First of the 2007 Hondas (Off-Road Play Bikes)

American Honda has announced the release of its first 2007 off-road models. Dealers can begin placing orders for the 2007 CRF50F, CRF70F, CRF80F and the CRF100F models with delivery expected at month end.

2007 Honda CRF50F- Features & Benefits

Torrance, Calif. 05/08/2006 — With its single-shock rear suspension, inverted fork and bulletproof 49cc four-stroke engine, the CRF50F is Honda’s best-selling off-road machine.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Dependable 49cc SOHC four-stroke engine develops smooth, easy-to-use power.
  • 10.0:1 compression ratio for good performance.
  • Maintenance-free CD ignition and automatic cam-chain tensioner.
  • 13mm piston-valve carburetor offers excellent fuel mileage and throttle response throughout the rpm range.
  • Smooth-shifting three-speed transmission and automatic clutch offer simple operation and easy takeoffs.
  • Durable #420 drive chain offers dependable operation and low maintenance.
  • USDA-qualified muffler/spark arrester is efficient and quiet.
  • Closed crankcase ventilation system safeguards against engine oil contamination.

Chassis/Suspension

  • High-tensile steel frame and swingarm offer excellent balance of strength and compliance.
  • Inverted telescopic fork offers a plush 3.5 inches of suspension travel.
  • Single-shock rear suspension provides 2.8 inches of well-damped travel and is mounted to a reinforced swingarm.
  • 28-spoke, 10-inch-diameter wheels with die-cast- aluminum hubs look great, provide excellent maneuverability and offer smooth ride quality.
  • Powerful, lightweight front and rear drum brakes.
  • Wide, long-wearing off-road tires offer excellent traction.
  • Front suspension spring and damping rates for optimum rider comfort and bump absorption.

Additional Features

  • CRF®-R-inspired bodywork.
  • Engine design produces low emissions and meets California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.
  • Narrow 4.3-inch-wide CR®-type seat, slim fuel tank and extra-low 21.6-inch seat height provide excellent comfort and mobility for a broad range of young riders.
  • Adjustable throttle limiter.
  • Keyed ignition switch prevents unauthorized use.
  • Motocross-style handlebar with padded protector.
  • Small-size control levers enhance young rider comfort and confidence.
  • High-quality, comfortable grips.
  • Polyethylene fuel tank is tough and lightweight, just like that of the bigger CRFs.
  • Small overall size and light weight simplify transport.
  • Handlebar-mounted number plate.
  • Easy-access washable foam air filter simplifies maintenance.
  • Folding, cleated footpegs offer secure footing even in muddy conditions.
  • Durable plastic fenders are nearly indestructible.
  • Honda Racing¿-inspired colors and graphics.
  • Transferable six-month limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America¿ (HRCA®). Benefits include online access to the Honda Common Service Manual, six issues of the bimonthly Honda Red Rider¿ magazine, travel discounts, trip routing, MSF reimbursement, plus access to the HRCA Web site (www.hrca.honda.com). Look for the HRCA support team at select off-road events across the country. For details on the HRCA, dealers should call (310) 783-3958, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

2007 Honda CRF50F- Specifications
Torrance, Calif. 05/08/2006 —

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Model:

CRF50F
Engine Type: 49cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 39mm x 41.4mm
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two-valve
Carburetion: 13mm piston-valve
Ignition: CD
Transmission: Three-speed with automatic clutch
Final Drive: #420 chain; 14T/37T
Suspension  

Front: Inverted telescopic fork; 3.5 inches travel 
Rear: Single shock; 2.8 inches travel

Brakes           

Front: Drum
Rear: Drum

Tires Front: 2.50-10
Rear: 2.50-10
Wheelbase: 36.0 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 25.0o
Trail: 32mm (1.3 inches)
Seat Height: 21.6 inches
Ground Clearance: 5.8 inches
Dry Weight: 104 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 0.8 gallon, including 0.2-gallon reserve
Color: Red
Meets current CARB and EPA standards.


