New 2017 Honda CRF450R brings a lot of surprises. So, off-road bike could be one of the most interesting machines in upcoming season. With radical changes all over the motorcycle, Japanese company tried to offer something new. Most impressive change is engine tuning. There are many features added to previous edition. Performance is enhanced, fuel economy and handling. Visually, bike is very similar to its predecessors. Well, price went north a bit, for around $150, but it is nothing spectacular. Especially if you see what you get from bike.
2017 Honda CRF450R changes
Almost everything is changed on the 2017 Honda CRF450R. Well, bike has the same Unicam drivetrain. However, many modifications are making it offer impression as it is more powerful unit. One of the most significant innovation is ultra-direct downdraft air intake. Furthermore, there are twin exhaust system and steeper valve angle for smoother ride. Chassis is using new geometry with lower center of gravity. Stability and cornering are improved by this modification. Aluminum frame is lighter, but still durable. Wet weight, with all fluids is 233 pounds, although titanium fuel tank is new feature.
2017 Honda CRF450R features
There are some notable features on the new 2017 Honda CRF450R. This bike offers tuned engine with increased power output. Furthermore, new finger rocker arm is positioned between the cam and the intake valve. Air filters are also revisited and tuned for better performance. Intakes are 2 mm larger than before. Compression ratio is 13.5:1. New piston jet reduces temperature of this high ratio. The CRF450R will have the same twin exhausts. Only difference to previous model is in length. Version for 2017 has shorter tips. Transmission and frame are changed, and many features enhance its visual appearance and overall performance. Sub-frame is also redesigned, which brought weight reduction. Instead of air forks, on new bike we can find coil springs and Showa forks.
2017 Honda CRF450R price
Price for the 2017 Honda CRF450R is increased comparing to past model for around $150. New bike is valued $8,850, which could be expensive for some. However, list of features and joy of ride will quickly ensure buyer that investment was excellent choice.