Very good, but could use some minor improvements
So far so good.
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