The guys from MB1 Suspension rework the suspension on our 2010 Honda CRF450R. See the photos then read the story in the Honda CRF450R MB1 Suspension Project Bike.
- With the fitment of electronic fuel-injection on the 2010 Honda CRF450R and CRF250R, riders now have the ability to tune engine performance to track conditions or their individual preference. To do this, Honda offers its $349 PGM-FI Setting Tool. The tool allows the user to alter the engine fuel and ignition maps courtesy of the included software on their Windows-compatible computer. Look for the comprehensive review in a few weeks.
- Changing the engine’s power characteristics is simple with HRC's PGM-FI Setting Tool.
- The difference in terms of performance is night and day over stock.
- MB1’s mods significantly improved chassis balance which allows you to ride easier with more confidence.
- The initial part of suspension movement is far more plush than stock.
- The modified MB1 Suspension delivered more progressive damping the as it reached farther down in suspension stroke giving the rider more control.
- More control is the theme of MB1’s reworked suspension components.
- MB1 chose to retain the stock shock spring and only modified the damping characteristics as well as shortening the shock body slightly.
- After 31-plus hours of ride time our CRF450R feels like it was just pulled out of the crate and it still shines like new. Replacement of wear-and-tear items has been minimal.
- MB1 replaced the forks springs and revalved the damping circuits. They also fitted a new cartridge pressure spring and oil locks.