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2012 Honda CRF450R Comparison Photo Gallery

We put the Honda CRF450R up against its rivals in the 450 class to find out which machine would take the crown. Read the 2012 450 Motocross Shootout to see the results.

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2012 450 Motocross horsepower graph
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2012 450 Motocross torque graph
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2012 Honda CRF450R $8440.
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Like the Suzuki, the Honda CRF450R turns sharp but doesn’t track quite as good in the corner—unless there is a rut.
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The Honda CRF450R impressed our testers with its agility in the air and on the ground.
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Suspension action and overall performance is an area of big improvement for the Honda CRF450R.
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2012 450 Motocross Shootout at Zaca Station.
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The Honda CRF450R offers one of the smoothest and rider-friendly engines in this test.
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The ergonomics on the Honda CRF450R work well but they favor slightly smaller riders.
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2012 Honda CRF450R $8440.
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Each one of our testers was impressed with how improved the ’12 Honda CRF450R is.
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Pro-level test rider Drake McElroy loved Honda’s CRF450R.