Thursday, August 11, 2016

The 2017 HONDA CRF450RX Exclusively Announced

2017 HONDA CRF450RX Announced

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CRF450RX rotate
Honda introduces the new CRF450RX, a closed-course off-road (GNCC) version of the 2017 CRF450R motocrosser.
The RX does not mean the end of the previous CRF450X, a bike Honda says still fills the niche for the off-road rider who is looking for something more trail friendly, or an off-road bike more appealing for long-distance riding. As a result, the much-liked X remains in Honda’s lineup.
Some of the major differences between the R and the RX is that electric starting comes standard on the RX (with manual back-up) and the RX’s fuel tank is made out of plastic (not titanium) and is larger in capacity (2.2 gallons versus 1.6 gallons). The RX also has an 18-inch rear wheel, and gearing is slightly different.
Honda CRF450RX
Electric starting comes standard on the CRF450RX.
The RX also has compared to the R:
  • Smoother ignition mapping for better performance in low-traction situations.
  • Standard electric starting, with kick start as a backup.
  • Suspension settings are more appropriate for technical off-road conditions.
  • With a 2.25 gallon capacity, the plastic fuel tank is larger than that of the CRF450R for increased range off-road.
  • Forged-aluminum side stand is standard to allow trailside parking.
  • Off-road-focused, durable Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires.
  • One-tooth larger rear sprocket than CRF450R, for better performance in tight woods conditions.
  • Different cylinder hanger than CRF450R, for comfort in technical off-road conditions.
Like the 2017 CRF450R, the RX will makes its dealer debut in October but shortly after the R. Price has not yet been announced.

2017 Honda CRF450RX


ENGINE TYPE            Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke
DISPLACEMENT:       449.7cc
COMPRESSION RATIO:         13.5:1
INDUCTION:  Programmed fuel-injection system (PGM-FI), 46mm throttle bore
IGNITION:      Full transistorized ignition
TRANSMISSION:        Constant-mesh 5-speed
FINAL DRIVE: 520 chain; 13T/50T
VALVE TRAIN:            Unicam OHC, 4-valve; 10.0mm intake, steel; 8.8mm exhaust, steel
FRONT SUSPENSION:           49mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork
REAR SUSPENSION:  Pro-Link swingarm system; fully adjustable Showa single shock
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL:      12.0 in.
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL:         12.3 in.
FRONT BRAKE:          Single 260mm disc
REAR BRAKE: Single 240mm disc
FRONT TIRE:  Dunlop Geomax AT81 90/90×21 in.
REAR TIRE:    Dunlop Geomax MX3S 120/90-18 in.
RAKE: 27°22’
TRAIL: 4.6 in.
SEAT HEIGHT:           37.8 in.
GROUND CLEARANCE:          12.9 in.
WHEELBASE: 58.1 in.
FUEL CAPACITY:       2.2 gal.
COLOR:           Red
CURB WEIGHT (wet, full fuel):        261 lbs.