2011 Honda CRF Review


The 2011 Honda CRF 50F is a good choice for young bikers because it combines easy to use power with a firm suspension for a fun ride. Its strong and robust engine delivers smooth power that is controlled by the three-speed manual transmission with automatic clutch. The bike is a decent enough choice for adults too, since its adjustable throttle limiter allows the rider to tailor the necessary power according to skill level. Reliability is not an issue either because of the build quality and well-designed engine and bodywork. For young riders, the 2011 Honda CRF comes with a parent-friendly adjustable throttle limiter that lets the parent decide how much power the engine delivers and how fast the bike can go. The system is simple to adjust, and it keeps children safe. The automatic clutch system is also child-friendly because it is easier for first-time rider to learn. There is no need to worry about stalling the engine or pressing or releasing the clutch lever on the handlebar. All they need to do is shift gears with their toes.

The 50F is not the only model in the 2011 Honda CRF line though. Adult riders who want a serious dirt bike can opt for powerful models like the 250R. Honda motorcycles have dominated motocross for quite some time now, thanks to its innovations. The 250R comes with its own innovation- the Honda Progressive Steering Damper or HPSD. The company has always been popular for its innovations in two-wheelers, but this one is available on stock dirt bikes. Moreover, the aluminum chassis and rider layout are really good, and they add to the overall fun of driving the bike.

In the 2011 Honda CRF 250R, a 249-cc Unicam engine with battery-less fuel injection delivers great performance. In fact, the 250R is one of the most popular and successful 250-cc dirt bikes used in track racing. The split engine design allows engine and transmission oil to be separated. This, along with the high build quality typical of Honda helps keep the company’s reputation for durability and value. The braking system of the 2011 Honda CRF 250R is particularly useful because the bike is one of the lightest in the class and the wave-style rotor stop it in an instant. This, of course, is expected from a Honda bike.

New For 2011

  • Automatic clutch system for easier riding and longer life
  • Maintenance-free CD ignition
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner
  • Rugged steel frame and tough bodywork

2011 Honda CRF Specs

  • Model: Honda CRF 50F
  • Engine Type: 49-cc single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 39 inches and 1.63 inches
  • Compression ratio: 101:1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead cam
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Kick
  • Transmission: Manual/ Automatic Clutch
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 0.7 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Drum
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Suspension (Front): Non-adjustable inverted fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Non-adjustable steel twin-sided arm
  • Wheelbase: 36 inches
  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail: 1.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 21.6 inches
  • Curb Weight: 49.9 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 2.5 X 10
  • Tires (Rear): 2.5 X 10


  • No available OEM accessories

Key Competitors For The 2011 Honda CRF

  • Kawasaki KLR650
  • Suzuki DR-Z400S
  • Suzuki V-Strom 650
  • Kawasaki Super Sherpa