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2012 Honda Models Announced with Bolder, Newer Colors
American Honda announced four off-road motorcycles and its entry level Rebel cruiser as part of its 2012 lineup.
Returning for 2012 are the Honda CRF450X, CRF250X, CRF230F, CRF150F and Rebel, all unchanged except for some color and graphic updates.
“This latest release highlights a variety of machines available to Honda customers,” says Bill Savino, Honda powersports press manager.”Here we have a big assortment of off-road machines suitable for the entire family, plus a great beginner bike that has given thousands of street riders a friendly introduction to our sport. And this isn’t everything for 2012; we’ll have even more good news to share about additional new releases coming out soon.”
2012 Honda CRF450X
The Baja 1000 and 500 winning Honda CRF450X will arrive at dealerships in October with new graphics.
2012 Honda CRF250X
Like its larger 450cc sibling, the 250cc CRF250X gets some graphic updates and will be at dealerships in October.
2012 Honda CRF230F
The mid-sized CRF230 trail bike gets a similar graphic updates as well as a new white rear fender. Expect to see it in showrooms this November.
2012 Honda CRF150F
Designed for both new and experienced riders, the Honda CRF150F also arrives in dealerships in November.
2012 Honda Rebel
The entry-level Honda Rebel cruiser will arrive in dealerships in September in either this Matte Silver color or the Candy Red shown at the top of this post.
More 2012 Hondas Fill the Ranks
07/01/2011 – Torrance, CA
The 2012 model year continues to gain momentum as American Honda Motor Company announced today the next release of new models. This latest update brings a quartet of off-road motorcycles, two sport ATVs and one popular and enduring street bike. These new-model releases include the popular CRF450X and CRF250X for off-road enthusiasts; the family-friendly CRF230F and CRF150F trail bikes; the much-acclaimed TRX450R and TRX250X sport ATVs; and the Rebel®, one of the best small-displacement bikes to grace American roadways.
“This latest release highlights a variety of machines available to Honda customers,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “Here we have a big assortment of off-road machines suitable for the entire family, plus a great beginner bike that has given thousands of street riders a friendly introduction to our sport. And this isn’t everything for 2012; we’ll have even more good news to share about additional new releases coming out soon.”
More detailed information and images of Honda’s model line can be found on www.powersports.honda.com or see your local Honda powersports dealer.
- CRF450X: World-Class Credentials
The CRF450X has won the world-renowned and ultra-rugged Baja 1000 and Baja 500 races multiple times—enough to rightfully earn its reputation as the King of Baja. But even if you’re planning a weekend of relaxed trail riding rather than aiming for a prestigious off-road racing victory, the CRF450X offers equally impressive credentials for a weekend of fun rides. Availability: October
- CRF250X: Impeccably Balanced Performance
It’s the machine that delivers a just-right balance of light weight, exemplary handling and tractable four-stroke power: the CRF250X. This handy, agile and thoroughly capable off-road mount flat-out sets the standard for 250-class performance among the off-road crowd whether you’re into racing or just fun-time explorations through the woods. Availability: October
- CRF230F: Playbike-Oriented Excellence
Within the realm of recreation riding, the CRF230F stands tall: motorcycling magazines the world over have complimented this midsized off-road machine for its many playbike-oriented attributes. With the ease of electric starting, it’s the perfect match for all-day fun and off-road adventure. Availability: November
- CRF150F: Sized Right for Beginners and More
Not too big, and not too small—the CRF150F is just the right size to suit beginning riders and experienced adults equally well. And thanks to its moderate chassis dimensions, easy-to-use four-stroke power, electric starter and more rider-friendly features, the CRF150F is just the ticket for entering, exploring and thoroughly enjoying the world of off-road fun. Availability: November
- TRX450R: High-Performance Standout
The TRX450R stands tall as one mighty, impressive machine, having won races in virtually every form of ATV racing, as well as racking up a string of exciting wins in the grueling Baja 1000. At the same time, these remarkable performance credentials also keep the TRX450R at the top of the popularity charts for recreational riders too. Availability: September
- TRX250X: Perennial Midsized Favorite
Aggressive, race-inspired styling gives the TRX250X a distinctly sporty look. In addition, new Maxxis Razr Vantage tires add to the aggressive image while adding improved sport performance. And thanks to a torquey powerplant and Honda’s innovative and easy-to-use SportClutch™ plus other great features, this fun-to-ride midsized machine remains a favorite among beginners as well as longtime riders. Availability: TBD
- Rebel: Longstanding Entry to Street Riding
For years and years, the Rebel has remained a favorite among entry-level street riders—and for good reason. Its stylish good looks maintain an enduring appeal, it’s comfortable, light in weight and easy to maneuver, gets great gas mileage, and its durability has grown to legendary proportions. Whether you’re running errands around town or heading out of town for a riding adventure, the Rebel serves as a great riding partner. Availability: September
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