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Updates for Honda’s motocross range due for 2012

5th May 2011 Print

Exciting updates have been announced for three of Honda’s flagship off-road machines for 2012, which sees improved suspension and power to enhance rider confidence and sharpen further the winning edge of these already hugely popular machines.
The class-leading CRF405R and CRF250R machines will be receiving engine updates, improved suspension and wider footpegs, while the CRF150RB will see engine updates for improved power, torque and driveability plus revised suspension to improve action. All three models will sport new Honda Racing-inspired graphics.
The CRF450R has optimised suspension on the front and rear with more rigid fork outer tubes, plus a tough and lightweight Honda Progressive Steering Damper. Combined with the new wider and lighter footpegs, these updates are designed to give riders greater stability on rough terrain and improve steering.
There are several changes on the CRF250R’s power-plant to include an all-new cylinder head and new camshaft for enhanced drivability at low and medium rpm, plus enhanced mid range power and torque feel. Other changes to this lightweight off-roader include new Pro-Link rear suspension linkage for enhanced traction and improved chassis control, new suspension settings and longer and wider footpegs for stable running on rough terrain which together, will further boost rider confidence.
The updates for the CRF150RB will focus on enhanced reliability and durability with a revamped liquid-cooled 149cm³ 4-stroke engine at the forefront of these changes, with stronger power, torque and drivability across a wider rev range the most significant part. Revised suspension settings mean a 37mm inverted Showa front fork and Pro-Link rear suspension system is now in place to deal with bumpy off-road terrain more efficiently.
Honda’s current range of off-road machines start from just £1,300 for the youngster friendly CRF50F mini-bike, with the CRF70F and CRF100F fun off-roaders priced at £1,400 and £1,900 respectively. In the larger off-road machine range, the current and ever popular CRF150RB is available at £4,000, with the competitive CRF250R and CRF450R moto-crossers available at £6,500 and £6,600 respectively. The enduro-inspired ‘X’ 250 and 450 models are also available at £5.875 and £6,275.
The new for 2012 off-road models will be available in early Autumn and prices will be announced closer to that time.
To test ride or find out more information about these or any other models in Honda’s great range of motorcycles and scooters, ‘Genuine Honda’ parts and accessories and forthcoming events, visit your local Honda dealer, go to