Honda Announces Their 2019 CRF Models - Including 3 New Variants


Honda's CRF lineup was already a comprehensive set of options... but sometimes you need to do a little customization to get exactly what you wanted. But maybe not anymore, with 3 new sub-models added to the lineup.

Honda says:

During a recent "CRF Collective" unveiling ceremony at Fox Racing headquarters, Honda announced its most far-reaching range of performance off-road models ever, expanding the group by three and significantly improving the four returning models. Leveraging the brand's unparalleled experience in the manufacture of dirt bikes, Honda's performance off-road lineup now includes CRF machines for riding applications including motocross, closed-course off-road, pure off-road, and even dual sport.

All seven models are based on the platforms of Honda's revolutionary motocrossers, the CRF450R and CRF250R. Those two machines return for 2019 but with important updates, as does the closed-course off-road CRF450RX. In addition, Honda is offering a factory-replica version of its full-size motocrosser called the CRF450RWE ("Works Edition"). The trail-ready CRF450X is entirely new for 2019, and it's joined by a road-legal CRF450L that enables customers to connect trails via asphalt. Finally, Honda is also introducing an all-new CRF250RX closed-course off-road machine.

"Honda's history in off-road is something we're very proud of, from the '70s-era Elsinores, through the XRs of the '80s and '90s, to the post-millennial CRF models," said Lee Edmunds, American Honda's Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. "For 2019, it's exciting to build on that reputation with the most expansive lineup of CRF performance off-road models ever offered, and to reach a wide range of enthusiasts through motorcycles that are tailored to an equally diverse spectrum of riding environments. With this new lineup, there really is a CRF off-road performance machine for everyone."

CRF450L
The trails are calling, and the all-new road-legal CRF450L answers, expanding customers' off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Street legality is achieved via features like LED lighting, mirrors, and a dedicated exhaust system. Equally at home in the woods or desert, the CRF450L has a wide-ratio six-speed transmission for maximum adaptability, while a lightweight, 2.0-gallon tank offers great range. Compared to the CRF450R motocrosser, crank mass is up for tractability in technical conditions, where a large-capacity radiator keeps things cool.

Color: Red
Target Price: $10,399
Availability: September
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CRF450RWE
For the 2019 model year, you don't have to be Ken Roczen to enjoy a CRF450R with factory enhancements, as the new CRF450RWE features a number of upgrades based on the bikes in the Team Honda HRC race shop. Rocketing to the top step of the podium through the use of a specially designed cylinder head with hand-polished ports, Yoshimura titanium slip-on muffler, and special ECU settings, this new model offers increased low- and mid-range torque. It also features the same graphics as Roczen's No. 94 race bike, including a Throttle Jockey factory seat cover. Upgraded black D.I.D LT-X rims are included, along with black triple clamps and a gold RK chain. Titanium nitride-coated fork legs and an updated, titanium nitride-coated shock shaft increase traction and bump absorption.

Color: Red
Price: $11,499
Availability: August
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CRF450R
Already the industry's top-selling motocrosser and the winner of the 2018 Daytona Supercross at the hands of MotoConcept's Justin Brayton, the CRF450R receives a number of important updates for 2019. Better engine performance is achieved through a new combustion-chamber shape, as well as improved over-rev characteristics through a refined oil-management system. The frame and swingarm have been revised for optimized rigidity and weight reduction, while the braking system has been updated with a lightweight front brake caliper featuring a large-piston design. As a result of the weight-saving measures, the CRF450R is 1.76 lbs. lighter than its predecessor. For added performance and increased comfort, the 2019 model features new ECU settings, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar® handlebar and adjustable handlebar position. Black rims and redesigned fork protectors are also new. This is how you convert the "Absolute Holeshot" into moto wins.

Color: Red
Price: $9,299
Availability: August
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CRF450X
Having featured heavily in Honda-mounted teams winning 20 of the last 21 Baja 1000s, the CRF450X gets a complete overhaul for 2019, based on the modern CRF platform but with off-road-appropriate features. A true off-road machine that's ready for racing or trail riding, this model features a headlight, taillight, and side stand, as well as an 18" rear wheel and lightweight 2.0-gallon fuel tank. For maximum versatility in challenging terrain, the CRF450X also features a 49mm Showa fork with dedicated settings, wide-ratio six-speed transmission, and higher crank mass than the CRF450R.

