Honda Announces More New-Model Releases for 2013

by Off-Road Hub Mag | Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

TORRANCE, CA – May 29, 2012 – The 2013 model-year season really heats up this month with the announcement of several all-new Hondas along with the return of a number of off-road favorites. The power of Honda’s engineering prowess has never been more apparent.

“These exciting new models really illustrate the engineering capabilities that Honda brings to bear in all segments of the powersports market,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “The radical CRF450R is a potent, game-changing ride for those who are serious about 450-class motocross racing, the CRF250R is the next step forward from the bike that won both Supercross Lites championships in 2012, and the CRF150R race bike continues to set the pace in its class. The all-new CRF250L and CRF110F demonstrate the power of Honda engineering to offer exceptional value to consumers; the CRF250L is a very cool and capable dual-sport model with strong off-road credentials, while the introduction of the electric-start, automatic-clutch CRF110F that replaces the CRF70F represents some out-of-the-box thinking. In addition, Honda’s incredibly popular family of small-displacement recreational off-road bikes, the CRF230F, CRF150F, CRF100F, CRF80F and CRF50F, offers a perfect size for all beginners. Of course, Honda has a long history of bringing innovative ideas and great values to the market, and we’ll see that again as we release even more models later this year.”

8be30bf95dce8a66e7fdebe4ca2018a84 Honda Announces More New Model Releases for 2013

CRF450R: Advancing the State of the Art in 450-Class Racing
With the 2013 CRF450R, Honda elevates the level of performance for 450-class motocross machines. This brand-new machine features a rolling chassis fully focused on meeting the needs of today’s “scrub generation” of riders by integrating an all-new aluminum frame along with an innovative suspension package, plus a strategically engineered short dual-muffler exhaust system that tucks in closely to the center of mass. Designed from the get-go as a total package that would be eminently flickable, responsive and lightweight, every element in the 2013 CRF450R chassis has been focused on attaining a low center of gravity along with class-leading mass centralization. The new-concept KYB PSF® (Pneumatic Spring Fork) is significantly lighter and it allows incorporation of a larger, more sophisticated 32mm cartridge damper piston that resets traditional thinking for front suspension performance. That’s matched with a new single-shock Pro-Link® rear suspension, plus a revised engine that churns out an awe-inspiring hit in the low-end and midrange along with massive top-end power. There’s also a new six-spring clutch, a stouter transmission and much, much more. Bottom line: The 450 motocross machine that has become the ride of choice for many top-level AMA Pro riders now grows even stronger for 2013. To find out more about the CRF450R, go to http://powersports.honda.com/2013/CRF450R.aspx SRP: TBD; Availability: September 2012

785f77e01ec0dc4bb8df79d1d8d9c05b4 Honda Announces More New Model Releases for 2013

CRF250R: More Potent Than Ever
Even with winning both Supercross Lites championships in 2012, Honda understands the never-ending need to push designs forward to stay competitive. To that end, the new CRF250R incorporates changes to its powerplant and suspension that help kick it up to the next level for 2013. Recalibrated fuel injection settings have given the CRF250R a bigger hit and more response in the low-end and midrange—this in an engine already noted for its broad powerband and an amazing, right-now power response. Superb handling has long been the calling card of the CRF250R, and now new damping circuitry front and rear plus new fork springs with a stiffer rate deliver better bump absorption, improved tracking and more precise handling through those extra-rough sections of track. In addition, new-generation Dunlop Geomax MX51 tires improve traction and feel, while the rear tire also shaves 0.9 pound of unsprung weight off the rear wheel assembly for more responsive action. Such improvements only serve to highlight the CRF250R’s well-documented championship-caliber credentials, and all this and more will help the CRF250R retain its standing as the bike to beat on tracks all around the country in 2013. To find out more about the CRF250R, go to http://powersports.honda.com/2013/CRF250R.aspx SRP: TBD; Availability: August 2012

4c6b258758c2e33d93f68c01a721fd9b4 Honda Announces More New Model Releases for 2013

CRF250L: New Dual-Sport Ride
With the CRF250L, Honda reintroduces the concept of a 250-class dual-sport motorcycle. This is a machine that’s more than ready to take on some serious off-road challenges without giving up street-riding accommodations. The compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 249cc single-cylinder powerplant produces smooth and consistent torque at low rpm to aid off-road work, yet the short-stroke engine also spins up excellent high-rpm performance for the street. All through the rev range, the CRF250L pumps out a well-balanced and very capable level of power, along with excellent fuel economy. Its off-road-oriented chassis, which includes a long-travel 43mm inverted fork and single-shock Pro-Link rear suspension, make it equally at home on city streets or country trails. And with styling cues carried over from Honda’s legendary CRF® motocross bikes, the CRF250L offers the full package, whether the day calls for low-cost transportation, a weekday commute or genuine dual-sport adventure. To find out more about the CRF250L, go to http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf250l.aspx SRP: $4,499; Availability: August 2012

Pages: 1 2

Leave a comment

You must be Logged in to post comment.



LATEST VIDEO         More Videos


Advertisement


Advertisement


Off-Road Hub Magazine - Your Complete Source for Off-Road News and Information