For decades, Honda has offered a full line of off-road bikes stair-stepped in size and displacement to meet the specific needs of riders just entering the sport. The renowned CRF50F has long served as an incredibly suitable and efficient first step for beginning riders thanks to a strong and tough 49cc four-stroke engine, automatic clutch and three-speed gearbox, plus an inverted fork. With credentials like these, it’s no wonder the dependable CRF50F has been the bike of choice for beginners for more than 40 years.
New for 2013
- New Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.
- Dependable 49cc SOHC four-stroke engine develops smooth, easy-to-use power.
- 10.0:1 compression ratio for good performance and easy kick starting.
- Maintenance-free CD ignition and automatic cam-chain tensioner.
- 11mm piston-valve carburetor offers excellent fuel mileage and throttle response throughout the rpm range.
- Smooth-shifting three-speed transmission and automatic clutch offer simple operation and easy takeoffs.
- Durable #420 drive chain offers dependable operation and low maintenance.
- USDA-qualified muffler/spark arrester is efficient and quiet.
- Closed crankcase ventilation system safeguards against engine oil contamination.
- High-tensile steel frame and swingarm offer excellent balance of strength and compliance.
- Inverted telescopic fork offers a plush 3.8 inches of suspension travel.
- Single-shock rear suspension provides 2.8 inches of well-damped travel and is mounted to a reinforced swingarm.
- 28-spoke, 10-inch-diameter wheels with die-cast-aluminum hubs look great, provide excellent maneuverability and offer smooth ride quality.
- Powerful, lightweight front and rear drum brakes.
- Wide, long-wearing off-road tires offer excellent traction.
- Front and rear suspension spring and damping rates for optimum rider comfort and bump absorption.
- CRF®-R-inspired bodywork.
- Narrow 4.3-inch-wide CRF-type seat, slim fuel tank and extra-low 21.6-inch seat height provide excellent comfort and mobility for a broad range of young riders.
- Adjustable throttle limiter.
- Keyed ignition switch prevents unauthorized use.
- Motocross-style handlebar with padded protector.
- High-quality, comfortable grips.
- Small overall size and light weight simplify transport.
- Easy-access washable foam air filter simplifies maintenance.
- Folding, cleated footpegs offer secure footing even in muddy conditions.
- Durable plastic fenders are nearly indestructible.
- Transferable six-month limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2013 Honda CRF50F Specifications
|Engine Type:||49cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore and Stroke:||39.0mm x 41.4mm|
|Valve Train:||SOHC; two-valve|
|Induction:||11mm piston-valve carburetor|
|Transmission:||Three-speed with automatic clutch|
|Final Drive:||#420 chain; 14T/37T|
|Suspension||Front: Inverted telescopic fork; 3.8 inches travel
Rear: Single shock; 2.8 inches travel
|Rake (Caster Angle):||25.0°|
|Trail:||32mm (1.3 inches)|
|Seat Height:||21.6 inches|
|Ground Clearance:||6.0 inches|
|Fuel Capacity:||0.7 gallon, including 0.2-gallon reserve|
|Curb Weight*:||111 pounds|
Whether you have an hour, a weekend or a week to leave it all behind, here’s a new bold and blacked-out-styled machine to satisfy that urge to get away from it all—the brand-new Gold Wing® F6B™. This machine is loaded with all the good looks and key features you want, and it’s all set for short hops or weekend trips. It starts with a powerful fuel-injected 1832cc six-cylinder engine that provides an unrivaled level of performance in the class. Honda’s unique, horizontally opposed six-cylinder layout also contributes to an exceptionally low center of gravity. That design, along with a large and stout twin-spar aluminum frame plus a sophisticated suspension system, gives the Gold Wing F6B remarkable nimbleness and maneuverability for superior handling. The blacked-out styling treatment with long and low lines gives the Gold Wing F6B an aggressive look, while large-capacity saddlebags, a comfortable gunfighter-style seat, premium audio system and more mean there’s no need to rough it on the road. Available in standard or deluxe trim and offering a wide assortment of Honda Genuine Accessories and Honda Signature Accessories, the 2013 Gold Wing F6B leaves plenty of room to add your own personal touch.
