LIGHTER. FASTER. AND RAZOR SHARP.
THE REDESIGNED 2021 CRF450R
How many corners are there on your favorite motocross or Supercross track? Because each one of those leads directly from the starting gate to the winner’s circle—at least when you’re riding a redesigned 2021 Honda CRF450R. New chassis. Major engine overhaul. New suspension. New bodywork. All with the goal of letting you rail through the corners with the most precision and power you’ve ever experienced. The engine’s power delivery starts off deep down for corner drive, and just keeps building until it’s at maximum roost. Forget about clutch fade, adjustment, or hand fatigue with the new hydraulic system. And lighter than ever, the CRF450R explode out of corners when it’s time to increase your lead.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
LIGHTER, NARROWER FRAME
Great handling starts with a superior frame, and we’ve made some big changes to our 2021 CRF450R’s chassis. First, it’s lighter—over a pound and a half lighter. By making the frame’s main spars narrower, we saved weight, but more important we made the chassis more responsive by reducing lateral rigidity 20 percent. The result is a bike that gets into, around, and out of corners faster.
NEW HYDRAULIC CLUTCH
This is huge news for the 2021 CRF450R. Made by Nissin, the hydraulic clutch performs better than third-party conversions. You get a clutch-lever pull that’s ten percent lighter at its peak, even though it’s paired with a new, stronger 8-plate clutch. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about making a clutch-cable adjustment, even during the longest events.
NEW AIRBOX AND FILTER
Along with the new air filter, the airbox shape helps deliver more torque. You can access the airbox through the left number plate. And because the new lter has no rubber gasket where it interfaces with the intake boot, cleaning and servicing the filter is faster and less messy than ever.