Honda 2014 CRF450R Power and Performance

Honda CRF450R
Designed from the ground up as a total package that is responsive and lightweight, Honda’s 2014 CRF450R will continue to prove itself a winner at the highest levels of racing when it touches down in Australia in October 2013.

Available now to order through Honda Dealerships nationally, the already championship-winning CRF450R will boast an even more competitive edge for 2014 thanks to modifications to the engine and updates to the suspension.

The CRF450R’s powerful 449cc single-cylinder engine delivers improved bottom-end torque thanks to new dual fuel-injection timing and updated twin rear silencers. Both inlet and exhaust ports have been redesigned and reshaped to improve gas flow and combustion efficiency that delivers sensitive feel for power and torque at partial throttle openings. While also providing a direct, yet sensitive connection to the rear tyre enhancing rear wheel traction and drive, these modifications will also improve the rider’s feel for available grip.

To meet the needs of today’s generation of riders, the CRF450R combines an aluminium frame with an innovative suspension package to ensure a low centre of gravity along with class-leading performance.

Revised internals in the KYB PSF® (Pneumatic Spring Fork) yield improved damping response for improved bump performance. The sixth generation aluminium twin-beam frame remains unchanged for 2014, as do the aluminium swingarm and Pro-Link rear suspension linkage.

The front disc cover is designed in two parts for easier maintenance of the 240mm wave-pattern disc and twin-piston brake calliper, while the rear brake is a 240mm wave-pattern disc with single-piston calliper.

Tucked in closely to the machine’s centre of gravity is the strategically engineered compact dual-muffler exhaust system that was implemented in 2013.

With crisp styling in line with Honda’s racing lineage, the CRF450R’s bodywork maintains the triangular proportions synonymous with Honda’s CRF family.

Due to arrive into the country in October 2013, the 2014 CRF450R is now available to order through your local Honda Dealer.

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Anthony is an avid motoring and photography enthusiast. His interests lie in performance cars, street rods, drag racing, 4WDriving and camping, burn out competitions, circuit racing and hill climbs. He is our resident hoon with heaps of experience.

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