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2014 Honda CRF450R First Ride Photo Gallery

View photos of Honda’s updated-for-2014 CRF450R motocrosser from the track then find out our thoughts on it in the 2014 Honda CRF450R First Ride.

Honda’s CRF450R continues to source a 971 bend aluminum handlebar from Renthal. It has a neutral shape and is easy to get use to on track.
The CRF continues to use a six-spring clutch but the tension of the springs has been reduced for easier lever pull.
The shape of the ports within the cylinder head were modified for improved flow. The update works together with the new dual-charge fuel injection map for increased throttle response.
Honda’s CRF450R moves up in price to $8699 plus a $310 destination charge.
The CRF450R’s mufflers have updated internals for improved flow.
The CRF450R’s ergonomics fit a wide range of rider sizes and are easy to adapt to on track.
The engine offers a little more snap at low rpm yet still is easy to manage as the rpms increase.
We love the centralized feel of the CRF450R. It is a very agile bike which increases confidence and makes it easier (and more fun) to ride.
We’re big fans of the way the CRF450R steers now. It is predictable and can be placed anywhere the rider commands with minimal effort.
We love the adjustability and performance of the air fork on a smooth track, on rough terrain it doesn’t offer the same consistent damping feel of a more traditional coil spring set-up.