Friday, September 04, 2009

Honda International Bike: CRF230L

Honda CRF230L: Dual Sport Motorcycle

Price: Starting from $4,549

It’s hard knowing where to begin when describing the CRF230L. First and foremost, it’s a dirtbike that happens to be street-legal, so it has the goods—torquey 223cc single-cylinder engine, six-speed gearbox, lightweight chassis, Pro-Link® rear suspension, head- and taillights and turn signals—to take you anywhere, on-road or off. Add to that a low, confidence-inspiring seat height, no-fuss electric start and great gas mileage, and you’re looking at the perfect dual-sport machine for conquering your commute... or your favorite trail.

Imagine a serious dirtbike made street legal. That’s the versatile CRF230L. It’s got a torquey 223cc single-cylinder engine inside a lightweight frame, an agile suspension with lots of suspension travel and a box section aluminum swingarm.

But for the street it also features full lighting and turn signals, as well as a keyed ignition for its convenient electric starter. And unlike a dirt-only machine, it’s also set up for a passenger.

Plus in a recent major magazine test, the CRF230L scored some really impressive mileage figures.

So if you can’t decide between trail or street, don’t. With the CRF230L you get both.


Engine Type: 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Ignition: CD

Transmission: Six-speed

Front Brake: Single 240mm disc

Rear Brake: 220mm disc

Front Tire: 2.75-21

Rear Tire: 120/80-18

Wheelbase: 52.75 inches

Seat Height: 31.9 inches

Ground Clearance: 9.5 inches

Curb Weight: 267 pounds (Includes all standard equipment)

Fuel Capacity: 2.3 gallons, including 0.7 gallon reserve

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