2008 Honda CRF230F Features & Benefits

A popular pick as the most accomplished off-road play bike by motorcycle magazines the world over, the electric-start CRF230F is the perfect match for recreational riders discovering the world of off-road adventure.

New for 2008

  • Narrower seat, fuel tank and new handlebar shape increase rider comfort.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Dependable 223cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque spread over a wide-rpm range.
  • 26mm carburetor for crisp throttle response.
  • Electric start for ease of starting.
  • Lightweight aluminum crankcase.
  • Maintenance-free CD ignition.
  • Heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement.
  • Smooth-shifting, versatile six-speed transmission.
  • Heavy-duty O-ring-sealed chain for durability and reduced maintenance.

Chassis/Suspension

  • Box-section aluminum swingarm first in its class.
  • Lightweight semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel frame.
  • 37mm leading-axle Showa front fork offers 9.5 inches of suspension travel.
  • Fork boots keep dirt and moisture away from fork seals.
  • Heavy-duty Showa rear shock offers 9.0 inches of travel.
  • Pro-Link® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)
  • Snail-type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.
  • Powerful 240mm front disc brake.
  • Lightweight rear drum brake.
  • Strong, lightweight rims with straight-pull spokes.

Additional Features

  • CRF®-R-inspired bodywork and graphics.
  • Engine design produces low emissions that meets both EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road standards.
  • Motocross-style seat is low and comfortable, and allows maximum rider movement.
  • Easily detachable number plate.
  • High-impact plastic skidplate protects lower engine cases.
  • Folding shift lever.
  • Reusable, foam air filter for reduced maintenance costs.
  • Front and rear steel sprockets for durability.
  • High-quality handlebar with comfortable grips.
  • Extra-wide-cleated, folding, self-cleaning footpegs and brake pedal for secure footing.
  • Quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
  • Maintenance-free sealed battery.
  • Keyed ignition switch.
  • Transferable six-month limited warranty.
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