2012 Honda CRF450R

Written by Jack Bates. Posted in Motorcycles

The release of CRF450R established a new standard for motocross machines. Now, the new 2012 Honda CRF450R is better than ever thanks to its large palette of improvements which makes it the right choice in the open-class for 2012.

The stiffer fork outer makes possible a more solid feel to the front end. In the same time, 2012 Honda CRF450R provides better tracking, more accurate handling and additional rider confidence over rough terrain as consequences of the stiffer springs, improved suspension settings front and rear and a new shock linkage.

The longer and wider foot pegs provide more support, better grip and comfort. Adding the premium MX51 tires by Dunlop for superior traction, the bike becomes more competitive.

The new rear shock linkage offers a softer start and a stiffer finish. The bike reacts better to small bumps, but it still bottoms over really big bumps. The possibility to fine-tune the rear travel eases steering during hard braking, but also on long, fast downhill segments. The lightweight Honda Progressive Steering Damper reduces rider fatigue by enhancing cornering ability.

New stiffer fork outer tubes at the front offer better feedback and excellent tracking in difficult sections such as mud, dirt or sand. To augment steering precision and balance, the 2012 Honda CRF450R features new springs and suspension settings front and rear.

2012 Honda CRF450R is definitely the perfect combination of open-class Honda power, accurate suspension and the best brakes in the business. 

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