FIRST LOOK! 2020 HONDA OFF-ROAD MODELS

2020 Honda CRF450RX

2020 Honda CRF450X

Price: $9,699
Availability: August 2019

Ridden to the 2018 AMA National Grand Prix Championship (NGPC) by JCR Honda’s Trevor Stewart, the CRF450RX returns for 2020 with the addition of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), improving rear-wheel hookup in the limited-traction situations so common in closed-course off-road racing. A new battery position lowers the center of gravity for improved handling, and internal suspension updates yield improved machine balance. Just like the 2019 platform campaigned by Stewart, SLR Honda’s Ricky Dietrich and Phoenix Racing Honda’s Andrew Delong, the 2020 CRF450RX maintains its off-road pedigree with a model-specific ECU and 18-inch rear wheel, aluminum side stand and large fuel tank.

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2020 Updates

  • All-new Honda Selectable Torque Control with three levels of intervention. HSTC monitors rpm spikes and responds by temporarily reducing torque to aid rear traction. A handlebar-mounted switch allows selection between three modes, depending on conditions and rider preference.
  • Revised mapping for riding modes in Standard, Smooth and Aggressive options, selectable via a separate handlebar-mounted switch, enables simple tuning depending on rider preference or course conditions.
  • Revised internal fork and shock settings for improved chassis balance and overall handling.
  • Battery position lowered by 28mm moves center of gravity downward to further improve chassis balance and handling.
  • New rear brake-pad material for improved performance and increased durability.
  • Elimination of lower rear brake-rotor guard, to improve heat dissipation and reduce unsprung weight.
  • Updated graphics.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • 449cc single-cylinder engine with Unicam® cylinder head, downdraft intake tract, electronic fuel injection and electric start offers unparalleled “Absolute Holeshot” performance.
  • Selectable HRC launch control provides a steady stream of torque for excellent performance on race starts.
  • Electric starter (powered by a lightweight lithium-ion battery).
  • Shift sensor allows a dedicated ignition map for each gear, enabling optimum running.

Chassis/Suspension

  • 2 gallon resin fuel tank for completing long closed-course off-road loops.
  • 18-inch rear wheel to enable taller tire sidewalls for improved traction in technical conditions.
  • Forged aluminum side stand is designed to be lightweight yet strong.
  • Sealed drive chain to withstand the elements.
  • Suspension with settings dedicated to closed-course off-road use.
  • Twin-spar aluminum frame engineered for great traction and cornering feel, and to minimize weight.
  • Chassis layout allows heavier components to be located as centrally and low as possible for nimble handling and feel.
  • Front-brake caliper uses a pair of pistons (30mm and 27mm) for optimal braking performance on a 260mm rotor with a petal pattern to best dissipate heat.
  • Showa® shock and 49mm coil-spring fork.
  • Front brake hose resists expansion for precise, consistent braking feel.
  • Top triple clamp has two handlebar-clamp locations for moving the handlebar back and forth by 26mm. With reversible handlebar clamp enabling an additional 10mm of adjustment from the base position, there are a total of four different handlebar positions.
  • Black Renthal® Fatbar® handlebar encourages active riding position, while also contributing to light steering feel.
  • Footpegs shed mud and give the rider great feel and confidence in all riding conditions.
  • Black D.I.D rims deliver a strong presence on and off the track.
  • Minimization of lines and gaps in the plastic panels results in a smooth surface, facilitating riding-position changes.
  • In-mold graphics are durable and resistant to peeling caused by washing or abrasion.
  • Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires provide optimum feel and traction in challenging riding conditions

2020 Honda CRF450L

2020 Honda CRF450L

Price: $10,399
Availability: September 2019

Having taken the dual-sport world by storm since its debut last year, the road-legal CRF450L expands customers’ off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails on public lands, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Based on the CRF450R, the CRF450L is a performance off-road machine, but it also has the comfort and durability to make riding it and owning it a pleasure in the long run. Already armed with features like a titanium fuel tank, six-speed transmission and LED lighting, the CRF450L gets new graphics for 2020.

