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22 Greenger x Honda CRF-E2 | First Ride Review

Do you remember the pure joy of your first motorcycle ride? If you started young, you probably have magical memories of ripping around your neighborhood on a Honda Mini Trail, a Rupp Dart Cycle, or some other minibike.

Or if you had trails or a track nearby, maybe you rode a little dirtbike like a Yamaha PW50 or Honda Z50R.

If you were lucky, you got a minibike for your birthday or Christmas. If you weren’t, you nagged your parents incessantly to buy one or befriended the kid down the street who had one.

Childhood isn’t as carefree as it used to be, and neighbors aren’t as forgiving of noise. Minibikes and peewee dirtbikes are still sold at local dealerships and outdoor retailers, but there are fewer places to ride them – and fewer parents willing to let their kids do so.

Stepping Stones

My buddy Paul Beck and I met on monthly adventure rides hosted by our local BMW dealership. His wife, Allison, became friends with my wife, Carrie, and in 2015, soon after Paul and Allison had their first child, August, they bought a house down the street from us.

Carrie and I don’t have kids of our own, and we enjoy being “aunt and uncle” to August and his younger brother, Wolfgang. When August was 18 months old, we got him a bright-red Strider balance bike and a matching stars-and-stripes helmet for Christmas.

Since he started so young, it took August a while to get the hang of the Strider. He mostly paddle-walked it, and he wasn’t a fan of the helmet. But before we knew it, he was zipping around with his feet up on the footrests, coasting and balancing on two wheels with an ear-to-ear grin on his face.

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From the Strider he graduated to a BMX bike, which he picked up quickly.

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When the Greenger x Honda CRF-E2 electric dirtbike was announced back in March, I knew it would be perfect for August.

Knobby Tires but No Noise

Designed and manufactured by Greenger Powersports, the CRF-E2 is an officially licensed product of American Honda and only available through Honda powersports dealers (MSRP is 2,950). The electric equivalent of a 50cc dirtbike, it’s powered by a 48-volt brushless DC electric motor that produces up to 3.4 HP and 18.4 lb-ft of torque and has two power modes.

With a full charge, the CRF-E2’s lithium-ion battery lasts up to two hours. Using a 110V outlet, the battery can be fully charged in four hours – or 2.5 hours with the optional quick-charge system (250). It also has a swappable battery, and a spare battery costs 1,000.

For American Honda to license something made by another company, the build quality and reliability had to meet exacting standards. The CRF-E2 has a twin-spar aluminum frame, a tapered aluminum handlebar, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes with petal-style rotors, adjustable aluminum brake hand levers, and 12-inch spoked aluminum rims with Kenda Millville K771 knobby tires.

Suspension is handled by a 33mm telescopic fork with 3.9 inches of travel and a rear monoshock with 3.8 inches of travel and adjustable preload and rebound. The shock’s top mounting bolt has two positions that alter the seat height from 24.8 to 25.5 inches. The CRF-E2 accommodates riders up to 99 lb.

August’s First Ride

To get August ready for his first ride, Fly Racing sent us a full set of youth dirtbike gear: a Formula CP Rush helmet with Adaptive Impact System, Zone goggles, Kinetic Wave jersey and pants, F-16 gloves, Maverik motocross boots, and a Barricade jersey and flex knee guards. August said he felt like a superhero when he put everything on.

His first ride was on a Thursday afternoon in a little park in the back of our neighborhood. With no transmission, the CRF-E2 has simple twist-and-go operation. His dad and I gave him pointers on how to gradually roll on the power, to squeeze rather than grab the brakes, and to give the nearby trees plenty of space.

August picked it up in no time. He turned lap after lap after lap, and then he did figure-8s. He practiced stopping and starting. He tumbled a couple times when coming to a stop on uneven ground, but he got back up and kept going.

One of the most appealing aspects of the CRF-E2 is its nearly silent operation. Residents and dog walkers in our suburban neighborhood didn’t notice or didn’t care that a kid was having fun on a dirtbike within eyesight.

On one lap, August yelled to Wolfgang, “This is my favorite motorcycle ever!” Wolfgang yelled back, “It’s my favorite too!” (Wolfgang still needs more Strider practice.)

Two hours later, Carrie and I went home for dinner, and August was still riding. Paul said he would stay out there with his son until it got dark or the battery ran out.

Hitting the Dirt

After morning and afternoon practice sessions in the park, it was time to hit the dirt. Paul and I lifted the 106-lb CRF-E2 into the bed of his Ford F-150, ratchet-strapped it in place, and drove with August up to the Hungry Valley OHV area in Gorman, California.

August felt confident riding on the grass in our neighborhood park because it provided good traction, but he struggled with the loose sand and gravel of the OHV park’s staging area. With coaching help from photographer Kevin Wing, we worked our way up gradually, having August ride back and forth in straight lines from Paul to me, practicing smooth starts and stops.

After 20 minutes or so, we took a break in the shade. It was a hot day, and August wasn’t accustomed to the heat in full riding gear. A cold, wet towel, some iced-down Gatorade, and a bag of peanut MMs revived him.

Next, we moved to a mini track limited to bikes 90cc or smaller. Luckily, we had it to ourselves, and August started turning laps. He struggled with some of the bermed turns that had deep sand and rocks at the bottom. He fell down a lot, and each time Paul or I helped pick up the bike and provided some coaching and encouragement.

August no doubt felt the pressure of having three adults watching him, but he never gave up. Every time he toppled over, he’d jump up and say, “I’m okay!” and try again.

It was amazing to see how quickly August progressed. Intuitively, he started to learn throttle control, body position, and line selection, avoiding some of the larger rocks and tricky spots.

Best of all, he had fun. When he got tired and started making mistakes, we’d take a break in the shade. But he was always eager to go again. And Paul was a proud papa.

After a few hours of alternating between riding sessions and breaks, August’s enthusiasm outstripped his energy. He wanted to keep riding, but he kept dropping the bike because he was too exhausted.

Even after all that riding, the battery level had only dropped by one bar out of five. Most kids will run out of gas before the CRF-E2 runs out of charge.

August was bummed when we loaded the CRF-E2 back in the truck, but he was passed out asleep before we left the OHV park.

When we got home, Paul and I had a couple beers while we supervised August washing down the bike, cleaning his gear, and putting everything away so it would be ready for his next ride. Learning good habits is part of growing up.

Paul plans to buy the CRF-E2 so August can keep riding, and in a year or two, Wolfgang will inherit his brother’s gear and pick up the baton.

Welcome to the moto tribe, August. You have a lifetime of fun ahead of you.

22 Honda CRF-E2 Review [15 Fast Facts: Electric Motorcycle Test]

The first electric motorcycle from Honda is here, and it might not be what you expected—the new 2022 Honda CRF-E2 is a trail bike for kids. The CRF-E2 is manufactured and designed by Greenger Powersports, with Honda helping with the setup of the final version. The result is described as a Honda Official Licensed Product, and we call it a Honda CRF-E2 because we’re a motorcycle publication. We grabbed one of the first E2s available from Greenger, and then let our youngest test rider loose on the local trails.

