2009 Honda CRF450R - Supercross Superbike

By Brian Catterson, Photography by Simon Cudby

Tech Spec
Evolution

The latest and greatest edition of Honda's award-winning open-class four-stroke motocrosser.

Rivals
Husqvarna TC450, Kawasaki KX450F, KTM 450 SX, Suzuki RM-Z450 and Yamaha YZ450F.

TECH
Price $7599
Engine type l-c single
Valve train SOHC, 4v
Displacement 449cc
Bore x stroke 96.0 x 62.1mm
Compression 12.0:1
Fuel system Keihin PGM-FI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 56.3 bhp @ 8500 rpm
Claimed torque 37.5 lb.-ft. @ 7000 rpm
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension 48mm Kayaba inverted cartridge fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brake Nissin two-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Rear brake Nissin single-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Front tire 80/100-21 Dunlop
Rear tire 120/80-19 Dunlop
Rake/trail 26.9/4.5 in.
Seat height 37.6 in.
Wheelbase 58.7 in.
Fuel capacity 1.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 226 lbs.
Colors Red/white
Available Now
Warranty 30 days

Contact
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 2200
Torrance, CA 90509
866.784.1870
www.powersports.honda.com

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
The real deal.

By Brian Catterson
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