CRF450L Key Features

  • Lightweight, 2.0-gallon titanium fuel tank
  • Riding time maximized by lightweight, compact LED lighting system, featuring a headlight with high-intensity projection for illuminating a broad area
  • Rear-view mirrors
  • Lightweight lithium-ion battery with increased capacity compared to CRF450R, to power electrical components
  • Lightweight, compact digital meter with black characters on a white liquid-crystal background is easily legible while riding

Engine/Drivetrain

  • 7cc Unicam® engine specially tailored for trail-to-trail riding
  • Finger rocker arm contributes to compact layout while using dedicated design to attain off-road-specific power characteristics. DLC surface treatment reduces friction
  • Dedicated valve timing for smooth power delivery in technical riding
  • High crank inertia (up 12% over CRF450R) for tractable power delivery in technical terrain
  • 0:1 compression ratio
  • New piston with three-ring design
  • Wide-ratio six-speed transmission is ready for a wide variety of off-road terrain and on-road riding
  • Special clutch design enables light lever pull. Primary damper mechanism with friction springs suppresses engine torque fluctuations, ensuring smooth running
  • Large-capacity radiators with high heat-exchange efficiency for strong performance in demanding off-road conditions
  • Electric fan and thermostat control engine temperature in harsh conditions
  • ECU with dedicated settings
  • Noise emissions minimized via covers on the left and right crank cases
  • Powerful AC generator for street-legal lighting
  • Air cleaner box
  • Dedicated single-muffler exhaust system provides great sound while meeting emissions requirements

Chassis/Suspension

  • Aluminum twin-spar frame designed for nimble-yet-stable handling on trails
  • Subframe designed to ensure optimum rigidity balance appropriate for carrying tools
  • 49mm Showa fork with dedicated settings for trail-to-trail riding
  • Shock based on that of the CRF450R but with dedicated settings and link ratio for off-road riding
  • Front brake uses design from CRF450R, but with additional fade resistance thanks to thicker discs and large-capacity reservoir
  • Endless sealed chain withstands the elements
  • Front and rear sprockets, produced in durable steel material, feature damper system for smooth, quiet running
  • Urethane injection in swingarm to reduce road noise
  • Fuel tank cap with a cut-off valve prevents fuel from flowing out of tank if the bike is on its side
  • LED turn signals with flexible mounts for durability
  • Easily accessible electronic component box on left side of the frame
  • Black 7/8” Renthal handlebar with red pad
  • Compact, lightweight handlebar switches
  • In-mold graphics are resistant to peeling caused by washing or abrasion
  • IRC GP-21F/GP-22R tires provide great balance of on- and off-road performance
  • Black rims for strong presence

2020 Honda CRF250RX

2020 Honda CRF250RX

Price: $8,299
Availability: August 2019

Campaigned in national championship off-road racing by JCR Honda’s Preston Campbell, SLR Honda’s Tallon LaFountaine and Phoenix Racing Honda’s Austin Lee, the CRF250RX features closed-course off-road specific components like a large fuel tank, aluminum sidestand, and 18-inch rear wheel, and for 2020, it receives a host of important updates, including engine enhancements aimed at bettering low-to-midrange power, and chassis revisions that improve handling. To increase torque and improve driveability, the cam profile is new, the combustion chamber is reshaped, and the exhaust resonator has been removed. At the same time, maneuverability has been improved through a lighter frame and swingarm with optimized flex characteristics, along with a lower battery position and internal suspension updates.

