Honda CR85: history, specs, pictures

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Honda CR85
Manufacturer
Also called CR 85, CR85R Expert, CR 85 R Expert, CR85R, CR 85 R
Production 1998 - 2007
Class Motocross
Predecessor Honda CR80
Engine
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke, reed-valve
Bore / Stroke 48.3mm x 48.3mm
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel System 28mm flat slide carburetor
Ignition cd with electronic advance
Battery 8.4:1
Transmission Gear box: 6 Speed, manual, close ratio

Final Drive: #420 chain; 15T/49T

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: 37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork; 10.8 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single shock; 10.8 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single disc
Rear: Single disc
Front Tire 70/100-17
Rear Tire 90/100-14
Wheelbase 49.09 inches (1247 mm)
Seat Height 32.4 inches (823 mm)
Weight 143.96 pounds (65.3 Kg) (dry), 65.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 1.35 Gallon (5.10 Liters)
Competition Suzuki RM85
Kawasaki KX85
Yamaha YZ85
Manuals Service Manual


The Honda CR85R was a Liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke, reed-valve Enduro motorcycle produced by Honda between 1998 and 2007.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled Liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke, reed-valve. A 48.3mm bore x 48.3mm stroke result in a displacement of just 84.7 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6 Speed, manual, close ratio transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 70/100-17 front tire and a 90/100-14 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc in the front and a Single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork; 10.8 inches travel while the rear was equipped with a Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single shock; 10.8 inches travel. The CR85R was fitted with a 1.35 Gallon (5.10 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 143.96 pounds (65.3 Kg). The wheelbase was 49.09 inches (1247 mm) long.


2003[edit]

2003 Honda CR85R


  • Engine: 84.7cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke
  • Bore and stroke:47.5 x 47.8 mm
  • Carburetion:28mm piston-valve
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
  • Final drive: #420 chain; 15T/50T
  • Front suspension: 37mm inverted Showa fork with fully adjustale compression and rebound damping, 274mm (10.8 in.) travel
  • Rear suspension: Pro-Link Showa single-shock with spring-preload adjustability and fully adjustable compression rebound damping; 271mm (10.7 in.) travel.
  • Front brake: Single disc
  • Rear brake: Single disc
  • Ground clearance: 320mm (12.6 in.)
  • Seat height: 833mm (32.8 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1247mm (49.1 in.)
  • Dry weight: 65.3 kg (144 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 liters

2004[edit]

2004 Honda CR85R
2004 Honda CR85R in Red
2004 Honda CR85R in Red


  • Engine Type: 84.7cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 47.5mm x 47.8mm
  • Compression Ratio: 8.4:1
  • Induction: Reed-valve
  • Carburetion: 28mm piston-valve
  • Ignition: CD with electronic advance
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
  • Final Drive: #420 chain; 15T/50T
  • Front Suspension: 37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork; 10.8-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single-shock; 10.7-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Single disc
  • Rear Brake: Single disc
  • Front Tire: 70/100-17
  • Rear Tire: 90/100-14
  • Rake: 26.43 degrees
  • Trail: 75.0mm (2.95 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 49.1 inches
  • Seat Height: 32.8 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 12.6 inches
  • Dry Weight: 144.0 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.4 gallons
  • Available Colors: Red
  • Model ID: CR85R

2005[edit]

2005 Honda CR85R
2005 Honda CR85R in Red
2005 Honda CR85R in Red
2005 Honda CR85R in Red
2005 Honda CR85R in Red
2005 Honda CR85R in Red


  • Engine Type: 84.7cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 47.5mm x 47.8mm
  • Compression Ratio: 8.4:1
  • Induction: Reed-valve
  • Carburetion: Carburetion: 28mm flat slide
  • Ignition: CD with electronic advance
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
  • Final Drive: #420 chain; 15T/49T
  • Front Suspension: 37mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge fork; 10.8-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link fully adjustable Showa single-shock; 10.8-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Single disc
  • Rear Brake: Single disc
  • Front Tire: 70/100-17
  • Rear Tire: 90/100-14
  • Rake: 26.51 degrees
  • Trail: 76.7mm (3.02 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 49.1 inches
  • Seat Height: 32.4 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 12.2 inches
  • Dry Weight: 144.0 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.35 gallons
  • Available Colors: Red
  • Model ID: CR85R

2006[edit]

2006 Honda CR85R


2007[edit]

2007 Honda CR85R



2004 Honda CR85R[edit]

2004 Honda CR85R

The 2003 Honda CR85R is one of the best serious bikes for beginners with serious plans of becoming champions. Built on the proven basis of the bigger competition bikes, the CR85R offers plenty of usable punch in an easy-to-maneuver, inviting package, perfect for helping the young riders hone in their skills.

The 2-stroke engine means lightness and power, while carefully-designed ergonomics provides a solid feeling of being in control. For track and adventure use alike, the 2003 Honda CR85R is a great first step into the world of riding on tough ground.


2004 Honda CR85R Expert[edit]

2004 Honda CR85R Expert

Knowing that kids do grow up faster than their parents might expect, Honda offers the 2003 CR85R Expert, a bike derived from the CR85R machine, but with revised ergonomics for accommodating bigger riders. The CR85R Expert comes with bigger wheels, a higher seat and of course, a longer swingarm.

The updated geometry retains the punchy character of the bike, allowing riders to continue honing their skills and get ready to take the next step to bigger, faster bikes.


2006 Honda CR85R Expert[edit]

The 2005 CR85R Expert is basically the same bike as the CR85R, but loaded with larger wheels. As kids do grow up, you would be surprised to learn that your young rider has outgrown his CR85R motocross machine. Honda knows the story and offers the possibility to retain the class of the bike while at the same time making the two-wheeler bigger for accommodating taller riders.

This Expert model also comes with revised suspensions and suspension travel in order to provide the same riding dynamics and continue the learning process the right way.


2006 Honda CR85R[edit]

2006 Honda CR85R

One of Honda's smallest competition bikes, the 2005 CR85R is a brawny machine engineered to allow young riders to get acquainted with the world of off-road racing. The suspensions of this bike are also adjustable, just like the ones of its bigger-displacement siblings, while the heavy-duty clutch and overall bullet-proof build are sure to take a lot of abuse.

The close-ratio 6-speed transmission is the perfect way to hone the skills of the youngsters,a and will have them well-prepared to take the next step to bigger bikes.


2007 Honda CR85R[edit]

2007 Honda CR85R

The CR85R is an entry-point 2-stroke off-road machine created to provide young riders with the perfect platform to prepare for their next step up. The ample suspensions are fully-adjustable, so setting up the bike for various rider is quick and easy, with the youngsters being able to learn how to ride in a professional manner and benefiting from all the bells and whistles bigger bikes come with.

The 2006 CR85R also comes with non-slip seat, racing-styled bodywork and adjustable levers for even more comfort and customization options.


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