2005 Honda CR85R/CR85R-Expert Features

6/1/2004 11:21:16 PM

Refinements to the potent engine and sophisticated suspension make the 2005 CR85R/CR85R-Expert a first-class choice for young racers.

Features & Benefits

New for 2005

New cylinder and cylinder head boost engine torque for improved acceleration.
New piston complements new cylinder and engine power characteristics.
New exhaust system to match changes to the cylinder and deliver maximum bottom-end torque and peak horsepower.
New flat-slide PWK 28mm carburetor for improved throttle response throughout the powerband.
New improved reed valve for maximum fuel flow to the cylinder and increased durability.
New crankshaft and connecting rod bearing for increase durability.
All-new maintenance-free digital CD ignition for improved power output at all engine speeds.
Six-speed transmission features new gears for positive shifts and improved durability.
Heavy-duty clutch features new clutch friction discs for increased durability.
New 49-tooth rear sprocket matches new engine power characteristics.
New front and rear suspension settings for improved bump absorption.
New handlebar bend optimizes rider position and comfort.
Non-slip seat cover for increased rider control.


Lightweight, liquid-cooled 84.7cc engine develops impressive power and features a Nikasil®-plated cylinder for excellent cooling and wear characteristics.
Reed-valve induction and 28mm carburetor for crisp throttle response at all rpm.
Lightweight aluminum radiator for consistent engine temperatures and maximum performance.
Heavy-duty clutch.
Maintenance-free CD ignition with electronic advance.
Low-mounted exhaust system enhances mass centralization and contributes to high peak power.
Slick-shifting close-ratio six-speed transmission.


Lightweight, high-tensile steel frame with large-diameter frame tubing and cross-member provides excellent turning performance and straight-line tracking.
Box-section aluminum swingarm is lightweight and rigid.
Removable subframe is strong and durable.
37mm leading-axle inverted Showa cartridge front fork features friction-reducing design to improve compression and rebound control.
The fork offers adjustable compression and rebound settings.
Wide-section aluminum top and bottom triple-clamps position fork tubes far apart for good turning and control.
Tapered-roller steering-head bearings.
Pro-Link® rear suspension system features a fully adjustable Showa shock for superb compliance and wheel control.
Strong, lightweight wheels are durable and minimize unsprung weight.
Lightweight front and rear disc brakes with high performance pads offer powerful, precise braking.
Front and rear axles utilize a surface-treatment for added strength and durability.

Additional Features

Slim, well-padded seat is comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.
Non-slip seat cover for increased rider control
Large-capacity airbox and reusable two-stage foam air filter.
Racing inspired body work design.
Cleated, folding, self-cleaning footpegs offer excellent grip.
Fully adjustable, high-quality controls include comfortable grips, dogleg levers, side-pull throttle and a folding shift lever.
High-quality, high-grip tires.
Adjustable front brake lever and master cylinder assembly are the same as CR®125R/CR250R components.
Stainless steel clutch cable for long life and improved feel and action
Works-type handlebar grips add to rider comfort.
Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America™ (HRCA®). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance for off-road bike transport vehicle while motorcycle is being transported, one year complimentary subscription to Honda Red Rider™ magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (www.hrca.honda.com), access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA.