2020 Honda CRF450L Review, Specs, Changes, HP

Don’t want to bother with hauling to the trailhead anymore? This bike is a solution. The 2020 Honda CRF450L comes with all famous features of the legendary CRF models, but with one big difference as well – it’s street legal. That completely changes things and makes your life much easier. Although it’s primarily an off-roader, you can legally ride this bike anywhere. That the most convenient but not the only thing about this machine. You may count on all those goodies you would expect from Honda, starting from unparalleled reliability, Unicam design, premium suspension setup, attractive styling etc.

2020 Honda CRF450L front

2020 Honda CRF450L Engine

We always like to start with the engine, as it is the soul and heart of every motorcycle. In this case, you may count on a well-known 449cc single-cylinder unit, which delivers plenty of power and low-end torque. The engine comes with loads of premium features, starting from the company’s famous programmed fuel injection, which ensures big doses of power in a wide rpm range. Moreover, there is a titanium exhaust system and intake, which makes the bike even sturdier and even lighter.

The engine comes coupled with the excellent 6-speed transmission and we particularly like that wide gear ration, which is perfect for off-roading but works great at highway speeds as well. Of course, there are many more interesting engineering solutions, such as electric fan, or inertia-tuned crank. All these things make the engine work better and smoother.  Another thing we should mention is that the engine comes with an electric starter.

2020 Honda CRF450L

2020 Honda CRF450L Design

Like the CRF450R, this model features a super-light and super-sturdy chassis. Although a genuine off-road machine, this is a completely street legal motorcycle, which comes with catalytic converter and all other things that a bike needs to be legal in all 50 states. Among them, you will also find LED headlight and taillight.

Still, the thing we like most about this motorcycle is that it comes with so many details, so many design solutions that make the ride better. For example, the 2020 Honda CRF450L features a dual-radiator design, which doesn’t just cool engine better, but also provides better mass distribution. Moreover, the bike features a titanium fuel tank, while there are also skid plates to protect your machine on any kind of terrain. Of course, there is also a counterbalance, which reduces vibrations and drives the water pump. There is no need to mention that you may count on CRF’s perfect ergonomics, while a fuel mileage meter is definitely a highly-convenient addition.

2020 Honda CRF450L rear

Dimensions and Suspension

When it comes to the size, this bike features nearly 59 inches in wheelbase, which makes it big enough for everyone. Also, the seat height is typical high for this type of motorcycles and goes over 37 inches. The ground clearance is 12.4 inches, while the curb weight is only 289 pounds.

Add to this a premium suspension setup, and you may count on spectacular off-road performances. The 2020 Honda CRF450L comes with a 49mm leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork, which includes rebound and compression damping adjustability. On the rear end, you may count on Pro-Link Showa single shock which includes adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability. Disc brakes are on both wheels.

2020 Honda CRF450L Price and Warranty

The 2020 Honda CRF450L starts at 10.400 dollars and comes exclusively in Red finish. Typically for CRF bikes, it comes with a one-year unlimited-mileage warranty, while you can also extend it with Honda Protection Plan.

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