Just like the CRF450R, the CRF450RX has a frame and steering geometry developed directly from HRC’s race bikes and features new off-road specific suspension settings so you can go in harder and come out faster. The engine also features new ECU mapping for even smoother torque delivery, controlled by hydraulic clutch. The 3-Level HRC Launch Control gives you options out of the gate whatever your riding ability or experience, and whatever conditions you’re riding in. And once you’ve bossed the start, 3-Level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) keeps you driving forward.
THE TOOL OF CHOICE
With the CRF450R MX machine as a base, the CRF450RX already has an advantage and along with its enduro-specific equipment – larger fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel and sidestand – its twin-spar aluminium frame saves weight and features a factory-rider rigidity balance with super-sharp steering, huge ground clearance and RX-specific suspension settings. The seat unit’s small (and lower at the back) and plastics slim and lightweight. Delivering strong mid-range power, the engine uses new ECU settings for even smoother throttle response and precise delivery. The decompression system minimises stalling and hydraulic clutch is built tough, with light lever load. HRC Launch Control owns the first 100 metres and HSTC manages rear wheel traction.