Honda knows that trail bikes are the gateway into the fun world of motorcycling. Check our thoughts on its latest off-road bike in the 2014 Honda CRF125RF First Ride.
- Pictured is the big wheel-equipped CRF125F ($3199) that rolls on 19/16-inch wheel combo compared to the 17/14-inchers on the standard machine.
- Half the fun of riding is looking the part. Troy Lee Designs makes it easy to look like a pro with its Troy Lee Designs SE3 Baja Helmet. Available in two colorways in sizes XS-XXL the SE3 is the Southern California safety and apparel brand’s top-of-the-line moto helmet worn by Supercross and motocross racers Cole Seely and Malcolm Stewart. With numerous intake and exhaust vents it flows a fair amount of air through the helmet helping to keep the rider cool and dry while riding. Another plus is the wide eye port that is compatible with a wide range of goggles.
- The CRF125F big wheel features the identical seat height of the outgoing CRF100F at 30.9 inches.
- Suspension was cozy for our 110-pound tester. This made it easy for her to get a feel for it on the dirt.
- Honda’s venerable air-cooled four-stroke Single gets a longer stroke engine boosting displacement to 125cc.
- The Honda is styled after its top-of-the-line CRF450R and CRF250R motocross bikes.
- Both CRF125F models get a 220mm cross-drilled hydraulic disc brake up front.
- The cockpit of the CRF125F is neutral-feeling and functions well for tall and short riders alike. We also love that the CRF now offers the push-button convenience of electric start.
- Honda’s all-new CRF125F makes use of a larger engine that produces more torque. This not only makes it easier to ride but more fun, too.
- Big smiles are what the CRF125F is all about. It’s a great learning tool for beginners and plenty fun to play around for seasoned riders, too.
- Learning how to ride a motorcycle becomes easier with Honda’s CRF125F. Learning becomes even easier when you can ride with a friend.