The perennial darling of the enthusiast press and racers alike, the CRF450R returns in 2010 to take its rightful place at the head of the class. With class-leading power and handling, the CRF450R features the perfect blend of power, suspension and handling for a genuine revolution in the premier motocross class. No wonder the award-winning CRF450R has won more magazine shootouts than any motocrosser in modern history.
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2010 Honda CRF450R – USA Specifications
MSRP: $TBA USD
Engine: Type 449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 96mm x 62.1mm
Induction: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 50mm throttle body
Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Valve Train: Unicam®, four-valve; 36mm intake, titanium; 30mm exhaust, steel
Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive: #520 chain; 13T/48T
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension: 48mm inverted KYB® Air-Oil-Separate (AOS) with rebound and compression-damping adjustability; 12.2 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link® KYB single shock with spring preload, rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed and high-speed; 12.6 inches travel
Front Brake: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake: Single 240mm disc
Front Tire: 80/100-21
Rear Tire: 120/80-19
Rake: 26°52′ (Caster Angle)
Trail: 114.2mm (4.5 inches)
Wheelbase: 58.7 inches
Seat Height: 37.6 inches
Curb Weight: 234.8 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity: 1.5 gallons
Ground Clearance: 13.1 inches
Honda announced at EICMA that they intend to introduce a new V4 motorcycle in 2010.
Very few details about the new bike have been released, only that it will be powered by Honda’s iconic V4 engine configuration. The Japanese manufacturer is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its V4 engine.
Honda introduced a V4 concept bike in October at Intermot, and many are speculating that the new bike will resemble the futuristic-looking hubless display model.
The official announcement of the new V4 motorcycle does mention the concept bike, but doesn’t confirm that it’s what we’ll be seeing on the showroom floor. The announcement says that the “V4 production model is the result of overwhelming response from customers, media and motorcycle dealers across Europe following the debut of the V4 Concept Model”. Motorcycle.com correspondent Yossef Schvetz didn’t sound too enthused about the concept bike in his Intermot report. We’ll let you know when we find out more about Honda’s new bike.
What do you think? Would you like to see this bike at your local Honda dealership in 2010?