News 2012 Honda CRF450X: Preview / Specs

2012 Honda CRF450X: Preview / Specs

2012 Honda Motorcycle

Available this October, the 2012 Honda CRF450X will offer off-road enthusiast a machine that could take on just about anything.

Known for its wins in the Baja 1000 and Baja 500 races, the Honda CRF 450 X has built quite a reputation as a world-class, dirt bike leader. But the CRF450 X can also handle those relaxing, weekend trail rides without sacrificing comfort.

Regarding style, the 2012 Honda CRF450X has some new graphics, giving the machine an even bolder look.

2012 Honda CRF450X Specs:

Model: CRF450X
Engine Type: 449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 96mm x 62mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Valve Train: Unicam, four-valve; 35mm intake valve; 30mm exhaust valve
Induction: Keihin 40mm flat-slide carburetor with Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
Ignition: CD with electronic advance and lighting coil
Starting: Electric and kick
Transmission: Wide-ratio five-speed
Final Drive: #520 T-ring-sealed chain; 13T/51T

Front: 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position

rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability; 12.4 inches


Rear: Pro-Link Showa single shock with adjustable spring

preload, 17-position rebound damping adjustability, and compression

damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and

high-speed (3.5 turns); 12.4 inches travel

Brakes Front: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper

Rear: Single 240mm disc

Tires Front: 80/100-21

Rear: 110/100-18

Wheelbase: 58.2 inches
Rake (Caster angle): 27.35o
Trail: 117mm (4.6 inches)
Seat Height: 37.9 inches
Ground Clearance: 13.6 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gallons
Color: Red
Curb Weight: 269 pounds

Ron Lieback
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