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plates and the fender, and at
the seat nose. Sleek and cool.
Honda’s motocross bikes
have always had great brakes
on the track, and the 2013
CRF450R is no exception. The
Brakes remain the same as last
year, which were among the
best in the business. They fea‑
ture tront and rear discs, with
factory-spec master cylinders,
to slow you down as fast as you
got up to speed. The front and
rear rotor covers are carried
over from last years model.
MX51FA Front Tire
Honda and Dunlop have a
close working relationship. The
2013 CRF450R’s suspension is
set up to perfectly coordinate
with Dunlop new MX51 moto
tires. The new Dunlop rear tire
is slightly lighter than previ‑
ous versions and has beaucoup
hook up and superb track feel.
The front tire is brand new,
designed specifically for the
CRF. This new tire has improved
traction capability, especially
with the new Honda Air Fork.
We like the Honda Steering Damper system (HPSD). It’s simple, effective, and
works. Nuff said.
Bike of the Future
All of these new features
don’t amount to much, if the to‑
tal package does not mesh well
together. After putting in a con‑
siderable amount of track time,
we were able to analyze the vi‑
ability of this all new motocross
bike from Honda for 2013.
Our verdict? The overalll
suspension and chassis combon
on the new Honda work ex‑
tremely well together. Honda’s
has scored a homerun with
their new, more agile, better
handling, stronger running, and
Hooking up and moving forward is how
you win races. The Honda hooks up and