Color: Red
Target Price: $9,799
Availability: October
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CRF450RX
Currently campaigned by JCR Honda's Trevor Bollinger and Trevor Stewart in GNCC and WORCS competition, respectively, the CRF450RX inherits the same performance-enhancing features of the 2019 CRF450R, including an updated cylinder head and refined oil-management system, while still featuring off-road-specific features like a 2.2-gallon resin fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel, and aluminum side stand. Suspension is specially tailored to the CRF450RX and uses low-friction fork oil. For added performance and increased comfort, the 2019 model features new ECU settings, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar handlebar, and adjustable handlebar position. Black rims and redesigned fork protectors are also new.

Color: Red
Price: $9,599
Availability: September
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CRF250RX
Based on Honda's successful 250cc motocrosser, the all-new CRF250RX joins the CRF450RX as a weapon for closed-course off-road competitions throughout America. Equipped with a larger-capacity, 2.2-gallon resin fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel, and aluminum side stand, the RX makes quick work of challenging situations, its dedicated suspension and ECU settings helping the rider work through even the toughest trail sections. As with the CRF250R, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar handlebar, and black rims are standard.

Color: Red
Target Price: $8,299
Availability: September
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CRF250R
Newly introduced in 2018, the CRF250R has seen the GEICO Honda and TiLube Honda teams earn multiple wins in AMA Supercross and Arenacross competition, respectively, while also achieving success in amateur national races. For 2019, the model is revised with increased low-to-midrange engine performance for improved corner exiting. Inspired by the factory version, the Double Overhead Cam engine features updated cam profiles and intake- and exhaust-port profiles, a 50mm shorter right exhaust pipe, and a 2mm smaller throttle body. Riders can select from three engine modes for ideal performance depending on conditions, while HRC launch control has been adopted for improved race-start performance. A Renthal Fatbar handlebar sits in a four-position-adjustable top clamp, while the braking system has been updated with a lighter, CRF450R-inspired caliper with larger piston for optimum braking performance. Black rims are standard.

Color: Red
Target Price: $7,999
Availability: September
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CRF150R / CRF150RB
Raced by Amsoil Honda hotshot Hunter Yoder on the amateur national circuit, Honda's smallest motocross machine returns for 2019, featuring a Unicam four-stroke engine that offers a spread of ample, useable power and torque across the rev range. Suspension duties are handled by Showa, with a 37mm inverted fork and Pro-Link rear link system. In addition to the standard version, Honda offers the CRF150RB, which features larger wheels, a taller seat, a longer swingarm, and more rear-suspension travel.

Color: Red
Target Price
CRF150R: $5,099
CRF150RB: $5,399
Availability: August
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2019 Honda CRF450L
This is the bike so many have been waiting for. The one serious riders have dreamed about. A true street-legal dirtbike that offers the reliability, refinement and quality of a Honda, along with the light weight, handling, and power of our best off-road machines. Introducing the new 2019 CRF450L. Sure, you’ve seen dual-sport bikes before, but this is something much, much more: a true trail-to-trail machine. Developed in tandem with our all-new 2019 CRF450X, it features a powerful 449cc Unicam engine, twin-spar aluminum CRF chassis, six-speed transmission, and premium suspension. Electric start? Naturally. All-LED lighting package? Of course. Until now, you’ve always had to choose between performance and reliability. No longer—with the CRF450L, you get the best of both worlds. And “best” is a word you’re going to hear a lot when you’re talking about this bike.

