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2011 Honda CRF450R and CRF250R 1st Look

Friday, July 23, 2010
Honda has released the first tidbits of information on the 2011 Honda CRF450R and 2011 Honda CRF250R motocross bikes. There isn’t much to go on from this point, but the major motocross models are slightly revised and essentially all of the remaining lineup looks to be carryover with the exception of a few machines.

2011 Honda CEF450R
The 2011 Honda CRF450R gets some minor
updates to aid sound and power output.
2011 Honda CRF450R
2011 Honda CRF450R – MSRP $8199
Honda claims better low and midrange power from its Unicam, four-valve motor by using “various tweaks to the engine tuning.” A new 46mm throttle body is incorporated for better throttle response. The linkage is revised along with new suspension settings. Inside the fork is a lighter cartridge cylinder and the front and rear suspension both get updated valving. Honda says the result is improved rear-wheel traction and a plusher ride. Big Red still makes use of its proprietary Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD) which gets a swollen piston for ’11 jumping from 20mm to 24mm. Expect to see the new 2011 Honda CRF450R in dealerships this October.

2011 Honda CRF250R – MSRP $7199
Honda updated last year’s CRF250R in a big way with an all-new fuel-injected engine. Without any specifics available yet, the 250R gets a similar treatment to the big bike – better bottom and midrange power, larger HPSD piston and new suspension valving. Both the 450 and 250 are supposed to meet a 94 decibel limit with new exhaust mufflers.

2011 Honda CRF70F and CRF50F – MSRP $1899 (70F) and $1499 (50F)
Honda is also updating its smallest dirt bikes, the CRF70F and CRF50F. The only differences are new graphics (bold, of course) and a new color on upper fork tubes.

Other entry bikes are available. The Honda CRF230F, CRF150F, CRF100F and CRF80F are still in dealerships, but the most recent model year for these machines is 2009. The same goes for the larger enduros, the CRF450X and CRF250X, and the dual sport line of XR650L and CRF230L.

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Blake -2011 crf250  September 18, 2010 02:41 AM
I have the new 2010 model an now done 73hrs and it has been bulletprof with no valve problems like our 09 model i am a a-grade rider and about to do the aussie titles next week. The ? i want to no here in Aussie is there any major changes between the 2010 model and the new to arrive 2011 model not due in Australia till february 2011 because i can get a great deal on another 2010 model??
joel -.  August 3, 2010 03:57 PM
pritty sweet lookn bike
Alex Stevenson -Nice Bike I Wish I Could Have One!  July 28, 2010 11:42 AM
I wish i could have a dirt bike like this. I dont have one period. i just cant afford it. This one is amazing, I really wish i could have one :( . I mostly ride my friends but we barely do. Someday I wanna be as good as those honda riders. I wish I could start right now but i cant. but some day when i'm old because i'm still 12 I wills get a dirtbike and try my best to be as good as those pro's.