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Riders and industry folk alike raved about the 2013 CRF450R. And now we’ve given them even more to love. For 2014, there’s new intake and exhaust ports, a new Dual-Timing PGM-FI fuel injection setup, and redesigned muffler internals to boost torque output and increase throttle response.
The CRF450R is designed for the way riders ride today. There’s more whipping. More scrubbing. So we built a bike that takes weight off the bike’s ends, and concentrates mass towards the bike’s center. The first thing you’ll notice is our revolutionary air fork. It’s nearly two pounds lighter than a conventional coil-spring fork, taking weight off the front. And now with improved oil flow, this year the fork is even more responsive, delivering even better handling. And new clutch springs to enhance lever feel.
The CRF450R also sports a compact dual exhaust, tucked closely to the frame to further enhance mass centralization. And with better exhaust flow, we’ve even managed to increase horsepower. There’s also our next-generation aluminum chassis, designed to help lower the center of gravity. All in all, the 2014 CRF450R takes the best and lightest bike in its class and makes it even better. And, in doing so, plants it firmly ahead of the pack.
Air Fork: Affixed to the front of our CRF450R is a 48mm inverted KYB PSF (Pneumatic Spring Fork) air fork. It weighs less than a conventional spring fork. It's a breeze to adjust (just use an air pump). And now with improved oil flow, it's even more responsive and helps the front end feel more planted.
Dual Exhaust: Rather than a single pipe extending outward, our twin-muffler setup is short, compact, and located low and close to the frame to improve mass centralization. And with enhanced exhaust flow, we’ve managed to crank out even more horsepower.
Aluminum Chassis: At the center of it all is our next-generation twin-spar aluminum chassis. Designed to work with the CRF450R’s air fork, the spars are lower, lowering the center of gravity and improving handling. This results in a bike that delivers superior suspension action, steering feedback and chassis stiffness.
Honda Progressive Steering Damper: Our Factory Race Team developed the Honda Progressive Steering Damper to enhance cornering and tracking, while reducing rider fatigue. And if it’s good enough for our race team, it’s certainly good enough for you.