  • The 2022 Honda CRF-E2 is a quality motorcycle. The frame is a twin-spar aluminum design patterned after Honda’s adult motocrossers, disc brakes slow it down, Kenda Millville K771 tires put the electric power to the ground, and the E2 has a linkage-less cantilevered shock with adjustment for rebound damping and spring preload. The motorcycle looks great, and the finish is up to Honda standards. This isn’t a cheap toy you’ll find at hardware or department stores. It is sold exclusively at Honda dealers with a list price of 2950.
  • The size of the CRF-E2 is midway between a Honda CRF50F and CRF110F. The E2’s seat is adjustable to a height of either 24.8 or 25.5 inches. In the low position, the seat is 3.2 inches higher than the CRF50F, and the high seat position is 0.4 inches lower than the CRF110F. Test rider Avery Bart is almost 8 years old, stands 4 feet 2 inches, and weighs 48 pounds, and the E2 fits her perfectly. Speaking of weight, at 106 pounds filled with electrons, the E2 is four pounds lighter than the CRF50F and a staggering 64 pounds lighter than the CRF110F—a huge difference for a young rider.
  • Operating the Honda CRF-E2 is incredibly easy. It has a keyed ignition. Once the key is in the switched to the on position, the rider or supervising adult can select one of two power modes. With the power mode engaged, push the on button (a repurposed e-start button), and all the rider has to do is twist the throttle. It’s instantly game-on, as the fully automatic one-speed transmission means no clutch or gear shifting. Any youngster of sufficient size who can balance a bicycle will be able to ride the E2.
  • There is a significant difference between the two power modes. Stage 1 limits the speed of the E2 to 10 mph, while Stage 2 ups the ante to 20 mph. The 3.4 horsepower peak output is not nearly as important as the 18.4 ft-lbs of torque available. Without any doubt, the CRF-E2 is not underpowered.
  • Taking off from a standing start is not as smooth in Stage 1 as we’d like it to be. Electric motors on motorcycles are only as usable as the controller for the motor. With so much torque available as soon as an electric motor turns, it must be padded down for the power to be usable. In Stage 1, we found the power delivery too abrupt when getting underway, especially when the rider is trying to work through obstacles that require turning the wheel. Once the rider gets going, the throttle response is just right, and the 10-mph speed restriction will please nervous parents.
  • Put the 2022 Honda CRF-E2 in Stage 2, and it’s a little rocketship. The Greenger representative we spoke with reminded us that the E2 is a trailbike, not a racebike. While we respect that, the power delivered in Stage 2 will undoubtedly have a young hot shoe looking for friends to dice with. It’s fun watching the E2 tear around in Stage 2, and especially odd when all you hear is the whine of the electric motor.
  • We think the CRF-E2 controller should be a bit more high-tech. Rather than only having two fixed modes, we want the ability to fine-tune throttle response. A parent should be able to dial in the throttle response over a wide range, as well as the maximum output. Ideally, it would be doable via Bluetooth and a mobile app. While Honda and Greenger are at it, an adult-controlled kill switch would be a great safety feature.
  • The chassis is perfectly matched to the motor. The suspension worked fine for Avery in both modes, and we had her out on some pretty bumpy trails. She isn’t ready for airtime, though the Honda promo photos show the E2 being jumped, so that activity is within its intended use.
  • The suspension setup balances the needs of riders who just want to putt, while still providing the taut action needed for Stage 2 kids. When adults hop on—as they invariable will—the rear suspension nearly bottoms out. That tells you it’s set up for kids under the maximum weight of 99 pounds. At 44 pounds, Avery had no complaints. The shock has rebound-damping adjustment, which seems superfluous on a trailbike for kids. If your youngster asks for damping adjustments, it’s time for a racebike. Suspension travel is just under four inches at each end—plenty, thanks to the settings, and a perfect match to the motor.
  • The Kenda Millville K771 tires are a great choice. This intermediate tire worked on the various terrain we tested on—rocky, hard pack, and sandy. The two 12-inch rims are mounted with 60/100 tires. Honda and Greenger should upgrade to a 14-inch front wheel so the CRF-E2 can better roll over off-road obstacles.
  • Avery challenged herself more confidently on the Honda CRF-E2 than on 50cc motorcycles. The predictable power delivery of the whirring motor allows learning riders to FOCUS on acquiring new skills. There’s no auto-clutch engagement or gear shifting to think about. The rider prepares for the new tasks—riding through rock gardens to tackling modest hillclimbs, for example—without distraction. The E2 is an outstanding learning tool.
  • The hydraulic disc brakes are simple and easy to use. Each is controlled by an adjustable lever on the aluminum handlebar. Avery likes the action of the brakes, and we haven’t seen her struggle with them. With the E2 having no foot controls, the rider’s feet are securely planted on the stout footpegs.
  • Runtime for the 2022 Honda CRF-E2’s lithium-ion battery is listed at two hours, and it wasn’t an issue for us. While Avery wasn’t shredding, she has tested the E2 on some tricky power-sucking terrain. It takes four hours to bring the battery from flat to full with the standard charger—the optional quick charger takes two hours to get the battery to an 80 percent charge. If your rider drains the battery before running out of personal energy, the battery can be easily swapped out. However, you’ll be dropping 1k for that second battery—worth it if your rider is inexhaustible.
  • There’s pretty much no maintenance required. With no motor oil, no air filter, and no cable-actuated controls, the E2 takes care of itself. The chain might require adjustment now and then, depending on how hard the bike is ridden. You definitely don’t have to be a gearhead to own a CRF-E2.
  • For a young rider learning the powered two-wheeled ropes, the 2022 Honda CRF-E2 is undeniably enticing. It’s a strong performer, backed up by the Honda dealer network, incredibly easy to keep running, can be ridden in untraditional locations, and puts huge smiles on kids’ faces. You can’t beat that for less than 3000.

Photography by Don Williams

RIDING STYLE

  • Helmet: O’Neal Youth 2 SRS Attack
  • Goggles: Blur B-Flex Youth
  • Jersey pants: O’Neal Youth Element Ride
  • Gloves: O’Neal Youth Element
  • Knee guards: O’Neal Pee Wee
  • Boots: O’Neal Youth Rider

2022 Honda CRF-E2 Specs

  • Type: Brushless DC w/ inner rotor
  • Maximum power: 3.4 horsepower @ 4000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 18.4 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm
  • Top speed: 20 mph (Stage 2) or 10 mph (Stage 1)
  • Cooling: Air
  • Battery: Swappable lithium-ion
  • Capacity: 950 Wh
  • Charge time to 100 percent: 4 hours (2.5 hours w/ optional quick charger)
  • Charge time to 80 percent: 3.2 hours (2 hours w/ optional quick charger)
  • Charger line voltage range: 90-264 volts
  • Run time: Maximum 2 hours
  • Battery warranty: 24 months or 1000 charges (whichever comes first)
  • Transmission: Clutchless direct drive
  • Final drive: 428 chain
  • Frame: Aluminum perimeter
  • Handlebar: Tapered aluminum
  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 33mm fork; 3.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Cantilevered rebound-damping and spring-preload adjustable DNM shock; 3.8 inches
  • Wheels (front rear): 12 x 1.6; wire-spoked
  • Tires (fr): Kenda Millville K771; 60/100 x 12
  • Brakes (fr): 190mm disc w/ hydraulic caliper

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 38 inches
  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail. 1.3 inches
  • Seat height: 24.8 or 25.5 inches
  • Ground clearance: 7.8 inches
  • Maximum rider weight: 99 pounds
  • Curb weight: 106 pounds

2022 Honda CRF-E2 Price: 2950 MSRP

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With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, Whatever bike I’m on.

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Honda CRF 1000L AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS 2018. Present

For 2018 Honda is building on the Africa Twin’s strengths, and its success. The base model CRF1000L Africa Twin receives a host of detail upgrades to both manual transmission and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) options that enhance the riding and owning experience, while the new CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports version extends the platform even further into long-range off-road ready territory.

Honda CRF250L 2017. Present

The 2017 Honda CRF250L has a 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder DOHC engine has more bottom-end torque and high rpm power, with a linear delivery. Peak power of 24 HP (18.2kW) @ 8,500rpm with peak torque of 22.6Nm (16.7 ft-lb) @ 6,750rpm.

Honda CRF250 RALLY 2017. Present

The CRF250 RALLY uses the CRF250L as its base, and adds a wide range of changes that make it a unique proposition in the market. Styling inspiration draws fully on the HRC CRF450 RALLY race machine. At the front, the ‘floating’ screen, fairing and radiator shrouds provide wind protection. The asymmetric headlights are LED, as are the indicators.

Honda CRF450RX 2017. Present

The 2017 Honda CRF450RX has incredible throttle response that had couple testers feeling like it was almost better than the “R” model (on the CRF450RX’s standard map). An aggressive torquey low end kept the rear wheel from spinning too much in the drier sections of the trails, but gave you that exciting feeling all way around the tight and flowy course.

Honda CRF450R 2017. Present

The 2017 CRF450R has been developed – with direct input from Honda’s AMA and MX GP teams – to be first out of the gate, first into turn 1 and to punch a blistering lap time. With a new engine packing an 11% increase in peak power matched to a chassis that can truly make full use of it, the 2017 CRF450R is stronger, sharper and more focused.

Honda CRF110F 2017. Present

Honda’s CRF110F is a brand new motorcycle, and replaces the popular CRF70F. It is aimed squarely at the 8-11 year old age range, and happily accommodates heights between 120-145cm and weights between 30-50kg. Primarily designed for leisure riding, it also provides a valuable stepping-stone up to more competition-focused motocross and enduro machines in the Honda range.

Honda CRF50F 2017. Present

The 2017 Honda CRF50 F is a perfect match for young riders. Its tough, reliable four-stroke engine develops smooth, easy-to-use power. Its three-speed transmission uses an automatic clutch, so a rider learns to shift, but never has to worry about stalling.

Honda CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN DCT 2017. Present

The 2017 CRF1000L Africa Twin’s engine remains unchanged from 2016. The Africa Twin engine has been engineered with a special FOCUS on two key areas – tractable and usable all-day touring performance and a power and torque delivery that offers genuine feel for rear wheel traction.

