May 3, 2011
That’s right, 2012 models are starting to roll out. Yesterday, Honda announced revised motocross race bikes, including the 2012 CRF450R, CRF250R and CRF150R.
The big 450 gets stiffer fork tubes and front axle collars, along with stiffer fork springs and revised suspension settings, both front and rear. The rear suspension also receives a revised linkage. New footpegs are both wider and longer to provide a larger platform for greater comfort, and new Dunlop MX 51 tires are featured.
The CRF250R is also revised for 2012. It features a new cylinder head, camshaft and 46 mm throttle body for a claimed increase in low and midrange torque. It also gets the larger footpegs and revised suspension settings. Finally, the front axle collars are more rigid on the 250, as well.
Finally, the little brothers, CRF150RB – Expert and CRF150R, each received a revised cylinder head, camshaft and carburetor for a claimed improvement in power, torque and drivability. These bikes also get revised suspension settings both front and rear for 2012.
For additional details and specifications, visit Honda’s web site.