More new off-road models expand the 2014 Honda lineup
American Honda is adding to its off-road lineup with the release of new generation FourTrax Rancher and Foreman ATVs and two all-new CRF125 models, along with other updates throughout the lineup.
The following is a release from American Honda:
Excitement continues to build as American Honda introduces more new 2014 models for off-road enthusiasts. This ongoing infusion of innovative engineering highlights the commitment Honda is making to consumers, as more new models bring ever-higher capabilities across the board.
“For this 2014 model announcement, Honda is continuing its push to bring new and diverse machines to market while also delivering great value,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “Here we’re unveiling a new generation of our hugely popular FourTrax Rancher and FourTrax Foreman lines of ATVs with completely new frames, suspension, styling and more for elevated levels of performance. We’re also introducing two versions of the all-new CRF125F that features an electric-start engine along with two different wheel sizes to replace the CRF80 and CRF100F. The CRF125F offers an increase in engine displacement and a friendly, easy-to-use powerband, but also aggressive new styling and a brand-new chassis with upgraded front and rear suspension for optimum performance.
“These new models, along with additional Honda favorites returning for the new model year, demonstrate Honda’s commitment to providing more choices to our customers, and we’ll be introducing more exciting new models in the coming months as Honda continues to lead the expansion of the powersports market.”
FourTrax Rancher Series
Over the years, Honda’s liquid-cooled fuel-injected 420cc FourTrax® Rancher® series has built a wide-ranging, loyal and enthusiastic following, thanks in large part to the multiple configurations that are available to meet many varied rider needs. For 2014, these FourTrax Rancher models feature an all-new chassis with a redesigned frame featuring new, longer-travel suspension for enhanced rider comfort plus outstanding performance over rugged terrain. That new chassis is wrapped in all-new bodywork with distinctively aggressive styling. The multiple choices in drivetrain styles remain; the 4WD FourTrax Rancher 4×4 ES features Honda’s highly regarded Electric Shift Program (ESP®) that makes gear shifts as easy as pushing a button, while the 4WD FourTrax Rancher Automatic DCT features Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), a five-speed fully automatic transmission that also gives the rider the option of ESP mode. The FourTrax Rancher 4×4 offers riders 4WD with a traditional manual-shift gearbox. The two-wheel-drive FourTrax Rancher available with manual or electric shift offers terrific performance, at an extremely affordable price point. Most of these models also offer the option of Electric Power Steering—all considered, it adds up to a wealth of wonderful choices for off-road work and play. Colors: Honda Phantom Camo, Olive, Red, Orange; Price: TBD; Availability: Fall
FourTrax Foreman Series
For years, the FourTrax Foreman® series of ATVs has carved out an impeccable reputation as hard-working partners that also know how to have fun when it’s time for a little recreation. Now that reputation grows stronger than ever as the next generation of FourTrax Foremans arrives for 2014 with an all-new chassis, suspension, locking front differential, styling and more. As before, the FourTrax Foreman 4×4 ES boasts Honda’s renowned Electric Shift Program (ESP) that delivers push-button convenience for shifting, while the manual-shift FourTrax Foreman 4×4 is the machine of choice for riders who prefer the more conventional gearbox. Both models can be had with the option of Electric Power Steering as well. No matter which configuration you may favor, the FourTrax Foreman shines brighter than ever as the ideal machine to tackle a hard day’s work while also pulling double duty when you head out for that weekend adventure. Colors: Honda Phantom Camo, Olive, Red, Blue; Price: TBD; Availability: Fall
CRF125F/CRF125F Big Wheel
In 2013 the CRF110F replaced the immensely popular CRF70F within Honda’s family of fun, entry-level off-road bikes. Now, two new larger-displacement 2014 CRF125F models enter the lineup, allowing consumers more choices in this market segment. The two CRF125F models offer unique wheel sizes that allow them to replace the CRF80F and CRF100F. With a seat height of 28.9 inches, the small-wheel CRF125F seat is the same height as the CRF80F it replaces, while the CRF125F Big Wheel features the same seat height—30.9 inches—as the CRF100F it replaces. This seat-height option allows riders to pick the CRF125F that fits best. Featuring an all-new electric-start 125cc single-cylinder OHC four-stroke engine tuned for loads of low-end grunt plus plenty of pull throughout the powerband, the CRF125Fs also feature a four-speed gearbox. Add a new rolling chassis with upgraded suspension components front and rear plus styling just like Honda’s CRF® motocross bikes, and you have a great addition to Honda’s off-road line of family machines with a bike for all riders—young to old, beginner to expert. Color: Red; Price: $2799 (CRF125F), $3199 (CRF125F Big Wheel); Availability: September
For more than 40 years, Honda mini-bikes have served as a fun and efficient first step for beginning riders. The CRF50F furthers that tradition. Credit the tough 49cc four-stroke engine, automatic clutch and three-speed gearbox, plus an inverted fork, all of which make the CRF50F a great choice to meet the specific needs of riders just entering the sport. As the first step up the displacement ladder in Honda’s full line of off-road bikes for many beginners, the CRF50F will introduce many more new riders to off-road riding in 2014. Color: Red; Price: $1399; Availability: October
With its low seat height, modest size, and four-speed transmission with automatic clutch, the CRF110F fills an important entry spot among Honda’s family of off-road bikes. The 110cc powerplant is tuned to meet the needs of those new to riding, and with a new throttle-limiter feature, it offers parents additional tuning options. Also, the CRF110F features a convenient electric starter plus race-inspired styling evocative of the awesome CFR450R and CRF250R motocross bikes. It all adds up to a great option for new riders. Color: Red; Price: $1999; Availability: October
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. This is a bike that’s not too big, and not too small—a great fit for beginning riders but it works equally well for experienced adults who want to join in the fun. Color: Red; Price: TBD; Availability: September
With the ease of electric starting and its easy-to-handle size, the CRF230F is the perfect match for all-day fun and off-road adventure. Within the realm of recreation riding, the CRF230F has earned plenty of respect over the years. Motorcycling magazines from all over have complimented this mid-sized off-road machine for its playbike-oriented attributes that make it a favorite with so many riders. Color: Red; Price: $4170; Availability: August
The CRF450X boasts some pretty impressive credentials in the world of off-road racing—specifically, winning the world-famous and ultra-rugged Baja 1000 and Baja 500 races multiple times, enough to rightfully earn its reputation as the King of Baja. At the same time, if you’re planning a weekend of relaxed trail riding rather than aiming for an off-road racing championship, the CRF450X fits the bill. Offering world-class performance plus a broad spread of power, comfortable ergonomics and versatile suspension for a fun ride no matter what the terrain throws at you. Color: Red; Price: TBD; Availability: October
The TRX90X serves as the ideal starting point for introducing new riders to the world of ATVs. At the same time, the TRX90X carries the same styling cues that place it right alongside its larger sport siblings, and it also offers smooth power delivery and Honda’s renowned reliability. Factor in the ease of electric starting, Honda’s durable automatic clutch and a refined suspension system, and you have the perfect combination for launching a beginner off to a great start. Color: Red; Price: TBD; Availability: September
The midsized TRX250X boasts a distinctly sporty look with aggressive, race-inspired styling. Yet thanks to its torquey and rugged powerplant, Honda’s innovative and easy-to-use SportClutch™ and other great features, this versatile and fun-to-ride machine remains a favorite among older beginner riders as well as longtime riders. Color: Red; Price: $4499; Availability: November
The TRX400X has earned near-legendary status among ATV riders and racers thanks to its performance, aggressive styling, and renowned Honda reliability. Its 397cc Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) powerplant has earned its place as one of the all-time great engines by offering a combination of high-performance and rugged durability. Adjustable long-travel suspension tuned for off-road versatility help make the TRX400X a well-rounded package. Features such as a five-speed transmission plus Reverse and electric starting bolster the fun part of the equation as well. Color: Red; Price: TBD; Availability: December
The TRX450R has a long record of victories in the grueling deserts of Baja and a wide range of other ATV competitions, and has rightfully earned a place above all others in its class. With its compact, lightweight high-performance liquid-cooled 450cc four-stroke Unicam engine, the TRX450R offers truly impressive power. Fully adjustable long-travel suspension front and rear get all that power to the ground, and allow the TRX450R to get the best of truly gnarly terrain. At the same time, the TRX450R’s race-proven durability makes it a great match for recreational riders as well as racers. Colors: Special Edition Tri-Color, Red; Price: TBD; Availability: September