Honda CRF250L 2016. 2016

If motorcycling is all about practicality, the CRF250L is still one of the best choices you can make. Awesome fuel economy. Tough, go-anywhere construction. A simple, reliable single-cylinder Honda engine with a wide powerband. An upright seating position that’s comfortable for a wide range of riders, from short to tall, beginner to expert.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin 2016. Present

The new 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin model is a Adventure bike sold from year 2016, and it is equiped with a liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and Unicam motor. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of 93.4 HP (70 Kw) and a maximum torque of 98 Nm ( 72.2 ft-lb). Offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a new DCT transmission with selectable on- and off-road modes, both versions have ABS standard with rear ABS on/off and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).

Honda CRF450 Rally 2013. Present

Honda has unveiled its CRF450 Rally model at the 2012 International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bike Fair in Cologne, Germany. The new machine will compete in the motorcycle class in the 2013 Dakar Rally.

The CRF450 Rally, based on Honda’s commercial CRF450X enduro racing model, is fitted with Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) electronic fuel injection system to ensure fuel efficiency and durability. Honda will be aiming for its first rally victory with a model based on a production machine.

Honda CRF450X 2013. 2015

The CRF450X gets Honda’s magical touches that transform it into the king of the trail. Touches like the Honda Progressive Steering Damper, which helps reduce rider fatigue and improve cornering. An electric starter for easy start-ups in even the worst conditions.

Honda CRF450R 2013. 2014

The 2013 CRF450R retains the top-notch aluminium frame and swingarm of the previous model year, while the KYB PSF (Pneumatic Spring Fork) suspension maintains the reduced weight and top-level performance of the suspensions. 2014 brings a new engine intake and exhaust ports, dual-timing fuel injection and revised exhausts, and new clutch springs.

For the amateur racer or hobby rider alike, the 2014 CRF450R represents a truly great platform which provides premium quality derived from the factory rides at a fraction of the works prices.

Honda CRF250R 2013. 2014

2013 brings a heavily-updated bike, with almost everything having received at least revisions, of not changed at all. A new aluminium frame with a low center of gravity, a new swingarm, updated fork a new rear shock with revised linkage and a completely new exhaust system, the 2013 CRF250R rides even better than before.

The engine got a new high-compression piston, a new cylinder head and new porting, wile the radiator became lighter. A new dual-stage injection is also present for impeccable performance.

Honda CRF125FB 2013. 2014

Young riders who grow faster but are definitely not ready to throw a leg over bikes with bigger displacement can be met everywhere, and Honda has an offer dedicated to them. The 2013 CRF125FB (Big Wheels) retains all the ruggedness and terrainability of the base model, but bringing bigger wheels and a taller suspension to the off-road game.

The engine and the gearbox remain the same, so the young riders will enjoy the same ease of operation and non-intimidating feel of the 4-speed transmission. Replacing the under-100cc bikes, the CRF125FB also introduces electric start as extra convenience to what used to be kick-only machines.

Honda CRF125F 2013. 2014

The 2013 is a new bike for a new generation of riders, packing together the confidence-inspiring operation of the really small ones and the thrill and terrainability of the bigger machines. Replacing the CRF70F generation, this new bike ups the ante a bit, providing a significantly better-performing platform.

The air-cooled engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox with plenty of low-end torque and even, predictable power deployment. The added electric starting brings in even more convenience, while the brakes are all-new, with a 220mm front rotor and a 95mm rear drum. The front brake lever is also adjustable.

Honda CRF250M 2013. 2015

Tough, nervous and based on the highly-popular CRF250L, the 2013 CRF250M is an excellent supermoto machine to scrape both the track asphalt and the city roads. It packs revised suspensions to match the wider road-worthy tires and it A2 license-compliant. Light and exceptionally agile, this quarter-liter beast is exceedingly fun thanks to its punchy torque.

A compact bike for effortless city slicing, the 2013 CRF250M also comes with an updated digital dash and epitomizes the dual-purpose small-displacement philosophy: fun as a beginner bike and even funnier as experience builds up.

Honda CRF250X 2012. 2015

Based on our popular and podium-friendly MX racer, the CRF250X is powered by a four-stroke Unicam engine modified for optimum off-road riding. We’ve also specially-tuned the suspension for the trails, and given the rugged transmission wide-ratio gearing to handle whatever conditions you come across.

Honda CRF250L 2012. 2015

The 2012 Honda CRF250L is a step up from the CRF230L and its carbureted air-cooled 223cc SOHC engine. The new CRF250L is powered by a fuel-injected liquid-cooled DOHC four-valve Single Honda claims delivers “satisfying” torque at low revs and smooth acceleration at high rpms.

Honda CRF450R 2012. 2013

For years, the Honda CRF450R has represented the MX elite, and the 2012 iteration does not stray from the tradition. 2012 brings a new aluminium frame with a new suspension package and a shorter dual muffler positioned closer to the center of the bike, for a better-centralized mas and a more nimble feel.

The 2012 CRF450R also comes with the new KYB Pneumatic Spring Fork which brings better performance and a lighter build. A new, stronger clutch is also on the menu, together with revised airbox, bodywork livery and styling, new rotors and upgraded engine parts, such as piston, radiators, mapping and many more.

Honda CRF250R 2012. 2013

Enter the revised 2012 CRF250R, a competition bike with updated features for an even more exhilarating off-road experience. 2012 brings a new cylinder head and 46mm throttle body, for more power spread across the whole rpm range and a more responsive feel. The rear suspension linkage was changed, and the front suspensions also got upgrades, to work with the stiff frame and provide an even more sharp tracking around corners.

The bike was developed together with the works team and MX riders for obtaining a bike which can actually deliver victories to motorcyclists who are not afraid to ask for them.

Honda CRF450X 2012. 2013

Sharing the same off-road magic with the CRF450R, the 2012 CRF450X is one of the elite trail bikes. This machine sports several top-drawer technologies whose performance has been proven in the R beast: the Pro-Link rear suspension, the Honda Progressive Steering Damper, a reliable electric starting system and the bulletproof Unicam engine, all backed with Baja 1000 and Baja 500 victories for a truly spectacular package.

Serious racing or weekend fun, the 2012 CRF450X is here to deliver, for both diehard competitions and relaxed off-road exploration.

Honda CRF110F 2012. 2013

A new addition to Honda’s line-up, the 2012 CRF110F is the successor of the CRF70F. it raises the performance bar for entry-level dirt machines while sharing some of the basic features with the phased-out model. Since we’re looking at a bike engineered for new riders, it’s only natural that it shows an automatic clutch and a manual 4-speed gearbox making it easy for the youngsters to FOCUS on steering and power delivery.

The electric starter is backed by a kick one, and the livery and bodywork hark back to the leading CRF450R competition bike, making this two-wheeler even more attractive.

Honda CRF100F 2012. 2018

A step up from the entry level 80cc machine, the 2013 CRF100F retains the smoothness of the 4-stroke machines, while adding to the power figure and the dimensions of the bike. This machine is great for bigger kids who may easily outgrow the 80c CRF. The 2012 model year brings a new handlebar, revised rear fender and seat, as well as an updated livery. Transmission still relies on a 5-speed gearbox and a heavy-duty manual clutch. Powerful, agile, but still reassuring, the 2012 CRF100F is also the starting point for a lot of riders who entered the two-wheeled world a tad later.

Honda CRF80F 2012. 2013

A smooth-running 4-stroke entry-point dirt bike, the 2012 CRF80F is a great way to introduce the basics of off-road riding to your kids. Tough and capable of handling extreme abuse, the CRF80F is also optimally geared to provide young riders with top maneuverability and still be non-intimidating and fun.

The bike comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox to introduce a real-life big-bike feeling to the future champs. The bike comes with kick starting and a keyed ignition switch for increased safety.

Honda CRF250L 2012. 2013

The 2012 CRF250L is one nifty dual-sport Honda machine, created for those who value great mileage, consistent power, simplicity and road worthiness. Derived from the race-winning dirt machines, the CRF250L can be equally surprising on trail and road. The compliant suspensions are also providing excellent asphalt grip, while the race-grade suspensions ensure a very good riding stance on any surface.

A street-legal machine, the 2012 CRF250L is equipped with head- and tail-lights, turn signals and a license plate, so you can ride it to work on a daily basis and maybe take the long way home. Nimble and built like a tank, the 2012 CRF250L can fit both your commuter and off-road fun bills.

Honda CRF250R 2011. 2012

The 2011 Honda CRF250R is the expression of quarter-liter off-road bike performance. Engineered from ground up to claim victory after victory in the toughest MX competitions, the new machine boats new cylinder heads and a revised 46mm throttle body, new settings for both front and rear suspensions, longer and wider foot pegs for an enhanced feel and new front axle collars for firmer tracking.

