The Honda CRF450R has proven itself a complete, winning package for the professional Motocross racer while its reliability, longevity and build quality have also made it a popular machine for the amateur racer and hobby rider alike.
The 2013 CRF450R featured a brand-new mass-centralised frame, built around KYB air-suspension USD front forks, a major evolution focused on assisting the rider to turn in super-fast lap times with less effort, on the ground and whilst airborne. It fought off stiff competition to become the best-selling open-class MX bike in Europe and, packed with a host of detail upgrades from HRC, the 2014 CRF450R builds on its abilities and success.
Delivering improved bottom-end torque, the CRF450R’s 449cc single-cylinder engine benefits from new Dual Fuel injection timing and updated twin rear silencers while the clutch features lighter springs - with no loss of durability.
The sixth-generation aluminium twin-beam frame remains unchanged for 2014, as do the aluminium swing arm and Pro-Link rear-suspension linkage. Rebound and compression damping have been refined on the company KYB rear shock and the 48mm KYB front forks receive revised internals for improved damping response. The CRF450R’s crisp styling - combining stark form with brutal function - allows the rider complete freedom to move intuitively and the Extreme Red and White graphic design underlines the Honda racing lineage.
The new range is available at dealers immediately.