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2008 Honda CRF450R Shootout Photo Gallery

2008 Honda CRF450R Shootout

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2008 Honda CRF450R
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Cornering is even better this year with the addition of the HPSD. The innovative damper stabilizes the front end through turns and allows for sharper steering geometry.
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The CRF has the motor to get over any obstacle, the suspension to land it and the chassis to negotiate during flight.
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Radical performance, race-proven effectiveness, build quality, sales success and a chink-less armor make this bike the best Japanese motocrosser of 2008.
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Racers will be seeing a lot of red in front of them this year. The Honda is solid no matter which angle you look at it.
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he Showa suspension offers a balanced ride and excellent bottoming resistance.
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Getting all the pieces lined up is paramount to creating a shootout winner.
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All the bikes shift well and if one thing allows the competition to stay close it's that the Honda doesn't have a particularly light clutch pull.
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Honda knows how to build an all-around platform and then improve on it.
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Our notepads had several comments about some harshness in the 47mm inverted twin-chamber fork.