Light and unbelievably maneuverable, the 2011 Honda CRF250R is capable to provide quite a thrill, as most riders report the bike feels like a 450cc-class machine in a smaller, easier-to-handle guise. If bog-bore bikes are not exactly your main crush, the quarter-liter CRF250R will surely appeal to you.

Honda CRF450R 2011. 2012

2011 brings upgrades and revisions to the performance specs of the Honda CRF450R: new forks now provide a stiffer response for more aggressive riding, and comply better with the upgraded rear suspension linkage in the rear. Foot pegs are now wider and longer for enhanced rider support and increased confidence across rough terrain. At the same rime, a new chain roller came in place for added durability.

If top-performance from a leading off-road machine is your greatest demand, then the 2011 Honda CRF450R may indeed be one of the best choices. Powerful yet manageable, this machinery is the epitome of MX technology, a true Champion’s bike, ready for the next win.

Honda CRF50F 2011. 2012

Engineered to handle the abuse of first-time riders, the 2011 Honda CRF50F is a tough-as-nails bike, great for helping kids getting acquainted to the basics of off-road riding. With an automatic clutch, stalling the engine is no longer a problem: the automatic transmission allows youngsters to FOCUS more on balance and steering, actually learning their way into the two-wheeled sport.

The 2011 Honda CRF50F also comes with a throttle limiter which allows adult supervisors to decide how fast this bike can go. Recommended for operators 13 or older, the 2011 Honda CRF50F is an excellent first bike for your kids.

Honda CRF70F 2011. 2013

With a semi-automatic 3-speed gearbox, young riders don’t have to deal with the clutch, as operating a manual clutch may be quite a hassle for them. Instead of fighting the clutch, kids can FOCUS on understanding how different speeds work and should be used. Shifting is fast and easy aboard the 2011 Honda CRF70F, and this makes it a great educational bike.

Built like a tank, this bike withstands all sorts of rough handling and rough terrain: it was designed to provide an excellent basis for introducing the basics of the off-road to kids, and by all means it will deliver. Punchy and maneuverable, the 2011 CRF70F is a great choice for upgrading both skills and confidence.

Honda CRF80F 2011. 2012

The 2011 Honda CRF80F is a good way to further develop the young riders’ skills as it can be a nifty first encounter with the manual clutch bikes. When you are confident enough that your kid can understand and use the manual clutch and shifter, having him or her throwing a leg over the 2011 Honda CRF80F is by far a good idea.

Small and unintimidating, the 2011 Honda CRF80F still packs a lot of punch, while keeping both size and weight in age-specific values. The great handling helps young riders build up confidence as they get one step closer to high-performance riding each time they get aboard this machine.

Honda CRF100F 2011. 2012

An ideal machine for beginners, the 2011 Honda CRF100F is a great introduction to off-road riding. This bike brags on its versatility and easy learning curve: it will allow the new riders quickly build confidence and will also help them develop their riding skills really fast. The 2011 Honda CRF100F is a forgiving bike, offering plenty of punch in a package of manageable size and weight.

For trail fun or for honing one’s skills on the dirt track, this 99cc 4-stroke thumper also comes with a performance-minded 5-speed manual gearbox which will offer the best power/torque balance for pretty much any scenario. The 2011 Honda CRF100F can also mean lots of fun for more seasoned riders.

Honda CRF450X 2011. 2012

How about a machine created from the best technology Honda has in store for the toughest riding environments? If rough is your middle name, then the 2011 CRF450X is most likely your weapon of choice. Derived from the racing-specced R machinery and upgraded to comply with the rigors riding the Baja comes with, the CRF450X is engineered to provide relentless torque and keep on going forward where others fail.

An MX-racing Progressive Steering Damper is standard for precise control and less rider fatigue, while the high-compression carbureted Unicam 449 engine offers a ruthless display of off-road might which will surprise even the seasoned racers. If top off-road/ cross-country brawn is what you need, then you need the 2011 Honda CRF450X.

Honda CRF250R 2010. 2011

Welcome to quarter-liter off-road excellence: the 2010 Honda CRF250R is here to show just how good middleweight MX bikes can be. Light, seemingly even lighter than what bike in its class should be, this machine packs an awesome punch, with the 4-stroke engine delivering a blasting deployment of power and torque. Control also improved for 2010, as the new Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) now sports a larger piston for better and more precise steering.

Revised fork and monoshock valving, a new muffler and other engine tweaks have increased the might of the 2010 Honda CFR250R, carrying on the racing heritage and making this bike stand tall as one of the benchmarks of the segment.

Honda CRF450R 2010. 2011

Often the first bike to be seen crossing the finish line in motocross competitions, the Honda CRF450R receives updates for 2010. One of the main additions is the new Honda Progressive Steering Damper, offering an even more precise directional control regardless of speed. The engine also received a new throttle body and a new ECU mapping for an even faster response, a feature both intermediate and expert riders will love.

The rear of the bike was also updated, from the subframe to a new shock link, with a new mount for a more balanced feeling aboard the bike. Honda also loaded a 94dB exhaust to comply with the requirements of some racing organizations.

Honda CRF50F 2010. 2011

Considered by many as one of the world’s best beginner bike, the Honda CRF50F is a 4-stroke off-road machine engineered for introducing the youngest riders to the basics of motorcycling. With an easy-to-use automatic gearbox and a bulletproof engine, the 2010 CRF50F is built to keep on running great even after going through repeated abuse.

Equipped with a throttle limited, this bike remains as much as possible on the safe side: adults can increase the power gradually as riders build up confidence and start honing in their riding skills. Even more, the keyed ignition allows adults to decide who rider and when. With styling and body parts derived from the racing bikes, the 2010 CRF50F is almost indestructible.

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Honda CRF70F 2010. 2011

The 2010 Honda CRF70F brings all the convenience of automatic clutches: the young riders will enjoy learning how to use the 3-speed gearbox on a variety of surfaces and according to the riding conditions. Perfect as the next step up from the basic learning bikes, this mini off-road is almost impossible to stall, wand this will boost the confidence of little riders.

A low seat keeps youngsters close to the ground for a reassuring feel, while the lightweight construction makes the 2010 Honda CRF70F extremely maneuverable and easy to pick up from the dirt. Just like bigger bikes, the 2010 CRF70F comes with great styling and a shatter-proof bodywork which is built to last.

Honda CRF80F 2010. 2011

The 2010 Honda CRF80F is a very good step up for beginning riders who want to get acquainted to motorcycles with manual clutch. Perfect for the abuse young riders usually put bikes through, this machine brags on its sturdy yet lightweight chassis and almost indestructible engine. Add in the intuitive and easy-to-use controls and the predictable power deployment for a truly exciting experience.

With a full-fledged 5-speed gearbox, the 2010 Honda CRF80F feels like a big bike, and will surely make the youngsters want to push their limits even more.

Honda CRF100F 2010. 2011

Welcome to 4-stroke off-road bikes for beginners, today’s treat is the 2010 Honda CRF100F. Brawny yet fairly easy to tame and master, this bike is a natural step up from the 50cc-ish MX machinery, a great choice to help the young riders refine their riding skills and get a glimpse on what swinging a leg over the big-bore enduro machinery could be like.

Age-specific ergonomics and a premium Pr-Link rear suspension are a great complement to the Showa fork, while the light and sturdy steel frame makes the bike pretty much indestructible. Add in the convenience of kickstarting the bike in any gear and the versatile 5-speed gearbox for the complete picture of a bike created for fun in the dirt.

Honda CRF450R 2009. 2010

Regarded as one of the benchmarks when it comes to MX bikes the Honda CRF450R spells engineering excellence and high performance with the only goal being crossing the finish line in the first position.The 2009 model brings upgraded ECU mappings, Air-Oil-Separated Kayaba forks,a redesigned engine auto-decompressor, and many more engine upgrades for increased economy and performance.

The 2009 CRF450R obviously shares the amazing Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) for precise tracking through corners and a heap of other features which make it a winner’s bike.

Honda CRF250R 2009. 2010

If you feel you’re not ready for the big-bore motocross bikes, you could try and swing a leg over the 2009 CRF250R, one of Honda’s iconic MX machines dripping with accolades in official racing championships and in more friendly races. You’re going to enjoy the amazing maneuverability of the CRF250R and it’s lightweight constructiopn, two rather uncanny characters for a bike which feels like a much bigger one, from the power deployment point of view.