Specifications:

ENGINE
Engine Type
449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke
96mm x 62.1mm

Compression Ratio
12.0:1

Valve Train
Unicam OHC, four-valve

Induction
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm downdraft throttle body

Ignition
Fully transistorized with electronic advance

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission
Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive
#520 Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension
49mm leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork with rebound and compression damping adjustability

Rear Suspension
Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability

Front Brake
Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake
Single 240mm disc

Front Tire
IRC GP21 80/100-21 w/tube

Rear Tire
IRC GP22 120/80-18 w/tube

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
58.9 inches

Rake (Caster Angle)
28° 20'

Trail
4.6 inches

Seat Height
37.1 inches

Ground Clearance
12.4 inches

Fuel Capacity
2.01 gallons

Curb Weight
289 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)

Miles Per Gallon
TBD


2019 Honda CRF450WE
Looking for the ultimate 450? Then check out our new CRF450R Works Edition. You get all the improvements of this year’s bike plus a special hand-ported cylinder head, black DID LT-X rims, an exclusive Yoshimura muffler, titanium nitride-coated lower fork legs and shock shaft, an RK gold chain, special ECU settings, black triple clamps, revalved suspension, a factory-spec gripper seat, and full-on HRC decals. The only thing missing is a factory contract!

Specifications:

ENGINE
Engine Type
449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke
96mm x 62.1mm

Compression Ratio
13.5:1

Valve Train
Unicam four-valve; 38mm intake, titanium; 31mm exhaust, Steel

Induction
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm downdraft throttle body

Ignition
Fully transistorized with electronic advance

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission
Close-ratio five-speed

Final Drive
#520 Chain; 13T/49T

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension
49mm inverted Showa fork with rebound and compression damping adjustability; 12.0 inches of travel (Titanium Nitride-coated lower fork legs)

Rear Suspension
Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 12.3 inches of travel (Titanium Nitride-coated shock shaft)

Front Brake
Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake
Single 240mm disc

Front Tire
Dunlop MX3S 80/100-21

Rear Tire
Dunlop MX3S 120/80-19

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
58.3 inches

Rake (Caster Angle)
27° 22'

Trail
4.6 inches

Seat Height
37.8 inches

Ground Clearance
12.9 inches

Fuel Capacity
1.66 gallons

Curb Weight
247 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)


2019 Honda CRF450R
Heat after heat, race after race, Honda’s CRF450R is hooking up riders like never before. If there’s ever a machine that’s given you an almost uncanny holeshot advantage, this is it. And for 2019, we’ve taken this awesome open-classer and made it even better. How? For starters, it’s even lighter. Then there’s an all-new chassis and swingarm, designed to work together for increased traction and cornering. The engine features longer head pipes for better throttle response and top-end pull. New fuel-injection settings spray twice per cycle to better atomize the fuel. And for the first time ever, there’s a special launch-control setting, so it’s easier than ever to grab the holeshot and hang on to your lead. What else is new? Plenty. The 2019 CRF450R—better than ever.

Specifications:

ENGINE
Engine Type
449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke
96mm x 62.1mm

Compression Ratio
13.5:1

Valve Train
Unicam four-valve; 38mm intake, titanium; 31mm exhaust, Steel

Induction
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm downdraft throttle body

Ignition
Fully transistorized with electronic advance

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission
Close-ratio five-speed

Final Drive
#520 Chain; 13T/49T

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension
49mm inverted Showa fork with rebound and compression damping adjustability; 12.0 inches of travel

Rear Suspension
Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 12.3 inches of travel

Front Brake
Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake
Single 240mm disc

Front Tire
Dunlop MX3S 80/100-21

Rear Tire
Dunlop MX3S 120/80-19

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
58.3 inches

Rake (Caster Angle)
27° 22'

Trail
4.6 inches

Seat Height
37.8 inches

Ground Clearance
12.9 inches

Fuel Capacity
1.66 gallons

Curb Weight
247 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)


2019 Honda CRF450X
Honda’s CRF450X has long been the choice of Baja champions and woods pros—and riders who want the light weight and awesome power of a premium MX bike, but who also know that while MX machines are perfect for 30-minute motos, out in the big, bad, open-class real world you need a machine that can do more. That all-around excellent performance is what’s made the CRF450X always stand out, whether it’s in the winner’s circle in La Paz or out on your local trails. And for 2019, the CRF450X has been completely overhauled from the ground up—with lots of new upgrades, including an all-new aluminum frame and . . . wait for it . . . a six-speed transmission!

