Honda CRF230M

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2009 Honda CRF230M in Black

The Honda CRF230M is a 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke super-motard type motorcycle made by Honda beginning in 2009.

The all-new Honda CRF230M is street-ready for hours of urban and backroad adventure, with sporty 17-inch wheels and low-profile tires, plus a torquey, electric-start 223cc engine that boasts exceptional fuel economy.

For 2009[edit]

  • Aggressive 23.9-degree rake and 91mm of trail provide spirited handling.
  • Lightweight 17-inch wheels with sporty low-profile 70-series Dunlop GT401 Arrowmax tires.
  • Swingarm widened and stiffened.
  • Rear shock lengthened and suspension travel increased for optimum front/rear weight distribution.
  • Lightweight Renthal aluminum handlebar.
  • CRF®-R-inspired bodywork and graphics with Black frame rails and Black fork sliders.


  • Dependable 223cc single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke engine offers plenty of user-friendly power and lots of torque spread over a wide rpm-range.
  • 30mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor for crisp throttle response.
  • Electric start for easy starting.
  • Lightweight aluminum crankcase.
  • Maintenance-free CD ignition.
  • Heavy-duty clutch offers smooth, progressive engagement.
  • Smooth-shifting, versatile six-speed transmission.
  • Heavy-duty O-ring-sealed chain for durability and reduced maintenance.


  • Wide box-section aluminum swingarm provides excellent rigidity to manage traction capability of large rear tire.
  • Lightweight semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame.
  • Rake steepened (26.83 degrees to 23.9 degrees) and trail shortened (103mm to 91mm) compared with CRF230L for quicker handling in turns and left/right transitions.
  • 37mm leading-axle Showa front fork offers 9.0 inches of suspension travel.
  • Heavy-duty Showa rear shock offers 6.6 (167mm) inches of travel for optimum front/rear balance.
  • Fork boots keep dirt and moisture away from fork seals.
  • Snail-type chain adjusters for easy maintenance.
  • Powerful 240mm front disc brake, and 220mm rear disc brake.
  • Road-ready, lightweight 17-inch wheels--3.0-inch front, 3.5-inch rear--with straight-pull spokes.
  • Grippy Dunlop GT401 Arrowmax 110/70-17 front and 130/7-17 rear tires.

Additional Features[edit]

  • CRF-R-inspired bodywork and graphics with black frame rails and fork sliders.
  • Lightweight Renthal aluminum handlebar with comfortable grips.
  • Motard-style seat is low and comfortable, and allows maximum rider movement.
  • Durable front and rear steel sprockets.
  • Wide cleated, folding, self-cleaning footpegs feature rubber-mount pads to minimize vibration and provide secure footing.
  • Cleated brake pedal provides excellent grip.
  • Quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
  • Maintenance-free sealed battery.
  • Ignition switch key for added security.
  • Transferable one-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • When you buy a new Honda Powersports Product, you may be eligible to receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Honda Riders Club of America®, which includes an exclusive Members-only magazine, rider training benefits, access to the Members-only Clubhouse Web site and much more. Some limitations apply. For more information on the HRCA®, log on to

Honda Genuine Accessories[edit]

   * Rear Rack.
   * Hand Guard Kit.
   * Cycle Cover.
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