17YM CRF450R and new CRF450RX

17YM CRF450R and new CRF450RX

Honda revealed its 2017 CRF450R and CRF450RX, for the first time in the UK, at the International Dirt Bike Show yesterday and, on the day of the unveiling, confirmed pricing for the eagerly-anticipated new competition models.

The CRF450R will retail at £7,299 and a Buildbase Honda Special will be available at £8,499.

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The CRF450RX is priced at £7,399 and £7,899, with a lighting and speedo kit.

Completely redesigned, both CRF450 variants gain an HRC-inspired engine, which delivers an 11% boost in top-end power and an increase in torque across the rev range. A new frame, with lower centre of gravity and revised geometry provides outstanding rear wheel traction and even more agile handling. Notably, new for 2017, both models are offered with electric start, as standard.

In standard trim, the CRF450R comes with a titanium fuel tank, aerodynamically-efficient plastics and race-kit specification, 49mm Showa steel spring front fork. The power boost is provided by a revised cylinder head with greater valve lift, higher compression ratio and new intake, giving a straighter pathway into the inlet ports, all combining to give a 5% improvement in acceleration out of the gate.

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