The outstanding performance is doubled by the Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), ensuring much more precise tracking on rough ground. A revised, narrower aluminium frame and the all-new Showa suspensions make the 2009 CRF250R the perfect machine for a holeshot victory. Cue the new bodywork and muffler and get ready for the adrenaline rush!

Honda CRF230M 2009. Present

The CRF line was launched in 2002, both as a successor to the Honda XR series and a replacement for the two-stroke Honda CR series. The full sized motocross bikes are equipped with liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engines that are available from 149 cc to 649 cc. They now have dual-sport motorcycles. The entry-level CRF’s have simple air-cooled engines, and are available from 50 cc to 230 cc. The Honda CRF450R was the first in the series, followed with the CRF250R in 2004. Further down the line, the CRF450X and CRF250X bikes emerged, both designed for mostly off-road use. They are considered among the best motocrossers of their class, and have been a leading seller since their introduction.

Honda CRF230L 2008. 2009

The 2008 Honda CRF230L sums up the best of the two worlds, on and off the asphalt. A true dual-sport machine, this bike is one of the benchmarks for do-it-all machinery. Feeling at home on any surface, from the perfect interstate road to the muddy wet trails of a remote forest, this motorcycle is also a great choice for beginners as it is a fun-to-ride experience for seasoned riders.

Compact, lightweight, slim and packing enough power to leave the rest of the cars behind at the traffic light, the 2008 CRF230L is great as a very economical commuter and as a brawny toy for weekend outback adventures, too.

Honda CRF230M 2008. 2009

The 2008 Honda CRF230M is a glorious choice for city asphalt aggression: light, with a slender profile, grippy tires and surprisingly compliant suspensions, this bike can go almost anywhere. city streets and backroads alike, they’re all almost the same for this do-it-all fun machine. The quarter-liter thumper produces lots of rider-friendly power, suitable for fresh riders and more seasoned motorcyclists, too, making it a bike pretty much everybody will enjoy.

If city slicing and even aggressive weekend track or trail riding are your thing, then you’ll surely enjoy throwing a leg over the 2008 Honda CRF230M.

Honda CRF450X 2008. 2009

The CRF450X needs no introduction to the passionate motorcycle rider. However, the rest of you should know that you’re looking at the King of Baja: this machine conquered the extreme conditions of the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 rallies on multiple occasions and has proven its might. If you’re aboard the 2008 CRF450X and are stuck, then you’re doing something wrong.

The 2008 Honda CRF450X brings in precise acceleration thanks to the throttle position sensor, while the reduced weight of the engine and aluminium frame improve both handling and power deployment. If you’re not willing to settle for anything short of the best and are looking for an off-road bike you can grow to love, go the CRF450X way.

Honda CRF250X 2008. 2009

The 2008 Honda CRF250X offers a wonderful mix of power and enhanced, racing-class maneuverability: light and extremely sturdy, this bike can take on the toughest trails with no signs of effort. The high-revving, high-compression Unicam engine brings in all the race-bred brawn for a reassuring feel of being in control regardless of how rough the terrain is.

For either weekend racing or recreational adventures on less trodden forest trails, the 2008 CRF250X is a great choice: equally alluring for seasoned bikers and new ones, this off-road machine will provide tons of fun to those who don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

Honda CRF100F 2008. 2009

The 2008 Honda CRF100F is where the real off-road and dirt track fun begins: a bike with intermediate size and easily maneuverable for the young riders, yet a fully-fledged trail machine for the future champs. A combination of 4-stroke muscle and dependable suspension, the 2008 CRF100F epitomizes small-displacement bike versatility and is equally suitable for racing and leisure.

A heavy duty clutch is a great match for the rugged construction and makes sure the bike can withstand quite a lot of abuse, given the way young riders ride as they hone in their skills. Add in a pro-grade Showa rear shock and you have the smallest high-performance bike in Honda’s roster.

Honda CRF80F 2008. 2009

Bridging the gap between the smallest MX bikes and the 100cc and above ones, aboard which the real fun seems to start, the 2008 Honda CRF80F is a great intermediate machine for young riders whoa re still looking for the safety and easy handling of small rides, but are also willing to start learning working with a clutch.

The 2008 Honda CRF80F comes with a full-sized 5-speed transmission and a progressive engagement clutch making learning how real bikes work both thrilling and fun. The bike also retains the rugged construction, to withstand abuse and hard times, and is also easy and cheap to run and maintain.

Honda CRF70F 2008. 2009

The next step up from the basic 50cc CRF, the 2008 Honda CRF70F is a bike for slightly bigger and heavier kids. As they grow up, kids may need a bike which is bigger, yet which retains all the learning assets of a beginner’s machine. The 2008 Honda CRF70F still comes with a semi-automatic 3-speed transmission for the smooth 4-stroke engine, so no more fear of stalling the bike.

Light and maneuverable, this mini MX bike can really go places, thanks to its smooth-action suspensions, dependable brakes and high-grip knobbies. Add in the safety of the keyed ignition for complete peace of mind, and you’ve got yet another glorious beginners’ bike.

Honda CRF50F 2008. 2009

One of the greatest entry-level machines of the industry, the CRF50F is the perfect choice for introducing your kids to the basics of riding. Small, light and powerful enough o provide a lot of thrill, the 2008 Honda CRF50F is also boasting a rugged construction which can withstand quite a lot of abuse. The inverted fork delivers great stability even on rough ground, while the 10 wheels and drum brakes ensure good terrainability and excellent handling.

The 3-speed gearbox provides smooth shifting without the hassle of using a clutch: its semi-automatic transmission will allow kids to FOCUS on learning balance and the generic aspects of riding, with no fear of stalling the bike because of insufficient clutch skills.

Honda CRF450R 2008. 2009

The 2008 Honda CRF450R receives an all-new, lighter engine with improved power response thanks to the PGM fuel injection, a nifty match for the new aluminium frame with Kayaba suspensions, a longer swingarm and a bigger airbox, with a redesigned exhaust and a new bodywork styling.

Still one of the leading off-road bikes in the top range, the 2008 CRF450R is now even more aggressive and will help daring riders achieve more wins.

Honda CRF250R 2008. 2009

The 2008 version of the acclaimed Honda CRF250R has received a lot of upgrades and revisions over the previous models, raising the bar in terms of off-road performance even higher. The bike got a new combustion chamber shape, a revised exhaust header, new transmission gears, a revised shift drum, and multiple aesthetic upgrades.

The brakes have also been revised, new works- style rotors came in place, and received a performance hike, too. By far one of the most popular choices in the world of quarter-liter off-road machines, the 2008 edition of the Honda CRF250R is definitely a better machine.

Honda CRF150R Expert 2008. 2009

The Honda CRF150RB Expert was a racing dirtbike that debuted in 2007 alongside the standard model and competed in the Mini Class against many 85cc two-stroke bikes. All of Honda’s 2008 models were four-stroke, while the earlier ones were two-strokes.

In 2009, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Honda CRF150RB Expert, a motocross machine designed for taller riders, with a taller seat, larger wheels and more ground clearance, a larger wheelbase, larger tires, a longer swingarm, and a larger rear sprocket for better acceleration.

The 2009 CRF150RB Expert packed the same updates received by the standard model, which included new graphics and a redesigned muffler with improved exhaust flow. Besides that, the bike remained largely unchanged compared to its predecessors.

In the power department, the 2009 Honda CRF150RB Expert packed a powerful Unicam four-valve engine that delivered impressive power at a wide rpm range, and it only weighed 20 kg (44 lbs).

The model was built on a lightweight aluminum frame that housed a 37 mm fully-adjustable inverted cartridge-type fork on the front and a Pro-Link fully-adjustable Showa shock absorber on the rear for optimum suspension performance and handling.

As for the braking performance, the bike packed a single 220 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the front wheel and a 190 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the rear wheel for optimum stopping power.

Honda CRF150R 2008. 2009

The Honda CRF150R was a racing dirtbike manufactured by Honda in 2007 and competed in the Mini Class series against many 85cc two-stroke bikes. Alongside the standard model, Honda also made available the CRF150RB Expert version, which was intended for larger riders.

In 2009, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Honda CRF150R, a small-displacement motocross machine in its third year of production, powered by a 149cc single-cylinder engine with excellent performance.

Compared to the 2008 model, the bike came with some minor revisions that included new graphics and a redesigned muffler with improved exhaust flow. Other than that, the bike remained unchanged from its predecessors and was highly regarded by motocross enthusiasts for its performance and handling.

The bike featured a powerful Unicam four-valve engine that delivered impressive power at a wide rpm range, and it only weighed 20 kg (44 lbs). Equipped with a fully-adjustable Showa suspension, high-quality Dunlop tires, and disc brakes both front and rear, the CRF150R was one of the best mini-racing machines Honda has ever made.

