Total control and superb handling for the expert Enduro rider.
Like its motocross cousin, the CRF450RX has been developed straight from AMA and European MX1 teams. The result is an improved power-to-weight ratio that makes the bike easier to ride over distance. It also comes with EMSB (Engine Mode Select Button) – three modes that you can adjust to suit the ride and the track. You’ll feel completely at one with the bike, as it delivers high levels of feedback, stability and traction.
Suspension and Handling
A fully adjustable Showa rear shock is mounted low and on the centre-line of the machine for optimal mass centralisation. Up front, the fully adjustable 49mm Showa USD fork action is compliant and supple to suit general offroad riding; a combination that provides “factory” race-spec suspension.
Stuck on a closed course, trying to kick-start an engine, is not the best practice when you’re against the clock. If for some reason you stall the engine on a difficult section, this feature is essential to get you back on pace as soon as possible.
The flow-out of gases is more efficient through the twin exhausts, which themselves have been redesigned with gradual radius bends. The twin mufflers are 78mm shorter, saving weight and improving performance.
Better for the Long Run
To save weight and increase the fuel capacity at the same time – particularly useful for the Enduro rider – the tank has been completely redesigned from scratch and manufactured from a tough, lightweight plastic.
|Service intervals||As per owners manual|
|0 — 100 km/h (sec)||N/A|
|Dimensions and Weights|
|Claimed KERB weight (kg)||118|
|Seat height (mm)||959|
|Rake/trail (°/ mm)||116|
|Front suspension||Showa 49mm coil spring fork (305mm stroke)|
|Rear suspension||Showa monoshock using Honda Pro-Link system (133 stroke, 3125mm axle travel)|
|Tank capacity (l)||8.5|
|Fuel system||Electronic fuel injection|
|Engine configuration||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder uni-cam|
|Valves Per cylinder||4|
|Brakes||(F)260mm hydraulic wave disc. (R)240mm hydraulic wave disc|
|Frame material||Aluminium twin tube|
|Tyres (f)||80/100-21 Dunlop MX52F|
|Tyres (r)||100/90-18 Dunlop MX52|
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
** Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tyre pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.