FIRST LOOK! THE ALL-NEW 2014 HONDA CRF125
The CRF125F replaces the CRF80F and shares the same seat height of 28.9 inches, while the CRF125F Big Wheel replaces the CRF100F and offers the same 30.9-inch seat height.
The 2014 CRF125F, in both mini and big wheel models, will enter the Honda lineup to replace the CRF100F. The CRF125F not only features a larger engine capacity, but its air-cooled four-speed engine has been tuned specifically to give plenty of novice-friendly bottom-end torque. The addition of electric start also makes life easier for young riders.
The 125cc SOHC engine is tuned for strong bottom-end torque that builds in a linear fashion through the midrange up to the top end.
The four-speed gearbox is well matched to the CRF125F/FB’s broad power spread, while the new electric starter adds convenience over the kick-start only CRF80F and CRF100F models.
The two CRF125F models offer unique wheel sizes that allow them to replace the CRF80F and CRF100F. With a seat height of 28.9 inches, the small-wheel CRF125F seat is the same height as the CRF80F it replaces, while the CRF125F Big Wheel features the same seat height?30.9 inches?as the CRF100F it replaces. This seat-height option allows riders to pick the CRF125F that fits best them.
The front forks have 31mm legs, while the new hydraulic front disc brake has a 220mm rotor.
The rear drum brake has 95mm diameter.
The CRF125F features an all-new, electric-start, 125cc, single-cylinder, OHC four-stroke engine tuned for low-end grunt plus plenty of pull throughout the powerband, the CRF125Fs also feature a four-speed gearbox. Add a new rolling chassis with upgraded suspension components front and rear plus styling just like Honda’s CRF motocross bikes, and you have a great addition to Honda’s off-road line of family machines with a bike for all riders?young to old, beginner to expert. Suggested retail pricing is $2799 (CRF125F) and $3199 (CRF125F Big Wheel). They will be in the dealerships in September.