FIRST LOOK AT HONDA’S 2016 OFFROAD BIKES

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2016_CRF450X      2016 HONDA CRF450X
With an impressive desert-racing win record, including victory at the recent inaugural SCORE Baja Sur 500, the CRF450X is a hit with trail riders and off-road racers, who love its proven strength and durability. Inspired by the CRF450R, the X-model is user-friendly and well suited for a wide variety of off-road terrain, from open desert to woods. It has a smooth power delivery with plenty of low-end torque and excellent throttle response, and the superior ergonomics maximize comfort for long days in the saddle. The bike delivers exceptional handling, thanks in part to works-style front and rear suspension, as well as Honda’s Progressive Steering Damper, which improves cornering and increases stability at high speed. Also standard are a gear-driven counterbalance and electric start.
• Price: $8440 • Availability: October 20152016_CRF250X2016 HONDA CRF250X
A hit with the enduro/trail crowd, the CRF250X is based on Honda’s successful quarter-liter motocross machine, but with off-road-ready features like a headlight, push-button electric start, wide-ratio five-speed transmission and T-ring-sealed chain. The bike is powered by a lightweight, liquid-cooled four-stroke Unicam engine, while suspension duties are handled by a 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork and Pro-Link single shock. Also standard are works-type front and rear hydraulic disc brakes.
• Price: $7410 • Availability: October 2015
2016_CRF230F2016 HONDA CRF230F
Ideal for riders who want to focus on fun and improving their abilities rather than frequently performing maintenance chores, the CRF230F offers value and performance in a great-looking package. It has a proven 223cc air-cooled engine, durable six-speed transmission, plush suspension and electric start, and its lightweight components, reliable platform and full-size ergonomics make it great for adults and larger teens who put a premium on their riding experience.
• Price: $3699 • Availability: August 2015
2016_CRF150F2016 HONDA CRF150F
Offering fun, maintenance-free riding, the midsized CRF150F is the logical choice for riders moving up from its smaller siblings. Electric start simplifies the learning process, while a smooth-shifting, five-speed transmission makes for easy gear changes. The motorcycle’s compact 149cc four-stroke engine is small enough for beginners but packs enough power to entertain experienced riders. Above all, the CRF150F offers fun in an in-between size that is hard to beat.
• Price: $3699 • Availability: August 2015
2016_CRF125_BigWheel2016 HONDA CRF125F/CRF125F BIG WHEEL
Honda’s commitment to riders of all ages is perhaps most apparent in the CRF125F. The easy-to-ride package is offered in both a standard size and a Big Wheel version that has larger-diameter rims and a two-inch taller seat height, ensuring that riders of varying sizes can find a motorcycle with just the right feel. Both versions come equipped with electric start, a smooth four-speed transmission and a 125cc, air-cooled four-stroke engine. While they’re small in size, both versions combine reliability and fun in a big way.
• Price: CRF125F: $2799/CRF125F Big Wheel: $3199 • Availability: July 2015
2016_CRF110F2016 HONDA CRF110F
Built with beginners in mind, the CRF110F offers a great first-ride experience in a reliable package, with a proven, automatic four-speed transmission and the option to use either an electric-start button or a manual kickstarter. Youngsters can focus on the fundamentals of riding, while a built-in throttle limiter enables parents to customize the amount of available power depending on their little rider’s ability. Sized similarly to the CRF70F but with a 110cc four-stroke engine, the CRF110F delivers appropriate power for new riders even as they improve. It’s a great choice for first-time riders, starting them on a lifelong path of fun off-road riding.
• Price: $2099 • Availability: June 20152016_CRF50F2016 HONDA CRF50F
When it comes to a young rider’s first motorcycle, few would dispute that the CRF50F is the best choice around, and for 2016 the littlest Honda has the same durable, low-maintenance, controllable engine that helped build its reputation. With an automatic clutch and an adjustable throttle limiter, the CRF50F represents an unintimidating gateway to the world of motorcycling.
• Price: $1399 • Availability: June 2015

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