Specifications:

ENGINE
Engine Type
449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke
96mm x 62.1mm

Compression Ratio
12.0:1

Valve Train
Unicam OHC, four-valve

Induction
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm downdraft throttle body

Ignition
Fully transistorized with electronic advance

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission
Wide-ratio six-speed

Final Drive
#520 Chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension
49mm leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork with rebound and compression damping adjustability

Rear Suspension
Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability

Front Brake
Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake
Single 240mm disc

Front Tire
Dunlop MX52 80/100-21

Rear Tire
Dunlop MX52 110/100-18

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
58.8 inches

Rake (Caster Angle)
28° 06'

Trail
4.6 inches

Seat Height
37.4 inches

Ground Clearance
12.7 inches

Fuel Capacity
2.01 gallons

Curb Weight
275 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)


2019 Honda CRF450RX
Honda’s CRF450R is a dominant open-class MX machine. And the equivalent for all you enduro riders: the 2019 CRF450RX. It rocks all the features and upgrades of our latest CRF450R, but has some special touches that fine-tune it for enduro use. Like a bigger fuel tank. A sidestand. An 18-inch rear wheel. And special suspension settings. Along with the CRF450R, it gets an all-new chassis and swingarm, new fuel-injection settings that spray twice per cycle to better atomize the fuel, a special launch-control setting, new Renthal Fatbar and all the rest. We’ve never built an enduro bike this race-ready. And neither has anyone else.

Specifications:

ENGINE
Engine Type
449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke
96mm x 62.1mm

Compression Ratio
13.5:1

Valve Train
Unicam four-valve; 38mm intake, titanium; 31mm exhaust, Steel

Induction
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm downdraft throttle body

Ignition
Full transistorized with electronic advance

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission
Close-ratio five-speed

Final Drive
#520 Chain; 13T/50T

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension
49mm leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork with rebound and compression damping adjustability

Rear Suspension
Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability

Front Brake
Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear Brake
Single 240mm disc

Front Tire
Dunlop Geomax AT81 90/90-21

Rear Tire
Dunlop Geomax AT81 120/90-18

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase
58.2 inches

Rake (Caster Angle)
27° 25'

Trail
4.6 inches

Seat Height
37.8 inches

Ground Clearance
12.9 inches

Fuel Capacity
2.25 gallons

Curb Weight
255 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)


2019 Honda CRF250RX
Ready for the biggest news the off-road riding community is going to hear this year? Introducing the all-new Honda CRF250RX, a high-performance trail/enduro machine built to exploit all the advantages a 250 has to offer. Bigger Baja bikes may get all the attention, but 250 riders know where their bikes really shine: on tight, technical trails that leave those big open-class riders panting and exhausted, while they use the light weight and maneuverability to flick through challenging terrain. So we’ve equipped the new CRF250RX with the same great engine and chassis as the CRF250R motocrosser, but added an 18-inch rear wheel, a bigger fuel tank, special suspension settings, a sidestand, and more. It’s all about giving you the best bike in the class.

Specifications:

ENGINE
Engine Type
249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke
79.0mm x 50.9mm

Induction
Programmed Fuel-Injection system (PGM-FI); 44mm throttle bore

Ignition
Full transistorized

Compression Ratio
13.9:1

Starter
Electric with lithium-iron-phosphate battery

Valve Train
DOHC, four-valve; 33mm intake, titanium; 26mm exhaust, titanium

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission
Constant-mesh 5-speed return; manual

Final Drive
#520 Chain; 13T/48T

Clutch
Multiplate (5 springs)

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension
49mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork

Rear Suspension
Pro-Link system; fully adjustable Showa single shock

Front Brake
Single 260mm hydraulic disc

Rear Brake
Single 240mm hydraulic disc

Front Tire
Dunlop Geomax AT81 80/100-21 with tube

Rear Tire
Dunlop Geomax AT81 110/100-18 with tube

DIMENSIONS
Rake (Caster Angle)
27° 22'

Trail
4.5 inches

Wheelbase
58.5 inches

Seat Height
37.8 inches

Curb Weight
244 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel–ready to ride)

