Small Changes from Big Red 2005 HONDA CRF450F

Jun. 01, 2006 By ORC STAFF
About 80% of the Line Is In
2005 Hondas
"Honda has released most of their new bikes for 2005 with the striking exception of the CR250 and CR125 and a few other odds and ends. One of the "odds" is the XR400, which is horribly overdue for an update. Even the XR250 is due for some sort of a change, being unchanged for oh so many years. The changes that have been made are not monumental, being more on the order of upgrades."

"A motocrosser becomes the best-selling MX bike by sheer numbers. For 2005, the CRF450R has a new chassis, refined suspension and enhanced engine performance. "

CRF450R Specifications
MSRP $6.699
Engine Type 449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke 96.0mm x 62.0mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Valve Train Unicam; four-valve
Carburetion Keihin 40mm flat-slide
Ignition CD with electronic advance
Transmission Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive #520 chain; 13T/48T
Front Suspension 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound- and 16-position compression-damping adjustability; 12.4-inch travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring-preload, 17-position rebound-damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns); 12.5-inch travel
Front Brakes Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single 240mm disc
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 100/90-19
Rake 26.79 degrees
Trail 109.4mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase 58.7 inches
Seat Height 37.6 inches
Ground Clearance 13.4 inches
Dry Weight 218.5 pounds
Fuel Capacity 1.9 gallons
Available Colors Red
Model ID CRF450R Newsletter
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