2020 Updates

  • New cam profile delays opening of exhaust valves and has reduced valve overlap, resulting in improved torque and power in the 6,000-10,000 rpm range.
  • Optimized combustion-chamber shape.
  • Ignition timing is optimized at 8,000 rpm for improved torque and power.
  • Gear-position sensor added to allow dedicated ignition maps for each gear.
  • Header-pipe resonator is removed for improved power character when shifting from second to third gear.
  • Muffler is revised for improved low-to-midrange torque.
  • New air-filter element is 10% larger for increased airflow.
  • Enlarged left-side radiator for efficient cooling with higher engine-power output.
  • Second gear has revised (higher) ratio for improved drive, while second and third gears have a new WPC surface treatment for improved durability and reduced friction.
  • Clutch capacity is increased by 18%, and clutch spring has a higher rate.
  • New lighter aluminum perimeter frame and aluminum swingarm are designed to achieve increased yaw-angle stiffness while retaining lateral and torsional stiffness, resulting in improved handling.
  • Newly shaped footpegs are 20% lighter and shed mud more easily, giving the rider great feel and confidence in all riding conditions.
  • Thanks in part to revised internal suspension settings (fork has increased low-speed damping, while shock has increased low-speed compression and reduced high-speed compression), handling has been improved in the following areas: tracking, turning and traction.
  • Battery repositioned 28mm lower to drop center of gravity for better handling.
  • Rear brake has a shorter hose and longer, lighter pedal, as well as a new pad material with improved power and better durability in muddy conditions. Lower-rear brake guard removed for reduced unsprung weight and improved cooling.
  • New graphics.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • High-performance, DOHC, 249cc single-cylinder engine with dual-overhead-cam design and high rev limit, offering great performance.
  • Finger rocker arms with Diamond Like Coating (DLC) maximize valve lift while retaining a low engine height.
  • Downdraft intake layout produces strong power and enables great throttle response by reducing resistance, thereby improving air-charging efficiency.
  • 44mm throttle body provides ideal low-rpm intake airflow for strong corner-exit performance.
  • Piston oil jet uses five nozzle holes for efficient piston-cooling efficiency and minimized knocking, enabling a precise ignition-timing setting for optimum power delivery.
  • Advanced AC generator reduces weight and friction losses.
  • Electric-start standard for easy, fast engine startup.
  • Easily selectable Standard, Smooth, and Aggressive riding modes enable simple tuning depending on rider preference or course conditions.
  • Selectable HRC launch control provides a steady stream of torque for excellent performance on race starts.

Chassis/Suspension

  • 2 gallon resin fuel tank for completing long closed-course off-road loops.
  • 18-inch rear wheel to enable taller tire sidewalls for improved traction in technical conditions.
  • Forged aluminum side stand is designed to be lightweight yet strong.
  • Sealed drive chain to withstand the elements.
  • Suspension with settings dedicated to closed-course off-road use.
  • Low center of gravity reduces front-end lift for strong acceleration performance.
  • Lightweight front-brake caliper uses pistons of different diameters (30mm and 27mm) for strong braking performance.
  • Front brake hose resists expansion for precise braking.
  • Renthal® Fatbar® reduces weight of the steering system, and flexes for optimal comfort.
  • Top triple clamp features two handlebar-holder locations for moving the handlebar rearward and forward by 26mm, ensuring rider comfort. When holder is turned 180 degrees, the handlebar can be moved an additional 10mm from the base position, resulting in four total unique riding positions.
  • Black rims deliver a strong presence on and off the track.
  • Smooth bodywork layout eases rider movement.
  • In-mold graphics are durable and resistant to peeling caused by washing or abrasion.
  • Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires provide optimum feel and traction in challenging riding conditions

2020 Honda CRF250F

2020 Honda CRF250FPrice: $4,599
Availability: August 2019

The flagship of Honda’s CRF Trail line, the CRF250F can take riders from their first time on dirt to tackling challenging trails. With Keihin electronically controlled fuel injection and a SOHC long-stroke, air-cooled engine, this trail bike delivers quality power for smooth acceleration and excellent rear-wheel hookup. The perimeter steel frame and Showa suspension deliver confidence-inspiring handling and a compliant ride, both at speed and through technical sections. Add it all up and the result is a fun-but-capable trail bike that’s ready for anything—and any rider.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • The 250cc SOHC engine returns with a smooth, linear power delivery.
  • Keihin electronically controlled fuel injection systems delivers linear power and easy start-up whether bike has been sitting or is hot on the trail.
  • Four-speed gearbox is well matched to the broad power spread.
  • Electric starter makes getting going a breeze.

