2016 Honda CRF150F

Entry-level dirt bike is excellent for beginners in riding two-wheel machines. Lack of power is neutralized with excitement of off-roading. That’s why we must consider 2016 Honda CRF150F as serious competitor. First of all, seat height of 33 inches is excellent. Then, there is powertrain, which is not so powerful, but extremely durable and reliable. At the end – bike has affordable price. When we put it all together, we get excellent machine. From other angle, less power could be advantage – we can get more miles from less fuel. There are many other advantages of the CRF150F, but we found it as excellent solution for rookies in this class.

2016 Honda CRF150F side view

2016 Honda CRF150F redesign

Styling of the 2016 Honda CRF150F is bold and sharp. Attractive design will attract riders, although most of them are novices. Rake trail is 3.4 in and 26 degree. Seat is positioned on 33 inches, and overall length of wheelbase is 52.3 inches. Furthermore, we can see 19-inch wheel positioned on front, and 16-inch wheel rear. Small fuel tank can take up to 1.9-litres of gas. Overall weight is 234 pounds.

2016 Honda CRF150F rear view

2016 Honda CRF150F engine

Engine room is more important part of the 2016 Honda CRF150F. Heart of this dirt bike is 149 cc mill. Two valves, four strokes and air cooling are systems on this engine. As most of the CRF lineup, the 150F is also under-squared. That means cylinder stroke (2.28 in) is greater than bore (2.26 in). For example, this is characteristic for less powerful bikes. However, 2016 CRF150F has higher torque at low speeds. Also, this motorcycle offers electric CDI ignition and 5-speed transmission. Furthermore, there are chain, as final drive, and Showa front suspension. On the other side, it doesn’t have air adjustable suspension, rear adjustable rebound damping or adjustable spring pre-load.

2016 Honda CRF150F

2016 Honda CRF150F price and competition

Kawasaki KLX140 is the greatest rival for 2016 Honda CRF150F. Its advantage is price. Other competitor is Suzuki DR-Z125L, which is slightly smaller. However, price of the Honda’s off-road motorcycle for 2016 season is $3,700. Unfortunately, it is higher than two mentioned competitors. Kawasaki placed price of $3,100 for current model of their dirt bike.

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