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Honda marks 50 years of motocross with the 2023 CRF450R

Honda’s 2023 CRF450R 50th Anniversary Edition will be available from September of this year. (Honda/)

American Honda Celebrate its first anniversary motocross Machine, 1973 CR250M Elsinore (For more information on the original Elsinore, see 11 of the most important motorcycles in history Article), revised CRF450R Platform for 2023.base off road The model starts at $ 9,599 and will be available in July. A special 50th Anniversary Edition with retro livery inspired by the brand’s 80’s MX bikes will start at $ 9,899 and will be available in September of this year.

The revision of the 450cc single includes a cam profile update and a reduced throttle body diameter. Like the intake funnel, the intake port is narrow. Both revisions aim to balance the power supply and provide more torque with the aim of improving the exit performance from the corners. These changes also required revisions to the ECU and ignition map settings. The single muffler exhaust is reinforced with a new outer shell and inner pipe construction.

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The frame has also been updated with a new, more robust cylinder head hanger. The frame is thicker than before, providing a more robust setup that promises improved overall handling. Suspension mounting points have also been strengthened. The swingarm has been updated to complement the rigidity changes in the mainframe, and the subframe is nearly a pound lighter than last year’s model.

The front and rear suspension settings have been updated to improve handling, improved front damping performance and faster back rebound.

Various up-spec elements are also back, including titanium fuel tanks, lightweight fuel pumps, torque and launch controls, engine mode settings, work-style hydraulic clutches, and race-ready Dunlop Geomax MX33 tires.

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This platform revision extends to two other 450 iterations, the CRF450RX and CRF450RWE.

2023 Honda CRF450R technical specifications and price

price: $ 9,599 / $ 9,899 (50th Anniversary Edition)
engine: 450cc, SOHC, liquid cooling single; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke: 96.0 x 62.1mm
Compression rate: 13.5: 1
Fuel supply: PGM-FI, with 44mm downdraft throttle body
clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission / Final Drive: 5-speed / chain
flame: Twin spar aluminum
Front suspension: 49mm Showa USD fork, adjustable compression and rebound damping, 12.2 inch travel
Rear suspension: Pro-Link Showa Shock, Preload, Compression, Rebound Damping Adjustable, 12.4 inch Travel
Front wheel brakes: 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear brake: 1-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Wheels, front / rear: Spokes; 21 inches, 19 inches
Tires, front / rear: Dunlop Geomax MX33; 80 / 100-21 / 120 / 80-19
Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
Seat height: 38.0 inches
Fuel capacity: 1.7 gallons.
Claimed curb weight: £ 245
Available: 2022
contact: powersports.honda.com

Improved engine and chassis promise better handling and higher torque machines.

Improved engine and chassis promise better handling and higher torque machines. (Honda/)

Certain changes to the engine are aimed at improving the corner exit.

Certain changes to the engine are aimed at improving the corner exit. (Honda/)

The stiffer frame is intended to provide the rider with more precise handling.

The stiffer frame is intended to provide the rider with more precise handling. (Honda/)

The CRF450R gets a revised swingarm and subframe.

The CRF450R gets a revised swingarm and subframe. (Honda/)

The exhaust is stronger and comes with a new outer shell and inner pipe.

The exhaust is stronger and comes with a new outer shell and inner pipe. (Honda/)

The 2023 CRF450R is priced at $ 9,599.

The 2023 CRF450R is priced at $ 9,599. (Honda/)

The 2023CRF450R 50th Anniversary Edition will be priced at $ 9,899.

The 2023CRF450R 50th Anniversary Edition will be priced at $ 9,899. (Honda/)

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/news/2023-honda-crf450r-commemorates-50-years-of-motocross/ Honda marks 50 years of motocross with the 2023 CRF450R

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