2019 Honda CRF230F Review of Specs / Features | CRF Dirt / Trail Bike

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2019 Honda CRF230 Dirt Bike / Trail Bike Review of Specs & Features | Off-Road Motorcycle

Are you looking for the largest Honda CRF dirt bike that is just a trail bike and not a flat-out race bike like the CRF250R and CRF450R models? Not quite as aggressive or as expensive as the CRF250X and CRF450X models? Don’t want the added maintenance that those high-performance dirt bikes need? Then the 2019 CRF230F is the right off-road motorcycle for you… Thankfully the CRF230F is making its return for 2019 as Honda didn’t build a 2018 CRF230F, you can read more on that by Clicking Here

  • Quick 2019 CRF230F Detail Overview:
    • 2019 CRF230F Price / MSRP – $4,349
    • 2019 CRF230F VS 2017 CRF230F Price Increase – +$50
    • 2019 CRF230F Colors – Red
    • 2019 CRF230F Release Date – June 2018
    • 2019 CRF230F Horsepower – 19 HP
    • 2019 CRF230F Seat Height – 34.6 inches
    • 2019 CRF230F Weight – 248 lbs (curb weight = full of fluids, ready to ride)
    • 2019 CRF230F Changes: None (other than pricing)

Detailed 2019 Honda CRF230 Review / Specs: Price / MSRP, Colors, HP & TQ Performance Info, Suspension, Engine + More!

If you’re not familiar with Honda’s CRF dirt bikes, let me break things down a few things real quick as Honda’s multitude of CRF dirt bikes can be confusing for some. All of Honda’s dirt bikes have the CRF nameplate but what’s important in determining what type of dirt bike it is, comes down to the letter after the numbers which are the engine size. 

Honda makes two types of CRF dirt bikes (technically three if you count the CRF-L street legal models but we’re only talking off-road right now or four if you count the CRF-X models but Honda didn’t build them in 2018 and 2019 is undecided so I’m not including them here), you have the CRF-F models which are your basic “trail” style dirt bike and then you have the CRF-R model lineup that are Honda’s flat-out “race” dirt bikes. The CRF-F models are your basic run-of-the-mill off dirt bikes where you don’t have to do much maintenance other than change oil every 600 miles, 100 hours or once every 6-12 months depending on how much you ride it whereas the CRF-R models need to be serviced every 7.5 hours. The CRF-R models are high-strung race bikes that are built to eek out every last horsepower and longevity isn’t really a huge concern as with racing you need all the horsepower you can get to get you across the finish line first at any cost. Aside from maintenance costs being higher on the CRF-R models, the price of entry is substantially more too as you pay a premium for all of the technology that Honda crams into these bikes from the engine to the frame and suspension. Millions of dollars are spent in research and development to make them better and better year after year whereas the CRF-F models are redesigned once every decade or so. Curious about the horsepower differences between all of these different CRF models? Here’s a CRF Horsepower / Power-to-Weight Comparison – Click Here.

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Here’s a few links to the other CRF dirt bike models from Honda if you want to do some more research on a certain model:

  • CRF-L Street Legal Dual-Sport Bikes

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2019 Honda CRF230F Ride | Review / Specs, Price, Colors, Horsepower Performance Info

Taking all of that into account is why I said at the very beginning, if you want a ‘basic’ off-road trail bike to hit the trails and don’t need and or want a higher price tag, added maintenance etc then the CRF-F models are right up your alley.

Now, let’s dive into some of the details regarding certain 2019 CRF230F specs and features broken down into categories from the 230 CRF’s engine and drivetrain to its overall frame and suspension:

CRF230F Engine / Drivetrain

  • Dependable 223cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and torque spread over a wide-rpm range.
  • 28mm carburetor up from 26mm provides crisp throttle response.
  • Electric start for ease of starting.
  • Lightweight aluminum crankcase.
  • Maintenance-free CD ignition.