Chassis/Suspension

  • CRF Performance Line philosophy of mass centralization applied to vehicle packaging.
  • Tubular-steel frame for a stable, nimble chassis.
  • 41mm fork, plus Pro-Link rear-suspension system with single shock.
  • Front and rear hydraulic brakes with petal-style rotors for excellent heat dissipation. Smooth stopping power provided by front and rear hydraulic brakes, with 240mm and 220mm rotors, respectively.
  • Front brake lever is adjustable to work with varying hand sizes.
  • 34.8 inch seat height.
  • Wheel sizes of 21 and 18 inches front and rear, respectively.
  • The 41mm fork provides plush front-suspension action.
  • Pro-Link® rear-suspension design with sophisticated single shock for consistent action.
  • Styling follows that of the race-winning CRF Performance Line.
  • CRF Performance Line-inspired muffler with compact positioning.
  • CRF Performance Line-inspired bodywork and graphics.
  • Meets CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards. (Green-sticker-legal in California.)
  • Handlebar-mounted low-fuel and “key on” indicator lights.

2020 Honda CRF125F

2020Honda CRF125F Big Wheel_RHP

CRF125F: $3,099
CRF125F Big Wheel: $3,499
Availability: July 2019

A mid-sized trail bike with power for full-sized trail obstacles, the CRF125F is available in both a standard version and the Big Wheel, which accommodates taller riders via larger front- and rear wheels, longer-travel suspension and a higher seat. The SOHC 124cc engine delivers its power smoothly, and Keihin electronic fuel injection offers dependability and clean running for 50-state off-road legality, while the steel twin-spar frame and Showa suspension deliver a smooth, nimble ride. With their fun performance and CRF Performance line looks, both versions of the CRF125F promise years of recreational trail-riding enjoyment.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • The 124.9cc SOHC engine returns with smooth, linear power delivery.
  • Electronically controlled Keihin fuel-injection system. FI delivers linear and hesitation-free power for controllable delivery at all points in the powerband.
  • Four-speed gearbox is well matched to the broad power spread.
  • Electric starter makes getting going a breeze, with kick-start backup included.

Chassis/Suspension

  • CRF125F and CRF125F Big Wheel have seat heights of 29.1 inches and 30.9 inches, respectively.
  • CRF125F has wheel sizes of 17 and 14 inches front and rear, respectively. CRF125F Big Wheel has 19- and 16-inch wheels.
  • Twin-spar steel frame, with heavy-duty design inspired by the frame architecture of the CRF Performance Line, provides the right balance of rigidity and suppleness for trail-bike comfort.
  • 1-gallon steel fuel tank with integrated fuel pump and fuel filter. Low-fuel indicator on handlebar illuminates when .2 gallons remain. Frame design shields tank in the event of a fall.
  • Modern bodywork and graphics match styling of CRF Performance Line.
  • Handlebar-mounted, multiple-function switch incorporates starter button, ignition “key on” indicator, fuel-injection system status, and low-fuel indicator light.
  • Half-waffle grips have a small circumference for a good fit with small hands.
  • Front brake lever is adjustable to work with varying hand sizes.
  • The 31mm fork provides plush front-suspension action.
  • Pro-Link® rear-suspension design with sophisticated single shock for consistent action.
  • Smooth stopping power provided by hydraulic front brake with 220mm rotor and 95mm rear drum brake.
  • Meets CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards. (Green-sticker-compliant in California.)
  • Consult owner’s manual for optional racing parts

2020 Honda CRF110F

2020 Honda CRF110F

Price: $2,399
Availability: June 2019

No model more perfectly encapsulates Honda’s proud heritage—extending all the way back to the 1973 XR75—of offering four-stroke dirt bikes that are kid-sized but full-featured, and that beckon new riders to experience the trails. With a clutch-less four-speed semi-automatic transmission, fuel injection and a predictable power delivery, the CRF110F makes learning a breeze. Of course Honda’s proven durability means the machine will continue delivering smiles long after riding skills develop, so there’s no telling where it could take generations of youngsters.

