Honda CRF230F Review from United States of America

2008 Honda CRF230F

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance1200 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda XL250


Very good, but could use some minor improvements


So far so good.

General Comments:

The EPA has so much smog stuff on this engine that it doesn't breath well at high RPMs. It also runs too lean (because of the EPA). This translates to wasted power.

It's a blast to ride. The suspension is excellent. Once I get the right handlebars and footpegs on it, it will be even better.

It's street legal (CRF 230 L) and gets approx 80 mpg.

I wish Honda would have splurged and put more foam in the seat. My son's 30 year old XR 80 has a more comfortable seat than this.

All in all, I'm quite happy, and in a few hours I'll be riding it again!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2010

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review