2012 Honda Motorcycle
Honda released another squad of 2012 motorcycles Monday, including the CRF450R. The 2012 Honda CRF450R features a list of improvements for all-out motocross domination.
The 2012 CRF 450 R, which will be released in July 2012, features a “stiffer fork outer tube among other refinements bring a more solid feel to the front end, and stiffer fork springs, revised suspension settings front and rear plus a new shock linkage yield improved tracking, more precise handling and added rider confidence over rough terrain.”The Honda CRF450R also coumes with wider and longer footpegs and Dunlop’s MX51 tires.Honda CRF450R: New for 2012
2012 Honda CRF450R Specs:
- New, stiffer fork outer tubes and front axle collars bring a more solid feel to the front end.
- Stiffer fork springs, revised suspension settings front and rear plus a new shock linkage yield improved tracking, more precise handling and added rider confidence over rough terrain.
- New foot pegs are wider and longer for more support, and are now silver color.
- Premium Dunlop MX51 tires front and rear.
- New chain roller for added durability.
- Engine Type: 449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
- Bore and Stroke: 96mm x 62.1mm
- Compression ratio: 12.0:1
- Valve Train: Unicam, four-valve; 36mm intake,titanium; 30mm exhaust, steel
- Induction: PGM-FI, 46mm throttle body
- Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance
- Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive: #520 chain; 13T/48T
- Suspension Front: 48mm inverted KYB Air-Oil-Separate (AOS) with rebound and compression damping adjustability; 12.2 inches travel
- Rear: Pro-Link KYB single shock with spring preload, rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed and high-speed; 12.5 inches travel
- Brakes Front: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
- Rear: Single 240mm disc
- Tires Front: Dunlop MX51 80/100-21
- Rear: Dunlop MX51 120/80-19
- Wheelbase: 58.7 inches
- Rake (Caster Angle): 26o 52′
- Trail: 114.2mm (4.5 inches)
- Seat Height: 37.6 inches
- Ground Clearance: 13.1 inches
- Fuel Capacity: 1.5 gallons
- Color: Red
- Curb Weight: 238
- Price: TBD