The 2017 CRF450R was a mean machine, but for 2018 Honda have answered our cries and made the mean machine a little bit friendlier, without losing any of the animal.


“The 2017 CRF450R made serious waves last year, and not just because it was all-new. There was no doubt that it had serious potential for awesomeness, it just needed some tweaking. Also, that electric start definitely needed to come on the standard machine.

“Well, we got our wish as the 2018 machine received both of those things, so we were hanging out to discover whether it could finally swamp its competition, like it used to in the days of old….”

Check out the next issue of DRD Magazine – in stores Monday – for Broxy’s full review of the new 2018 Honda CRF450R.

Also in issue 148 of DRD, Broxy teaches us how to wheelie like a boss, Mitch goes off script with Gas Gas’s EC 300, and we take a blast on KTM’s MXGP machines! All this, plus all your favourite dirt news.