The 2023 model is a particular year for Honda’s off-road lineup since it commemorates 50 years since the release of the CR250M Elsinore, the first MX racer that came “straight out of the crate.”
A special limited edition CRF450R 50th Anniversary model, only available in 2023, will be released to honor such a significant milestone in addition to the ordinary CRF450R receiving revised graphics and a new HRC emblem. This model pays stunning homage to the iconic bikes of the 1980s.
Since its release in 2002, the Honda CRF450R has served as the industry standard for motocross vehicles. Whether an unprofessional enthusiast or a professional racer, its package has always strived to give its rider ultimate control through balance and agility. It is constructed with the quality, longevity, and dependability for which Honda has always been known.
The HRC-led improvements to the engine and chassis from Europe and America have made going fast and more straightforward.
The new graphics for the 2023 CRF450R directly borrow stylistic ideas from the HRC works bikes. Additionally, “in mold” graphics are more resilient to maintain their good looks, particularly after numerous track sessions and washing.
The regular model’s technical components are identical to the Special anniversary model. Still, in the particular edition model, you’ll get a blue seat, white number plates, gold rims and a gold handlebar, grey metallic triple clamps, unique radiator shroud graphics, and a front fender with a Honda wing. No matter where you bike, it will be memorable!
The extra-slim bodywork of the CRF450R maximizes your riding mobility by making it much simpler to move about on the bike.
Maintenance of the bike became simpler after last year’s reduction in the total number of bolts required to remove the body panels.
The Renthal Fatbar features a bend that’s even better than the legendary Honda “CR” bar, and the CRF450R gets special Renthal grips.
Although it may go unnoticed initially, the CRF450R’s hydraulic clutch line and throttle cables were routed by Honda’s engineers to reduce the bike’s weight by nearly half a pound.
The Honda CRF450R is available in one color option:
The Honda CRF450R comes in three variants:
The most outstanding features of single- and double-overhead-cam systems are combined in the Honda 450cc liquid-cooled Unicam single-cylinder heads.
The CRF450R isn’t far behind, producing 35.1 lb. ft torque at 7,100 rpm and 53.8 bhp at 9,300 rpm. The layout results in a lightweight, compact engine with a narrower included valve angle than a similar dual-overhead-camshaft motor.
With the bore and stroke of 96mm x 62.1mm, the compression ratio is 13.5:1.
Pay attention to the clutch assembly while focusing on the hydraulic clutch of the CRF450R. Eight plates are used on the bike to increase durability and connection. Accordingly, there will be 85% less slip at maximum horsepower and 27% more overall torque transmitted through the clutch pack compared to a seven-plate clutch.
The CRF450R’s controls are simple and easy to use. Your bike’s shifter, clutch, and brakes used to be the controls, and you now have options like customizable power modes, launch assistance, and more. They should be simple to use, mainly when focused on winning.
The airbox form works with the unique air filter to increase torque. On the left number plate is a door leading to the airbox.
Cleaning and servicing the filter on the CRF450R is also quicker and less dirty than ever before because there is no rubber gasket where the filter connects to the intake boot.
The newly added unique ECU program is so easy to use; press the mode button, keep the throttle open, let go of the clutch, and the CRF450R will take care of the rest, giving you a significant advantage as you enter the first corner. It converts your bike into a machine for attempting holeshots!
The fuel-injection system of the CRF450R sprays twice during each intake cycle. By doing so, fuel atomization is increased without adding weight or complication from a second injector—more power in the midrange results from improved fuel atomization.
The fuel injector on the CRF450R can spray fuel back to the throttle butterfly since it is mounted at a 60-degree angle.
The engine receives a cooler, denser fuel charge for increased power and better torque. This flattens the combustion chamber, improving ignition flame propagation and enabling a high compression ratio.
The camshaft is positioned lower in the cylinder head since there is less space used up there, which results in a more compact engine with a lower center of gravity.
The rider can adjust the engine’s power delivery character with a simple thumb push of this handlebar-mounted button.
You can choose between Standard, Smooth, and Aggressive modes depending on the track conditions.
Because weight and performance matter, the CRF450R’s gasoline tank is made of titanium. While taking up less room and aiding in the centralization of fuel mass, it is as light and durable as its prior plastic unit and maintains the same capacity.
The transmission is close-ratio-five-speed with a #520 chain and 13T/49T.