For suspension, the bike featured a 37 mm fully-adjustable inverted cartridge-type fork on the front and a Pro-Link fully-adjustable Showa shock absorber on the rear for optimum suspension performance and handling.

As for braking performance, the bike packed a single 220 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the front wheel and one 190 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the rear wheel for optimum stopping power.

Honda CRF450X 2007. 2008

The name CRF450X causes unrest in the hearts of the other competitors,a s it is similar with motocross excellence and is usually associated with an almost certain victory on the dirt track or off-road course. With Baja 500 and Baja 1000 seeing the CRF450X winning for so many times, it’s obvious you’re looking at a merciless bike created for the pros.

The 2007 version receives a new Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), new triple clamps and works-style rotors, a narrower fuel tank and engine decompression system for easier starts and revised carburetor settings and a new fuel pump for faster throttling.

Honda CRF250X 2007. 2008

Built by serious engineers for serious riders, the 2007 CRF250X is a zero-compromise machine, sworn to provide holeshot starts and as many wins as riders can count. One of the benchmarks in the MX world, this bike comes with a revised Unicam quarter-liter engine, a lightweight chassis, a very well balanced power deployment for optimal traction in multiple scenarios and updated wave rotors.

Equally glorious as a racing bike and as a trail machine for weekend fun, the 2007 CRF250X will put a big smile on the riders’ faces, after the initial adrenaline rush dies out.

Honda CRF230F 2007. 2008

In 2008, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Honda CRF230F, a versatile bike in its sixth year of production that over the years didn’t feature any changes whatsoever except for graphics and color updates.

In terms of design, the 2008 machine packed a white color scheme with red and black graphics on the fuel tank and fenders, and it also featured a black seat with red highlights. Overall, the CRF230F was a reliable and capable machine that handled well off-road ridings.

The Honda CRF230F was an off-road motorcycle that debuted in 2003 as a trail riding and recreational off-road use machine. The bike was set in motion by a 223cc engine with a six-speed manual transmission and was designed for beginner to intermediate riders.

The bike was built on a steel frame that housed a 37 mm leading-axle Showa fork with 240 mm (9.5 inches) of wheel travel on the front and a Pro-Link Showa spring preload adjustable shock absorber with 230 mm of wheel travel on the rear.

As for braking performance, the bike packed a single 240 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the front wheel and a drum braking unit on the rear wheel that offered optimum stopping power.

In the performance department, the 2008 Honda CRF230F had its soul brought to life by a 223cc four-stroke single-cylinder air-cooled engine that delivered an output power of 19 HP with maximum strength at 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) of torque available at 6,500 rpm.

Honda CRF230L 2007. 2008

Bringing together the best of the recreational and functional bikes, on one hand, and the sturdy, dependable character of off-road machinery, the CRF230L is the perfect middleweight adventure machine with a hefty dose of true dual-purpose motorcycle design. Since it’s a street-legal model, the 2007 CRF230L will instantly become your best friend: ride to work, for city errands, grocery shopping, and unbridled off-road fun.

Practical as a commuter as it is reliable as an enduro bike, the 2007 CRF230L packs quite a punch and its 6-speed manual gearbox can tackle both uphill trails and highway hauls with the same fun-generating nerve.

Honda CRF150F 2007. 2008

Smaller than the usual world-class competition bikes, the Honda CRF150F is no less a fighter. Powered by a brawny engine which has received new jetting for 2007, this off-road machine packs more punch than meets the eye and will be a great treat for both new riders and seasoned adults.

The 2007 Honda CRF150F comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox, electric starting, a redesigned, narrower seat for improved freedom of movement, while the updated handlebar shape adds to the comfort. For dirt racing or recreational rides through forests and on open field trails, the CRF150F is a great bike for more than one generation of riders.

Honda CRF100F 2007. 2008

Having already earned its place in the world of small-displacement off-road bikes, the CRF100F boasts on its lightweight construction, while proving to be a tough-as-nails machine which can take tons of abuse effortlessly. A favored choice among pro riders but still providing a rider-friendly, forgiving character and easy-to-understand operation.

Far from being a kids-only bike, the CRF100F will also be happy to ride with adults, especially as it packs enough power and torque to be thrilling even for seasoned riders. For racing or weekend relaxing rides in the wild, the 2007 CRF100F is a most valuable choice.

Honda CRF80F 2007. 2008

When your young, future champs are ready to take on a manual clutch motorcycle, the 2007 Honda CRF80F is by far one of the best choices out there. Packing the same acclaimed sturdy construction which can handle a lot of abuse, this bike is still lightweight and unintimidating, and only needs minimal maintenance.

The 2007 CRF80F comes with a no-nonsense 5-speed gearbox to help youngsters get acquainted with the basics of shifting and learn how to use the bike’s power to their advantage. And with big bike styling, children will also be proud to hop aboard such a machine on the track or alongside adults during open-field relaxing rides.

Honda CRF70F 2007. 2008

Is your young Champion-to-be too big for the basic 50cc off-road Honda, but not leveled up with the more powerful and complex 80 or 100cc machines? No problem, Honda’s CRF70F is most likely the bike you are looking for. Sporting the same intuitive and unintimidating operation, this bike offers more space for taller riders, upgraded suspensions and more power to keep the ride thrilling and help young racers hone in their skills.

The 2007 CRF70F retains the 3-speed automatic clutch transmission, lightweight build and bulletproof construction which can handle the abuse the young riders are sure to put the bike through.

Honda CRF50F 2007. 2008

The lightest and smallest MX machine in Honda’s line-up, the 2007 CRF50F is a very good bike for the youngest of riders, packing plenty of punch to tackles uneven terrain, in the open fields, on the dirt track or in the backyard. A 3-speed, automatic clutch transmission makes sure the youngsters can operate this bike in full confidence, with no fear of stalling and allowing the to concentrate on learning balance and turning.

With a confidence-boosting low seat and small weight, the 2007 CRF50F is unintimidating and fun. And keyed ignition and an adjustable throttle limiter are providing adults with the sought-after peace of mind, as unauthorized riding is eliminated, and they can also increase power as confidence and skills build up.

Honda CRF450R 2007. 2008

The 2007 CRF450R received a ton of modifications and upgrades, taking the top-class MX performance to an even higher standard. For 2007, the engine got a multi-map CDI, an increased upper rev limit, a lighter counterbalancer and drive gears and a better clutch.

A lightweight Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) was added for more precise steering, while the rear shock valving was matched to the front dampers. Using advanced design and light materials, the 2007 CRF450R remained a slim and nimble machine, a dependable ride for the victory-focused riders who want to push their limits even further.

Honda CRF250R 2007. 2008

Welcome to the world of real MX-racing, throw a leg over the 2007 CRF250R and prepare to be blown away! If you think that a quarter-liter bike is tame and lazy, then the CRF250R will be happy to change your mind with it brawny Unicam engine and the heap of upgrades. Almost the entire engine was changed with better-performing parts, and the power deliver was also tuned for a more thrilling experience.

Honda added their Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) to the bike and together with the racing-specced Showa adjustable suspensions it will provide better tracking and a more precise directional control. Works-style rotors reduce weight, while the updated bodywork also comes in a special black livery.

Honda CRF150R 2007. 2008

In 2008, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Honda CRF150R, a motocross machine in its second year of production, designed for off-road racing. Also, the bike was a competitor in the Mini Class against many 85cc two-stroke models.

The bike was available in two versions, such as the standard version called CRF150R and the second version called CRF150RB Expert, which was designed to suit the needs of taller riders.

The Honda CRF150R featured a powerful Unicam 149cc four-stroke single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that delivered impressive power at a wide rpm range, and it only weighed 20 kg (44 lbs).

The model was one of the best mini racing machines Honda has ever made and packed a

fully-adjustable Showa suspension both front and rear, high-quality Dunlop tires, and disc brakes both front and rear.

As for detailed specifications, the bike packed a 37 mm fully-adjustable inverted cartridge-type fork on the front and a Pro-Link fully-adjustable Showa shock absorber on the rear for optimum suspension performance and handling.

In the braking department, the CRF150R packed a single 220 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the front wheel and one 190 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the rear wheel for optimum stopping power.

The Expert version came with some modifications compared to the standard model, such as a single 220 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the front wheel and one 190 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the rear wheel for optimum stopping power.

Honda CRF150RB Expert 2007. 2008

The Honda CRF150R standard version and the CRF150RB Expert were racing dirtbikes introduced in 2006 and first released in 2007 as competitors in the Mini Class against many 85cc two-stroke bikes. All of Honda’s 2008 models were four-stroke, while the earlier ones were two-strokes.

The bike featured a powerful Unicam four-valve liquid-cooled engine that delivered impressive power at a wide rpm range and it only weighed 20 kg (44 lbs). Equipped with fully-adjustable Showa suspension, high-quality Dunlop tires, and disc brakes both front and rear, the CRF150RB was one of the best mini-racing machines Honda has ever made.

The 2008 Honda CRF150RB Expert was 100 more than the standard model and offered several new features specifically for larger riders that included a taller seat, more ground clearance, a larger wheelbase, larger tires, a longer swingarm, and a larger rear sprocket for better acceleration.

All the extra features added only two kg (four lbs) to the bike’s overall weight and were referred to as the CRF150RB, where the R suffix came from Race and B suffix came from Big Wheel.

For suspension, the bike featured a 37 mm fully-adjustable inverted cartridge-type fork on the front and a Pro-Link fully-adjustable Showa shock absorber on the rear for optimum suspension performance and handling.

As for braking performance, the bike packed a single 220 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the front wheel and one 190 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the rear wheel for optimum stopping power.

Honda CRF450R 2006. 2007

The 2006 Honda CRF450R brings in quite a spectacular set of improvements to the Unicam engine, now fueled by a lager carburetor and sporting a smaller exhaust valve, lighter decompression system, a new ignition map, stronger clutch basket and lighter covers, and anew throttle pump and linkage.

15% improved braking power for the front caliper, better tires, a revised exhaust and revalved front suspensions are also on the menu for this year’s iteration of the highly successful and equally revered machine.

Honda CRF250R 2006. 2007

2-stroke bikes aren’t your thing? No problem, Honda knows that some fellows would rather go for a 4-stroke quarter-liter motocross beast, and there it is: the 2006 CRF250R, with a heap of enhancements and revised parts, now better than ever to fly though the ruts.

2006 brings almost an entirely new Unicam engine, loaded in the 4th generation twin-spar aluminium frame, and with optimized rider ergonomics for better handling and more aggressive styles.

Honda CRF150RB Expert 2006. 2007

The Honda CRF150RB Expert was a racing dirtbike manufactured in 2007 alongside the CRF150R standard model. The Expert was a nifty Honda solution meant to provide taller riders with the same comfort and maneuverability as the standard model.

In 2007, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer launched the Honda CRF150RB Expert, a motocross machine that offered a taller seat, more ground clearance, a larger wheelbase, larger tires, a longer swingarm, and a larger rear sprocket for better acceleration.

At the time of its release, the CRF150RB Expert, was sold for an extra 100 due to its modifications to suit larger riders. All the extra features added only two kg (four lbs) to the bike’s overall weight and were referred to as the CRF150RB, where the R suffix came from Race and B suffix came from Big Wheel.

The bike had at its core a powerful Unicam four-valve liquid-cooled engine that delivered impressive power at a wide rpm range, and it only weighed 20 kg (44 lbs). Equipped with fully-adjustable Showa suspension, high-quality Dunlop tires, and disc brakes both front and rear, the 2007 Honda CRF150RB was one of the best mini-racing machines Honda has ever made.

For suspension, the bike featured a 37 mm fully-adjustable inverted cartridge-type fork on the front and a Pro-Link fully-adjustable Showa shock absorber on the rear for optimum suspension performance and handling.

In the braking department, the bike packed a single 220 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the front wheel and one 190 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the rear wheel for optimum stopping power.

Honda CRF150R 2006. 2007

The Honda CRF150R was a racing dirtbike manufactured by Honda in 2007 and competed in the Mini Class series against many 85cc two-stroke bikes. Alongside the standard model, Honda also made available the CRF150RB Expert version, which was intended for larger riders.

In 2007, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer released the first model of the Honda CRF150R, a small-displacement motocross machine powered by a 149cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine and a successor to the CR85R model.

The bike featured a powerful Unicam four-valve engine that delivered impressive power at a wide rpm range, and it only weighed 20 kg (44 lbs). Equipped with a fully-adjustable Showa suspension, high-quality Dunlop tires, and disc brakes both front and rear, the CRF150R was one of the best mini-racing machines Honda has ever made.

Also, compared to the standard model, the Expert was a version suited for larger riders that included a taller seat, more ground clearance, a larger wheelbase, larger tires, a longer swingarm, and a larger rear sprocket for better acceleration.

For suspension, the bike featured a 37 mm fully-adjustable inverted cartridge-type fork on the front and a Pro-Link fully-adjustable Showa shock absorber on the rear for optimum suspension performance and handling.

As for braking performance, the bike packed a single 220 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the front wheel and one 190 mm disc with a hydraulic caliper on the rear wheel for optimum stopping power.

Honda CRF70F 2006. 2007

The CRF70F is the next step as the young riders outgrow the entry-point 50cc machines. Light, incredibly sturdy and providing plenty of punch from its smooth 4-stroke engine, this bike comes with great mileage, simple and cheap maintenance and a convenience 3-speed semi-automatic transmission.

That is, riders will learn how to shift gears, but the clutch is automatic, offering a hassle-free experience and allowing them to FOCUS on riding and honing in their basic skills. keyed ignition also provides added security.

Honda CRF100F 2006. 2007

Small, but incredibly tough, the Honda CRF100F comes with a very good reputation, as it helped a lot of young riders take a bold step towards bigger machines and come closer to being off-road racing stars. Versatile, easy on the budget as far as maintenance is concerned, intuitive and non-intimidating, the 2006 version carries on the heritage.

Loaded with a Showa fork an Pro-Link rear suspension, and with the 99cc engine mated to a heavy duty 5-speed transmission, the CRF100F is great for both weekend leisure rides and training the young riders on the dirt track.

Honda CRF250R 2005. 2006

Just like its bigger sibling, the 2005 CRF250R has received a lot of upgrades in the technical areas. The engine got a new head porting, with new camshaft profiles, a new mapping which delivers more torque, a new side-electrode spark plug, lighter covers, stiffer clutch springs, and upgraded shift drum, forks and shafts for more precise shifting.

The exhaust has also been redesigned for better mass centralization, and the bike’s suspensions have also been reworked. As for the rest, the 2005 CRF250R remains the same brawny, dependable, winning motocross machine, loaded with race-grade parts and ready to deliver holeshot after holeshot on the track.

Honda CRF450R 2005. 2006

The Honda CRF450R is one of the elite motocross machines, and one of the very popular choices among dirt riders. A championship winner on multiple occasions, this machine receives a host of updates in 2005. The engine cases have been revised and the engine is now tilted forward for a lower position enhancing maneuverability. The radiators also went lower, and the water pump components now provide a longer life.

The front hub is lighter and stronger, with the forks also lightened, plus revalved suspensions, carburetor revisions and relocated exhaust for better mass centralization.

Honda CRF70F 2005. 2006

After having dealt with the entry-point 50cc off-road bikes, your kid is ready to take his or her first step up towards becoming a champ, and this step might very well be the 2005 Honda CRF70F. Light and non-intimidating, sporting true big-bike styling and plenty of attitude, this automatic-clutch machine is the natural order of things.

The smooth 4-stroke engine delivers plenty of punch to make things thrilling and interesting, while the 3-speed gearbox helps young riders get used to what real off-road riding is like, allowing them to experience the various traction and power delivery scenarios they will encounter ahead.

Honda CRF100F 2005. 2006

The exceptional versatility and proven toughness of the Honda CRF100F have made it into one of the best-selling machines for the Japanese maker. Simple, built like a tank and ready to provide top-drawer fun right from the box, the Honda CRF100F is ideal for recreational purposes.

On the educational size, it represents a nifty step up for the young riders, getting them used to the convenience and workings of a 5-speed gearbox. Add in protection from the skidplate, fork gaiters and convenient kickstarting in any gear for a better picture on this amazing small-displacement machine.

Honda CRF50F 2003. 2004

The smallest of Honda’s off-road bikes, the 2003 CRF50F is a great way to introduce the youngest riders to the two-wheeled world. Small, punchy enough to be thrilling, with a 3-speed, automatic-clutch transmission and boasting precise handling, the 2003 CRF50F is a good choice for the very first bike.

Its light, but bulletproof construction makes it impervious to drops and rough treatment, and with Honda’s traditional reliability, one can expect flawless fun until your future champ outgrows the bike.

Honda CRF70F 2003. 2003

Equipped with a semi-automatic transmission, the 2003 CRF70F is Honda’s perfect machine for the young riders who are looking forward to getting used to shifting and adapting the power and torque deployment on varying terrain. The low seat boosts confidence, while the tuned suspensions ensure excellent stability and make obstacle surmounting easier.