Fuel Capacity
2.25 gallons

Ground Clearance
12.9 inches

Length
86.0 inches

Width
32.6 inches

Height
49.7 inches


2019 Honda CRF250R
The 250 motocross class just might be the most competitive in all of racing. If you give an inch on the track, there are 20 or 30 other guys waiting to eat your lunch and use you for traction. First lesson: Winning starts with the holeshot, and getting the holeshot is where Honda’s CRF250R excels. We gave it an all-new DOHC engine last year, and this year we’ve continued with upgrades and refinements. Lesson number two: Hold on to the lead once you’ve got it. On a 250 this can be tough, especially in the slower corners. No problem on a 2019 CRF250R—we’ve made specific improvements in power delivery to give you that critical edge in the tight stuff. The open-class guys can just point and shoot here, but on a 250 that’s where a race is won and lost, by inches. So use every advantage you have, because you know what? There’s going to be someone else on the starting line riding a 2019 CRF250R, and if you’re not, you’ll end up behind them.

Specifications:

ENGINE
Engine Type
249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore And Stroke
79.0mm x 50.9mm

Induction
Programmed Fuel-Injection system (PGM-FI); 44mm throttle bore

Ignition
Full transistorized

Compression Ratio
13.9:1

Starter
Electric with lithium-iron-phosphate battery

Valve Train
DOHC, four-valve; 33mm intake, titanium; 26mm exhaust, titanium

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission
Constant-mesh 5-speed return; manual

Final Drive
#520 Chain; 13T/48T

Clutch
Multiplate (5 springs)

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension
49mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa SPG coil-spring fork; 12.0 inches travel

Rear Suspension
Pro-Link system; fully adjustable Showa single shock; 12.4 inches travel

Front Brake
Single 260mm hydraulic disc

Rear Brake
Single 240mm hydraulic disc

Front Tire
Dunlop Geomax MX3S 80/100-21 with tube

Rear Tire
Dunlop Geomax MX3S 100/90-19 with tube

DIMENSIONS
Rake (Caster Angle)
27° 22'

Trail
4.6 inches

Wheelbase
58.3 inches

Seat Height
37.8 inches

Curb Weight
237 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel–ready to ride)

Fuel Capacity
1.6 gallons

Ground Clearance
12.9 inches

Length
85.9 inches

Width
32.5 inches

Height
50.2 inches


2019 Honda CRF150R
Get off to the right start, and you have a huge advantage. It’s true in racing, where the holeshot counts for everything, and it’s true in life, where the lessons your kids learn early turn them into the adults they’ll become. That’s why parents work so hard to give their kids every advantage they can. And if you’re talking about teaching your youngster to focus, set goals, and win on the track, they need a machine that works just as hard at it as you do. And when it comes to motocross, that bike is Honda’s CRF150R.

The CRF150R is designed to put your Red Rider up front and into the winners circle. It’s not an off-road bike with a low seat height; it’s a serious competition machine tailor-made for young racers. Designed around a single-cylinder Honda Unicam engine, it offers all the performance your riders need to win. Put them on the wrong bike, and they’ll get frustrated. Let them taste the champagne (or maybe the sparkling apple juice), and they’ll learn to apply themselves on the track and later in life. Sounds like a no brainer to us.

Plus, since the right-sized bike is critical, to fit a wider variety of riders, we also make the CRF150R available in a second version: the CRF150R Expert, featuring bigger wheels, a higher seat and longer swingarm.

Specifications:

ENGINE
Engine Type 149cc liquid-cooled single cylinder four stroke
Bore And Stroke 66mm x 43.7mm
Compression Ratio 11.7:1
Valve Train Unicam, four-valve; 26mm intake, steel; 22.5mm exhaust, steel
Induction Keihin 32mm flat slide with Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
Ignition Solid-state CD with electronic advance

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Close-ratio five speed
Final Drive #420 chain; 15T/50T

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork; 10.8 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single shock; 10.7 inches travel
Front Brake Single 220mm disc
Rear Brake Single 190mm disc
Front Tire 70/100-17 Dunlop MX51
Rear Tire 90/100-14 Dunlop MX51

DIMENSIONS
Rake (Caster Angle) 27° 2'
Trail 3.1 inches
Wheelbase 49.6 inches
Seat Height 32.8 inches
Ground Clearance 11.9 inches
Curb Weight 185 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel–ready to ride.)
Fuel Capacity 1.11 gallons

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