2016 Honda CRF450X

The 2016 Honda CRF450X is a motocross bike made by Japanese manufacturer. Ever since its first appearance, many riders decided to jump on the seat of CRF450X, Nevertheless, it shows as wise choice, since this motorcycle took many podiums in dirt races. Now, the time has come, to restyle the bike. New 2016 year model is excellent performer, as its predecessor. However, it is more elegant, which can attract more buyers. Its details are incredible, and only true fans can recognize them. Finally, rivals must act quickly if they want to keep pace with Honda’s supremacy.

2016 Honda CRF450X front view

2016 Honda CRF450X redesign

This motorbike is classis dirt machine. High seat is set at 37.5 inches. Also, ground clearance is large, with 13 inches between body and surface. Handlebar suffered changes. Unfortunately, riders are not happy with it. Actually, they described it as too tall and handling suffered some changes because of it. Although handlebar is minor problem, it causes small difficulties to adjusters and few other parts. This is not ok for taller riders, who can feel somehow cramped. Frame of the 2016 Honda CRF450X is lighter than before. Aluminum makes it drop. Inverted forks and coil springs use air pressure for better work. Fork caps hold rebound damping adjusters. High and low speed compression damping have independent click-adjusters for preload.

2016 Honda CRF450X side view

2016 Honda CRF450X engine

Japanese carmaker didn’t make too much changes on drivetrain. The 2016 Honda CRF450X, as its predecessors, uses 449 cc engine with water-cooling. Good stuff is Engine Mode Select. It appear on CRF450X since 2015 and rider can choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive modes. However, delivery on low rpm rate is not so good. Nevertheless, it affects acceleration out of corners. Although it is slow, for less experienced riders, this provides safety feature.

2016 Honda CRF450X

2016 Honda CRF450X competition and price

There are few bikes rated in 450 cc class. Maybe biggest competitor of the 2016 Honda CRF450X is Husquarna FC450. This bike has similar click and preload adjusters. Also, seating position is similar, with even larger ground clearance. Honda’s machine is available from $8,700.

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