Honda offers the CRF110F to give young riders a bit more engine without having to worry about a manual clutch.
Honda introduces a new youth motorcycle for 2013 with the CRF110F. The 110 replaces the CRF70F and takes up residence alongside the family of trail bikes including the CRF50F, CRF80F, CRF100F and CRF230F.
Despite having 110cc of displacement, the new 110F is physically smaller than the 100, making it more accommodating for small riders. Seat height is 26.3 inches and it rolls on a 14-inch front wheel and 12-inch rear spread 41.9 inches apart. Front suspension offers 3.9 inches of travel and the rear shock has 3.4 inches of movement. Drum brakes slow the 163-pound (claimed) beginner dirt bike.
The SOHC air-cooled engine uses 9.0:1 compression inside of a 50 x 55.6mm bore and stroke. Fuel comes from a 1.1-gallon tank and is fed by a 13mm piston-valve carburetor. A four-speed transmission with automatic clutch takes the hassle out of clutching and puts the focus on learning to select the right gear instead. Final drive is a 14/38 sprocket combo with #420 chain.
Parents can also control the speed with a throttle-limiter. Junior doesn’t even have to worry about getting restarted after a tip over either with the convenience of electric start. Selling price hasn’t been revealed yet but the 2013 Honda CRF110F will be available from dealers in the Fall of 2012.