2013 Honda CRF 450R
Everyone is going to remember 2013 as the year Honda took the 450 class and blew it WIDE open with the totally redesigned CRF450R.
Huge changes are going to jump out at you. First is the CRF450R’s all-new air-fork front suspension. Nearly two pounds lighter than a coil-spring fork, it offers easier adjustment, less internal friction, and even better handling. Next, an all-new twin-spar aluminum frame. You’ll see some big changes in the steering-head area. That’s because the frame is designed specifically to work with the new fork.
Check out the CRF450R’s short radical new twin exhaust. The system moves the mufflers in way closer to the bike’s center of mass. They’re super short and compact, and work in perfect concert with the 2013 model’s new bodywork to make this the most flickable CRF450R ever!
In fact, everywhere you look you’re going to see upgrades this year: The engine gets a new piston shape, porting, and valve timing, along with more compression for more power. The radiators are smaller and flow more air. The clutch is totally redesigned with six springs for better feel at the lever. Even the footpegs and tires get the Honda touch.
Without a doubt, the 2013 CRF450R is the most dialed-in bike and still the lightest weight in its class. Do your part, and you’re going to be a permanent fixture on the podium with this one.
Air Fork = The Future: The CRF450R’s new 48mm inverted KYB PSF® (Pneumatic Spring Fork) air fork is a cannon shot in the suspension revolution. It’s almost two pounds lighter than a conventional-spring fork, is super easy to tune (all you need is an air pump—no special tool needed) and totally eliminates internal spring-to-forkleg friction.
Twice As Good: Why go to a twin-muffler setup on the new CRF450R? The mufflers are way shorter, lower and tucked in much closer to the bike’s center of mass. That helps make the CRF450R even easier to whip and scrub, and also contributes to the bikes improved power, while keeping it quiet at 94db.
The Next Generation Of Best: An all-new twin-spar aluminum chassis was designed specifically to work with the CRF450R’s new air fork. The twin spars are lower to improve handling and to lower CG. The result? A perfect match of suspension action, steering feedback, and chassis stiffness and compliance.
More Control, Less Effort: Developed by our factory racing team, the Honda Progressive Steering Damper is lightweight, compact and enhances cornering ability while reducing rider fatigue.
- Engine Type: 449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
- Bore And Stroke: 96mm x 62.1mm
- Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
- Valve Train: Unicam®, four-valve; 36mm intake, titanium; 31mm exhaust, steel
- Induction: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm throttle body
- Ignition: Full transistor with electronic advance
- Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive: #520 Chain; 13T/48T
- Front Suspension: 48mm inverted KYB PSF™ (Pneumatic Spring Fork) with rebound and compression
- Rear Suspension: Pro-Link KYB single shock with spring preload, rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed and high-speed; 12.5 inches travel
- Front Brake: Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
- Rear Brake: Single 240mm disc
- Front Tire: 80/100-21 Dunlop MX51FA
- Rear Tire: 120/80-19 Dunlop MX51
- Wheelbase: 58.7 inches
- Rake: 27°04' (Caster Angle)
- Trail: 116mm (4.57 inches)
- Seat Height: 37.5 inches
- Ground Clearance: 13.0 inches
- Fuel Capacity: 1.66 gallons
- Curb Weight: 242.7 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)
- Available Colors: Red
- Model Id: CRF450R
- Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD): The HPSD is designed to work in conjunction with the front and rear suspension to give you unmatched steering precision under braking, acceleration, and in the whoops, ruts, and hardpack. There's nothing like it!
- New Air Fork Front Suspension: A huge new improvement for 2013, by eliminating the conventional steel spring we've shaved almost two pounds off the CRF450R's front suspension. Plus, fine-tuning the spring rate is as easy as adjusting air pressure on a tire—no special tool needed. The 48mm inverted KYB PSF® (Pneumatic Spring Fork) improves tracking by getting the tire back on the ground quicker.
- Works-Style Brakes: Honda's MX bikes have always had great brakes on the track, and the 2013 CRF450R continues that tradition. Front and rear discs with factory-spec master cylinders help haul you down fast, so you can outbrake the other guy into the turns. The front and rear rotor covers are new too.
- New Dunlop MX51FA Tire: We designed the 2013 CRF450R's suspension to perfectly coordinate with these premium MX51 tires. And the front tire is brand new, designed specifically for your new CRF. You'll experience improved traction especially with the new Air Fork.
- New Fuel Tank: We increased fuel capacity this year, and that means you can ride longer before pulling in for more gas.
- Next-Generation Aluminum Frame: An all-new twin-spar aluminum chassis was designed specifically to work with the CRF450R's new air fork. You can see that right away when you look at how low the spars join up with the head tube. The result? A perfect match of suspension action, steering feedback, and chassis stiffness and compliance with a lower center of gravity.
- New Piston Shape: Along with a new cylinder-head design, a new piston gives the CRF450R a boost in compression this year for more horsepower. In addition, the piston is shot-peened with a moly-coating treatment to help reduce friction.
- Programmed Fuel Injection: The CRF450R's fuel injection makes a HUGE difference with a bike in this class. New settings this year improve low and mid-range performance. And fine-tuning it to specific track conditions is easier than ever with our available Genuine Accessory HRC Fuel-Injection Setting Tool.
- Six-Spring Clutch: New six-spring clutch design improves durability and provides better lever feel.
- New Seat and Bodywork: A new seat blends perfectly with the new cutaway bodywork to lessen mass and trim the way you fit on the bike. Note the cutaway area between the rear numberplates and the fender, and at the seat nose.
- New Subframe: We shaved weight from the subframe this year. How? In part due to the new twin-muffler setup. Moving the mufflers towards the bike's center of mass moves their mounting points in as well, and reduces the leverage a single long, heavy muffler has, so the structure can be lighter here. It's also has a wider opening at the top making it easier to change the air filter.
- Short Twin-Muffler Exhaust System: The CRF450R uses an exclusive twin-muffler setup this year. The mufflers are way shorter and lower tucking in much closer to the bike's center of mass. That helps make the CRF450R even easier to whip and scrub, and also contributes to the bike's improved power.
- Rear Suspension: The CRF450R's fully adjustable rear suspension features a shorter rear shock this year to work with the new frame for improved mass centralization.
- New Swingarm: The new fork, chassis, subframe and revised rear suspension mean we had to create a new swingarm as well. which optimizes vertical and horizontal rigidity.
- Engine Type
- Single-cylinder four-stroke; Unicam®, four-valve; 36mm intake, titanium; 31mm exhaust, steel
- Bore and Stroke
- 96mm x 62.1mm
- Compression Ratio
- Fuel System
- Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 46mm throttle body
- Full transistor with electronic advance
- Front Suspension
- 48mm inverted KYB PSF™ (Pneumatic Spring Fork) with rebound and compression
- Front Brakes
- Single 240mm disc with twin-piston caliper
- Front Tire
- 80/100-21 Dunlop MX51FA
- Rear Suspension
- Pro-Link KYB single shock with spring preload, rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated in.to low-speed and high-speed; 12.5 in. travel
- Rear Brakes
- Single 240mm disc
- Rear Tire
- 120/80-19 Dunlop MX51
- Dry Weight
- Curb Weight: 242.7 lb.
- Fuel Capacity
- 1.66 gal.
- 58.7 in.
- Ground Clearance
- 13.0 in.
- Seat Height
- 37.5 in.
- 116mm (4.57 in.)
- 27 deg. 04 min.
- Close-ratio five-speed
- Final Drive
- #520 Chain; 13T/48T