MotoUSA heads to the mountain for annual Mammoth Motocross races with its Honda CRF450R. Find out more in the 2011 Honda CRF450R Mammoth Project Bike story.
- 2011 Honda CRF450R Mammoth Project Bike
- Replacing the stock 48-tooth sprocket with a 50-tooth cog helped restore acceleration performance at elevation.
- LeoVince exhausts feature exquisite build quality. They also make good power without creating excessive noise.
- LeoVince pipes have a carbon fiber heat shield which helps prevent the rider’s boots, pants, or knee braces from burning on a hot pipe.
- Mammoth features a long uphill start that necessitates the use of first gear.
- We were so excited to race Mammoth we spent all of our time modifying our Honda and no time practicing! It showed in our result.
- The Pirelli tires work well on Mammoth’s unique terrain which is a mix of hard pack, sand and rocks.
- While we’re sold on the quality of MB1’s suspension work, we failed to do any riding on it before hand so it wasn’t set-up optimally come race time.
- The Mammoth Motocross event features a one-of-a-kind track high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
- As we came to learn competition is stiff at Mammoth. So if you’re going to invest the resources you best come prepared.