2019 Honda CRF230F Engine Review / Specs

  • Heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement.
  • Smooth-shifting, versatile six-speed transmission.
  • Heavy-duty O-ring-sealed chain for durability and reduced maintenance.
  • Cam-type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.
  • Washable, reusable foam air filter for reduced maintenance costs.
  • Front and rear steel sprockets for durability.
  • Quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
  • Engine design produces low emissions and meets California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road standards.

How does the 2019 CRF230F stack up against the other 2019 CRF dirt bike models in the engine performance department? Here’s horsepower numbers on each of the CRF models:

  • 2019 CRF50F HP – 3.1
  • 2019 CRF110F HP – TBA
  • 2019 CRF125F / B HP – TBA
  • 2019 CRF150R HP – 23.5
  • 2019 CRF230F HP – 19.0
  • 2019 CRF250F HP – 22.8
  • 2019 CRF250RX HP – 43.5
  • 2019 CRF250R HP – 43 
  • 2019 CRF450X HP – 44.3
  • 2019 CRF450R HP – 60.8
  • 2019 CRF450RX HP – 60.8
  • 2019 CRF450L HP – 41.7
    • * The rest of the 2019 CRF model lineup list will be updated with official numbers on they are released.

CRF230F Frame / Chassis & Suspension

  • Box-section aluminum swingarm is first in its class.
  • Lightweight semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame.
  • High-impact plastic skid plate protects lower engine cases.
  • 1.9 gallon plastic fuel tank and thrifty four-stroke engine mean you’ll be able to ride for a while without worrying about needing to refuel.
  • 37mm leading-axle Showa fork offers 9.5 inches of suspension travel.
  • Fork boots keep dirt and moisture away from fork seals.
  • Heavy-duty Showa shock offers 9.0 inches of travel.

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  • Pro-Link® rear suspension rides on needle bearings for smooth action and durability.
  • Powerful 240mm front disc brake.
  • Lightweight rear drum brake.
  • Strong, lightweight rims with straight-pull spokes.
  • Motocross-style seat is low and comfortable, and allows maximum rider movement.
  • High-impact plastic skid plate protects lower engine cases.
  • Folding shift lever.
  • Front and rear steel sprockets for durability.
  • High-quality handlebar with comfortable grips.
  • Extra-wide, cleated, folding, self-cleaning foot pegs and brake pedal for secure footing.
  • Motocross-style seat is low, comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.
  • Extra-wide cleated, folding, self-cleaning footpegs and brake pedal for secure footing.
  • High-quality handlebar with comfortable grips.

Additional CRF230F Features

  • CRF-R-inspired graphics.
  • Easily detachable number plate.
  • Maintenance-free sealed battery.
  • Keyed ignition switch.
  • Transferable six-month limited warranty. You can add up to another 54 more months with Honda’s extended warranty, the HondaCare Protection Plan.

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2019 Honda CRF230 Specifications 
Model CRF230F
Type 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train SOHC; two-valve
Bore x Stroke 65.5mm x 66.2mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Induction 28mm piston-valve carburetor
Ignition CD
Starter Electric 
Driveline #520 T-ring-sealed chain; 13T/50T
Transmission 6-speed
Clutch Multiple Wet
Front 37mm leading-axle Showa fork; 9.4 inches travel
Rear Pro-Link Showa single shock w/ spring preload adjustability; 9.0 in. travel
Front Single 240mm disc
Rear Drum
Front 80/100-21
Rear 100/100-18
Rake (castor angle) 26°45’
Trail 111mm (4.4 in.)
Length 81.1 in.
Width 31.5 in.
Height 45.9 in.
Seat Height 34.6 in.
Ground Clearance  12.0 in.
Wheelbase 54.0 in.
Fuel Capacity 1.9 gal. incl. 0.4-gal. reserve
Curb Weight* 248 lbs.
Colors Red

* Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride. Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.

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