Engine / Drivetrain

  • Air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke 109cc engine tuned for new riders.
  • Follows technology developments of CRF Performance Line with Keihin electronically controlled fuel-injection system that delivers linear and hesitation-free power, minimizing intimidation for new riders and providing a friendly power delivery for all levels. Fuel-injection system delivers smooth power at all rpm and all throttle openings.
  • Four-speed gearbox with automatic clutch.
  • Adjustable throttle-limiter screw to match rider abilities.
  • Convenient electric starter with kick-start backup.

Chassis / Suspension

  • Low seat height of only 26.3 inches.
  • Twin-spar steel frame, inspired by the CRF Performance Line frame architecture, provides the right balance of rigidity and comfort.
  • Modern frame and suspension let this small bike handle the bigger bumps with good control and minimal bottoming.
  • 1-gallon steel fuel tank with integrated fuel pump incorporates built-in fuel filter and low-fuel indicator on handlebar (lights up at .2 gallons remaining). Frame design shields tank in the event of a fall.
  • Modern bodywork with CRF Performance Line styling and graphics.
  • Handlebar-mounted multiple-function handlebar switch incorporates starter button, ignition “key on” indicator, fuel-injection system status, and “low fuel” indicator light (replaces reserve setting on petcock).
  • Half-waffle grips have a small circumference for a good fit with small hands.
  • Handlebar pad.
  • Meets current EPA and CARB off-road emissions standards. (Green-sticker-compliant in California.)
  • Consult owner’s manual for optional racing parts

2020 Honda CRF50F

2020 Honda CRF50

Price: $1,549
Availability: June 2019

The modern version of the classic, beloved, Z50, the pocketsize CRF50F delivers kids’ first riding thrills (and lifelong memories!) via a 49cc air-cooled engine with an automatic clutch. Ten-inch wheels enable a low seat height and facilitate nimble handling, helping pack more fun per cubic centimeter into this kids bike than any motorcycle around.

Engine / Drivetrain

  • Dependable 49cc SOHC four-stroke engine develops smooth, easy-to-use power.
  • 10.0:1 compression ratio for good performance and easy kick starting.
  • Maintenance-free CD ignition and automatic cam-chain tensioner.
  • 11mm piston-valve carburetor offers excellent fuel mileage and throttle response throughout the rpm range.
  • Smooth-shifting three-speed transmission and automatic clutch offer simple operation and easy takeoffs.
  • Durable #420 drive chain offers dependable operation and low maintenance.
  • USDA-qualified muffler/spark arrester is efficient and quiet.
  • Closed-crankcase ventilation system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
  • Adjustable throttle limiter.
  • Keyed ignition switch prevents unauthorized use.
  • Easy-access washable foam air filter simplifies maintenance.

Chassis / Suspension

  • High-tensile steel frame and swingarm offer excellent balance of strength and compliance.
  • Inverted telescopic fork offers a plush 3.7 inches of suspension travel.
  • Single-shock rear suspension provides 2.7 inches of well-damped travel and is mounted to a reinforced swingarm.
  • 28-spoke, 10-inch-diameter wheels with die-cast-aluminum hubs look great, provide excellent maneuverability and offer smooth ride quality.
  • Powerful, lightweight front and rear drum brakes.
  • Wide, long-wearing off-road tires offer excellent traction.
  • Front and rear suspension spring and damping rates for optimum rider comfort and bump absorption.
  • CRF-R-inspired bodywork, Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.

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