Sneak Peak! Honda 2008 Model Releases!

The folks in Torrance feed Bikeland some line with pre-release information about their 2008 model lineup.

Hey, didn't we all just buy new bikes? With 2008 around the corner, Honda's turning up the heat with some pre-release information. Some info is new, and some just "bold new graphics" ...

From American Honda...

2008 Honda XR650L Features & Benefits

For those who refuse to stop at the pavement's end, the venerable electric-start XR650L can extend your motorcycle adventure to roads less traveled--be they dirt roads, trails or forgotten byways--in proven dual-sport style.
Engine/Drivetrain


Bulletproof 644cc SOHC four-stroke engine produces power and torque ideally suited for both on- and off-road riding.

-Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) allows excellent combustion efficiency and high power output.

42.5mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor offers crisp throttle response, excellent driveability and maximum power.
Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.
Gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes bothersome and tiring vibration.
Free-flowing, two-into-one exhaust system with quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
Maintenance-free automatic cam chain tensioner and solid-state CD ignition with electronic advance keep you out of the shop and on the road.
Dry-sump engine maximizes power by minimizing crankshaft windage and engine temperature.
Durable five-speed transmission offers a gear for every on- or off-road situation.
Heavy-duty, multi-plate clutch.
Heavy-duty, low-maintenance #520 O-ring-sealed drive chain.

Chassis/Suspension

Semi-double-cradle steel frame is lightweight, strong and offers precise handling manners.
43mm XR-spec Showa cartridge fork features 16-position compression damping adjustability and superb off-road performance.
Pro-Link® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)
Lightweight, strong and durable aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel.
Front and rear disc brakes offer superb stopping power.
Lightweight yet super-strong wheels.
Frame-mounted passenger footrests allow two-up riding capability.
Aggressive, dual-purpose front and rear tires offer excellent performance both on and off road.
18-inch rear wheel for greater tire selection.
Lightweight rims and hubs feature straight-pull spokes.

Additional Features


Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.
Combination headlight/number plate and dual airflow shrouds direct cool air to the engine.
Enduro-style headlight features high/low beams.
Motocross-style seat is comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.
Large, durable fenders keep debris off the rider.
Lightweight tubular engine guard.
Wide-section folding, cleated footpegs are comfortable and self-cleaning.
High-output 12-volt electrical system.
Flex-mounted turn signals resist breakage.
Compact speedometer features tripmeter/odometer, a neutral light as well as high-beam, turn-signal and sidestand indicators.
Easy-to-use choke allows for simple cold-weather starts.
Push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.
High-quality controls include comfortable grips and brush guards.
Convenient helmet lock and rear-fender-mounted tool kit are standard equipment.
Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.




2008 Honda Rebel Features & Benefits



Comfortable, durable and stylish, the Rebel may be the perfect entry level streetbike for a trip across town or even long-distance adventures.


New for 2008

New Silver Metallic color joins classic Black.

Engine/Drivetrain


Proven twin-cylinder 234cc SOHC four-stroke engine is smooth, quiet, economical and easy to maintain.
Screw-type valve adjusters simplify maintenance.
Constant-velocity (CV) carburetor gives excellent throttle response.
Easy-shifting five-speed transmission.
Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner.
Radically styled twin-muffler exhaust system.
Maintenance-free, solid-state CD ignition.

Chassis/Suspension


Semi-double-cradle frame allows a long wheelbase and extremely low seat height.
Hydraulic front fork with dual Syntallic bushings.
Dual rear shocks feature five-position spring preload adjustment.
Rectangular-section swingarm.
Front disc brake with twin-piston caliper.
Wide 15-inch rear tire.
Spoke-type wheels with chrome rims.
O-ring-sealed chain for increased durability.
Low seat height of only 26.6 inches.
Pullback handlebar.
2.6-gallon teardrop fuel tank.
Two-piece custom-styled seat.

Additional Features

Custom-styled, chrome-plated headlight case.
Stylish, chrome-plated taillight housing.
Simple, straightforward instrumentation.
Chrome-plated turn-signal housings.
Maintenance-free battery.
Push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.
Key-operated steering lock for added security.
Easy-to-use helmet lock.
Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.




