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2009 Honda CRF50F

2009 Honda CRF50F

Introduction

Widely recognised as the quintessential mini bike, the CRF50F is Honda’s longest-running off-road model and the choice of first-time riders the world over. Its inverted fork, 49cc four-stroke engine and easy-shifting three-speed gearbox with automatic clutch make the CRF50F a cinch to ride. Built strong and solid, with aggressive big bike styling and a low 550mm seat height, this CRF will soon have the fun meters of the smallest riders in the family running red - Honda red.

Key Features

  • Low-emissions engine design meets the most rigorous off-road emissions standards
  • Narrow, 110mm-wide race-style seat, slim fuel tank, and extra-low, 549mm seat height provide excellent comfort and mobility for a broad range of young riders
  • Adjustable throttle limiter
  • Keyed ignition switch prevents unauthorised use
  • Motocross-style handlebar with padded protector
  • Small-size control levers enhance young rider comfort and confidence
  • High-quality, comfortable grips
  • Small overall size and light weight simplify transport
  • Easy-access washable foam air filter simplifies maintenance
  • Folding, ridged footpegs offer secure footing even in muddy conditions
  • Durable plastic fenders are nearly indestructible
  • CRF-R-inspired bodywork, colours and graphics

Engine

  • Dependable 49cm3 SOHC four-stroke engine develops smooth, easy-to-use power
  • 10 : 1 compression ratio ensures good performance
  • Maintenance-free Capacitor Discharge ignition (CDI) and automatic camchain tensioner
  • 13mm piston-valve carburettor offers excellent fuel mileage and throttle response throughout the rpm range
  • Smooth-shifting 3-speed transmission with automatic clutch offers simple operation and easy takeoffs
  • Durable #420 drive chain provides dependable operation and low maintenance
  • Exhaust silencer equipped with spark arrester provides efficient and quiet operation
  • Closed crankcase ventilation system safeguards against engine oil contamination

Chassis

  • High-tensile steel frame and swingarm offer excellent balance of strength and compliance
  • Inverted telescopic front fork offers a plush 88.9mm of suspension travel
  • Front suspension spring and damping rates engineered to provide optimum rider comfort and bump absorption
  • Single-shock rear suspension supporting a reinforced swingarm provides 71mm of well-damped travel
  • 28-spoke, 10" diameter wheels with die-cast aluminium hubs look great, provide excellent manoeuvrability and offer smooth ride quality
  • Powerful, lightweight front and rear drum brakes
  • Wide, long-wearing off-road tyres offer excellent traction

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 - 49cm3
  • Bore x Stroke - 39 x 41.4mm
  • Compression Ratio - 10 : 1
  • Max. Power Output - 2.2kW/8,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
  • Max. Torque - 3.43Nm/3,500min-1 (95/1/EC)

Fuel System

  • Carburetion - 13mm piston-valve carburettor
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 2.6 litres (including 0.76-litre reserve)

Electrical System

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

Drivetrain

  • Transmission - 3-speed w/ automatic clutch
  • Primary Reduction - 4.058 (69/17)
  • Gear Ratios - 1; 3.272 (36/11), 2; 1.666 (25/11), 3; 1.190 (25/21)
  • Final Reduction - 2.643 (37/14)
  • Final Drive - #420 roller chain

Frame

  • Type - Mono-Backbone; steel tube

Chassis

  • Dimensions (LxWxH) - 1,302 x 581 x 774mm
  • Wheelbase - 914mm
  • Caster Angle - 25°
  • Trail - 33mm
  • Seat Height - 548.6mm
  • Ground Clearance - 146mm
  • Kerb Weight - 49.9kg

Suspension

  • Type - Front; 21.7mm inverted telescopic fork, 88.9mm axle travel
  • Rear; Monoshock with cantilever-type swingarm, 71.1mm axle travel

Wheels

  • Type - Front; Steel rim/wire spoke
  • Rear; Steel rim/wire spoke
  • Rim Size - Front; 10 x 1.40
  • Rear; 10 x 1.40
  • Tyre Size - Front; 2.50–10 33Y
  • Rear; 2.50–10 33Y

Brakes

  • Type - Front; 80mm leading/trailing drum
  • Rear; 80mm leading/trailing drum

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice