Honda have unveiled two all-new CRF’s and three updated models at the MXGP of the Netherlands, along with a special presentation for EMX250 champion Mathys Boisramé, who wrapped up the title at the previous round in Bulgaria a few weeks prior. Mathys’ championship-winning CRF250R was then revealed, resplendent with the traditional gold plate used by series champions.
The new CRF250RX adds yet another dimension to Honda’s off-road range, taking the CRF250R as a base, with a revised 18-inch wheel, 8.5-litre fuel tank, and softer suspension to become an adept cross-country machine. 3-level HRC Launch Control and stronger bottom-end torque aid the power delivery, while handling capabilities get a boost via a new front brake caliper and Renthal Fatbars.
A new road-legal CRF450L, built upon the CRF450R, opens up a new segment of lightweight dual-purpose motoring, allowing maximum enjoyment for the off-road hobby rider. With an increased fuel tank volume, all-LED lighting, and side-stand, the 450L is aimed to provide worry-free riding and ownership – even the first major service isn’t due until an astounding 32,000km.
Last years CRF250R receives a range of new performance, utility, and aesthetic upgrades. Bottom and mid-range torque output get a boost, and like the 450’s, the CRF250R also gains 3-level HRC Launch Control. A new twin-piston front brake caliper, adjustable Renthal Fatbars, and black rims complete the updates.
The previous CRF450R has been specced with an increase of 1.8kW more horsepower, and 2Nm extra torque, for stronger power delivery throughout the rev range via a revised cylinder head, intake, and exhaust. 3-level HRC Launch Control, a redesigned front brake caliper, and four-way adjustable Renthal Fatbars are fitted, along with detailed weight-saving updates.
The CRF450RX also gets a performance boost with more horsepower and torque, the chassis offers a revised rigidity balance, and new suspension settings. Four-way adjustable Renthal Fatbars offer improved handling feel. Carried on from the previous model are the 18-inch rear wheel and 8.5-litre fuel tank.