2008 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2 Features & Benefits




A classic 45-degree V-twin liquid-cooled engine loaded with low-end and mid-range power makes the stylish Spirit a great choice for solo or two-up riding.

New for 2008


New Metallic Silver, Candy Dark Red/Flame and Ultra Blue Metallic / Flame colors join Black.

Unique Features


A 21-inch front wheel for a narrow, custom look and light steering feel.
Incredibly low 25.7-inch seat height.
Big-bike looks and feel at a very attractive price.

Engine/Drivetrain

745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
Crankshaft features long-stroke design along with high-mass ACG to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
Single 34mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor offers crisp throttle response.
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber (see Technology Section)
Finned cylinders enhance appearance and give a big-bike look.
Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life. Mounted between frame rails for enhanced appearance.
Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.
CD ignition with electronic advance offers dependability and is maintenance-free.
Sleek two-into-two exhaust system features bullet-style mufflers for a classic street-rod look.

Chassis/Suspension


Innovative frame design features large, steel tube backbone reaching back from cast steering head to rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength.
Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter chrome-steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look. Delivers confident, neutral handling and plush 4.6-inch wheel travel.
Large 4mm-thick fork brace mounted under fender enhances rigidity.
Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride.
Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake is drum type.
Shaft final-drive system provides smooth and reliable low-maintenance operation.

Additional Features


Chrome highlights include cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, left and right engine sidecovers, brake and clutch lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, swingarm pivot cap, ignition switch cover, handlebar, rear shock covers and headlight.
Handlebar design offers sporty, street-rod feel.
Tank-mounted speedometer features attractive chrome instrument housing.
Sleek, one-piece gunfighter-type seat.
Custom, integrated taillight design.
Stylish 3.7-gallon fuel tank.
Brilliant, 60-/55-watt halogen headlight.
Steering-head lock and helmet lock for added security when parked.
Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Honda Genuine Accessories


Touring Accessories: Custom Windscreen, Leather Saddlebags (two styles: Studded, Fringed or Plain), Synthetic Leather Saddlebags, Leather Tank Belt (two styles: Studded or Plain), Leather Front Pouch (three styles: Studded, Fringed or Plain), Leather Touring Bag (three styles: Studded, Fringed or Plain), Saddlebag Liner Set.
Chrome Accessories: Light Bar, Spotlight Visors, Backrest with Pad (available in Tall and Low styles), Backrest Trim (available in Tall and Low styles), Rear Carrier, Passenger Grab Rails, Radiator Guard, Allen-Bolt Inserts (three sizes: 5mm, 6mm and 8mm), Throw-over Saddlebag Supports, Driveshaft Cover.
Billet Accessories: Master-Cylinder Cap (four styles: Fluted, V Design, Neo-Retro and Chrome), Handlebar Clamp, Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, License-Plate Frame (three styles: Fluted, V Design and Neo-Retro).
Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover.

(Accessory availability and specifications subject to change without notice.)



2008 Honda Shadow Aero Features & Benefits




Rugged retro styling, a big-bike look and feel, a low seat height, athletic handling and a price that makes it easy to own make the Aero the perfect machine for riders wanting more for less.


New for 2008


Sleek new two-into-two exhaust system features bullet-style mufflers for a classic crusier style.
New custom-styled Shadow tank logo.
New Candy Dark Red, Metallic Silver/Black, Black/White, Candy Dark Red/White and classic Black colors.

Engine/Drivetrain


745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
Crankshaft features long-stroke design along with high-mass ACG to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
Single 34mm constant-velocity carburetor offers crisp throttle response.
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber (see Technology Section)
Finned cylinders enhance appearance and give a big-bike look.
Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life. Mounted between frame rails for enhanced appearance.
Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.
Ignition with electronic advance offers dependability and is maintenance-free.

Chassis/Suspension


Innovative frame design features large, steel tube backbone reaching back from massive cast steering head to rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength.
Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter chrome steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look. Delivers confident, neutral handling control and plush 4.6-inch wheel travel.
Large 4mm-thick fork brace mounted under fender enhances rigidity.
Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth, well-controlled ride.
Large-section tires are mounted on traditional spoked wheels with wide chrome rims. The front end features a fat 120/90-17 tire that provides a wide footprint and matches the substantial style of the machine.
Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake features a 180mm drum.
Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.

Additional Features


Chrome highlights include: cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, left and right engine sidecovers, brake and clutch lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, swingarm pivot cap, ignition ignition switch cover, handlebar, rear shock covers and headlight.
Speedometer is set into the front of the fuel tank for classic retro styling.
Broad, low-slung solo seat with detachable passenger seat.
Stylish 3.7-gallon fuel tank.
Classically styled and powerful 60-watt/55-watt halogen headlight.
Large, custom-styled taillight and attractive retro-styled turn-signal indicators.
Steering-head lock and helmet lock for added security when parked.
Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Honda Genuine Accessories


Touring Accessories: Custom Windscreen, Backrest with Pad (Tall and Low styles) and Rear Carrier (Square Tube).
Chrome Accessories: Backrest Trim (Tall and Low styles), Lightbar, Spotlight Visors, Front Fender Guard Rail, Rear Fender Guard Rail, Radiator Guard, Front Fender Tip, Front Fender Trim, Rear Fender Trim, Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, Seat Trim Rail, Solo Rider Rear Carrier, Driveshaft Cover and Master Cylinder Cap (Chrome and Chrome Billet).
Leather Accessories: Saddlebags (two styles: Plain and Studded), Front Pouch (three styles: Plain, Studded and Fringed), Touring Bag (three styles: Plain, Studded and Fringed) and Tank Belt (two styles: Plain and Studded).
Additional Accessories: Digital Audio System, Cycle Cover.

(Accessory availability and specifications subject to change without notice.)



2008 Honda Gold Wing Features & Benefits


Now it its 33rd year of production, the legendary Gold Wing remains the gold standard of luxury touring, thanks to satellite navigation, a premium audio system, a cold-weather comfort package, an industry-first fully integrated airbag and unrivaled performance.

New for 2008


New Metallic Red, Pearl White, Titanium and Black join Dark Red Metallic color.

Unique Features

Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System
Fully integrated navigation system with color screen.
Complete United States and Canada mapping with points of interest installed.
Points-of-interest information includes Honda dealers, fuel stations, restaurants, lodging, attractions, transportation, government and emergency information and saved rider's input with home function.
Voice prompting through headsets or speakers.
On-screen text guidance and pop-up menus.
Easy-to-use handlebar- and fairing-mounted controls.
Navigation available on select models.

Cold-Weather Comfort Package

Five-position heated grips for cold-weather riding.
Five-position heated seat/backrest combination with individual rider and passenger controls for optimum comfort.
-Foot-warming system channels engine-heated air over the rider's feet and is controlled by a fairing-mounted lever.
Cold-Weather Comfort Package available on select models.

State-of-the-Art Premium Audio System

80-watt-per-channel power amplifier provides clear, crisp sound at all highway speeds.
Six-element speaker system includes two rear speakers and a pair of front tweeters for a rich, full sound quality.
Tuner features auto bass control combined with auto volume control.
Standard on all Gold Wing® models.

Airbag

Industry-first fully integrated rider airbag on a motorcycle.
The airbag module contains the airbag and inflator and is positioned in front of the rider.
The airbag Electronic Control Unit (ECU), positioned to the right of the module, analyzes signals from the crash sensors to determine whether or not to inflate the airbag.
Four crash sensors attached two per side on the front fork detect changes in acceleration caused by frontal impacts.
From the moment an impact is recognized as a collision, only 0.015 seconds elapses until the airbag inflation is activated.
Airbag available only on full-featured version.

A complete line of bolt-on accessories and appearance items.
Engine/Drivetrain


Powerful, fuel-injected 1832cc six-cylinder engine produces smooth, effortless power--118 bhp and 125 lb./ft. of torque--while surpassing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2008 emissions standards.
Low, forward engine placement and solid engine-mounting produce excellent road handling characteristics and impressive low-speed maneuverability.
High-pressure-formed, sintered-iron Nickalloy crankshaft bearing caps provide quiet operation throughout the engine's operating-temperature range.

Parallel two-valve cylinder-head design utilizes direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation and requires no 600-mile service; the first valve clearance inspection is at 32,000 miles.
Silent-type camshaft chains with automatic adjusters provide reliable, maintenance-free operation.

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) (see Technology Section)
Two 40mm-diameter throttle bodies deliver air to six specially designed Keihin 50-psi high-pressure programmed fuel injectors (PGM-FI). Fuel is delivered through four nozzle holes in each injector, producing an atomized fuel mixture that is highly combustible for optimum efficiency and power.

The ECU provides two digital 3-D fuel-injection maps for each cylinder and one digital 3-D ignition map for each cylinder, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb rideability. Unique knock-control sensors monitor ignition advance to improve performance throughout the entire rpm range.

ECU closed-loop emissions system utilizes two oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture, while two exhaust catalyzers further reduce emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.

Rotary Air Control Valve (RACV) maintains precise idle control under widely varying engine loads and operating temperatures.
Compact water pump is mounted behind the engine and is driven directly by the crankshaft, contributing to quicker engine warm-up.
Engine cooling system features a series-flow coolant pattern that offers cold-start rideability and provides rapid engine warm-up.
Two side-mounted radiators enhance cooling efficiency and use low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air through the radiators and beyond the rider at highway speeds.
Sturdy eight-plate clutch with maintenance-free hydraulic-assist.
Efficient stainless-steel six-into-two exhaust system produces a pleasing, aggressive sound.
Powerful 1300-watt alternator uses a fluid damper system to minimize alternator noise.
Precise-shifting five-speed transmission includes Overdrive Fifth.

Chassis/Suspension


Twin-Spar Aluminum Frame (see Technology Section)
Inherently smooth flat-six-cylinder Gold Wing engine also serves as a tuned stressed frame member. The solid engine-mounting system utilizes specially designed hangers and carefully matched mounting bolts to provide both excellent road feel and minimal engine vibration.
Unique Pro-Arm® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)
Dual full-floating 296mm front discs with Linked Braking System
three-piston calipers and a single ventilated 316mm rear disc with one LBS three-piston caliper provide excellent braking power.
Linked Braking System (LBS) combined with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) (see Technology Section)

Model equipped with ABS features an electric-motor-driven modulator that provides rapid and precise braking-pressure adjustments, resulting in smooth ABS operation. The system incorporates an integrated ECU, self-diagnostics with an interactive ECU test function and automatic protection against system failure.

Massive 45mm front fork houses a cartridge damper in the right leg with 5.5 inches of travel for a smooth yet superb ride in all road conditions.

Antidive system minimizes front fork dive when braking. The system utilizes brake-fluid pressure generated in the secondary LBS master cylinder mounted on the left fork leg and is activated by input from either the front brake lever or the rear brake pedal. This application of antidive and LBS produces enhanced stability when maneuvering at both low speeds and highway speeds.

Pro-Link® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)
Computer-controlled adjustable hydraulic rear suspension preload is easily set by the rider with push-button controls, and features a two-position memory.

Unique driveshaft-damping system utilizes a double-pipe structure with a rubber-bonded coating applied to the inner pipe to absorb road shock and engine torque. The long-life design simplifies rear-wheel maintenance.

Final gearcase assembly design in the Pro Arm eliminates wheel alignment splines and ensures accurate alignment of the rear wheel after servicing.

Cast-aluminum 18 x 3.5-inch front wheel and 16 x 5.0-inch rear wheel are lightweight and strong. Radial touring tires are specifically engineered for the Gold Wing, providing a combination of excellent traction, cornering grip and long tire life.

Touring Features


The parallel two-valve cylinder-head design, together with side-mounted radiators, allows optimum ergonomics, with excellent rider foot room and a large passenger cockpit.

Slow-speed, electric Reverse system is engaged with the simple push of the thumb controls on the right handlebar.

Lightweight electronic cruise-control system utilizes a 16-bit ECU-controlled, motor-actuated throttle mechanism.

The Gold Wing's aerodynamic bodywork is functional as well as beautiful, providing excellent rider wind protection while reducing the aerodynamic drag coefficient.

A simple yet ingenious ratcheting windscreen-adjustment system provides six settings over nearly 4.0 inches of travel. Operated manually, the mechanism eliminates the weight and complexity of electric motors.

Adjustable and closeable windscreen vent routes fresh air to the rider's face or chest.

The Gold Wing trunk provides 60 liters of storage capacity with an additional 5 liters of storage available if the optional CD changer is not installed. Two full-face helmets fit easily in the trunk. The saddlebags provide 40-plus liters of storage each, resulting in a total of 147 liters of storage space.

The saddlebag lids feature hydraulic dampers for smooth operation.

Specially designed luggage features a remote-control key lock, permitting pop-open rear trunk operation; remote lock/unlock for the trunk and saddlebags; and horn-actuated bike locator. If remote locking is attempted while a lid is open, the emergency lights flash to alert the rider.

Pockets are located in the fairing and rear trunk for convenient, easy-access storage.

Soft-touch plastic elastomer provides a luxurious feel to the front console, front- and rear-pocket covers and the passenger armrests.

Ergonomically designed saddle with a low 29.1-inch seat height has a plush passenger seat with integral backrest and side support for all-day riding comfort.

Instrument cluster includes white-on-black analog displays for speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel level, plus features adjustable backlighting and high-luminescence red pointers. Indicator/warning lights are provided for Reverse, Neutral, Overdrive, oil pressure, fuel injection, high beam, sidestand, cruise on, cruise set and low fuel. A high-resolution LCD housed in a separate module is visible in all lighting conditions and displays the odometer, A/B tripmeter, ambient temperature, audio modes, CB, rear-suspension setting, trunk/saddlebag-open indicators and a clock.

Motorized headlight-aiming system is operated by a dial switch and provides 2.5 degrees of adjustment from level.

Large 6.6-gallon fuel tank houses the PGM-FI fuel pump and provides excellent long-distance cruising range.

Additional Features



Headlight system features two 55-watt H7 low-beam and two 55-watt H7 high-beam bulbs with computer-designed multireflectors. In high-beam operation, all four bulbs produce a distinctive front lighting signature.

Engine and saddlebag guards help protect the Gold Wing's bodywork in case of a tip-over.

Silver powdercoated finish helps ensure the Gold Wing's aluminum frame will remain beautiful for years to come.

Maintenance-free features include automatic choke, RACV automatic idle, programmed fuel injection, automatic cam-chain adjusters, sealed battery, electronic cruise control and computer-controlled hydraulic rear spring preload adjustment.

Handsome two-piece aluminum handlebars are lightweight and strong.

Adjustable brake and clutch levers.

Clear lenses on rear turn signals and running lights complement the Gold Wing's aggressive styling.

Self-canceling turn signals.

Fully illuminated handlebar and radio switches.

Handlebar switches and controls use internationally approved graphic symbols.

Dual electric spiral horns trumpet a distinctive note.

20-amp YTX maintenance-free battery.

Dual helmet locks.

Fold-down antenna for easy storage.

Padded passenger handrails.

Easy-to-use centerstand.

Convenient ignition switch/fork lock for added security.

Transferable three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Assembled in Marysville, Ohio.

Honda Genuine Accessories

Audio Accessories: Six-Disc CD Changer, CB Radio Kit, CB Antenna, Audio Headsets (for open-face and full-face helmets), Passenger Audio Controller.

Air Management Accessories: Tall Windscreen, Windscreen Side Air Deflectors, Fairing Side Air Deflectors.

Functional Touring Accessories: Chrome Heated Grips with Thermostat, Foglight Kit (two types: Halogen or LED), 12v Accessory Socket Kit, Passenger Armrest, Coin Holder, Saddlebag Cooler, Rear Spoiler (color matched) with LED Brakelight.

