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:
- Kawasaki Estrella 250
- Suzuki TU250 (Volty, Grasstracker)
- Yamaha TW225 / Yamaha TW200 / Yamaha Bronco 225
Specifications Honda FTR 223:
|Engine type||1-cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Working volume||223 cm³|
|Bore / stroke||65.5 x 66.2 mm|
|Compression ratio||9.0: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||OHC chain drive, 2 valves|
|Fuel supply system||Carburetor, x1 VE3DA - FTR223 (2000-2006)|
Carburetor, x1 VE3DC - FTR223 (2007-2016)
|Maximum power||19.0 h.p. (14.0 kW) @ 7000 rpm - FTR223 (2000-2006)|
16.0 h.p. (12.0 kW) @ 7000 rpm - FTR223 (2007-2016)
|Maximum torque||21.0 Nm (2.1 kg * m) at 6000 rpm - FTR223 (2000-2006)|
18.0 Nm (1.8 kg * m) @ 5500 rpm - FTR223 (2007-2016)
|Front tire size||120 / 90-18 M / C (65P)|
|Rear tire size||120 / 90-18 M / C (65P)|
|Front brakes||1 disc|
|Front suspension||Telescopic fork|
|Rear suspension||Pendulum with monoshock|
|Motorcycle length||2080 mm|
|Motorcycle width||910 mm - FTR223 (2000-2002), FTR223D|
830 mm - FTR223 (2003-2016)
|Motorcycle height||1115 mm - FTR223 (2000-2002), FTR223D|
1090 mm - FTR223 (2003-2016)
|Saddle height||780 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||180 mm - FTR223 (2000-2006)|
175 mm - FTR223 (2007-2016)
|Acceleration to 100 km / h|
|Maximum speed||105 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||7.2 l|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||126 kg - FTR223 (2000-2006)|
128 kg - FTR223 (2007-2016)
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.