2014 Honda CRF125F Off-Roaders: FIRST LOOK

Cycle News Staff | July 9, 2013
  Hondas new CRF125F is also available in a Big Wheel version.

The new CRF125F and CRF125F Big Wheel feature entry-level simplicity with electric starting.

In 2013 the CRF110F replaced the popular CRF70F within Honda’s family of fun, entry-level off-road bikes. Now, two new larger-displacement 2014 CRF125F models enter the lineup, allowing consumers more choices in this market segment, according to Honda.

Honda says that the two CRF125F models offer unique wheel sizes that allow them to replace the CRF80F and CRF100F. With a seat height of 28.9 inches, the small-wheel CRF125F seat is the same height as the CRF80F it replaces, while the CRF125F Big Wheel features the same seat height – 30.9 inches – as the CRF100F it replaces. This seat-height option, Honda claims, allows riders to pick the CRF125F that fits best.

Featuring an all-new electric-start 125cc single-cylinder OHC four-stroke engine tuned for loads of low-end grunt plus plenty of pull throughout the powerband, the CRF125Fs also feature a four-speed gearbox. It also has a new rolling chassis with upgraded suspension components – front and rear – plus styling just like Honda’s CRF motocross bikes.

The CRF125Fs will be available in traditional Honda red with an MSRP of $2799 for the CRF125F and $3199 for CRF125F Big Wheel.

The bikes will be available in September.

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