HONDA’S 2019 MX BIKES: NEW “WORKS EDITION” 450

Honda’s newly revealed 2019 motocross line includes a surprise limited edition model. The CRF450RWE is a “Works Edition” of the standard 450 that is said to have factory-level suspension, a hand-ported head and a number of other perks. Here’s what Honda has to say about it and the other bikes of the 2019 MX line.

Honda has its own limited-production factory replica for 2019. It’s called the CRF450RWE, for “Works Edition.”

CRF450RWE
For the 2019 model year, you don’t have to be Ken Roczen to enjoy a CRF450R with factory enhancements, as the new CRF450RWE features a number of upgrades based on the bikes in the Team Honda HRC race shop. Rocketing to the top step of the podium through the use of a specially designed cylinder head with hand-polished ports, Yoshimura titanium slip-on muffler, and special ECU settings, this new model offers increased low- and mid-range torque. It also features the same graphics as Roczen’s No. 94 race bike, including a Throttle Jockey factory seat cover. Upgraded black D.I.D LT-X rims are included, along with black triple clamps and a gold RK chain. Titanium nitride-coated fork legs and an updated, titanium nitride-coated shock shaft increase traction and bump absorption.

The Honda CRF450RWE will have upgraded suspension, a Yoshimura slip-on exhaust and a long list of other features for the $2200 increase in price.

• Color: Red
• Price: $11,499
• Availability: August
• Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf450r.aspx

The CRF450RWE is officially called the “Works Edition” but fans are already calling it the “Roczen Replica.”
The standard Honda CRF450R is said to have lost a little weight and gained power.

CRF450R
Already the industry’s top-selling motocrosser and the winner of the 2018 Daytona Supercross at the hands of MotoConcept’s Justin Brayton, the CRF450R receives a number of important updates for 2019. Better engine performance is achieved through a new combustion-chamber shape, as well as improved over-rev characteristics through a refined oil-management system. The frame and swingarm have been revised for optimized rigidity and weight reduction, while the braking system has been updated with a lightweight front brake caliper featuring a large-piston design. As a result of the weight-saving measures, the CRF450R is 1.76 lbs. lighter than its predecessor. For added performance and increased comfort, the 2019 model features new ECU settings, HRC launch control, a Renthal Fatbar® handlebar and adjustable handlebar position. Black rims and redesigned fork protectors are also new. This is how you convert the “Absolute Holeshot” into moto wins.
• Color: Red
• Price: $9,299
• Availability: August
• Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf450r.aspx

The CRF450R, CRF450RWE and CRF250R all have launch control and Renthal Fatbars for 2019.
Honda redesigned the head for more low-end power in the 2019 CRF250R.

CRF250R
Newly introduced in 2018, the CRF250R has seen the GEICO Honda and TiLube Honda teams earn multiple wins in AMA Supercross and Arenacross competition, respectively, while also achieving success in amateur national races. For 2019, the model is revised with increased low-to-midrange engine performance for improved corner exiting. Inspired by the factory version, the Double Overhead Cam engine features updated cam profiles and intake- and exhaust-port profiles, a 50mm shorter right exhaust pipe, and a 2mm smaller throttle body. Riders can select from three engine modes for ideal performance depending on conditions, while HRC launch control has been adopted for improved
race-start performance. A Renthal Fatbar handlebar sits in a four-position-adjustable top clamp, while the braking system has been updated with a lighter, CRF450R-inspired caliper with larger piston for optimum braking performance. Black rims are standard.
• Color: Red
• Target Price: $7,999
• Availability: September
• Info: https://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf250r.aspx

The CRF150R and big wheel CRF150R Expert will return.

CRF150R / CRF150RB
Raced by Amsoil Honda hotshot Hunter Yoder on the amateur national circuit, Honda’s smallest motocross machine returns for 2019, featuring a Unicam four-stroke engine that offers a spread of ample, useable power and torque across the rev range. Suspension duties are handled by Showa, with a 37mm inverted fork and Pro-Link rear link system. In addition to the standard version, Honda offers the CRF150RB, which features larger wheels, a taller seat, a longer swingarm, and more rear-suspension travel.
• Color: Red
• Target Price
o CRF150R: $5,099
o CRF150RB: $5,399
• Availability: August
• Info: http://powersports.honda.com/2019/crf150r.aspx

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