Honda CRF230F Reviews

2008 Honda CRF230F from United States of America

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

Summary:

Very good, but could use some minor improvements

Faults:

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

2007 Honda CRF230F from Australia

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Most recent distance200 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KX125

Summary:

Great bike for anyone

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Great bike.

Very comfortable.

Low seat height.

Very fuel efficient.

Electric start is fantastic.

Headlight is good at night.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2008

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews