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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Big Willy, May 23, 2018.
I'd hate to see the state of the oil at 12000K.
In the thread I'm thumpers it is being quoted as 1000 mile oil chainges.
So comparable to most EXCF’S
Well done Honda... almost 20 years (since the XR400 got knocked on the head)... but never too late.
I can see that there will be the usual scramble to find a "bigger tank" for one... and ultimately those that will want the fairing and screen from the CRF250L - for the "Adventure/Rally" finish... as well as some visionaries that decide to slot the CB500X parallel Twin in one... as the quest for the "ultimate" mid size adventure bike continues (much along the line of the CRF250L/500X hybrid builds we've seen).
All of these "improvements" would have merit - no question -, and it would be nice to think that maybe HONDA will provide them at showroom level at some time (although doubtful?)... but kudos to them for putting the CRF450L together... all the base material for a great lightweight dual sport/offroad bike seems to be there... the farkle industry and home spun ADV type ingenuity will provide the rest.
I dunno troyboy, I have a feeling that the big H might do to this one what they did to the two-fiddy with the rally model. Wouldn't that be nice..........
Wait, What? How is this much different to a WR450F? An extra gear I suppose, but maybe not much more spread given the WR450F 5 speed was a bit wider range than the old CRF450X 5 speed.
I love the irony of the uber-bling titanium tank that a large portion of owners will immediately replace with something bigger & plastic. Done to meet some vapour emission standard I suppose.
I wonder what titanium is worth on the scrap market?
Honda has just released a new Dual Sport it looks ok haven't seen the specs yet
Meanwhile... in another part of the galaxy...
examples of Honda's new trailbike were suddenly being stolen, left, right and center...
"Hey guy's - quick, drop that worthless Droid...!!! Look!
Isn't that a titanium tanked CRF450L...??!!!"
There's plenty of them... here...
How exciting. I can hardly contain myself. Honda are releasing a new bike that has Ti valves, 7.5 litre tank and weighs more than it's euro competition. And priced at $13,750....Oz dollars. Where do I sign up ??
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"The 2019 Honda CRF450L gets different ECU settings for cleaner running, a more restrictive airbox to quiet things down, various emissions-controlling doo-dads, a fan for the thermostat-controlled high-capacity radiators, a more powerful AC generator for the streetable LED lighting, a stronger lithium-ion battery, rubber-damped steel sprockets, thicker case covers to deaden noise, a dedicated box for electronics, mirrors, switchgear, DOT-legal IRC rubber, and oddly enough, urethane injected into the swingarm to make it quieter. All that adds just 14 pounds to the CRF450L..."
That's why - this is a fully street-legal, 21st century trail bike that meets all current emmissions legislation worldwide - rather than some plated competition enduro bike.
131kg is what the Suzuki DRZ00 used to weigh - this is right in the ballpark for a proper street legal trail bike.
If you don't love this bike, you might as well take up four-wheeling.
A WR450F is a competition enduro bike that can only be sold street legal in Australia, and plated in a few other countries with more relaxed registration requirements.
This is a fully street-legal Japanese trail bike with top quality [OEM] suspension, 18/21" wheels, and which meets all current emmissions legislation worldwide... it's exactly what the thumper Unicorn hunters have been asking for since forever on this forum.
ps. A metal fuel tank (not plastic) is required for full street-legal homologation in certain countries, and so is a catalytic converter... it will be interesting to see if this also comes with ABS as standard in European countries.
Yeah its a bit hard to see what this is. As mentioned its aimed as a trail bike but has no range and it will be difficult to increase it.
Good on them for trying i guess, at least we didnt have to put up with 2 years of shit waiting for it.
32,000 km's between major services?????
And plenty of specs there too
" it is designed to go 32,000km between major strip downs!"
That to me is saying 32k between rebuilds.
So what, did someone in Japan find a heap of CRF X models in the dusty corner of a wharehouse and think.... ' What the fark are we gunna do with these?"
Add a gear, put new stickers on it and launch it with much fanfare.
Yeah, that'll work.
7.5 litre tank? useless.
And why does it weigh so much?