2008 Honda CRF230L - First Ride

Big Red's Little Wonder

By Jimmy Lewis/Dirt Rider, Photography by Jesse Ziegler, Jimmy Lewis
Price: $4499
Engine type: a-c four-stroke single
Valve train: SOHC, 2v
Displacement: 223cc
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: na
Claimed torque: na
Frame: Steel semi-double-cradle
Front suspension: 37mm Showa fork, adjustable for spring preload
Rear suspension: Single Showa shock, adjustable for spring preload
Front brake: Single Nissin two-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Rear brake: Single Nissin two-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire: 2.75-21 Bridgestone Trail Wing
Rear tire: 120/80-18 Bridgestone Trail Wing
Seat height: 31.9 in.
Wheelbase: 52.7 in.
Fuel capacity: 2.3 gal.
Claimed dry weight: 253 lbs.


A fun first step that's accommodating without being intimidating.

By Jimmy Lewis/Dirt Rider
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