2012 Honda CRF80F Features and Benefits

When it’s time for beginning riders to step up to a manual-clutch machine, the CRF80F serves as the perfect choice. The 80cc air-cooled four-stroke engine has earned near-legendary status for its toughness and durability, yet it delivers a smooth and tractable powerband uniquely suited to riders learning the ins and outs of manual transmissions. Big-bike styling, nimble handling and amazingly well balanced performance plus Honda’s famous reliability make this versatile little bike a real family favorite.



- Durable, proven and simple 80cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine develops smooth, tractable power that’s ideal for beginners.

- Ultra-reliable CD ignition never needs maintenance.

- 20mm carburetor for crisp throttle response.

- Closed crankcase vent system safeguards against engine oil contamination.

- Primary kickstarting for easy starts in any gear.

- Lightweight, upswept competition-type exhaust system utilizes a quiet, USDA-qualified muffler/ spark arrester.

- Durable, smooth-shifting five-speed transmission.

- Heavy-duty clutch with smooth, progressive engagement.


- Lightweight high-tensile steel frame is rigid, durable and offers ideal geometry for recreational off-roading.

- Leading-axle 27mm Showa front fork offers 5.5 inches of compliant suspension travel.

- Pro-Link® Rear Suspension (see 2011 Technology Section).

- Heavy-duty Showa rear shock offers a smooth ride.

- Knobby tires offer excellent grip and long life.

- Lightweight screw-type drive chain adjusters for simple maintenance.

- Powerful, lightweight drum brakes.

Additional Features

- CRF®-R-inspired graphics.

- Keyed ignition switch prevents unauthorized use.

- Durable body components.

- CRF-style seat shape accommodates a broad range of rider sizes.

- Generous ground clearance and rugged skidplate for undercarriage protection.

- CRF-shape handlebar enhances rider comfort.

- High-quality controls feature comfortable grips, dogleg levers and side-pull throttle just like those of the bigger CRFs.

- Cleated, folding, self-cleaning footpegs offer secure footing.

- Fork boots help protect stanchion tubes and fork seals.

- Silver-painted frame and footpegs.

- Durable steel sprockets.

- Washable, reusable foam air filter.

- Transferable six-month limited warranty; extended warranty available with a Honda Protection Plan.


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