The mid-size Honda CRF150F features the same easy-to-manage power and legendary Honda performance as it always has. But new for 2006, it’s getting even better - with a new engine and the addition of an electric starter. Family riding has never been this fun and this easy.
Anybody with even a passing interest in motocross and Supercross racing recognizes that a revolution has recently taken place. Within a few short years four-stroke machines supplanted two-stroke bikes almost completely throughout the ranks of professional racing, and Honda has played a major role in this transformation. Since the debut of the CRF450R during the 2002 season, the buying public has purchased well over 100,000 motorcycles spread between the CRF450R, CRF450X, CRF250R and CRF250X, which makes Honda’s four-stroke Unicam(R) engine format a runaway best-seller.
Versatility has its merits, but broad-ranging abilities all too often fall under the domain of the old adage, "Jack of all trades, master of none." However, the Honda CRF450R has laid rest to that old saw. Ignited by a meteoric rise that cuts an amazingly wide swath across the motorsports realm, the CRF450R has proven to be a winner countless times over, in just about every venue remotely applicable - and then some.
Since its introduction in late 2001, Honda’s CRF450 has not only (...)
One look at the CRF50F - and you’ll feel a tinge of jealousy. It’s the perfect bike for introducing your youngsters to the fun of off-road riding. Rugged and reliable, with a beginner-friendly semi-automatic transmission, it’s the bike you wish you’d had at their age.
Looking for a durable, reliable machine to get your youngsters started on the adventure of off-road riding? Then check out the CRF70F. A semi-automatic transmission offers the fun of clutchless shifting, while all-new, CRF-inspired styling gives that "big-bike" appeal.
When your youngsters are ready to take it to the next level, they’ll be happy to know that the CRF80F offers race-team CRF-styling, a manual clutch and conventional-shift transmission. And you’ll be equally happy to know that it’s built with the lasting durability and unparalleled reliability of a Honda.
Already hailed as the ultimate enduro machine, this electric-start, four-stroke CRF250X takes it to another level for 2006. This year, the CRF250X gets the CRF250R-spec swingarm and the front wheel has been moved closer to the crankshaft for improved turning traction, while a new rear linkage ratio and revised settings (front and back) fine-tune the MX-bred suspension even further. The best just got better.
Derived from the MX Championship-winning CRF450R, and engineered for awe-inspiring, off-road performance, the CRF450X takes trail-riding to a whole new level. Retuned to tame the toughest terrain with broader torque, wider gear ratios and enduro-spec suspension, the electric-start CRF450X is quite simply the ultimate open-class off-road machine.
With a revolutionary twin-muffler exhaust system that centralizes mass and improves handling in the whoops and rhythm sections, the new CRF250R screams into 2006 with the ultimate, 125-class-conquering combination of huge horsepower (thanks to the twin-pipe and an all-new 40mm carb) and sharper-than-ever track-carving capability. Look for it on podiums all across the country.
The CRF450R. What more can be said about this best-selling MX-er that won every moto-a perfect 24 for 24-in the 2004 AMA 250 Nationals? Start with the fact that for 2006 it returns even more agile and versatile, with revised engine location in the frame and a lower center of gravity for quicker, sharper handling, plus new ignition and carburetor settings. And then get set to dominate-all over again.