spread over a wide-rpm range.
Front disc brake provides superior stopping power. Front disc rotor is drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.
Snail-Type Chain Adjusters
Snail-Type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.
Pro-Link Rear Suspension
Progressive linkage connects a single shock to the swingarm. Delivers an excellent combination of spring and damping rates over a wide range of riding conditions. Heavy duty Showa® rear shock.
Maintenance-free sealed battery helps insure that your CRF230F is ready to ride without you having to do a lot of pre-ride preparation.
|Engine Type||Air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore And Stroke||65.5mm x 66.2mm|
|Induction||26mm piston-valve carburetor|
|Valve Train||SOHC; two-valve|
|Final Drive||#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T|
|Front Suspension||37mm leading-axle Showa® fork; 9.5 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension||Pro-Link® Showa single shock with spring-preload adjustability; 9.0 inches travel|
|Front Brake||Single 240mm disc|
|Rake||27.3° (Caster Angle)|
|Trail||112mm (4.4 inches)|
|Seat Height||34.1 inches|
|Curb Weight||249 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)|
|Fuel Capacity||1.9 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve|
|Ground Clearance||11.7 inches|
|Emissions||Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.|
|Warranty||Six Months, Transferable limited warranty.|
The 2013 CRF230F, is a fairly capable off road machine. Its air-cooled, two-valve, 223cc engine is not an impressive unit but this doesn’t mean that it itsn’t capable to deal well with technical trails. You also get a slick transmission which rewards you nice shifts.
The motorcycle comes with a pretty high seat and ground clearance which keep it safe during harsh off road riding. Though it comes with a pretty high curb weight, but thanks to its sporty suspensions it feels well balanced and hides its weight prey well.