Honda CRF450R, CRF450R-WE, CRF250R and more in 2023

Honda CRF450R, CRF450R-WE, CRF250R and more in 2023!

Find out everything you need to know about the 2023 Honda CRF 50th Anniversary lineup of motocross models.

The 2023 lineup will be marked with a special distinction as Honda Powersport celebrates 50 years of motocross models! There are many updates for the CRF450R and CRF450R-WE for the occasion, as well as a special model dedicated to the occasion.

When Honda introduced the first CR250M Elsinore fifty years ago, we changed motocross forever.

And in 2023, we’re bringing you three new ways to dominate the track: the CRF450R, CRF450RWE and the limited edition 50th Anniversary 450R. The upgrades include changes to the intake tract to increase the engine’s low to mid-range torque, giving you quicker corner exits and the ability to pull higher gears. The redesigned chassis is stronger at key points for better stability, optimized suspension performance and improved handling.

There is even a new, more durable muffler

And here’s the big news: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Honda Elsinore, we’re releasing a special limited edition CRF450R with a blue seat, gold steering wheel and rims, commemorative graphics and more. CRF450RWE (WE for working version). It gets all the 2023 upgrades plus special touches like a new exclusive Yoshimura exhaust, dual air filter, Throttle Jockey seat cover, Hinson basket and clutch cover, DID DirtStar LT-X premium rims, Kashima fork and titanium oxide coating. , Red color. cylinder head cover and practical touches such as special porting of the cylinder head.

Frame rigidity has been optimized by thickening the material in strategic areas, while the use of steel engine mounts (instead of aluminum) helps improve front-end traction. A reinforced shock spring and revised fork settings complement the stiffness-optimized frame without making it stiffer. For added strength and noise reduction, the muffler body is made of heat treated aluminum with a new inner tube design.

For 2023, Honda is also offering a 50th Anniversary model reminiscent of the legendary 1980s CRs that ruled American motocross and supercross. Easily recognizable by fans of the era, this version features blue seat upholstery, white license plates, gold rims, gold steering wheel, gray metal triple clamp and special graphics.

The CRF450R will be available from July for $9,599, while the CRF450R 50th Anniversary Edition will be available in September for $9,899.

Will be CRF450RWE (Works Edition) again, including Yoshimura stainless steel exhaust, hand polished cylinder ports, Hinson basket and clutch cover, Throttle Jockey seat cover and graphics, DID DirtStar LT-X rims and DM2 gold chain, coated fork tubes, feet forks and shock 18mm shock stem, gray metal triple clamps, Renthal Kevlar knobs and special ignition mapping. It will go on sale in September for $12,399.

Interestingly, the CRF450R-S, priced at $9,899 and available since October, has been upgraded to the latest generation and is based on the current 2022 CRF450R.

Honda also revealed the 2023 Honda CRF250R. Known for its exceptional handling thanks in part to its narrow layout and low weight, strong acceleration delivered by noticeable low-to-mid range torque and power, and race-track endurance, the current platform was used by Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence to capture this. . 250SX East championship. Available from June for $8199.

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