Honda has announced its 2013 CRF off-road model lineup, the CRF450R, CRF250R and CRF110F.
The new 2013 CRF450R motocross bike now comes equipped with lowered chassis, new swingarm which is slightly taller than the old design to flex to work with the new chassis, Honda’s new 48mm Kayaba Pneumatic Spring Forks (PSF) – which are 1.76 pounds lighter than forks with coil springs with less frictional losses. Even the Kawasaki’s KX450F also uses the Kayaba PSF, the PSF on the the CRF450 is not exact same as what found on the 2013 KX450F, because the PSF that comes on the Honda is developed specifically for the CRF450.
The engine for 2013 CRF450R also has been revised to improve gas flow through the cylinder head (1mm larger exhaust valve size), it’s claimed 10% improvement in low-end torque with improved mid-range power. The engine also comes with new valve timing, an additional piston jet, and using a new intake air boot. The 2013 CRF450R also features a dual diamond-shape muffler design, gas tank capacity of 1.66 gallons, new six-spring clutch design, redesigned five-speed transmission, revised the electronic fuel injection and ignition settings, as well as used a heavier flywheel.
The 2013 Honda CRF is expected to hit the dealerships by September, no word on pricing at the moment.
The 2013 Honda CRF250R features new damping circuitry front and rear, along with new fork springs with a stiffer rate. The fuel injection settings also have been recalibrated to improve low- and midrange performance.
The 2013 CRF250R will be available in showrooms in this August. No word on pricing at the moment.
The new entry-level CRF110F trail bike is set to be available in showrooms in the fall, to say goodbye to the CRF70F. Designed for 8-11 year-olds from four-feet to four-feet nine inches in height and weighing between 66 pounds to 110 pounds, the CRF110F features a low 26.3-inch seat height, electronic start, modest size, and a four-speed transmission with an automatic clutch.
The CRF110F is powered by new air-cooled 109cc engine that delivers 7.2 hp and 6.5 ft-lb of torque, compared to the predecessor’s 4.8 hp and 3.7 ft-lb. This new beginner bike also comes with an adjustable throttle limited to suit a variety of riders.
Honda also offers a wide ranging line of offroad bikes, including the Honda CRF150R/RB designed for younger racers, and the CRF50F, CRF80F, CRF100F, CRF150F and CRF230F trail bikes.