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2023 HONDA CRF450RX: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 Honda CRF450RX is Honda’s version of the closed-course cross-country racer, meaning it’s purpose-built for western-style off-road racing like WORCS and NGPC. All of the manufacturers offer something in this category and for the…
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RIDING THE 2023 HONDA CRF450RX: THE WRAP

Honda gave us our first chance to ride the 2023 CRF450RX last week and since then we’ve had it out on several occasions. It might be one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2023 model year so far. This bike is Honda’s version of the…
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HONDA CRF450X: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF450X is a real trail bike and one of very few full-size motorcycles that’s still eligible for a California Green sticker. Yamaha, KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas and Beta don’t have any that pass the test any more. What’s going on in…
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2023 HONDA OFF-ROAD INTRO: THE WRAP

This week we got to ride three 2023 Honda off-road machines at Chocolate Mountain Ranch near El Cajon California. The event not only served to introduce the CRF450RX, the CRF250RX and the CRF450X, but Honda took the opportunity to honor…
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HONDA CRF300L: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF300L got a big makeover in 2021 that included a much-needed increase in displacement. It sells for under $5500 and provides an excellent path for riders to get involved with off-road riding. We took the bike on the trails and…
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2023 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The term "off-road bike" sounds vague and generalized, but it refers to a group of very specialized motorcycles. They fall into a vast space between motocross race bikes and dual-sport bikes. That area is so big that it needs to be further…
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ULTIMATE HONDA CRF110: BEHIND THE BUILD

When building any type of project bike, it’s always smart to start with a budget and stick to that budget; however, we are definitely not smart with our money when motorcycles are involved. We will be the first to admit that almost every…
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CLASSIC ALUMINUM 500 2-STROKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

A 2006 aluminum-framed Honda CR500 two-stroke would have been a very popular conversation piece at Honda dealerships all around the world the mid 2000s. Unfortunately, Honda never mass-produced this unit, and there are only a handful of…
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GREENGER-HONDA ELECTRIC BIKE TEST

The CRF-E2 is a brand-new electric motorcycle model that comes from a licensing deal between American Honda and Greenger Powersports. Now, this is not your normal licensing agreement where one company just put their name on an existing…
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2023 HONDA CRF450R: FULL TEST

Back in 2021, the Honda CRF450R was revolution on wheels. It lost weight, gained new technology and promised much. Unfortunately, there were issues. We learned later that the period usually devoted to final testing was rushed due to the…
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2002 HONDA CR125R: BEHIND THE BUILD

A father and son wrenching on motorcycles in the garage is something special. Johnny Jump now works at ODI Grips and has been in the motorcycle industry in one way or another for most of his adult life, so building a dirt bike was nothing…
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HONDA REVEALS 2023 TRAIL BIKES

Honda has released the bulk of its 2023 off-road bikes. Theses are the CRF trail bikes that end in the "F" suffix and are generally thought of as family-oriented machines. The 2023 line includes the CRF50F, CRF110F, the CRF125F and the…
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2003 HONDA CR125R PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

To say that early to mid-2000 Honda CR125Rs are more popular today—over a decade after the last one rolled off the assembly line in Japan—might not be completely accurate. But, it’s not far off, either, and we are certain the people buying…
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HONDA CRF450R: 2023 VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF450R received a mild makeover for 2023. The bike was the target of a major redesign in 2021, but the reception was less than Honda had hoped for. Despite losing weight and gaining features like a hydraulic clutch, many riders…
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HONDA ANNOUNCES 2023 COMPETITION BIKES

Honda has shown its MX and cross country bikes for 2023, and the line up includes significant changes for the CRF450R as well as a special edition that celebrates a 50-year-old legacy. MX bikes included in this release are the CRF450R, the…
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