If you think stiff competition is likely to surpass Honda, think again. This time, Honda takes another lead with its mini bikes for young riders.
The Honda CRF150R is a champion-grade dirt bike likely to take over racing grounds. Though small, it still boasts performance similar to large and professional motorbikes and deals effortlessly with rugged terrains.
Style is not an issue with CRF150R, which features clean, bold, and bright graphics that makes you look and ride like a pro. The CRF150R comes in two versions; the base model and the CRF150R Expert, which is geared for taller riders.
Sounds pretty fantastic right? Let’s get into an in-depth review of CRF150R and see what it brings to the table of young riders.
Honda CRF150R Top Speed, Horsepower, Seat Height, & Full Specifications
Honda CRF150R Review
The Honda CRF150R comes with 149cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine. The CRF150R engine produces smooth torque all through the different speed levels, ensuring the rider gets enough power when needed.
CRF150R qualifies as a perfect junior bike for young riders who wish to improve their riding skills. It’s powerful, perfectly balanced, and upholds Honda’s famous reliability. Read on.
Honda CRF150R Top Speed: 70mph (113 Km)
Honda CRF150R Seat Height: 32.8 (833 mm)
The Honda CRF150R is primarily a racing bike for kids aged 12-16. It’s Honda’s only kids’ motocross bike.
The standard, small wheel model works best for a 12-year-old, while the Expert, big wheel model is ideal for kids aged 14-16. But don’t just consider your kid’s age while buying it. It can still be big or small for them.
While there’s no actual weight limit, CRF150R is perfect for riders weighing 80-120 pounds.
The bike powers electrically but starts effortlessly with a kick. However, due to the tall build of CRF150R, it can be challenging for the petite rider to kickstart. Once it’s on, the bike purrs instantly, ready for takeoff.
Just by the crack of the throttle, the bike flies ferociously, producing a mean exhaust sound to match the quickness. While this is a beginner bike, it’s not a play bike because it takes the slightest throttle and snaps away.
It would be best to learn some decent clutch control to tame down this bike. You’d wish to ride CRF150R in your hood but take note of noise pollution of about 95-96 decibels.
The accelerator pump for CRF150R has a “direct push .” Compared to the other accelerator pumps of CRF450R and CRF250R, this direct push provides a better and more responsive throttle reaction.
Pricing and Competition
You can choose your ideal version of CRF150R in the US. The CRF150R goes against Kawasaki KX450, Yamaha YZ450F, Husqvarana FC 450 and KTM 450 SX-F.
Honda CRF150R Key Specifications
|Seat Height||32.8 inches|
|Curb Weight||185 lbs|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||1.11 gallons|
- High tensile stell frame with large-diameter frame tubing
- 37 mm Leading axle Showa cartridge fork
- Pro-Link single rear shock absorber
- Fully adjsutable front and rear suspension
- Single 220 mm front disc brake
- Single 190 mm rear disc brake
- 17 Inch front wheel
- 14 Inch rear wheel
- Updated MX graphics
- Single-cylinder, four-stroke UNICAM engine
- Liquid cooling
- 5-speed close ratio transmission
- Keihin 32mm flat slide carburettor
- Throttle position sensor
- Accelerator pump
- Solid state CD with the electronic advanced ignition system
- Red exhaust cover
Honda CRF150R Specifications
Engine & Transmission
|Engine Type||1-Cylinder, 4-stroke, UNICAM|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|Fuel Supply||Keihin 32mm flat side carburettor|
|Cooling System||Liquid cooling|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Final Drive||Chain, 15T/50T|
Top Speed Performance, & Mileage
|Top Speed||Honda CRF150R top speed is 66 mph|
|0-60 mph||15-16 seconds|
Chassis & Suspension
|Chassis||Steel tube frame|
|Front Suspension||37 mm Leading axle Showa cartridge fork|
|Rear Suspension||Pro-Link single shock, fully adjustable|
|Front Wheel Travel||10.8 inches|
|Rear Wheel Travel||10.7 inches|
Brakes, Wheels, & Tires
|Front Brake||Single disc|
|Rear Brake||Single disc|
|Front Brake Diameter||220 mm|
|Rear Brake Diameter||190 mm|
|Front Wheel||17-inch, spoke rim|
|Rear Wheel||17-inch, spoke rim|
|Tire Type||Tubed, Dunlop MX51|
|Front Tire Size||70/100-17|
|Rear Tire Size||90/100-14|
Dimension and Weight
|Seat height||832 mm / 32,8 in – CRF150R|
866 mm / 34,1 in – CRF150RB
|Overall height||1133 mm / 44,6 in – CRF150R|
1171 mm / 46,1 in – CRF150RB
|Overall length||1832 mm / 72,1 in – CRF150R|
1900 mm / 74,8 in – CRF150RB
|Overall width||990 mm / 39,0 in – VTX1800S / VTX1800R|
770 mm / 30,3 in
|Ground Clearance||301 mm / 11,9 in – CRF150R|
336 mm / 13,2 in – CRF150RB
|Dry weight||75 kg / 165 lbs – CRF150R|
77 kg / 170 lbs – CRF150RB
|Curb Weight||106.1 kg|
Electricals and Transmission
|Spark Plug||NGK DPR8EA-9|
|Gear Box||5-speed constant mesh|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc, manual|
Instrument Console & Speedometer
|Console Type||No console|
|No. of Trip Meters||No|
|Gear Shift Light||No|
|Gear Position Indicator||No|
|Low Fuel Indicator||No|
|Engine Temperature Indicator||No|
|Engine kill Switch||No|
|Additional Features||Throttle position sensor, accelerator pump|
Honda CR500 Top Speed Test Video
The new CRF150r is a top motocrosser in its section due to its powerful and fast performance. It boasts several hardware upgrades, not to mention the new paint scheme.
Lastly, it features several riding assistance such as torque and launch controls and different engine modes for the new young rider. The Honda CRF150R provides excellent handling with an all-around performance.