Light and punchy, the CRF70F is a good step towards becoming a Champion, and with the race-inspired styling, kids will surely be dreaming of becoming the next big name in off-road riding.

Honda CRF80F 2003. 2004

A bike created for young riders, the 2003 Honda CRF80F is a great intermediate step between the entry-point 49cc machines and the bigger, more powerful ones. With a punchy engine which is nonintimidating and provides plenty of brawn for tackling increasingly big obstacles, this motorcycle is also helping riders get better acquainted to shifting.

Its manual 5-speed transmission and fairly low seat provide enhanced confidence at low speed, and the youngsters will start riding faster and better as experience accumulates.

Honda CRF100F 2003. 2004

Borrowing the best features of its XR100R predecessor, the 2003 Honda CRF100F packs great off-road worthiness as an intermediate step between the entry-level minibikes and the more serious dirt machines. Nonintimidating and fun to ride thanks to its clever ergonomics and predictable power deployment, the CRF100F also sports a low seat which helps riders gain both experience and confidence.

Add in the racing CRF-like graphics for an even more inviting attire, helping the young riders turn into young champions with each surmounted obstacle and each camber curve left behind.

Honda CRF150F 2003. 2004

It’s great if you’re thinking about riding alongside your kids. but you can also share the bike with them. That is, in case we’re talking about the 2003 Honda CRF150F. This bike is engineered with all the care the big-bore off-road Honda machines are made, but at a smaller scale which makes it accessible to both kids and adults, alike.

A full-fledged trail machine for your children, the CRF150F can still provide you with a ton of fun, as its 4-stroke engine runs smooth and packs plenty of punch for a truly fun ride. Not a n entry-point bike, but not an intimidating one either, the 2003 CRF150F is however a great step towards the bigger machines, and a very good way to help your kids hone in their riding skills.

Honda CRF250R 2003. 2004

The 2003 CRF250R is the 4-stroke version of Honda’s quarter-liter motocross machine, a beast engineered to be lightweight and boast plenty of punch for the most grueling of tracks. Great as a competition bike, the CRF250R is obviously an amazing motorcycle for fun with your friends in location far from asphalt and main roads.

Whether you like the smooth rumble of the 4-stroke engines more than you enjoy 2-stroke machines, and are looking for a motorcycle which can race just as it effortlessly strolls across plains and forest trails, the 2003 CRF250R may be one of the best choices.

What is the Honda CRF-E2, Honda’s First Electric Dirt Bike?

  • The Honda CRF-E2 offers a middle ground between toy bikes and high-end competition-grade minibikes costing 5,000 or more.
  • It wears miniaturized versions of high-grade motocross tires. The 12” knobby tires equipped as standard on the dirt bike are 60/100-12 Kenda Millville K771 tires.
  • You can quickly and easily swap out the 11.9-lb lithium-ion battery powering the CRF-E2, due to a robust nylon carrying strap handle bolted to the top of the battery.

Borrowing its aggressive, sporty design cues and name from Honda’s trail and motocross CRF motorcycle series, the Honda CRF-E2 is a scaled-down all-electric dirt bike for younger riders. A miniature version of the CRF series, it has a maximum load of 99 lbs, earmarking it for use by kids. The vehicle was born in 2022 through a collaboration with Greenger Powersports, which designs and builds the electric bike to Honda-licensed specs.

Capable but affordable, the Honda CRF-E2 offers a middle ground between toy bikes and high-end competition-grade minibikes costing 5,000 or more. It holds enough power for up to several hours of operation. Optional (and somewhat pricey) accessories can extend riding time with a few simple steps. Topping off the package, this well-constructed EV has the look of a full-size Honda motocross bike. Kids may appreciate its fierce-looking styling and “grown-up” aesthetic, unlike the less serious appearance of many kids’ e-bikes.

CRF-E2: Specs

Sporting the feel and look of a CRF series motorcycle, the Honda CRF-E2 has a 38” wheelbase. Seat height is adjustable for different-sized riders, moving between 24” and 25.5”. The dirt bike’s weight is 106 pounds, kept low by its aluminum double-spar frame construction, electric motor, and compact size. For comparison, a Honda CRF450R dirt bike, a base model adult motorcycle in the same category, features a 58.3” wheelbase, 38” seat height, and 245-pound curb weight.

Priced at 2,950, or about a third of the CRF450R’s base price, the CRF-E2 includes scaled-down features typical for a trail bike. These include a hydraulic telescopic fork with 4” of travel, and preload and rebound adjustable rear suspension with about 8” of travel. Ground clearance is significant at 7.8”, only approximately 5” less than the full-size CRF450R.

Greenger and Honda say the 4.8-volt motor is a quieter, cooler, pollution-free equivalent of a 50 cc gasoline engine. Revved to the maximum of 4,000 rpm, the motor develops 3.4 horsepower and 18.4 ft-lbs of torque. At a more typical 2,000 rpm, power output is 1.6 horsepower and 4.1 ft-lbs of torque. The motor is air-cooled.

CRF-E2: Run Time and Performance

The main point kids will be interested in regarding the CRF-E2 is how long their fun can continue. The electric dirt bike can run for a maximum of two hours on a full charge. Greenger, the actual manufacturer, notes this run time is available only “in ideal conditions.” Heavy-duty, strenuous use and heavier riders (closer to the maximum 99 lbs rider weight) will likely significantly reduce this run time.

The owner can set performance at two different levels to match the rider’s age and experience. Level 1 limits top speed to 10 mph. Setting the drive mode to Level 2 lets the CRF-E2 stretch its legs up to its maximum speed of 20 mph.

The CRF-E2 also offers multiple charging options. Each bike comes with a basic charger that can bring the 48V lithium-ion battery’s charge from 0% to 100% in four hours. An 80% charge takes just over three hours. Optionally, you buying an 8A Quick Charger through a Honda Powersports dealership lets you add to the bike’s capabilities with faster charging. This device delivers a 100% charge in 2.5 hours and an 80% charge in just two hours. The full comparison is as follows:

100% Charge80% Charge
Standard Charger Four hours ~Three hours
8A Quick-Charge 2.5 hours Two hours

Quality Tires and Brakes

Once again featuring more “serious” equipment than the average toy bike, the Honda CRF-E2 c These are scaled-down editions of the off-road tires Kenda builds for full-size dirt bikes.

Millville tires can handle soft to medium trail conditions and deal well with loose materials and surfaces. This includes sand, mud, and other slippery terrain features. The grippy knobs offer traction for both cornering and Rapid braking on various surfaces. Plenty of biting edges give the tires an advantage on treacherous ground. The tire compound formula used offers a balance between grip and lifespan, so the tires are sturdy and hard-wearing. Honda Motorsports dealers sell replacement tires in case they eventually wear out anyway.

Disc brakes like those found on bigger off-road bikes give the Honda CRF-E2 stopping power. The rider actuates the brakes via hand levers built into the handlebars, with the right side lever activating the front brake and the left hand operating the rear brake The brakes themselves are 190mm petal-style rotors driven by hydraulic calipers.

Swappable Batteries Keep the CRF-E2 Running

One feature of this small electric motorcycle echoes Chinese electric carmaker Nio’s “Battery as a Service” plan. Specifically, you can quickly and easily swap out the 11.9-lb lithium-ion battery powering the CRF-E2. Thanks to the battery’s small size and simple installation, you can accomplish this exchange in just a few seconds. A robust nylon carrying strap handle bolted to the top of the battery makes extraction, handling, and installation easier. The battery is also quite compact at 5.7” long, 3.6” wide, and 10.6” high.

Buying at least one extra E2 Battery enables having an extra two hours of dirt bike riding on standby. Popping the original battery into the quick charger adds the option of even more extended use. The one downside to extra batteries is cost. Each one costs 999.99 plus a 50 shipping charge. Like the motorcycle itself, they are available only through Honda Powersports dealers.

What is the Honda CRF-E2, Honda’s First Electric Dirt Bike? FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How much does a Honda CRF-E2 cost?

The Honda CRF-E2 is priced at 2,950 manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) as of mid-2022. This is usually increased by a 100 freight fee and a 200 destination charge. Since the electric motorcycle is available only through American Honda Powersports dealerships at this time, finding a discounted price is currently unlikely.

How fast does the CRF-E2 go?

The CRF-E2’s top speed is 20 miles per hour, though it can be limited to 10 mph.

Is the Honda CRF-E2 already available for purchase?

Yes, the Honda CRF-E2 has full availability for purchase as of early summer 2022. As noted, it is treated like a full-size motorcycle by the company. It is therefore sold through Powersports dealerships. The official release date of the CRF-E2 was in early March 2022.

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