2007 Honda CRF70F- Features & Benefits

Torrance, Calif. 05/08/2006 — With big-bike motocrosser styling, a low seat height and a three-speed transmission with automatic clutch, the CRF70F is the ideal choice for growing riders.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Fuel-efficient SOHC 72cc four-stroke engine offers easy-to-use power and a high level of dependability.
  • 13mm piston-valve carburetor offers excellent rideability and high fuel mileage.
  • Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
  • Automatic cam-chain tensioner.
  • Maintenance-free CD ignition.
  • Quiet, USDA-qualified muffler/spark arrester.
  • #420 drive chain is tough and durable.
  • Three-speed constant-mesh transmission with automatic clutch for easy takeoffs and shifting.

Chassis/Suspension

  • Lightweight and rigid backbone frame configuration.
  • Smooth-action 27mm front fork provides 3.2 inches of suspension travel for confident control over rugged trails.
  • Triangulated swingarm with single shock is durable and offers 3.5 inches of rear wheel travel.
  • Brakes are compact, lightweight and feature leading-/trailing-shoe-design front and rear.
  • Knobby tires offer excellent grip and long life.

Additional Features

  • CRF®-R-inspired graphics.
  • Engine design produces low emissions and meets California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road emissions standards.
  • Keyed ignition switch provides added security.
  • Chrome, steel-spoked wheels combine with Honda Racing¿ styling and graphics to look like the bigger CRFs.
  • CR®-style seat shape accommodates a broad range of rider sizes.
  • Small and lightweight feel combine with low seat height to inspire confidence in younger riders.
  • Tough and durable plastic body parts.
  • Motocross-style handlebar with crossbar.
  • Folding, cleated footpegs offer secure footing even in muddy conditions.
  • Silver-painted frame and footpegs.
  • Front suspension features new dual-rate springs and revised damping rates for improved rider comfort and bump absorption.
  • Transferable six-month limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America¿ (HRCA®). Benefits include online access to the Honda Common Service Manual, six issues of the bimonthly Honda Red Rider¿ magazine, travel discounts, trip routing, MSF reimbursement, plus access to the HRCA Web site (www.hrca.honda.com). Look for the HRCA support team at select off-road events across the country. For details on the HRCA, dealers should call (310) 783-3958, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

2007 Honda CRF70F- Specifications
Torrance, Calif. 05/08/2006 —

Model:

CRF70F
Engine Type: 72cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 47mm x 41.4mm
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two-valve
Carburetion: www.hrca.honda.com). Look for the HRCA support team at select off-road events across the country. For details on the HRCA, dealers should call (310) 783-3958, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

2007 Honda CRF70F- Specifications
Torrance, Calif. 05/08/2006 —

Model:

CRF70F
Engine Type: 72cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 47mm x 41.4mm
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two-valve
Carburetion: 13mm piston-valve
Ignition: CD
Transmission: Three-speed with automatic clutch
Final Drive: #420 chain; 15T/36T

Suspension  

Front: 27mm telescopic fork; 3.2 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 3.5 inches travel

Brakes

Front: Drum
Rear: Drum

Tires   

Front: 2.50-14
Rear: 3.00-12

Wheelbase:

42.0 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 27.03°
Trail: 61.5mm (2.4 inches)
Seat Height: 26.1 inches
Ground Clearance: 7.0 inches
Dry Weight: 128 pounds
Fuel Capacity:

1.5 gallons, including 0.3-gallon reserve

Color: Red
Meets current CARB and EPA standards.


2007 Honda CRF80F- Features & Benefits

Torrance, Calif. 05/08/2006 — Legendary for its built-in toughness and exciting performance, the CRF80F is a favorite among young riders who are ready to step up to a manual-shift machine with big-bike features.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Durable, proven and simple 80cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine develops smooth, tractable power that’s ideal for beginners.
  • Ultra-reliable CD ignition never needs maintenance.
  • 20mm carburetor for crisp throttle response.
  • Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
  • Primary kickstarting for easy starts in any gear.
  • Lightweight, upswept competition-type exhaust system utilizes a quiet, USDA-qualified muffler/spark arrester.
  • Durable, smooth-shifting five-speed transmission.
  • Heavy-duty clutch with smooth, progressive engagement.

Chassis/Suspension