More and more, motocross races are all about getting the holeshot. And Honda’s CRF450R is a machine designed to get you out front by the first turn, and then keep you there all the way to the checkered flag. Everywhere you look, you’ll see features optimised for modern MX competition, where fractions of a second add up to a big lead at the end. Last year we offered an optional electric start on the CRF450R; it was such a big hit that this year it’s standard equipment, and we’ve ditched the kick starter entirely to save weight. A new lithium-ion battery helps keep things light. Race anything else, and your ride to the first turn just got a lot steeper.
WHAT'S NEW IN 2018
YOUR BIKE IN DETAIL
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke OHC 4-valve single cylinder uni-cam|
|Bore and Stroke||96.0 × 62.1|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic (Inverted front fork suspension); Cushion stroke: 268 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Swing arm (Pro-Link); Cushion stroke: 314 mm|
|Brakes Front||260mm Hydraulic disc|
|Brakes Rear||240mm Hydraulic disc|
|Tyres Front||80/100-21 with tube|
|Tyres Rear||120/80-19 with tube|
|Rake Caster Angle||
|Fuel Capacity||6.3 litres|
|Dimensions||2,183mm(L) x 827mm(W) x 1,274mm(H)|
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