Honda Releases 2019 CRF Trail Line
Honda announced details about its 2019 trailbikes at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan earlier this week including one all-new model and two significantly updated bikes. All three of these motorcycles now feature Keihin electronic fuel-injection systems and are 50-state off-road legal.
2019 Honda CRF250F
The CRF250F is an all-new model for Honda and is now the flagship of the CRF trail line. The SOHC, long-stroke, air-cooled engine features electronically controlled fuel injection and boasts 22cc more displacement than the outgoing CRF230F model. The chassis has 12mm more rear-wheel travel and 5mm-taller seat foam, but the 34.8-inch seat height is only 0.2 inch higher than last year’s CRF230F. The CRF250F uses a 1.6-gallon steel fuel tank that features a reserve-level sensor and a bar-mounted low-fuel indicator light. The CRF250F will be available in February 2019 for $4,599.
The 2019 CRF125F features a new twin-spar steel frame and a Keihin electronic fuel-injection system. The bike has 10mm more fork travel, 12mm more shock travel, and thicker seat foam. With these three changes plus the new frame, the seat height is 29.1 inches, which is 0.2mm higher than the previous year’s machine. A new steel fuel tank houses a fuel pump and a sensor that indicates low fuel via a handlebar-mounted light.
Customers also have the choice of the Big Wheel version, which swaps the 17-inch front and 14-inch rear rim for a 19-inch front and 16-inch rear rim. The Big Wheel version’s seat height is 1.8 inches taller than the standard wheel model and offers increased front and rear suspension travel. When the CRF125F and CRF125F Big Wheel will be available as well as their prices have yet to be announced.
The 2019 CRF110F features a new twin-spar steel frame and fuel injection. The bike also has 12mm more shock travel and a 5mm-thicker seat. Despite these two changes, the seat height is actually 0.4 inch lower than the prior model. The CRF110F has an indicator light on the handlebar that illuminates when 0.2 gallon of fuel remains in the tank. Also, the grips are now a half-waffle pattern to provide a better feel for the smaller rider’s hands, and a ratchet-style fuel cap is designed to minimize the chance of it loosening during a ride. Availability and pricing for the 2019 CRF110F has yet to be announced.