Small-displacement Honda bikes return

Off-road motorcycles and scooters back for 2009

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 30, 2008
American Honda has announced the return of several small displacement off-road bikes and a pair of scooters for 2009.

For young and beginning riders, Honda presents the 99cc CRF100F off-road motorcycle and its smaller siblings, the CRF80F, and the automatic clutch CRF70F and CRF50F. All will return with the same setup as for 2008 but with updated graphics.

The CRF100F will retail for $2,449, the CRF80F for $2,099, the CRF70F for $1,699 and the CRF50F for $1,349.

Also returning for 2009 are Honda’s Metropolitan and Ruckus scooters. Back for 2009 is Honda's line of off-road bikes ranging from 49cc to 99cc for youths and beginners.

The 49cc Metropolitan is available in two new color schemes, the black-on-gray Graphite and the black-on-white Ghost, along with the blue-on-white Ocean and the all-red Monza from the 2008 line.

The “naked scooter” Honda Ruckus is a stark contrast to the urban chic Vespa-esque Metropolitan. The stripped-down 49cc scooter also returns for 2009 with new colors, Red and Matte Gray Metallic.

The Metropolitan retails for $2,049 while the Ruckus is available for $2,149.