2011 Honda CRF Off-Road Models Announced
Motocross models receive updates
Heading to Honda dealerships in October are the updated 2011 CRF450R and CRF250R motocross bikes and the youth model CRF70F and CRF50F. Also announced were several Honda ATVs. The updated models represent the first wave of Honda’s 2011 model announcements.
“Honda is ramping up its release of 2011 models,” says Bill Savino, Honda Powersports press manager. “We’re proud to unveil our newest race bikes, the CRF450R and CRF250R motocrossers, plus a wide assortment of Honda off-road machines that have remained extremely popular with recreational riders over the years. With these models for 2011 and more to follow, this is certainly going to be a great year for riding enthusiasts.”
2011 Honda CRF450R
The CRF450R has been retuned for 2011, promising more low-end and midrange power. New 46mm throttle bodies are designed to improve throttle response. The muffler has also been updated to meet the 94 dB sound level mandated by several racing organizations.
According to Honda, the front fork receives a lighter cartridge cylinder while revised suspension linkage improves rear-wheel traction. Also new is the Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) with a 24mm piston diameter, up from the previous version’s 20mm piston.
The 2011 Honda CRF450R will retail for $8,199.
2011 Honda CRF250R
Honda also retuned the CRF250R’s engine, claiming improved response and midrange power. Like the 450, the CRF250R gets a new 94 dB muffler to meet racing requirements. The CRF250R also gets the 24mm HPSD and revised fork and shock valving.
The 2011 CRF250R will sell for $7,199.
2011 Honda CRF70F and CRF50F
The family-friendly CRF70F and CRF50F receive updated graphics for 2011. Both models feature an automatic clutch and three-speed transmission. The CRF70F uses a 72cc engine and has a 26.1 inch seat height while the 49cc CRF50F offers an even lower 21.6 inch seat height.
Honda has priced the CRF70F at $1,899 and the CRF50F at $1,499.