Honda dirt bike model letter designations

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Honda dirt bike model letter designations

Post by 4Strokes » Sat May 14, 2016 12:49 pm

Topic: Honda dirt bike model letter designations
Author: Admin
Posted: 02/11/2004 7:20:31 PM

From Lee Edmunds of American Honda Motor Company:
The letters at the end of CRF-R/X/F designate the type of use for which the bike is intended.

XR______Off road 4-stroke
CR-R____Motocross 2-stroke, competition only
CRF-R___Motocross 4-stroke, competition only
CRF-X___High performance, EPA legal, Off road competition capable 4-stroke
CRF-F___Off road family
Reply by Goose on 07/17/2005 4:50:16 PM
hey admin, do you know what the actual individual letters stand for (if anything)? instead of just what the set of letters means.

Reply by roadcam on 07/27/2005 10:17:17 AM
XR-L ... 'legal' dual-sport version

Reply by roadcam on 07/27/2005 10:18:04 AM
... or, "licensed" .. ?

Reply by Admin on 07/27/2005 10:24:05 AM
Mr. Edmunds did not point out an exact meaning for the exact letter.

Reply by Artistic on 09/11/2005 10:30:07 PM
What does XL mean?

Reply by omilon on 05/12/2006 11:02:58 PM
extra large!lol

Reply by atkxr600 on 06/01/2006 05:00:03 AM
Not real sure about the XL/XR meanings, but back in the day the CR stood for "close ratio" (gearbox), and then there was WR "wide ratio".

But that was way back when I rode Husqvarna's.

I think the CR in the Honda line-up stands for the same.

But back then Honda's MX bikes were Elsinore's.

Getting off topic here, sorry.

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