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Old 01-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #1096
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Three prospective customers for the soon to be released HRC customer spec' CRF 450 BAMF.
I would trade my wife and kids for one of these!!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:20 PM   #1097
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HRC bike but that looks like a UK registration number ? Any idea why ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:38 PM   #1098
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I would trade my wife and kids for one of these!!!!
I might tell Kristen that one day...

Then you'll be for it!
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #1099
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This is the "Mariah Cary" edition of the CRF Rally kit;

Sexy, high maintenance, superbly capable in the right hand and oh so expensive...


... but still extremely wide across the ass!
Actually with a rear end that big isn't more a J-Lo version?

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HRC bike but that looks like a UK registration number ? Any idea why ?

It most certainly looks like it is; a "Q" prefix also means "indeterminate year of manufacture" from a quick interweb search Q614 EAN was first registered in Reading, Berkshire which is understandable as Honda UK is based in Slough (also in Berkshire and just down the road)


From talking to the HRC guy at the NEC Bike show, i got the impression that a lot of the HRC racing experience sits in the UK these days and is road race/endurance race centred which might explain the different way of doing things (and things like why they were using road race style bike stands)?

But I could be wrong?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #1100
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:09 PM   #1101
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See Team HRC facebook page:-

"Racing kits will be available from next year!


Team HRC for more information please write to media@teamhrc.com

Hope this helps
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Would you be so kind as to send me direct link to that comment as I'm very keen to get a jacket and pants.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #1102
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I would rather have aluminum over plastic any day..My 450x puts off much more heat than the lc4, much more!! I'm supprised they dont have any type rubber dampening on the muffler straps as that would seem to conduct heat up toward the tank..
Putting heat reflective tape under the tank helps with keeping the fuel cool in the tank.
Did this on my bike and it works well.

No doubt HRC would do something along the lines of that too would be my guess.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:41 PM   #1103
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JC has always been one of my heroes and I have had the honor to "race with him" twice (most recently at the Taft GP last year when he destroyed the Vet class 30+ class and I had a few minutes to ask him about co piloting Dakar with Robby Gordon) and a super nice guy.

Cannot wait to see how he does this year!!

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:54 PM   #1104
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Actually with a rear end that big isn't more a J-Lo version?

It most certainly looks like it is; a "Q" prefix also means "indeterminate year of manufacture" from a quick interweb search Q614 EAN was first registered in Reading, Berkshire which is understandable as Honda UK is based in Slough (also in Berkshire and just down the road)

But I could be wrong?
That's right MC and we have to remember that all the bikes are riding on public roads, so to do so they need to be registered and insured in one country or another.

I don't know if there is any advantage in having a UK registration - I doubt it, but to register it will have to be in the country of the registered owner of the vehicle - so on this bike in particular we can assume it is owned by Honda Europe based in Slough - so this could be Helder's bike or Sam's (which is there) - that is assuming that JC's is owned by Honda USA and Javier's and Philippe's (also there) by Honda South America ? - perhaps the on the ground spies can check out all the registrations?

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:44 PM   #1105
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Any Honda fanboys know what's stored in these little compartments? Or is this just the "fill" for the portion of the tanks that was removed as mentioned earlier. Aesthetics aside (the bike does look wide in the back and pear-shaped in the front) I have the feeling that Honda engineers did a good job in getting this bike to its current state in the time they had.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:14 PM   #1106
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:39 AM   #1107
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Would you be so kind as to send me direct link to that comment as I'm very keen to get a jacket and pants.
I will have to do it tonight as I am "blocked" from facebook at work but perhaps "Too Old" could assist before then !!
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:44 AM   #1108
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I will have to do it tonight as I am "blocked" from facebook at work but perhaps "Too Old" could assist before then !!

Saw the refernce, but can't find it now - this is the HRC facebook link https://www.facebook.com/#!/TeamHRC
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:40 AM   #1109
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It most certainly looks like it is; a "Q" prefix also means "indeterminate year of manufacture" from a quick interweb search Q614 EAN was first registered in Reading, Berkshire which is understandable as Honda UK is based in Slough (also in Berkshire and just down the road)
Very odd to see a Q plate! I guess they've not based this on anything remotely resembling a production bike or even a production bike's VIN numbers and have had to resort to this. Usually the UK based competitors all have regular number plates but I guess theirs were all based off production bikes.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:15 AM   #1110
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I also noticed in today's MCN that the HRC support trucks are wearing Netherlands registration plates!
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