The trail bike market is in a state of transition. To please the tailpipe-sniffing bureaucrats in California—the largest market for casual off-road motorcycles—Japanese manufacturers are being forced to lower emissions on these inexpensive, family-oriented vehicles.
Honda jumped in with both feet last year, switching to EFI for its CRF-F line-up (save the CRF50F). Kawasaki is getting onboard with the KLX230R and KLX300R for 2020. That leaves Yamaha and Suzuki on the outside looking in, as their trail bikes are exclusively carbureted. That inspired us to do a 2020 Honda CRF110F vs. 2020 Yamaha TT-R110E comparison, to see how the new Honda matches up with the veteran Yamaha.
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