2017 Honda CRF230F

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Family Fun In The Dirt.

Remember back in the good old days, when bikes were light, simple, affordable, and most of all fun? Honda made some of the best bikes ever, machines that put a whole generation of riders on two wheels, and kept them there their whole lives. Well, guess what? Honda still makes bikes like that, and our CRF230F is a perfect example. Just hop on, push the electric starter, and have a blast. Because it’s a Honda four-stroke, you don’t have to worry about excessive maintenance. With its overall size, sturdy frame and lightweight components, the CRF230F is just the right size for adults or larger teens who can’t wait to take on the twists and turns of the trail.

So for anyone who remembers the good old days, here’s a news flash: With a bike like the Honda CRF230F, today is even better than the old days ever were.

Innovations

  • ELECTRIC STARTER: Push-button starting makes getting going easier in all kinds of conditions, while the efficient design adds minimal weight.
  • KEYED IGNITION: A keyed ignition switch for added security—the switch lets you control who goes riding and when, important if you have younger riders in the house.
  • RIGID BODYWORK: Bold CRF graphics and bodywork that is rigid and stylish out on the trail.
  • MOTORCROSS-STYLE SEAT: The motocross-style seat is low and comfortable, allowing for maximum rider movement.
  • SEALED BATTERY: The maintenance-free sealed battery helps ensure that your CRF230F is ready to go without a lot of pre-ride preparation.
  • 223CC ENGINE: A dependable 223cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque spread over a wide rpm range.
  • PRO-LINK® REAR SUSPENSION: Progressive linkage connects a single heavy-duty Showa® shock to the swingarm, delivering an excellent combination of spring and damping rates over a wide range of riding conditions.
  • HEAVY-DUTY CLUTCH: The heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement.
  • DISC BRAKE: The front disc brake provides superior stopping power, and the front disc rotor is drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.
  • SKID PLATE: A high-impact plastic skid plate protects lower engine cases.
  • SNAIL-TYPE CHAIN ADJUSTERS: Snail-Type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT RIMS: Strong, lightweight rims feature straight-pull spokes for more strength.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2017
Model CRF230F
Model Code CRF230F
Color Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Single 240 mm disc

Rear - Drum

Tires

Front - 80/100-21

Rear - 100/100-18

Dimensions

Weight 249 lbs.
Ground Clearance 11.7 in.
Wheelbase 54.1 in.
Seat Height 34.1 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T

Engine

Engine 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement 223 cc
Bore x Stroke 65.5 x 66.2 mm
Compression Ratio 9:1
Carburetion 26 mm piston-valve
Fuel Capacity 1.9 gallons, including 0.4 gal. reserve
Ignition CD
Cooling Air

Operational

Suspension

Front - 37 mm leading-axle Showa® fork; 9.5 in. travel

Rear - Pro-Link® Showa® single-shock with spring-preload adjustability; 9 in. travel

Rake 27.3°
Trail 4.4 in. (112 mm)