Introducing the Honda CRF 450R 2018 model

Getting the holeshot can be the difference between winning and losing. The CRF450R has been designed to nail holeshots and maintain that advantage all the way around the track. The powerful engine produces pro-level performance; while a light weight frame, updated suspension settings and slim bodywork help put all that power to the ground. The CRF450R offers class-leading power and handling backed by the kind of quality only Honda provides.

Ultra-light aluminium frame gives the CRF450R sharper handling than ever before. Unicam engine with a higher redline, makes more power and features an Engine Mode Select button that allows the rider to alter power delivery to match riding conditions. The straighter downdraft intake system and exhaust ports have aggressive valve timing to help boost performance across the powerband. The compact dual muffler system is also lightweight and contributes to more centralised mass for quicker handling. For 2018 the electric starter and lithium Ion battery are standard; kick start is removed. The titanium fuel tank helps lower the bike’s centre of mass, again for quicker steering.

Coil spring fork offers fully adjustable rebound and damping to match track conditions. Updated suspension settings to 49mm coil-spring Showa® fork and low-positioned Pro-Link rear system. Bodywork with embedded graphics offers ultimate durability. Premium Dunlop Geomax MX3S motocross tires feature block-in-a-block technology to provide maximum traction in a wide variety of terrain. Quick-adjust clutch perch allows easy cable adjustment. Aluminium Renthal handlebar (971 bend) is rubber-mounted to help reduce rider fatigue and improve comfort.