Enhanced Podium Ability.
Honda®’s CRF® 450R is the nuclear option in the motocross wars. Light, powerful, nimble, responsive, it offers the most performance and refinement of any bike in its class. For 2016, we’ve made some fine-tuning changes that make it a little better, but the big features that separate it from the pack remain.
For example, there’s the CRF® 450R’s Engine Mode Select button that lets you choose between three settings (Standard, Smooth and Aggressive), just by pushing a handlebar-mounted button. Use that in conjunction with our available HRC Fuel Injection Setting Tool, and it’s easier than ever to adjust your engine’s output for specific track conditions.
Next, the CRF® 450R's revolutionary KYB Air Fork features both high- and low-speed compression and rebound damping, letting you dial in the CRF® 450R's suspension in much quicker.
Details like a fork that’s five millimeters longer this year and a new shock link help make the CRF® 450R even more stable. There’s even a new chain roller to help. All in all, you have everything you need to put you up front, from the second the start gate drops to when the checkered flag falls.
Features May Include:
Engine Mode Select Button
Not to be confused with a launch mode selector, this handlebar-mounted button lets you dial in engine power delivery character with a push of your thumb. Choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive, depending on track conditions.
Cylinder Head and Piston
The CRF® 450R’s cylinder head features a right-side exhaust port exit that helps the engine deliver more top-end power and over rev, plus better low-end torque feel. The piston’s special heat treatment adds durability, too.
KYB PSF Air Fork
The CRF® 450R's 48mm inverted KYB PSF (Pneumatic Spring Fork) air fork is one of our 450’s best features. It weighs less than a conventional spring fork, and adjusting the spring rate is as easy pumping air. This year it’s five millimeters longer too, which helps enhance the bike’s stability.
Model Name:CRF® 450R
Generic Type (Primary):Off-Road
Engine:449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Induction:Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm throttle body
Ignition:Full transistor with electronic advance
Valve train:Unicam®, four-valve; 36mm intake, titanium; 31mm exhaust, steel
Final Drive:#520 Chain; 13T/48T
Front Suspension:48mm inverted KYB PSF (Pneumatic Spring Fork) with air-adjustable spring rate, and rebound and compression-damping adjustability; 12.2 inches travel.
Rear Suspension:Pro-Link® KYB single shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed and highspeed; 12.4 inches travel
Front braking system:Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear braking system:Single 240mm disc
Front Tire:Dunlop MX52F 80/100-21
Rear Tire:Dunlop MX52 120/80-19
Rake/trail:27°04' (Caster Angle)/116mm (4.57 inches)
Seat Height:37.5 inches
Ground Clearance:13.0 inches
Fuel Capacity:1.7 gallons
Curb Weight:243 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)