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2020 CRF450X

2020 CRF450X

Description

OFF-ROAD "X"CELLENCE. AND AWESOMENESS.

We changed up the Honda CRF450X in a big way last year, and right out of the gate it went out and won the Baja 1000. And not just the motorcycle class either—it roosted on those million-dollar trophy trucks too. But that’s hardly a surprise, given how good this bike is for the serious off-road racer. For 2020 we freshened up the look a bit, but the hardware is still everything you want. Awesome motor. Wide-ratio six-speed gearbox. Aluminum chassis. Electric starter. And long-travel suspension designed for the desert, the woods, and everywhere in between.

FEATURES

ENGINEERING

WIDE-RATIO SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSION

Having six speeds in the CRF450X’s transmission compared to an MX bike’s typical five gives you more choice, and makes this versatile bike even more versatile. You have a gear for everything from east-coast rock crawling to wide-open Baja blasts.

LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

Light, compact, and offering excellent performance—just like the CRF450X itself! Conventional batteries are heavy, but not this premium piece. It’s all part of why your new CRF450X performs as well as it does.

TUNED-WEIGHT CRANK

The CRF450X gets a special crankshaft, different from our CRF450R MX bikes and our CRF450L dual-sport. Why? The crank’s weight and inertial character make a huge difference in how a bike delivers power. A crank is expensive, but it’s no place to scrimp and try to save—with the CRF450X, power delivery is just what you want.

DUAL RADIATORS

The CRF450X’s dual radiators feature a refined core area for superior heat dissipation compared with conventional dual-radiator designs. A coolant recovery tank is located in front of the engine between the frame downtubes for improved center of gravity, and the tank is protected by a plastic skid plate.

TITANIUM FUEL TANK

Holding 2.01 gallons, the CRF450X’s premium titanium tank is light and tough.

SKID PLATE

The CRF450X’s factory skid plate is light, yet also offers the engine and lower-frame protection serious riders demand on a machine like this.

LIGHTING PACKAGE

Your CRF450X comes equipped with a complete lighting package (headlight and taillight) for riding at dusk.

CONVEINENCE

ELECTRIC STARTER

An electric start system ensures trouble-free starting in all conditions. The electric starter also drives the clutch side of the crankshaft to provide superior lubrication to starter gears while producing a narrow engine with a short, strong crank.

PERFORMANCE

449cc UNICAM® ENGINE

Honda’s Unicam®cylinder heads combine the best of single- and double-overhead-cam designs. The configuration contributes to a compact engine that saves weight over a comparable dual-overhead-camshaft motor and also permits a narrow included valve angle. This flattens the combustion chamber to facilitate ignition flame propagation, allowing a high compression ratio. Since less space is taken up in the cylinder head, the camshaft sits lower in the head for a more compact engine and a lower center of gravity.

TITANIUM INTAKE AND EXHAUST VALVES

Lightweight titanium intake and exhaust valves permit use of smaller valve springs, reducing overall engine height.

FUEL INJECTION

The CRF450X features our proven fuel-injection system. It’s part of the reason the CRF450X offers such excellent torque and spot-on metering and response, especially in the critical low-rpm range. It also automatically compensates for elevation and weather changes.

HANDLING

TWIN-SPAR CHASSIS

The CRF450X uses a twin-spar aluminum chassis that takes advantage of all the lessons we’ve learned on the MX track and from winning countless Bajas. The frame is both light and stiff, and provides the basis for the CRF450X’s excellent handling. The chassis is also wider than the standard MX frame to accommodate the six-speed transmission.

DUNLOP MX52 TIRES

The CRF450X’s Dunlop MX52 tires give you good superior off-road traction in a wide variety of terrain and conditions. Tires are always a critical part of any on/off-road bike, and we’ve hooked you up with some great ones here.

COMFORT

GEAR-DRIVEN COUNTERBALANCER

The Gear-Driven Counterbalancer reduces vibration and drives the water pump. Eight clutch plates provide the surface area necessary to handle the engine's massive torque, while carefully matched clutch springs provide a light feel at the lever.

WORKS MX STYLING

Having a hard time spotting the differences between our factory MX bikes and the CRF450X? You’re excused. The “X” looks like our MX bikes because it’s derived from them—the smooth bodywork makes it easy to move around, and the in-mold graphics not only look cool but are durable, too.

SUPERIOR ERGONOMICS

Placing the rider’s legs at the narrowest part of the frame helps improve comfort and handling.

SIDESTAND

Hey, a sidestand may seem like no big thing, but take a look at the one the CRF450X uses. Tucked up high and out of the way, this forged alloy piece is just another example of how the CRF450X gets it right.

FUEL MILAGE METER

An important feature for planning gas stops and calculating your bike’s range under varying conditions, the Fuel Mileage Meter shows current fuel mileage and average fuel mileage as well as fuel consumption. Displays in either miles or kilometers, and applies to both the A and B tripmeters. The Fuel Mileage Meter is in the same digital instrument display as the speedometer, odometer, tripmeters and digital clock.

Specification

Engine Type 449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 96mm x 62.1mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Valve Train Unicam® OHC, four-valve
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm downdraft throttle body
Ignition DC-CDI
Transmission Wide-ratio six-speed
Final Drive #520 Chain
Front Suspension 49mm leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork with rebound and
compression damping adjustability
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound and
compression damping adjustability
Front Brake Single 260mm disc with twin-piston caliper
Front Tire Dunlop MX52 80/100-21
Rear Tire Dunlop MX52 110/100-18
Wheelbase Dunlop MX52 110/100-18
Rake (Caster Angle) 28° 06'
Trail 4.6 inches
Seat Height 37.4 inches
Ground Clearance 12.7 inches
Fuel Capacity 2.01 gallons
Curb Weight 275 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of
fuel—ready to ride.)
Available Colors Red
Model ID CRF450X
Red