Features and Benefits
- Innovative appearance with blacked-out styling, plus incredible performance put the Gold Wing F6B in a class of one.
- Blacked-out treatment applied to wheels, engine and frame.
- Shorty windscreen and gunfighter-style seat add to a unique persona.
- Powerful, fuel-injected 1832cc engine features a parallel two-valve cylinder head with direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation for strong and smooth power production plus rugged dependability.
- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates two 40mm throttle bodies and six high-pressure programmed fuel injectors.
- Premium audio system features direct MP3/i-Pod connectivity.
- Multi-information screen features odometer/A&B tripmeters, clock, air temperature, saddlebag open indicator, audio controls and music information.
- Sleek lower cowl adds to the aggressive look.
- Stylish tail section incorporates passenger grabrails.
- Lockable, waterproof saddlebags offer large storage capacity.
- Convenient glovebox.
- Deluxe model includes Passenger Backrest, Centerstand, self-canceling turn signals and Heated Grips.
- Available in Black or Red on both standard and deluxe models.
- Transferable three-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Honda Genuine Accessories
- Heated Grips, Centerstand, Passenger Backrest with Pad, Rear Carrier, Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets, 12V Accessory Socket, Tall Windscreen, LED Foglight Kit, Deluxe Helmet Headset (Full and Open), Passenger Headset Junction, Saddlebag Cooler, Chrome Front Fender Rail, Chrome Front Fender Extension, Chrome Sidestand, Chrome Front Disc Cover, Chrome Bar Ends, License Plate Frame (“V” Design, Fluted, Neo-Retro), Coin Holder
Honda Signature Accessories
- Saddlebag Liner, Saddlebag Lid Organizer, Saddlebag Mat Set, i-Phone Holder, Cycle Cover, Short Windscreen
2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Specifications
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|Model:||GL1800B / GL1800BD|
|Engine Type:||1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder|
|Bore and Stroke:||74.0mm x 71.0mm|
|Valve Train:||SOHC; two valves per cylinder|
|Ignition:||Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping|
|Transmission:||Five-speed including Overdrive|
|Suspension||Front: 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 4.8 inches travel
Rear: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock with hydraulic spring preload adjustment; 4.1 inches travel
|Brakes||Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear: Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper
|Rake (Caster angle):||29.15°|
|Trail:||109mm (4.3 inches)|
|Seat Height:||28.5 inches|
|Fuel Capacity:||6.6 gallons|
|Fuel Economy Estimate**:||34 MPG|
|Curb Weight*:||842 pounds (GL1800B) / 849 pounds (GL1800BD)|
As my friends know I’m not the kind of biker that sleeps in the wild during my tours. I’m more about having a nice bottle of French red wine and a huge steak while we chat and tell stories about our rides. But if I will ever want more wild adventure to my tours (what’s stopping me) and will need a tent, then, let it be a tent with style. That’s why when Loic from Lone Rider Moto sent me some pictures with their new Mototent I said to myself, that’s the way to do it. It even has enough space to protect your loved BMW from the weather (Honda’s don’t need this
Here is how these guys came up with the idea: “The idea of the MOTOTENT appeared to its founders in 2009, during a trip on motorcycles from Beijing to Paris. When crossing Kazakhstan on bikes, the motorcyclists spent many nights in their tents. When settling the camp, it was imperative to hide the bikes, not to attract attention. Their tents were light but too small: their muddy clothes and belongings did not fit inside. They had to change their clothes outside of their tents. They also had to unload most of the bike’s bags, to hide the motorcycle inside the tent!
To overcome these problems they decided to build a made-to-measure tent, with enough space to both hide the bike and be able to comfortably change to dry, while standing.” – which I found quite cool. It’s always nice to see products born from the true experience of riders rather from a marketing department.