Honda FTR223

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Honda FTR223 (2003-2016)

The Honda FTR 223 light road bike was first introduced in September 2000 and was produced until 2016. The motorcycle is a successor of the FTR (Flat Track Racer) series, namely the Honda FTR 250, produced between 1986 and 1989. However, unlike her, the new version of the Honda FTR 223 received a more civilian design, making the motorcycle more suitable for use in the city and on dirt roads. The model was based on the base from the Honda XR200R enduro.

The Honda FTR 223 is powered by a 223cc, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine. see, issuing 19 hp. power and 21 Nm of torque. The maximum performance of the motor is reached at 6000-7000 rpm. The use of a 2-valve cylinder head and certain engine settings made it possible to make the motorcycle high-torque at "low" and medium revs, which increased the comfort of using the motorcycle in the city and on light off-road.

The Honda FTR 223 has a simple and reliable design: a classic steel frame, front disc brakes, drum rear, a conventional telescopic fork in the front and a monoshock at the rear, 18 spoked wheels of equal width.

Due to its reliability, light weight, economy and simplicity, the motorcycle is actively used for training beginners in motorcycle schools in many countries.

The FTR 223 common base is used on the retro classic Honda CB223S and the Honda SL230 enduro.

The main competitors of the Honda FTR 223 in the class:


Honda FTR223
Honda FTR223
Honda FTR223


Specifications Honda FTR 223:

ModelHonda FTR223
Motorcycle typescrambler
Release year2000-2016
Framesteel tubular
Engine type1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Working volume223 cm³
Bore / stroke65.5 x 66.2 mm
Compression ratio9.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderOHC chain drive, 2 valves
Fuel supply systemCarburetor, x1 VE3DA - FTR223 (2000-2006)

Carburetor, x1 VE3DC - FTR223 (2007-2016)

Ignition typeCDI
Maximum power19.0 h.p. (14.0 kW) @ 7000 rpm - FTR223 (2000-2006)

16.0 h.p. (12.0 kW) @ 7000 rpm - FTR223 (2007-2016)

Maximum torque21.0 Nm (2.1 kg * m) at 6000 rpm - FTR223 (2000-2006)

18.0 Nm (1.8 kg * m) @ 5500 rpm - FTR223 (2007-2016)

Drive typechain
Front tire size120 / 90-18 M / C (65P)
Rear tire size120 / 90-18 M / C (65P)
Front brakes1 disc
Rear brakesdrum
Front suspensionTelescopic fork
Rear suspensionPendulum with monoshock
Motorcycle length2080 mm
Motorcycle width910 mm - FTR223 (2000-2002), FTR223D

830 mm - FTR223 (2003-2016)

Motorcycle height1115 mm - FTR223 (2000-2002), FTR223D

1090 mm - FTR223 (2003-2016)

Wheelbase1395 mm
Saddle height780 mm
Minimum ground clearance180 mm - FTR223 (2000-2006)

175 mm - FTR223 (2007-2016)

Acceleration to 100 km / h
Maximum speed105 km / h
Fuel tank capacity7.2 l
Motorcycle weight (curb)126 kg - FTR223 (2000-2006)

128 kg - FTR223 (2007-2016)

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption for the Honda FTR 223 is about 2.38 liters per 100 kilometers (Japanese calculation method: constant speed 60 km / h, driver + passenger). The exact value depends on the riding style.