2017 or 2018 Honda CRF230F Info Needed

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12/15/2017 9:57 PM

Want to buy a Honda CRF230F for my wife. 2017 Honda CRF-230F models are hard to find in my area and the dealers do not want to try to find one. I would buy a new 2017 CRF-230F if any dealers have them. Also might buy a clean used one with low hours near my area. I am near Asheville, NC. Does anyone know anything about the 2018 CRF230F models and when or if they will be available? Also any input on CRF230F VS TTR230 would be appreciated.

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12/16/2017 4:36 AM

Try these guys, they are in chattanooga. Says they have '17 crf230's on their website, but I would call them.
I have bought a few things from them, they are a big dealer that deals in volume, so if you like the transaction to be more personal they might not be the best place to go, but they have good prices.

https://www.southernhonda.com/

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12/16/2017 7:46 AM

She should sit on the Yamaha and Honda to see which one feels more comfortable. Both are reliable and similar.

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12/16/2017 10:01 AM

I don’t know much about the TTR230, but there’s a pretty big selection of parts for the CRF230 (It and the 150F share quite a bit of stuff), I would wait and stick with the CRF for that reason.

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12/16/2017 11:23 AM

Cokeham23 wrote:

I don’t know much about the TTR230, but there’s a pretty big selection of parts for the CRF230 (It and the 150F share quite a bit of stuff), I would wait and stick with the CRF for that reason.

I have noticed not much available in the aftermarket for the Yamaha TTR-230. All kinds of goodies for the Honda CRF-230F. All the local dealers are telling me the Yamaha TTR-230 is the best bike and they have several in stock, but they also told me there are totally sold out of Honda CRF-230F. I understand they can only sell what they have. Most of the salesman are idiots and do not know much of anything about motorcycles or salesmanship. I bet they sold out of the Honda because it is the better bike.

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12/16/2017 11:51 AM

What about a CRF150? My local track rents the ttrs. I've rented both the ttr125 big wheel and the ttr230 to chase my kid around. The 125 was easier to flick around the tracks and trails and I didn't really need the tiny bit of extra power of the 230, but I always felt the extra weight.

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12/16/2017 12:55 PM

wfo4ever wrote:

I have noticed not much available in the aftermarket for the Yamaha TTR-230. All kinds of goodies for the Honda CRF-230F. All the local dealers are telling me the Yamaha TTR-230 is the best bike and they have several in stock, but they also told me there are totally sold out of Honda CRF-230F. I understand they can only sell what they have. Most of the salesman are idiots and do not know much of anything about motorcycles or salesmanship. I bet they sold out of the Honda because it is the better bike.


Yeah, I’m not sure how they can try to sell you on the TTR being the better bike when they’re sold out of CRF230s and have a ton of TTRs in stock lol. If it truly was a better bike, you probably would’ve known that before the salesman. Those guys really aren’t too knowledgeable when it comes to these bikes.

Like the guy above me mentioned, you could look at a CRF150F if you can’t find a 230. Little less weight, and smaller wheels so might be easier for the wife to ride.
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12/16/2017 5:56 PM

My wife is 5'8" with long legs. The CRF125F or TTR125 are too small for her. She will need the 230 model to fit her properly. Does anyone out there own one of these Honda or Yamaha 230 bikes, I would like to get some real feedback. Salesman on commission tend to lie a lot, actually any salesman I have never trusted. I am amazed at how little knowledge employees in dealerships have these days. I end up telling them what they should already know. I like to ask them where they worked before, most are from the fast food industry and very young. But you have to start somewhere, a few even owned a bike or have rode one.

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12/16/2017 6:12 PM

We've had both and I can't say that one is any better or worse than the other. To me it would all come down to which one you can get a better deal on or which one you think looks better.

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12/16/2017 7:01 PM

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12/17/2017 4:53 PM

I bought a 2015 Honda CRF-230F today, it turned out to be an old friend of mine selling it for one of his friends. It had only been rode twice in a field and it is like brand new. It still had all the warning labels on it, no scratches, and it even had the little paint marks from the factory to make sure items have been tightened. My wife is very happy and loves the bike, it is perfect for her. I saved $1500.00 instead of buying a new 2017 model. This 2015 CRF-230F still has that new bike smell. Thanks for all of the advice. Merry Christmas!!!

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12/22/2017 7:36 PM

I have had this 2015 Honda CRF-230F for 5 days now. My wife loves it and is riding on the trails very well. She really likes the electric start. I have been riding it a lot also and I am having a blast on this bike. You can just ride it and have fun playing around. I can also go fast on the trails and keep up and even pass some other motocross and enduro bikes of all sizes. If you are looking for a beginner bike or just a play bike to have fun on, this is a great motorcycle. I am very impressed with the stock bike, and it has that Honda quality and reliability. There is lots of aftermarket stuff available and there are a quite a few modifications that can be done to make the Honda CRF-230F even better. Photo

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12/22/2017 8:06 PM

Thats awesome, sounds like you found just the right bike.

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