Who: Cole. What: The 2012 Honda CRF150R. When and Where: It’s available now in Honda dealerships across the USA!
Since it’s release in 2007, the Honda CRF150 has smoked the competition, rewritten the rule books, and made young and old smile in anticipation of throwing a leg over it. And the CRF150R is back stronger than ever for 2012!
This model is on dealership floors now and Honda is kicking you back 200 bonus bucks and offering 1.99% financing. Sound like a gift that could go under the tree for Christmas?
Supercross.com test rider, Cole Bailey, age 8, is an experienced racer who currently competes in the 65cc and 85cc motocross classes. We headed out to Piru MX Track in Southern California for a day with American Honda and the new 2012 Honda CRF150R. Cole spent several hours riding the new CRF150R, as well as working with the Honda crew adjusting controls, setting sag, and turning clickers.
At the end of the day, we asked Cole (and his dad Sean) what they had to say:
When did you start riding?
Cole: I started riding when I was two … on a PW50, with training wheels.
What bike do you race now?
Cole: A Cobra 65 and a Suzuki RM85.
Tell us about riding the new CRF150R …
Cole: I really liked it because it’s really fast and has lots of top end and bottom end … it’s smooth out of the corners … and it’s really fast … really really fast … and it’s my favorite bike I’ve ever ridden … and it handled good, so you can stay in the ruts and stuff like that.
Sean, what did you think of Cole on the CRF?
Sean: I’m really surprised … he’s riding it very well … he seems very comfortable in the air on it … and he’s 9 seconds per lap faster today on the CRF than he was yesterday on the Cobra 65, and 4 seconds faster than on the Suzuki 85.
Here’s more info on the new, 2012 Honda CRF150R:
New cylinder head, a lighter piston, and a redesigned camshaft produce improved power, torque and response throughout the powerband.
New 32mm Keihin FCR carburetor with an improved accelerator pump circuit provides more accurate fuel metering, resulting in crisp throttle response and improved drivability throughout the powerband.
Revised suspension settings front and rear produce improved action through even the toughest of track conditions.
New racing-style graphics match the newest CRF450R and CRF250R MX machines.
Honda Factory Incentives and Financing – $200 in Bonus Bucks! 1.99% Fixed APR on all Off-Road models! See participating Honda dealers for details!
Thanks again to American Honda for the invite and fun!
Cole and his hotdog
The 2012 Honda CRF150R (image courtesy Honda)