Honda Goes Fuel Injection with Play bikes for 2019

2019 Honda CRF110F, CRF125F and CRF250F go Fuel Injected

With the ongoing CARB issues in California and the EPA putting a full court press on dirt bikes, Honda has faced the challenge. Despite the fact that emissions (greenhouse gasses) emitted from off-road motorcycles, ATVs and side by sides is undetectable compared to commercial aircraft alone, or automobiles and trucks or even cattle farts, they are on us like pigs in their own filth. Why? Off road vehicles are an easy target and they can look back and say to the public “look what we did” Although a jet taking off puts out more gasses in a day than dirt bikes do in a year or more (DBT Speculation- LOL).

The only issue with being up to date today, it also raises the cost of dirt bikes, a problem some are already facing. Honda was not afraid and they offer a full line of 50-state legal off-road bikes for the kids all the way up to big kid riding the all-new CRF450X or CRF450L. Below is the latest PR from Honda regarding the lineup of fun off-road play bikes.

2019 CRF110F


The heart of a racer beats in every youngster who watches Team Honda HRC factory riders Ken Roczen and Cole Seely on television or from a stadium seat. That CRF Performance Line technology and style have now reached the motorcycle for younger riders, with the all-new fuel-injected CRF110F. For 2019, this model features a Keihin electronic fuel-injection system that’s tuned for linear power delivery and precise throttle response, and is 50-state off-road legal. The easier-to-use power is matched to an all-new steel twin-spar frame that’s engineered with CRF Performance Line DNA but extensively tested and developed for the right balance of precision and comfort for recreational riders. The smooth power delivery and nimble chassis function together to offer a secure ride. The new CRF110F carries over its four-speed, clutch-less transmission for takeoffs and shifting that quickly become comfortable for every rider. An additional 12mm of rear-suspension travel and a 5mm increase in seat-foam thickness (without increasing overall seat height) mean improved comfort whether sitting or standing. And of course the CRF110F delivers Honda’s legendary build quality and reliability, so the bike dependably fires up every time the starter button is pressed and doesn’t stop until the tank runs dry—and when that moment is looming, the FI system provides a low-fuel warning light. A big benefit for the young rider’s “factory mechanic” is that the fuel-injection system eliminates the possibility of carburetor jets clogging with fuel residue if the motorcycle sits for an extended period—and reduced maintenance means more family time on the trail or track. The CRF110F boasts top-level performance in a small package—just like its rider.

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CRF125F and CRF125F Big Wheel


CRF Performance Line technology such as fuel injection and twin-spar frame design is now bestowed on the CRF Trail Line, advancing the 2019 CRF125F and CRF125F Big Wheel into modern off-road motorcycles that maximize fun and ride enjoyment. The electronically controlled Keihin fuel-injection system delivers smooth, seamless, linear power at any rpm and throttle setting—ideal for new motorcyclists and equally advantageous for advanced riders on technical trails or when going through big elevation changes—and the model is 50-state off-road legal. The all-new twin-spar frame is made of steel and extensively tested and developed for a confidence-inspiring chassis wrapped in new body panels and graphics that match those of the model’s race-oriented CRF siblings. Both CRF125F models retain the proven 124.9cc SOHC engine and four-speed gearbox for strong power and intuitive shifting feel. In terms of hardware, the two versions differ only in wheel size, swingarm length and final-drive gearing, resulting in a difference in seat height of 1.8 inches. Instructors or parents will appreciate the peace of mind that comes with putting a rider on a secure and nimble machine, and maintenance is simplified with fuel injection—no jets to change or to clog with fuel residue if the bike sits for an extended period. Electric start, low-fuel indicator light, ignition “key on” indicator, and Honda’s earned reputation for making the best-built and most dependable motorcycles on the trail mean pride of ownership all week and fun and thrills every weekend.


CRF125F Big Wheel

2019 Updates
All-new electronically controlled Keihin fuel-injection system replaces carburetor. FI delivers linear and hesitation-free power for easier-to-control delivery at all points in the powerband.
Twin-spar steel frame, with heavy-duty design inspired by the frame architecture of the CRF Performance Line, provides the right balance of rigidity and suppleness for trail-bike comfort.
Suspension travel increased (by 10mm increase in front, 12mm rear) for improved plushness and better bottoming resistance.
New 1 gallon steel fuel tank with integrated fuel pump and fuel filter. Low-fuel indicator on handlebar illuminates when .2 gallons remain. New frame design shields tank in the event of a fall.
All-new bodywork and graphics match styling of CRF Performance Line.
New handlebar-mounted, multiple-function switch incorporates starter button, ignition “key on” indicator, fuel-injection system status, and low-fuel indicator light. (Replaces reserve setting on petcock.)
New ratchet-style fuel tank cap reduces possibility of loosening during ride.
Half-waffle grips have a smaller circumference for a better fit with smaller hands.
New seat foam is 5mm taller, yet seat height on the standard version is only 2mm higher, due to seat placement in the new frame. (Seat height on Big Wheel version isn’t increased from 2018.)
Engine/Drivetrain

The 124.9cc SOHC engine returns with smoother, more linear power delivery.
Four-speed gearbox is well matched to the broad power spread.
Electric starter makes getting going a breeze, with kick-start backup included.
Chassis/Suspension