Touring Convenience Accessories: Removable Saddlebag/Trunk Liner Set (available in standard and deluxe types), Trunk Net, Saddlebag/Trunk Mat Set, Seat Weather Cover, Cycle Cover, Front Nose Mask, Trunk Vanity Mirror with Light, Trunk Inner Light, Inner Trunk Pouch, Trunk Lid Organizer, Saddlebag Lid Organizer, Fairing Pouch, Owner's Manual Folio.

Chrome Appearance accessories: Front Lower Cowl, Front Fender Ornament, Front Fender Extension, Front Disc Cover, Passenger Floorboard Covers, Passenger Floorboard Lower Covers, Side Fairing Accent, Windshield Garnish, Trunk Rack, Front Fender Rail, Saddlebag Scuff Pads, Saddlebag Molding Kit, Trunk Molding Kit, Sidestand, Exhaust Tips (two styles), License-Plate Frame, Swingarm Pivot Covers, Handlebar Ends, Trunk Handle, Rear Spoiler Accent.




2008 Honda CRF150RB-Expert/CRF150R Features & Benefits


The revolutionary CRF150R and big-wheel CRF150RB are the world's first high-performance four-stroke mini racers. They feature Unicam engines, race-ready suspension and track-designed chassis for ground-breaking performance. No wonder Dirt Rider magazine picked the CRF150R as its Bike of the Year, the first time in history a minibike captured this coveted award.

Engine/Drivetrain



High-Performance Unicam® cylinder head design (see Technology Section)

Lightweight, compact, internal auto decompression and handlebar-mounted hot-start system provide easy starting, hot or cold.

Compact, lightweight engine assembly weighs only 43.6 pounds.

Crankshaft is made of high-strength, low-carbon steel with carburized main journals for maximum durability at sustained high-rpm operation.

Forged 11.7:1-compression slipper piston and rings are lighter than a conventional design, revving quickly while maintaining excellent cylinder sealing and high-rpm power.

Double-carburized connecting rod utilizes a big-end needle bearing for maximum high-rpm performance and durability.

Nikasil cylinder lining is lightweight and provides cooler operation for extended engine life.

Press-fitted aluminum spark plug pipe fits between the two exhaust rocker arms, further contributing to compact cylinder-head design.

32mm Keihin FCR carburetor features four rollers on the flat slide, resulting in very light throttle effort, smooth operation, crisp throttle response and excellent rideability.

Carburetor features a throttle position sensor (TPS) that helps maintain a linear throttle response throughout the range.

Twin-sump lubrication system separates the oil supply for the crankshaft, piston and valve train from the clutch and transmission. This ensures a cool supply of oil to the clutch, eliminates potential clutch and transmission material contamination of the engine oil, reduces the amount of circulating oil and permits the use of a smaller oil pump.

Exhaust system uses a lightweight stainless exhaust header and repackable aluminum muffler.

Vertically split crankcases feature a built-in oil pump, reducing weight compared to a conventional design.

Dual radiators feature a refined core area for improved heat dissipation compared to conventional dual-radiator design.

Gear-driven balancer reduces vibration and drives the water pump. A six-disc clutch provides the surface area necessary to handle the engine's impressive torque while carefully matched clutch springs provide a light feel at the lever.

Durable close-ratio five-speed transmission.

Chassis/Suspension



Front and rear suspension settings unique to the CRF®150R deliver ideal bump-absorption characteristics.

Handlebar bend optimizes rider position and comfort.

Lightweight, high-tensile steel frame with large-diameter frame tubing and cross-member provides excellent turning performance and straight-line tracking.

Box-section aluminum swingarm is lightweight and rigid.

Removable subframe is strong and durable.

37mm leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge front fork features friction-reducing design to improve compression and rebound control.

The fork offers adjustable compression and rebound settings.

Wide-section aluminum top and bottom triple-clamps position fork tubes far apart for good turning and control.

Tapered-roller steering-head bearings for durability.

Pro-Link® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)

Strong, lightweight wheels are durable and minimize unsprung weight.

Lightweight front and rear disc brakes with high-performance pads offer powerful, precise braking.

Stout 15mm front and 17mm rear axles incorporate a surface-treatment for added strength and durability.

Additional Features



Large-capacity airbox and reusable two-stage foam air filter.

