2005 Honda CRF450R
The CRF was significantly updated in 2004, with a healthier motor, a Renthal handlebar and a weight saving of 3.0 pounds, among several other worthwhile upgrades. With that in mind, Honda has once again revised the CRF, making it lighter, stronger and faster.
Honda already had a winner with its big Thumper, but subtle changes mark the arrival of the '05 version. MCUSA is the first to bring you a riding impression.
|Engine Type||Single cylinder 4-stroke|
|Bore Stroke||96 x 62.0mm|
|Fuel System||40mm Keihin flat-slide|
|Seat Height||37.6 in.|
|Front Suspension||12.4 in.|
|Rear Suspension||12.4 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||1.9 gal.|
|Dry Weight||218.5 lbs.|
Honda upgrades its CRF450R with an engine power mode switch and highly adjustable second generation air fork from KYB. We give it an initial shakedown in this report.