The new CRF450RX has a boosted low rpm torque output and HRC factory rider-specification chassis. And it’s cross-country ready with enduro-specific equipment – larger fuel tank, 18-inch rear wheel and sidestand – as well as unique engine mapping and suspension set-up. It’s our ultimate off-road tool – and ready for anything.
Increased Torque and Low-Down Power For Relentless Drive
What HRC’s factory racers want, they get. So can you. Try more low-down torque – 10.7% @ 5,000rpm, with smoother low-down power delivery to drive hard, everywhere.
Unique Showa Suspension Set-Up Delivers Supple Off-Road Control
The CRF450RX uses unique, new damping rates in both the 49mm USD forks and rear shock to deliver absolute compliance and traction over all sorts of ground.
Equipped To Run Hard and Fast
A larger fuel tank extends range. 21-inch/18-inch DID rims allow use of enduro-specific tyres, knuckle guards protect hands and levers while the sidestand is there if you need it for convenient standalone parking.
Aluminium Twin Spar Frame With Upgraded Rigidity Balance
HRC has also tuned frame ‘feel’ to deliver precise feedback front and rear, with maximum grip and total stability, for maximum control over a special test and any terrain.
Performance You Have Complete Control Of
3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and Engine Mode Select Button (EMSB) deliver the engine character and drive you want. HRC Launch Control owns the start.
High-Quality Engineering Built To Endure
Rock-solid reliability is built-in to the engine, with five-hole piston jet cooling and lubrication plus large-capacity scavenge pump using twin 12mm drums. You also look the part with new graphics and HRC logo celebrating the historic partnership between racing and development.
Reach for it. You know you can. It’s why you ride the CRF450RX. The engine? Amazing. So strong, everywhere. But with smooth delivery that doesn’t wear you out. The chassis? Delivers the feedback for grip and handling control you need while absorbing the big – and small – hits. And it’s ready to do it all day. As are you. Because you ride the CRF450RX. Together you are unstoppable.
Ride Faster With Less Effort For Longer
HRC has made the 449.7cc Unicam engine even more potent – and usable. Narrower intake ports, a longer air funnel and smaller, 44mm diameter throttle body deliver higher-velocity gas flow to create the extra low-down torque. New valve timing (taken straight from Tim Gajser’s #243 MX machine) and ECU settings for the injection and ignition ensure smooth power and precise response.
Delivers the Handling Ability You Need
The lightweight aluminium frame features a new, factory-rider led rigidity balance – from new steel engine hangers plus 2mm thicker front frame joints and upper shock mount – to produce a stable chassis that finds amazing front-end grip, yet steers razor-fast. Suspension updates include a higher, 56N/mm spring rate for the Showa shock with increased damping. The 49mm USD forks also have new damping settings to match.
Our Ultimate Off-Road Weapon
New graphics mark HRC’s major input and minimal bodywork allows maximum freedom of movement and easy removal – just what you need for easy maintenance. The 8L plastic fuel tank offers more riding time and there’s a forged aluminium sidestand tucked neatly away. Renthal Fatbars offer comfort and four-way adjustment (for your perfect riding position) and are fitted with knuckle guards to protect hands and levers.
It’s All About Driving Forward
Collectively, the electronics package is designed to put absolute control in the riders throttle hand. HSTC keeps the rear wheel driving with 3 adjustment levels to deal with anything from tight corners to slippery mud (you can turn it off, too). The EMSB alters power and torque, from all-round to smooth, to all-out aggressive. And HRC Launch Control hits at 8,250, 8,500 and 9,500rpm for the perfect jump from the line.