2012 Honda CRF230F - Features & Benefits

Within the realm of recreation riding, the CRF230F stands tall: motorcycling magazines the world over have complimented this mid-sized off-road machine for its many playbike-oriented attributes. With the ease of electric starting, it’s the perfect match for all-day fun and off-road adventure.


New for 2012

- Bold new graphics.

- New White rear fender.


- 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.


- Box-section aluminum swingarm is 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- Washable, 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; extended warranty available with a Honda Protection Plan.


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