RULE THE ROOST
From tight trails to soft sands; nothing delivers off-road excellence like the 2022 Honda CRF450X. Bring the Baja champion to your own backyard; and you’ll get the winning performance of a Honda MX’er with an off-road package that lets you take it anywhere. The compact Unicam® engine offers power without compromise. And the wide-ratio transmission has the perfect gear for nearly every situation; from slow-speed rock crawling to open-desert racing. Each innovation was inspired from countless off-road victories; like a twin-spar aluminum chassis that’s both light and stiff for excellent handling. So; no matter how unpredictable the terrain may be; you can be sure the CRF450X has the performance to take you to the top.
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Having six speeds in the CRF450X’s transmission compared to an MX bike’s typical five gives you more choice; and makes this versatile bike even more versatile. You have a gear for everything from east-coast rock crawling to wide-open Baja blasts.
An electric start system ensures trouble-free starting in all conditions. The electric starter also drives the clutch side of the crankshaft to provide superior lubrication to starter gears while producing a narrow engine with a short; strong crank.
Honda’s Unicam cylinder heads combine the best of single- and double-overhead-cam designs. The configuration contributes to a compact engine that saves weight over a comparable dual-overhead-camshaft motor and also permits a narrow included valve angle. This flattens the combustion chamber to facilitate ignition flame propagation; allowing a high compression ratio. Since less space is taken up in the cylinder head; the camshaft sits lower in the head for a more compact engine and a lower center of gravity.
The CRF450X uses a twin-spar aluminum chassis that takes advantage of all the lessons we’ve learned on the MX track and from winning countless Bajas. The frame is both light and stiff; and provides the basis for the CRF450X’s excellent handling. The chassis is also wider than the standard MX frame to accommodate the six-speed transmission.