2004 Honda CR85R Expert — Motorcycle USA

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Honda CR 85 R Expert

2004 Honda CR85R

As a manufacturer, Honda is meticulous building excellent bikes. though, they tend to their own sweet time it. When a trend arises in the the winged logo has become for showing up late when their version. Peep the of the class leading CRF450R.

dominated the big-bore four-… for years, and the only substantial of a possible red entry were and innuendos. Creating the CRF certainly was not a job and when it finally emerged the engineering department, it won nearly MX shootout in its first year. The Expert took a similar as the CRF450R, albeit on a lesser

The level of performance in the 85cc was raised in 2001when Kawasaki, who has a class leader in the 80cc upped the performance ante by displacement on their KX to 85 cubic the limit for engine size in the division. The following year Suzuki and Yamaha upped 80cc models to match the of the Kawi. Declining to play the of a lemming, the CR was still displacing 80ccs.

Honda, like waited and took their refining their machine releasing the latest adaptation in The venerable CR80 received a increase in displacement, making it an contender. For 2004 they’re to offer a race weapon is not only as fast as the rest of the in the junior class, but the best one as

According to our group of 85cc gurus, Honda accomplished by not only making the it competitive, but by a bike that runs in stock form than tricked out race machines.

inducing power is only a of the wrist away on the CR85R

We the CR85RE (Say it along us, E is for Expert) model. This is similar to the standard CR85R that the Expert features a front wheel, a 16-inch and a longer swingarm. These enhance the bike’s ability to the rigors it must endure on the track as well as raising the height to accommodate growing racers.

The larger wheels exceptional traction, better landing capabilities, and most better stability at track

While a select few of the chassis have been upgraded on the the power train remains the same. Nestled in the tubular frame is an 84.7cc liquid-cooled, cylinder, two-… engine a bore and … of 47.5mm x mm and 8.4:1compression ratio. The result of the bore and … configuration is a that revs faster and the bulk of its power in the middle and top of the

This is great news for planning on going with the

Pumping the air/fuel mixture to the is a 28mm piston-valve carburetor to the industry standard reed-valve This system provides accurate throttle response on the

Mason Watson digs in a high-speed berm. According to the suspension is excellent on the CR85R.

to our test crew, the little not only feels strong up top but it might be the best in its class. Too bad we get all the 85s on the Rogue Valley MX track for a this time around but make sure it happens in so there’s no guesswork.

It’s fast. Maybe not as much low, but once you get the rpm up it’s fast on top, said old 85cc Oregon State William See. It’s a lot than my Suzuki.

All of our testing heaped praise on the CR85R for its top end Furthermore, it seemed as though they found the middle of the they realized Honda is in a by itself.

Once you find the of the powerband, the bike is really said Ian Martin an 85cc It just pulls hard and it like it takes a while you run out of power. But it, like, bogs you try to get on it out of a corner.

Despite all the initial praise, it appears not all is perfect on Big little two-…. Last model was criticized for a tendency to bog off idle and apparently Honda was to remedy the problem. To insure got maximum performance from the CR our had to keep the revs up on our mini As we discovered with our 2004 test bike, this is not for the 85cc class.

Some gearing changes and spent dialing in the jetting for particular needs and the lack of performance should be history, with the competition.

William See the CR85R Expert around the MX

I like the bottom end of my Suzuki said See of his race-ready RM85. The has to be revved a lot to keep it in the powerband, but it gets going it’s fast.

The top end hit of the Honda was certainly a hot of conversation for our test riders. the one aspect of the CR85R that out more than any other our testing sessions is Honda’s clutch and close-ratio six-speed Known for their attention to Honda didn’t disappoint.

lever actuation and effortless had our young test group about the CR’s refinement.

I don’t use the clutch when racing, divulged Martin. On my KX I to rock it back and forth a to get it to go, but on the Honda it was perfect. It’s smooth, the clutch was real

Slowing the CR85R is a snap to a single disc up front and a disc in the rear, both of are engaged by twin-piston calipers. won big points with our testers for a set of stoppers. When the lever is the binders respond immediately, riders to go deep into before slowing down.

neither rider experienced any fade throughout a full day of

Honda CR 85 R Expert

Ian Martin flows through the section as the CR85R suspension up the RVMX bumps.

We watched in as these youthful pilots through whoops sections and over doubles and fat table at the test track. The 37mm adjustable leading-axel Showa fork with 10.8-inches of suspends the front end of the bike a pro-link adjustable Showa with 11.4 inches of holds things together at the end.

The suspension is really said Seed. It works good going through the sections. I don’t think do anything to it if I were going to it.

It feels pretty good for my the way it is now.

Martin also the suspension was excellent in stock and found railing corners was a It handles really good in and out of corners, explains Martin. bikes will try and buck you off you go through rutted sections, but the worked really good and planted in the corners.

The elevated Expert version of the rides higher for kids who are fast but have not yet acquired the skill to hop aboard a 125. On the model, the seat height in at a diminutive 32.8 inches the expert model stands at inches, thanks to the taller and extended swingarm. While our had little problem riding the coming to a stop made it and our challenged riders look a two-wheel version of the leaning of Piza.

However, our pilots little about leaning to one side of the bike while for the gate to drop. They more interested in pushing the to its limits and whipping the 145-pound over every obstacle on the with the throttle pinned to the

The ony complaints we could nudge out of our were a tiny, malleable set of bars and a slight bog in the bottom of the

There was little to complain although there were for a new set of bars. Both of our riders they are way too small for any serious riding and would benefit a deal from a set of Renthals come stock on the full-size

At the conclusion of our test, we asked our what they would buy if could race anything. as quickly as we asked the question tester responded with one Honda. It seems the top end pull with the refined components the clutch, transmission, and brakes big winners with the 85cc of riders.

With a price tag of the CR85R Expert actually in below the RM85L, but is 100 bucks expensive than the Kawasaki, and $50 expensive than the Yamaha However, for the package Honda is together we think it’s a value.

It should also be that none of our testers a Honda during the racing For a group of kids to pick the Red Flyer over the bikes have led them to race might be a convincing endorsement. leader?

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