BUILT TO DOMINATE OFF ROAD
Life is full of compromises—unless you’re riding a Honda CRF450X. What we’ve done here is take the light weight, responsive handling, and cutting-edge performance of our CRF450R motocrosser and put it into an awesome off-road package that doesn’t give up a thing. In fact, we think it makes the CRF450X better in every way for the serious off-road rider. You get a legendary engine tuned for the way off-roaders ride, a wide-ratio six-speed gearbox, aluminum chassis, electric starter, and long-travel suspension. And this year there are new handguards, and a super-crisp new styling and graphics package. Factory riders and privateers use this machine to get to the top of the podium in Baja. You’re going to find it turns your weekends into you own private podium performances, too.
WIDE-RATIO SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSION
Having six speeds in the CRF450X’s transmission compared to an MX bike’s typical five gives you more choice, and makes this versatile bike even more versatile. You have a gear for everything from east-coast rock crawling to wide-open Baja blasts.
An electric start system ensures trouble-free starting in all conditions. The electric starter also drives the clutch side of the crankshaft to provide superior lubrication to starter gears while producing a narrow engine with a short, strong crank.
449cc UNICAM® ENGINE
Honda’s Unicam® cylinder head contributes to a compact engine that saves weight over a comparable dual-overhead-camshaft motor. It also permits a narrow included valve angle that flattens the combustion chamber and allows a high compression ratio. The camshaft also sits lower in the head for a more compact engine and a lower center of gravity.
TThe CRF450X uses a twin-spar aluminum chassis that takes advantage of all the lessons we’ve learned on the MX track and from winning countless Bajas. The frame is both light and
stiff, and provides the basis for the CRF450X’s excellent handling. The chassis is also wider than the standard MX frame to accommodate the six-speed transmission.