2018 Honda CRF450R Review, Release Date

Honda, just like other Jap manufacturers, is nothing short of pioneers when it comes to a pint-sized engine with big grunts of power. But this 2018 Honda CRF450R model is slated to take all that, a step further. This machine has quite a few accolades to its name already and the Japs want to make sure that it has everything which a buyer will expect and more.

2018 Honda CRF450R – Tech Add-Ons

With the 2017 model coming with electric-start functions as a base option, Honda only took it a step further and well beyond the competition by adding a transistor-aid to the setup. Other upgrades include a better PGM-FI (Programmed-Fuel-Injection) for improving the overall acceleration by a few milliseconds. And every single millisecond counts.

The all-aluminum frame continues from the 2017 model. Inside sources say that buyers can expect a further reduction in weight below the 240 pounds mark. Considering the same sources also asking buyers to expect a larger 1.8-gallon fuel tank, Honda is surely at the extreme end of advancements to these models.

2018 Honda CRF450R - front

2018 Honda CRF450R – Engine and Transmission Specs

This upcoming model will continue with the same 449cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled mono-cylinder engine. The Unicam 4-valve setup couples with a Titanium-38mm intake provide one of the best power outputs in this segment.

Worth a mention – Honda’s innovative downdraft fuel injection. Air intake and fuel injection degrees allow this engine to provide monstrous peak torque and horsepower right from the throttle.

Other Engine specs: 

  • Bore and Stroke – 1 mm.
  • Final Drive – #520 chain, 13T/49T
  • Compression Ratio – 5:1.

Chassis Specs:

  • Wheelbase – 58.3 inches.
  • Seat Height – 37.8 inches
  • Rake – 27-degrees.
  • Trail – 4.6 inches.
  • Ground Clearance – 12.9 inches.

2018 Honda CRF450R – Availability Info

Already up for sale across multiple markets, this Honda CRF450R 2018 comes with a price tag above the $9,100 mark with Honda’s trademark Red color and design elements.

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