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Trey Canard Honda CRF450R Factory Motocross Bike Test Photo Gallery

See photos and images of Trey Canard’s 2011 Honda CRF450R factory racebike as we test ride it in the Trey Canard Factory Honda CRF450R MX Test.

Slideshow
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As expected engine power is strong from bottom-to-top. It’s also very smooth and tractable.
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American Honda values this 2011 CRF450R race bike at over $100,000.
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A custom Yoshimura exhaust purges spent fuel.
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Honda Racing parts are liberally applied to the engine in order to shed weight and increase performance and durability.
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Canard’s CRF450R is equipped with unobtainable Showa suspension that you can’t purchase.
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An unobtainable Showa rear shock with titanium shock spring graces the back end of Canard’s CRF450R.
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The fork is clamped in works triple clamps (20mm standard offset).
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Trey Canard Honda CRF450R factory race bike test.
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The back brake is 100% production.
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The fork is clamped in works triple clamps (20mm standard offset).
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An unobtainable Showa rear shock with titanium shock spring graces the back end of Canard’s CRF450R.
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The 449cc engine is assembeld using a mix of production and racing parts sourced from Honda Japan.
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The front brake features a oversized rotor that’s pinched by a Nissin caliper fabricated from billet aluminum.
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Honda builts its own oversized titanium footpegs that feature sharp cleats that help keep the rider’s feet on the pegs.
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We were astonished by the high-level of traction avaliable over virtually all terrain.
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Test rider Matt Armstrong was suprised by just how easy Canard’s CRF450R was to ride.
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Canard’s CRF450R weighs roughly 20 pounds less than the productiion bike.
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We were suprised by just how neutral of a control and chassis set-up Canard runs on his racebike.
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Even in bone stock form Honda’s CRF450R is the most manueverable bike on the market. Factor in its roughly 20 pound weight reduction and it gets even better.
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The factory Honda engine pumps out a smooth, steady stream of power at all rpm.
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Braking power and feel was another area of substanital improvement over stock.