For 2020, Honda’s flagship CRF450R—the same platform raced by Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen and Justin Brayton—puts more engine-management choices at the fingertips of racers, with the addition of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). Developed through HRC’s worldwide racing effort, the system maximizes rear-tire hookup to keep all of the Unicam® engine’s horsepower driving the bike and rider forward, improving racing success regardless of track conditions. In keeping with racing-body regulations, the system measures rate of rpm increase and adjusts delivery accordingly, and a handlebar-mounted switch enables selection from three levels of delivery (most in class). In addition, the CRF450R’s front-rear balance is refined and handling is improved thanks to internal suspension updates, and a new battery position that lowers the machine’s center of gravity. Improved rear-brake pad performance and durability, and the exclusive specification of Dunlop Geomax® MX3S tires round out a machine that’s ready to take riders to the next level.

Machine Specs

Model CRF450R
Engine Type 449cc liquid-cooled 10º single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore x Stroke 96.0mm x 62.1mm
Compression ratio 13.5:1
Valve Train Unicam OHC, four-valve; 38mm intake, titanium; 31mm exhaust, steel
Induction Programmed fuel-injection system (PGM-FI); 46mm throttle bore
Ignition Full transistorized
Transmission Constant-mesh 5-speed return; manual
Clutch Multiplate wet (6 springs)
Final drive #520 chain; 13T/49T
Front Suspension 49mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork w/ 12.0 in. travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link system; fully adjustable Showa single shock w/ 12.4 in. wheel travel
Front Brake 2-piston caliper (30mm, 27mm) hydraulic; single 260mm disc
Rear Brake 1-piston caliper hydraulic; single 240mm disc
Front Tire Dunlop Geomax MX3S 80/100-21 w/ tube
Rear Tire Dunlop Geomax MX3S 120/80-19 w/ tube
Wheelbase 58.4 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 27° 22’
Trail 116mm (4.6 inches)
Seat Height 37.8 inches
Ground Clearance 12.9 inches
Fuel Capacity 1.66 gallons
Color Red
Curb Weight 247 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride)

Consult owner’s manual for optional parts.