Something interesting from Honda CRF450L 6speed box

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Big Willy, May 23, 2018.

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  1. poppy

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    What does a WRF 450 weigh, 124-5kg plus fuel? Doesn't seem unrealistic with cat etc. The CRF 450X wasn't exactly a light weight.
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  2. Jabba600

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    I don’t get it 130kg wet where’s all the weight !!?
    My 17 KTM500 Adventure I built is 134kg wet with Cush drive,17L IMS tank full , Yenkro fairing,steering damper, stegz, seat concepts, big oily clutch 1.7L of oil , and all the other fruit on it
    I just don’t see the logic in this bike at all ?
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  3. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Erm, read the article... (or with regard to weight, my quote 5 posts above).

    It is a fully street-legal TRAIL bike that meets all emmissions and homologation standards worldwide. Just what you've been demanding from Japan for so long.

    Jx
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    The spec's blurb says the CRF 450L weighs 289 Pounds (dry) = 131 kg's.

    In these photo's I can see 8 to 10 kilo's (guesstimate) of unboltable crap - like pretty much all the ADR compliant Japanese trail/enduro bikes of the 80's and 90's had in Australia.

    So just replace the big mutha of a silencer with a lighter aftermarket one (like almost everyone does)... and what's the problem...? A readily available Japanese street legal modern suspended offroad trailbike at @ 125 kg's...
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    ^^^
    Obviously a lead filled frame for stability.
    Its made from broken down ship anchors.
    But has a Ti tank. Woo hoo.

    Sorry, but im not impressed. I grew up on Hondas, loved em.
    Wish I still had my XR75 K1.
    But since the launch of the XR range in the early 1980's (and not so much the offroad / enduro CRF range, which was soft and average IMHO) they've failed to impress, refer my earlier comment. This is a rehashed CRF-X with an extra gear and not much other development.

    Remember when Japan lead the way?
    They really are failing to fire, and will keep losing market share.
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    Lol it’s not even close to what I’ve been so called demanding it’s an overweight trailbike with no fuel range ....
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  8. Jabba600

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    Not my cup of tea
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    It is obvious as Dog's balls to me , maybe not to everyone else ........ this bike is aimed squarely at the Amurrycan market , not us here who can get WRF's and CRFx's and EXC's registered and molded into light ADV bikes , in most states in the USA these things are not possible , so , Honda have built this which is a 50 State legal bike there . We are a lot better off here in Aust with MUCH more choice .
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    ^^^ true... it may not be quite as sharp as the latest EURO/Enduro state of the art - HuskyKTMBetaShercoTM 450 offerings... but as a bang for buck trail/enduro that you can put a rego plate on and ride from the dealers... with the beloved HONDA emblem on the side... if they price them well... they will sell a truckload.
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    And that's the key Troy.........If they come in at the same price as a Yam WR450 they will sell.
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    CRF450L vs DRZ400 ?
    I'll take the DRZ at $8k new
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    ^ yes but !

    CRF450L designed in 2018


    DRZ 400 designed in 1999/2000 .
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    That clears things up.
    Just give me the plated enduro bike.

    Thankyou.
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    Good point there Troy, "the beloved Honda emblem" .
    Like lemmings they will come. Walking straight off the edge of their credit limit.
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    :pot stirrer... :lol3

    Fixted for ya' OFBM... :D

    :y0!Just so that the contention that HONDA has an "all new" punter in the trailbike dog and pony show, whereas SUZUKI is still (the sole) king of "bold new graphics" marketing (not)... is a little more realistically represented.
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  19. bigborett

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    I have owned a few others along the way Darren. Including huskies when they weren't just KTM's. In fact still have two of them.
    If it came down to it at the moment I would happily buy a 701 over a 690, but there are some very good deals on 690's at the moment. II know a couple of boys that have just bought demo's at not too be scoffed at prices.
    I will admit though that I like orange at the moment and have never been that keen on the red bikes. Not saying that they haven't made some great bikes, they have and have lived on that reputation for years

    None the less the Honda lovers will buy them just as they have the AT, hopefully the parts for this one didn't come from the bargain bin .
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    GO HONDA !!!!.......cable clutch, no handle bar position adjustment, and none of those silly Fatbars......so innovative.
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