CRF450R - Powerful & Agile | Off Road Motorbikes | Honda UK

CRF450R 2016

Power with Precision

Freedom to explore



Liquid-Cooled 4-Stroke



Limitless Terrain

Ground clearance


Front suspension


KAYABA Inverted PFS2 (310mm Stroke)


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Going fast just got easier

The CRF450R packs big-bike power into small-bike agility. It turns like lightning on the ground and in the air, finding grip on a whole new level – even when pushed to the limit.

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Go fast, easy.

With its HRC-specification cylinder head, redesigned big-bore exhaust and optimised PGM-FI Dual Fuel settings, the CRF450R’s 449cc Unicam® engine delivers more bottom-end torque, smoothed mid-range and a harder hit up top that goes on longer. So you can pick up the gas early, hook up consistent drive with more rpm, and have peak power to play with. Going fast just got easier.

Fast choices win races

Tweak the CRF450R's engine performance to adapt to the track.

The Honda-developed 3-way Engine Mode Select Button (EMSB) changes the CRF450R's engine character to suit the track condition – all controlled from the handlebar. So now you choose how power is delivered. Upgrades to the Honda Unicam engine allow for enhanced durability, torque and top end performance, with a redirected exhaust port for smoother exhaust gas flow.

Maximum Stability

To match the engine’s adaptability, the second generation KYB Pneumatic Spring Forks (PSF2) are lighter, with 10% less friction, and use high and lowspeed rebound damping adjusters on the fork tops for easy access. So no matter what you’re facing – mud, sand or hard pack – the right package is always at your fingertips.

Rider jumping the CRF450R.
Side view of CRF450R with rider on incline, hill location.

Air power

The air fork offers significant advantage over steel-spring forks.

Red CRF450M motorbike front-on view.

Designed around the mass-centralised aluminium twin-beam frame, the updated 48mm KYB Pneumatic Spring Forks (PSF2) offer incredible front-end grip and feel – with improved transitional control between compression and rebound.

Enhanced Performance

Within each leg a new cartridge structure reduces 200g while internally charged pressure eliminates the need for any sealing material – cutting friction by 10%. A forced lubrication structure distributes working fluid between the inner and outer sections during compression via a check valve, reducing the risk of air leakage while keeping the bearing lubricated. All adjusters, including high/low speed rebound damping are integrated on the Alumite fork tops, with preload adjusted via Schrader air valve.

Rider jumping in side-on shot with CRF450R.
Close-up of front section of CRF450, skeleton frame.

Meet our off road specials

Thanks to years of racing experience and our passion for continuous innovation, our Off Road Specials are quality bikes we can be truly proud of – from the first designs to the very last bolt. And with our latest offer – 24 months 0% APR Representative; there’s no better time to buy.