May 10, 2017 By C! Magazine Staff

Honda unveils the lightweight 2018 CRF 450 models

We have two new 450cc bikes from Honda

Honda recently unveiled the updates made for the industry’s top-selling 450cc motocrosser, the CRF 450R and CRF 450RX, with the electric starter as a standard feature.

Following the Absolute Holeshot philosophy, the CRF 450 range now has a downdraft-intake layout that achieves the motorcycle’s optimum power and centralized mass. It also features electric starter, which is now a standard feature, a lightweight lithium-ion battery, and an updated suspension settings aimed at improving chassis feel and overall action.

The CRF 450R’s downdraft air-intake and fuel injection layout not only achieve a potent and broad spread of torque, but also allow the heavier components to be located as centrally and low as possible so that all power can be effectively utilized.

The vehicle packaging improves the nimble cornering, while the updated suspension settings to the Showa shock and 49mm coil-spring fork improve handling.

To reduce the weight of CRF 450R, the kick-start lever has been removed. The updated ECU setting makes the power delivery more usable.

Other features such as titanium fuel tank, engine-mode select button, and wave-pattern 260mm front brake, are also featured in CRF 450R.

Honda CRF 450RX also gets a weight reduction with the removal of the kick-start lever and replaced it with a lighter weight lithium-ion battery. It also has off-road focused updates like a 2.2-gallon fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel, side stand, and optimized ECU and suspension settings.

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