2012 Honda CRF230F | Dirt Rider

2012 Honda CRF230F

  • 2012 Honda CRF230F



Displacement (CC)


Seat Height (in)


Wet Weight (lbs)


Honda's 2012 CRF230F was built with the serious off-road enthusiast in mind. 223cc of power, a 34-inch seat height, and a sticker price of $4,170 differentiate this Honda in what has become a highly competitive segment of the motorcycle market. Built in Japan but ridden the world over, the CRF230F was designed to be taken straight off the showroom floor and ridden away from the truck and into the elements - a 1.9-gallon tank provides fuel for the journey. Of course, a wide variety of mods for the CRF230F are available through a number of aftermarket companies in order to help you fine-tune this Honda to your exact liking, although some of these changes may render it a competition-only machine. See what we think of the CRF230F and similar machines.

Manufactured in Japan but tempered in the fiery deserts of Baja, Honda's off-road line is not as vast as some of its Austrian competitors, but it is significant. The CRF230F flies the off-road flag for Honda in 2012 with a host of proven strengths, most significant of which is unbelievable durability-we're ashamed to admit the amount of abuse that we've dished out to a CRF230F, and yet it has kept on ticking. The 1.9-gallon fuel tank should be enough to get you out to the middle of nowhere and back on one tank. Overall, the $4,170 CRF230F has a loyal fan following, and although you don't see too many of them at off-road races anymore, the bike has huge potential.



  • Bore (MM)65.5
  • Compression Ratio9:1
  • CoolingAir
  • Displacement in CC223
  • Displacement in CI13.6
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterElectric / Kick
  • Stroke66.2
  • Valve ConfigurationSOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds6
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front Tire80/100 R21
  • Rear Tire100/100 R18


  • Front Brake Diameter240
  • Front Brake TypeDisc
  • Rear Brake TypeDrum

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension Brand NameShowa®
  • Front Suspension TypeTelescopic Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingNo
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension Brand NamePro Link®
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)34.1


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)1.9
  • Manufacturer CountryJapan
  • Manufacturer TypeEnduro
  • Wet Weight (lbs)249
  • Wheelbase (in)54.1

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