Honda CRF150F

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Honda CRF150F
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Manufacturer Honda
Production Since 2003
Predecessor Honda XR125
Class Off road
Engine 4 stroke
Transmission 5 speed
Brakes Front: 240mm Disc
Rear: drum
Tires Front: 70/100/19
Rear: 90/100/16
Seat height 32.5 in
Related Honda CRF230F
Honda CRF150R
Honda CRF125F

The Honda CRF150F is an off road motorcycle that was introduced in 2003 as the successor to the Honda XR series. The 150F is a mid-range dirt bike for beginner to intermediate riders, teens or adults. It is mainly used for family recreation and off road trails. It has a soft suspension, wide seat and high ground clearance.

2003–2005[edit]

The 2003 CRF150F was styled after Honda's racing bikes, with tuned suspension and 156 cc (9.5 cu in) engine. It had a 5 speed manual transmission, O ring chain drive, and the Pirelli MT18 tires. The front brake was a 240mm hydraulic disc brake.

2006 redesign[edit]

The biggest change for 2006 was to the engine. In other years, the 150F's engine was a smaller version of the 230F. Less power with almost the same or slightly more weight. In 2006, Honda totally reconfigured the engine with a different compression ratio, 9.5:1, and a bore and stroke of 57.3 × 57.8. The overall weight savings of the new 149 cc (9.1 cu in) were significant with an increase in power as well. Another change was a new electric start system. The battery is concealed under the left sidepanel out of the way from water or mud. With the new light weight engine, the 2006 150F with extra electric start system now weighs about the same as the 2005 model.

Specifications[edit]

All specifications are manufacturer claimed.

2003/2004[1] 2005[2] 2006/2007[3] 2008[4]
Engine
Engine Type 156.8 cc (9.57 cu in) Air-cooled single cylinder four-stroke 149 cc (9.1 cu in) Air cooled single cylinder four-stroke
Bore/Stroke 63.5 mm (2.50 in) x 49.5 mm (1.95 in) 57.3 mm (2.26 in) x 57.8 mm (2.28 in)
Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.5:1
Valve Train SOHC; Two-valve
Carburetion 24 mm piston-valve
Ignition CDI
Drivetrain
Transmission 5-speed manual
Final Drive #520 O-ring-sealed chain, 13T/48T
Chassis/Suspension/Brakes
Front Suspension 35 mm leading-axle Showa fork; 9.1 in (231 mm) travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link Showa single shock; 8.8 in (224 mm) travel Pro-Link Showa single shock; 8.9 in (226 mm) travel
Front Brakes Single 240 mm Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Tire 70/100-19
Rear Tire 90/100-16
Dimensions
Rake 26.7 degrees
Trail 87.0 mm (3.43 in)
Wheelbase 52.2 in (1,326 mm)
Seat Height 32.5 in (826 mm)
Ground Clearance 10.0 in (254 mm)
Dry Weight 216 lb (98 kg) 223 lb (101 kg) 236 lb (107 kg)
Fuel Capacity 2.17 US gallons (8.2 l; 1.81 imp gal), including 0.4 gallon reserve 1.9 US gallons (7.2 l; 1.6 imp gal), including 0.4 gallon reserve

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004 Honda CRF150F Specifications article from PowerSportsNetwork.com
  2. ^ 2005 Honda CRF150F Specifications article from HondaNews.com
  3. ^ 2006/2007 Honda CRF150F Specifications article from HondaNews.com
  4. ^ 2008 Honda CRF150F Specifications article from HondaNews.com

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