The back suspension consists of a Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, 11 positions of rebound, and six positions of high- and low-speed compression-damping adjustment. The front suspension consists of a 49mm inverted Showa fork with 13 parts of rebound and 15 functions of compression-damping adjustment, and 12.2-inch travel.
The massive front brake disc on the CRF450R is an astounding 260mm in diameter and the rear brake has a single 240mm disc. You get an excellent brake sensation and a pattern that lightens up. Guards for the front and back brake discs are also included.
The base model of the Honda CRF450R costs $9,599, and the Husqvarna FC 450 is a little more expensive $10,999.
The Honda CRF450R and Husqvarna FC has a 450 cc engine.
Honda CRF450R has a fuel capacity of 3.4 gallons, whereas Husqvarna FC has a fuel capacity of 1.9 gallons.
The Honda CRF450R weight is 244 lb, while the Husqvarna FC 450 is 227 pounds.
The Honda CRF450R is available in red color, while the Husqvarna FC is available in white color.
The base model of the Honda CRF450R costs $9,599, and the Suzuki RM-Z450 is $8,999.
The Honda CRF450R has a 450 cc engine, while the Suzuki RM-Z450 has a 449 cc engine.
Honda CRF450R has a fuel capacity of 3.4 gallons. In contrast, Suzuki RM-Z450 has a fuel capacity of 1.6 gallons.
The Honda CRF450R Weight is 244 lb, while the Suzuki RM-Z450 is 233 lb.
The Honda CRF450R is available in Red color, while the Suzuki RM-Z450 is available in yellow color.
The base model of the Honda CRF450R costs $9,599, and the Kawasaki KX450 is $9,599.
The Honda CRF450R has a 450 cc engine, while the Kawasaki KX450 has a 449 cc engine.
Fuel capacity and Mileage
Honda CRF450R has a fuel capacity of 3.4 gallons. In contrast, Kawasaki KX450 has a fuel capacity of 1.7 gallons.
The Honda CRF450R Weight is 244 lb, while the Kawasaki KX450 is 246 lb.
The Honda CRF450R is available in Red color, while the Kawasaki KX450 is available in lime-green color.
|Model||Honda CRF450R||Suzuki RM-Z450||Kawasaki KX450|
|Displacement||450 cc||449 cc||449 cc|
|Stroke||62.1mm||62.1 mm||62.1 mm|
|Bore||96mm||96.0 mm||96.0 mm|
|Top Speed||87 MPH||111 MPH||—|
|Fuel Capacity (approx)||1.7 gallons||1.7 US gal||1.64 gal|
|Trail||4.5 inches||4.9 inches||4.8 in|
|Curb Weight||245 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel)||247 lb||233.2 lb without fuel / 243.3 lb|
|Front Tyre Size||Dunlop MX33 80/100-21||80/100-21 M/C||80/100-21|
|Rear Tyre Size||Dunlop MX33 120/80-19||110/90-19 M/C||120/80-19|
|Front Brake||Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper||Disc brake, single rotor||Single semi-floating 270mm Braking® petal disc with dual-piston caliper|
|Rear Brake||Single 240mm disc||Disc brake, single rotor||Single 250mm Braking® petal disc with single-piston caliper|
|Engine Type||450cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder||4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, DOHC||4-stroke single, DOHC, liquid-cooled|
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The course of CRF450R development has been guided by rider feedback from the FIM World MXGP, AMA Supercross, and Pro Motocross championships. The bike is made for easier to ride faster and for longer.
A revised frame’s rigidity increases the rear spring rate and dampening for better control without adding unneeded stiffness.
Additionally, the front tire grip is improved, and the 23 Model vehicle is more stable, turns faster, and absorbs bumps better than the 22 Model.
New visuals include new, redesigned classic HRC logos, signifying the expansion of HRC’s racing activity. Overall, considering the specification, handling, and performance, Honda CRF450R is worth buying.
The base model of the Honda CRF450R costs $9,599, not including the $400 destinations charge.
The CRF450R has a catalytic converter and is street-legal in all 50 states. It can also be used off-road almost anyplace on the earth.
CRF450R can touch a top speed of 87 mph.
Yes, the electric start provides an “Absolute Holeshot” performance.
Honda CRF450R incorporates a 3.2-gallon black Acerbis Fuel Tank.