2009 Honda CRF150R/Expert motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Honda CRF 150 R Expert
Honda CRF 150 R Expert



For starters, the behind these small is a very effective one. Why two different engines with close displacement and slightly chassis and so have another category when you can simply the same engine on an upgraded and call it Expert. No reason.

As a both the small and big Honda models are being powered by the liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-…; four-valve engine. The unit enough powerful both for the rider and the expert one so the only that intervene are purely size.

Most visibly, the model features a 19-inch tire and 16-inch rear one the normal model features front and 14-inch rear Everything from wheelbase, and trail as well as seat and ground clearance make the on the Expert model, but, yet the riding feel will be as the suspension package is almost the

I am saying almost because you’ll find the same inches of travel of the 37mm adjustable leading-axle inverted cartridge fork, the pro-link adjustable Showa single features 11.5 inches of on the Expert and 10.8 inches of on the CRF150R. The brakes feature front, respectively 190mm discs on both models.

from the Red color scheme, adds a new, Black, one that comes in a limited No more than 500 of these be made.


Honda started of the CRF150R dirt bike at the end of as a 2007 model year. it came to replace the CRF85R, it had to be reliable and yet user-friendly as the riders to it addressed remained the same. The people at Honda achieved that by combining the features mentioned above.

The Expert was there from the very and, apart from and the 2009 color addition, not has changed during the short of existence.


In the 2009 Honda features no two-… but only the two CRF150R four-… which compete with much everything that the class has to offer: mostly bikes.

Yamaha, for example, is a competitor for the small CRF with YZ85 model although the 34 of seat height tend to it against the Expert also. features a carbureted, 84.7cc, crankcase reed-valve inducted, engine that is mated to a gearbox, compensating for its slightly engine and hoping that will not add a six-speed gearbox to CRF competing models.

In the same is Suzuki with the RM85 and the Sticking to two-… engine this builder fits its machines with the same 84.7cc, liquid-cooled, two-… and six-speed constant mesh Like in the case of the CRF150R and the Expert, the RM85L features front and 16-inch rear over RM85’s 17-inch respectively 14-inch rear

Still, the simple RM carries on to while the Large model a 2008 model year could signal Suzuki intention to remove that the lineup in the favor of a four-… Now that would be some

But, until then, offers apart from the the 2009 KX100, also a liquid-cooled two-… single that featuring 99ccs and more power. This be a good time for Honda to as the Kawasaki KX100 features a gearbox which sets it apart from those two-… bikes and closer to four-… ones. Also, a seat height of 34.3 it clearly aims towards the



No matter a size, it still has to look Honda people most thought and the results are easy to on the 2009 Honda CRF150R and dirt bikes.

Have Red colored and you’re as close as to that CRF450R model you’re aiming for, but if is the thing for you, the special Black color with nice, distinctive graphics definitely manage to fulfill expectations.

But underneath color is defines the beauty of any bike and in the of motocrossers, the presence of a high-mounted fender, side and number narrow seat and mudguards is a and the two Honda models make no And so we end up talking about color Why? Simply because does a little bit of magic on the model having even the and mudguard entirely black while on the normal versions, the is red and the mudguards are white.

Still, they keep the front and side number white in order to lighten up the coloring.

The exhaust hasn’t reduced to its limits like on the CRF models, but at least it makes the look more aggressive.

it is a little bit strange to spot an entirely Black Honda bike, we must admit it is an eye-catcher.

Test Drive

Honda didn’t revised the models since their back in 2007, it is no problem riding such a model so our bike was a 2008 Suzuki

Kickstart this four-… beast and you’ll be impressed by how it comes to life thanks to the decompression system and by how strong it Quite frankly, we couldn’t much difference between the of the CRF150R and the one of the CRF250R and, in consideration the big bike looks of the it is very easy to confuse the two if simultaneous on the same track.

Hit gear and away it goes only a little bit of playing the throttle. This is fairly so the gears you will most be rolling in are second, third and No, this isn’t a KTM motocross it has that much needed gear, but it is only needed on straights, preferably off the track as the is capable to go very fast.

With this 149cc, four-…; Unicam, four-valve the fun starts around 6000 rpm and rhythm is sustained all the way up to the top of the rev range is a more than decent rpm. Still, Honda tuned up the engine so that it require shifts at around for higher engine life, but to teach kids how to exploit an capabilities best.

Compared to two-… engines which are fitted on starter bikes, powerplant determines us not to consider CRF a kids dirt bike. The idea was to create a revolutionary of machinery and we reckon that in the and transmission chapter they’ve much did it.

In what concerns the the suspensions are great as they enough bottoming resistance in to manage with the 170 pounds of a grown biker. During our there have been pretty high jumps I must say that would implied some serious for 85cc competing models and which the Honda managed than decently.

Handling is and very natural and although have been complains in concerns the frame being out of steel, that thing at all noticeable when riding, but sure it is when paying the The riding position is quite but that’s how things are in motocross. it this way: at least you be sitting on that narrow that would normally you in half.

This bike really being revved, but when tight corners the brakes are dearest pals. These confidence and a much needed feel if you’ve just riding, situation in which it is recommended that you don’t it too hard. The bike is there to as soon as you have enough

My best tip for when starting to on the track is to avoid that first gear and go ahead in Seriously twisting the throttle result into linear and power all through the powerband hopefully, a first place on the


Honda CRF 150 R Expert
Honda CRF 150 R Expert

Honda does not how the price varies basing on the you choose, but, simply the $4,299 suggested retail of the CRF150R. As history thought us, the would normally come a base MSRP of $4,399. well above the price of average 85cc two-… (around $3,400), but this represents the future of the Supermini


Practically the latest that ended on the scene, the and Expert stand both as of Honda’s forward thinking. So now the amazing opportunity was spotted, we more and more such to start being built and the to drift away from the engine, a sad, but necessary


Engine and Transmission

Close-ratio five-speed

Final #420 chain; 15T/56T / #420 chain; 15T/50T

Chassis and Dimensions

Suspension 37mm fully adjustable inverted Showa cartridge 10.8 inches travel

Pro-Link fully adjustable single shock; 11.5 travel (CRF150RB-Expert) / 10.8 travel (CRF150R)

Brakes Single 220mm disc

Single 190mm disc

Front: 70/100-19 (CRF150RB-Expert) / (CRF150R)

Rear: 90/100-16 / 90/100-14 (CRF150R)

Wheelbase: inches (CRF150RB-Expert) / 49.6 (CRF150R)

Rake (Caster 2748’ (CRF150RB-Expert) / 2702’

Trail: 96mm (3.85 (CRF150RB-Expert) / 78mm (3.07 (CRF150R)

Seat Height: inches (CRF150RB-Expert) / 32.8 (CRF150R)

Ground Clearance: inches (CRF150RB-Expert) / 11.9 (CRF150R)

Honda CRF 150 R Expert
Honda CRF 150 R Expert
Honda CRF 150 R Expert
Honda CRF 150 R Expert
Honda CRF 150 R Expert
Honda CRF 150 R Expert

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