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2009 Honda CRF230F

2009 Honda CRF230F

Introduction

One of the world’s most popular and highly rated off-road play bikes for beginners and experts alike, the CRF230F features easy one-touch electric starting, a rugged 223cm3 4-stroke engine pumping out smooth, dependable power and a long-travel suspension system that really soaks up the bumps on rocky trails. With all this and the big smile it puts on your face, the CRF230F is the perfect choice for recreational riders discovering the exciting world of off-road adventure.

Key Features

  • Engine design produces low emissions to meet the world’s most stringent off-road emissions standards
  • Keyed ignition switch provides added security
  • Narrow seat and fuel tank combine with handlebar shape to increase rider comfort
  • Motocross-style seat is low and comfortable, and allows maximum rider movement
  • High-impact plastic skidplate protects lower engine cases
  • Folding shift lever
  • Reusable foam air filter for reduced maintenance costs
  • Front and rear steel drive sprockets for durability
  • High-quality handlebar with comfortable grips
  • Extra-wide-ridged, folding, self-cleaning footpegs and brake pedal for secure footing
  • Lightweight exhaust system utilises a quiet silencer equipped with an effective spark arrester
  • Maintenance-free sealed battery
  • CRF-R–inspired bodywork and graphics

Engine

  • Dependable 223cm3 air-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque spread over a wide rpm-range
  • Lightweight aluminium crankcase
  • 26mm carburettor for crisp throttle response
  • Push-button electric start for reliable starting ease
  • Maintenance-free Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI)
  • Heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement
  • Versatile, smooth-shifting 6-speed transmission

Chassis

  • Lightweight semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame
  • 37mm leading-axle Showa front fork offers 240mm of suspension travel
  • Fork boots keep dirt and moisture away from fork seals
  • Lightweight and rugged box-section aluminium swingarm
  • Pro-Link rear suspension rides on needle bearings for smooth action and durability
  • Heavy-duty Showa rear damper offers 230mm of travel
  • Heavy-duty O-ring–sealed chain for durability and reduced maintenance
  • Snail-type chain adjusters for easy maintenance
  • Powerful 240mm front disc brake
  • Lightweight 110mm rear drum brake
  • Strong, lightweight rims with straight-pull spokes

Colour

  • Extreme Red (with white number plate and sidecovers)

Availability & Model Changes For 2009

  • Availability: Now
  • Changes for 2009: No changes

Technical Specification

Engine

  • Type - Air-cooled 4-stroke 2-valve SOHC single
  • Displacement - 223cm3
  • Bore x Stroke - 65.5 x 66.2mm
  • Compression Ratio - 9 : 1
  • Max. Power Output - 13.7kW/8,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Max. Torque - 18.8kW/6,000min-1 (95/1/EC)

Fuel System

  • Carburetion - 26mm piston-valve carburettor
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 7.2 litres (including 1.5-litre reserve)

Electrical System

  • Ignition System - Capacitor Discharge (CDI)
  • Starter - Electric / Primary kick

Drivetrain

  • Transmission - 6-speed
  • Primary Reduction - 3.090 (68/22)
  • Gear Ratios - 1; 2.769 (36/13), 2; 1.941 (33/17), 3; 1.450 (29/20), 4; 1.148 (31/27), 5; 0.960 (24/25)
    6 0.812 (26/32)
  • Final Reduction - 3.846 (50/13)
  • Final Drive - #520 O-ring sealed chain

Frame

  • Type - Semi-double cradle; steel tube

Chassis

  • Dimensions (LxWxH) - 2,059 x 815 x?1,159mm
  • Wheelbase - 1,375mm
  • Caster Angle - 27° 3'
  • Trail - 112mm
  • Seat Height - 866.1mm
  • Ground Clearance - 297.1mm
  • Kerb Weight - 112.9kg

Suspension

  • Type - Front; 37mm leading-axle telescopic fork; 241.3mm axle travel
  • Rear; Pro-Link swingarm with adjustable spring pre-load; 228.6mm axle travel

Wheels

  • Type - Front; Aluminium rim/wire spoke
  • Rear; Aluminium rim/wire spoke
  • Rim Size - Front; 21 x 1.60
  • Rear; 18 x 1.85
  • Tyre Size - Front; 80/100–21 NHS MT320H
  • Rear; 100/100–18 NHS MT320

Brakes

  • Type - Front; 240 ? 3mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
  • Rear; 110mm leading/trailing drum

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice