Motorcycle-USA is one of the first magazines to test ride Honda’s 2013 CRF450R. Read all about it in the 2013 Honda CRF450R First Ride.
- The clutch was also reworked and now offers a six-spring design (previous was four) that will provide more consistent engagement throughout the duration of a moto.
- We tested the 2013 Honda CRF450R at one of our favorite California tracks, Zaca Station MX.
- The twin-pipe design from the ’04-’08 CRF250R makes its way to the 2013 CRF450R.
- Instead of conventional coil springs the fork uses pressurized air.
- Honda’s top-of-the-line motocrosser, the CRF450R receives a slew of updates for ’13.
- The new CRF450R features a new sixth-generation twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm designed to lower the bike’s center of gravity and further centralize some of its heaviest components.
- The 2013 CRF450R offers more neutral steering through turns.
- Engine power is still smooth off the bottom but there is added snap when the throttle is twisted.
- As usual the 2013 CRF450R feels as light in the air as it does on the ground.