CRF125F and CRF125F Big Wheel have seat heights of 29.1 inches and 30.9 inches, respectively.
CRF125F has wheel sizes of 17 and 14 inches front and rear, respectively. CRF125F Big Wheel has 19- and 16-inch wheels.
The 31mm fork provides plush front-suspension action.
Pro-Link® rear-suspension design with sophisticated single shock for consistent action.
Smooth stopping power provided by hydraulic front brake with 220mm rotor and 95mm rear drum brake.
Front brake lever is adjustable to work with varying hand sizes.
Styling follows that of the race-winning CRF Performance Line.
Meets CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.
Consult owner’s manual for optional racing parts
Specifications subject to change

2019 Updates
Follows technology developments of CRF Performance Line with Keihin electronically controlled fuel-injection system that delivers linear and hesitation-free power, minimizing intimidation for new riders and providing a friendly power delivery for all levels. Fuel-injection system delivers smooth power at all rpm and all throttle openings.
Twin-spar steel frame, inspired by the CRF Performance Line frame architecture, provides the right balance of rigidity and comfort.
New frame and 12mm increase in rear-suspension travel let this small bike handle the bigger bumps with better control and reduced bottoming.
New seat foam is 5mm thicker, yet bike maintains same overall seat height of previous model due to seat placement in the new frame.
New 1 gallon steel fuel tank with integrated fuel pump incorporates built-in fuel filter and low-fuel indicator on handlebar (lights up at .2 gallons remaining). New frame design shields tank in the event of a fall.
All-new bodywork with CRF Performance Line styling and graphics.
New handlebar-mounted multiple-function handlebar switch incorporates starter button, ignition “key on” indicator, fuel-injection system status, and “low fuel” indicator light (replaces reserve setting on petcock).
New ratchet-style fuel-tank cap reduces possibility of loosening during ride.
Half-waffle grips have a smaller circumference for an improved fit with smaller hands.
Engine / Drivetrain

Air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke 109cc engine tuned for new riders.
Four-speed gearbox with automatic clutch.
Adjustable throttle-limiter screw to match rider abilities.
Convenient electric starter with kick-start backup.
Chassis / Suspension

Low seat height of only 26.3 inches.
Handlebar pad.
Meets current EPA and CARB off-road emissions standards.
Consult owner’s manual for optional racing parts
Specifications subject to change
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2019 CRF250F

Increased displacement, more power and better stability enhance the confidence-inspiring nature of the all-new flagship of the CRF Recreational Line and bring performance gains that also make this a great platform for advanced riders. The CRF250F brings an all-new 250cc four-valve engine with Keihin electronic fuel injection for increased power, and it is now 50-state off-road legal. Its tubular steel frame brings improved handling—a benefit that will be appreciated by all riders. More torque and a linear power delivery mean new riders can learn at lower, less intimidating rpm, and advanced off-roaders can utilize the strong torque in technical sections. The smooth low-end power blends seamlessly into a stronger midrange and top end, and the increase in torque at all rpm results in fewer shifts so that riders can focus more on trail challenges. The mass-centralization philosophy of the CRF Performance Line is carried over to this trail model, with the muffler positioned closer to the center of mass. The result is a lighter feel, intuitive responsiveness, and confidence-inspiring handling, especially on corner entrances. The Pro-Link® rear suspension system puts the smooth power to the ground, and the Showa 41mm fork works with the new frame’s steering geometry to provide maximum front-wheel traction. Braking is handled with new petal-style rotors for improved modulation, heat transfer and mud clearing, and the CRF Performance Line-inspired aggressive, compact bodywork allows improved rider/machine interface. Hot or cold, stored in the garage or stopped on the bad line up a challenging hill, the CRF250F’s EFI and electric starter fire up the engine with the touch of a button, and there are no carburetor circuits to clog with fuel residue if the bike sits for extended periods. The new, 1.6 gallon fuel tank enables good range and is protected between the frame spars in the event of a fall, and the integrated fuel pump includes a low-fuel sensor with a handlebar-mounted indicator. Add it all up, and the all-new CRF250F is more bike, for more riders.

2019 Updates
All-new 250cc overhead-cam engine.
All-new Keihin electronically controlled fuel injection systems delivers more linear power and easy start-up whether bike has been sitting or is hot on the trail.
All-new tubular steel frame for a stable, nimble chassis.
CRF Performance Line philosophy of mass centralization applied to vehicle packaging.
New 41mm fork, plus Pro-Link rear-suspension system with single shock.
Front and rear hydraulic brakes with petal-style rotors for improved heat dissipation.
Handlebar-mounted low-fuel and “key on” indicator lights.
CRF Performance Line-inspired muffler with compact positioning.
CRF Performance Line-inspired bodywork and graphics.
Engine/Drivetrain

The 250cc SOHC engine returns with smoother, more linear power delivery.
Four-speed gearbox is well matched to the broad power spread.
Electric starter makes getting going a breeze.
Chassis/Suspension

34.8 inch seat height.
Wheel sizes of 21 and 18 inches front and rear, respectively.
The 41mm fork provides plush front-suspension action.
Pro-Link® rear-suspension design with sophisticated single shock for consistent action.
Smooth stopping power provided by front and rear hydraulic brakes, with 240mm and 220mm rotors, respectively.
Front brake lever is adjustable to work with varying hand sizes.
Styling follows that of the race-winning CRF Performance Line.
Meets CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.
Consult owner’s manual for optional racing parts
Specifications subject to change

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