Honda unveils latest 2012 bike, ATV models

American Honda Motor Company today announced the next release of its 2012 models. This latest update brings a quartet of off-road motorcycles, two sport ATVs and one popular and enduring street bike. These new-model releases include the CRF450X and CRF250X for off-road enthusiasts; the family-friendly CRF230F and CRF150F trail bikes; the TRX450R and TRX250X sport ATVs; and the Rebel.

“This latest release highlights a variety of machines available to Honda customers,” said Bill Savino, powersports press manager for American Honda. “Here we have a big assortment of off-road machines suitable for the entire family, plus a great beginner bike that has given thousands of street riders a friendly introduction to our sport. And this isn’t everything for 2012; we’ll have even more good news to share about additional new releases coming out soon.”

The latest 2012 models and their availability dates are as follows:

CRF450X has won the world-renowned and ultra-rugged Baja 1000 and Baja 500 races multiple times — enough to rightfully earn its reputation as the King of Baja. Availability: October.

It’s the machine that delivers a just-right balance of light weight, exemplary handling and tractable four-stroke power: the CRF250X. Availability: October.

Within the realm of recreation riding, the CRF230F stands tall. With the ease of electric starting, it’s the perfect match for all-day fun and off-road adventure. Availability: November.

Not too big, and not too small—the CRF150F is just the right size to suit beginning riders and experienced adults equally well. And thanks to its moderate chassis dimensions, easy-to-use four-stroke power, electric starter and more rider-friendly features, the CRF150F is just the ticket for entering, exploring and thoroughly enjoying the world of off-road fun. Availability: November.

The TRX450R stands tall as an impressive machine, having won races in virtually every form of ATV racing, as well as racking up a string of exciting wins in the grueling Baja 1000. At the same time, these remarkable performance credentials also keep the TRX450R at the top of the popularity charts for recreational riders too. Availability: September.

Aggressive, race-inspired styling gives the TRX250X a distinctly sporty look. In addition, new Maxxis Razr Vantage tires add to the aggressive image while adding improved sport performance. Availability: TBD.

For years and years, the Rebel has remained a favorite among entry-level street riders—and for good reason. Whether you’re running errands around town or heading out of town for a riding adventure, the Rebel serves as a great riding partner. Availability: September.

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