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.
CPI’s little 50cc Super Motard and Enduro models grow up both receiving 250cc powerplants, these bikes may prove to be real contenders with high tech materials for the engines and Italian design they are both powerful and beautiful with easy modifications turning them into real track winners in their class.
Yamaha has just launched the new YZ, WR and TT-R lineups so all of you motocross and off-road enthusiasts ca already start digging for information on the model you’re interested most.
As you can expect, refinements brought the improvement of performance, steering, and the dirt spreaders became even lighter compared with 2008 so you will be seeing more and more previews of these models on our website. Stay tuned!
There is simply no better alternative than the MZ 125 SX for the adventure seeking rider that hasn’t yet graduated from high school, but needs a quick, efficient and fun mean on transportation both on and off the road with all of the qualities needed included: sportiveness, sufficient power taking in consideration the engine’s cylinder capacity, and a spacious riding position.
Many consider the Ulysses a good enough motorcycle which would provide confidence on and off the road, but us, here at TopSpeed like to call it the absolute American Adventure Sport motorcycle. It is an awesome performer when you hit the streets on it, but if the planned shortcut takes you through unpaved roads or even woods, there’s no worry. It will perform excellent and show us once again that the Thunderstorm engine is versatility itself.
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.
For 2008, Husqvarna orientated on providing a better riding position, improved handling and stress on the frame, as well as delivering more powerful engines. It succeeded by moving the footrest forwards by 15mm and adjusting a steering angle between 26° and 28° while the rear suspension is brand new. But still, the masterpiece remains the fuel injected engines fitted on the TE450 and TE510. They have also been improved for better functionality and reliability.