Lightweight plastic body components (radiator shroud, sidecovers, rear fender, seat base, fuel tank, front fender and front number plate) offer a slim, aggressive style.

Seat-cushion foam follows the shape of the fuel tank, providing a smooth transition to increase rider mobility and comfort.

Non-slip seat cover for increased rider control.

High-quality Dunlop tires.

HRC works-type rear-brake system integrates the rear master cylinder and fluid reservoir, eliminating the separate rear master-cylinder reservoir and hose.

Adjustable front-brake lever and master-cylinder assembly are the same as CR125R/CR250R components.

Stainless-steel clutch cable for long life and improved feel and action.

Works-type handlebar grips add to rider comfort.



2008 Honda CRF230F Features & Benefits



A popular pick as the most accomplished off-road play bike by motorcycle magazines the world over, the electric-start CRF230F is the perfect match for recreational riders discovering the world of off-road adventure.


New for 2008


Narrower seat, fuel tank and new handlebar shape increase rider comfort.

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.

26mm carburetor for crisp throttle response.

Electric start for ease of starting.

Lightweight aluminum crankcase.

Maintenance-free CD ignition.

Heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement.

Smooth-shifting, versatile six-speed transmission.

Heavy-duty O-ring-sealed chain for durability and reduced maintenance.


Chassis/Suspension



Box-section aluminum swingarm first in its class.

Lightweight semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel frame.

37mm leading-axle Showa front fork offers 9.5 inches of suspension travel.

Fork boots keep dirt and moisture away from fork seals.

Heavy-duty Showa rear shock offers 9.0 inches of travel.

Pro-Link® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)

Snail-type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.

Powerful 240mm front disc brake.

Lightweight rear drum brake.

Strong, lightweight rims with straight-pull spokes.

Additional Features



CRF-R-inspired bodywork and graphics.

Engine design produces low emissions that meets both EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road standards.

Motocross-style seat is low and comfortable, and allows maximum rider movement.

Easily detachable number plate.

High-impact plastic skidplate protects lower engine cases.

Folding shift lever.

Reusable, foam air filter for reduced maintenance costs.

Front and rear steel sprockets for durability.

High-quality handlebar with comfortable grips.

Extra-wide-cleated, folding, self-cleaning footpegs and brake pedal for secure footing.

Quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.

Maintenance-free sealed battery.

Keyed ignition switch.

Transferable six-month limited warranty.




2008 Honda CRF150F Features & Benefits

For off-road fun, nothing beats the electric-start CRF150F. Big enough to keep experienced adults entertained but small and light for beginning riders, the CRF150F is the darling of the off-road enthusiast press.

New for 2008



Narrower seat, fuel tank and new handlebar shape increase rider comfort.

New carburetor jetting improves engine performance.

Engine/Drivetrain



Dependable 149cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine produces smooth, easy-to-use power that's ideal for recreational riders.

24mm carburetor offers excellent throttle response.

Ultra-reliable CD ignition never needs maintenance.

Electric starter for convenient starting in all conditions.

Heavy-duty clutch offers smooth engagement and durability.

Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission.

Five-speed transmission ratios to match engine power characteristics.

Chassis/Suspension




Lightweight semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame.

35mm leading-axle Showa front fork offers 9.1 inches of compliant suspension travel.

Pro-Link® Rear Suspension (see Technology Section)

Heavy-duty Showa rear shock offers 8.9 inches of travel.

Powerful 240mm front disc brake.

Lightweight rear drum brake.

Additional Features



Engine design produces low emissions that meets both EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) off-road standards.

Maintenance-free battery.

Snail-type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.

Durable body components.

High-impact plastic skidplate for undercarriage protection.

Motocross-style seat is low and comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.

Cleated, folding and self-cleaning footpegs offer secure footing.

Folding shift lever and brake-pedal tips.

Fork boots keep dirt and moisture away from fork seals.

Durable steel sprockets.

Washable, reusable, foam air filter.

Quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.

CRF®-R inspired bodywork.

Keyed ignition switch.

Transferable six-month limited warranty.




Source: Bikeland.org & American Honda Motors


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