2014 Honda CRF450R


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There is no second place.

Riders and industry folk alike raved about the 2013 CRF450R. And now we’ve given them even more to love. For 2014, there’s new intake and exhaust ports, a new Dual-Timing PGM-FI fuel injection setup, and redesigned muffler internals to boost torque output and increase throttle response.

The CRF450R is designed for the way riders ride today. There’s more whipping. More scrubbing. So we built a bike that takes weight off the bike’s ends, and concentrates mass towards the bike’s center. The first thing you’ll notice is our revolutionary air fork. It’s nearly two pounds lighter than a conventional coil-spring fork, taking weight off the front. And now with improved oil flow, this year the fork is even more responsive, delivering even better handling. And new clutch springs to enhance lever feel.

The CRF450R also sports a compact dual exhaust, tucked closely to the frame to further enhance mass centralization. And with better exhaust flow, we’ve even managed to increase horsepower. There’s also our next-generation aluminum chassis, designed to help lower the center of gravity. All in all, the 2014 CRF450R takes the best and lightest bike in its class and makes it even better. And, in doing so, plants it firmly ahead of the pack.

Air Fork: Affixed to the front of our CRF450R is a 48mm inverted KYB PSF (Pneumatic Spring Fork) air fork. It weighs less than a conventional spring fork. It's a breeze to adjust (just use an air pump). And now with improved oil flow, it's even more responsive and helps the front end feel more planted.

Dual Exhaust: Rather than a single pipe extending outward, our twin-muffler setup is short, compact, and located low and close to the frame to improve mass centralization. And with enhanced exhaust flow, we’ve managed to crank out even more horsepower.

Aluminum Chassis: At the center of it all is our next-generation twin-spar aluminum chassis. Designed to work with the CRF450R’s air fork, the spars are lower, lowering the center of gravity and improving handling. This results in a bike that delivers superior suspension action, steering feedback and chassis stiffness.

Honda Progressive Steering Damper: Our Factory Race Team developed the Honda Progressive Steering Damper to enhance cornering and tracking, while reducing rider fatigue. And if it’s good enough for our race team, it’s certainly good enough for you.

  • New Cylinderhead Porting: New intake- and exhaust-port shapes work in conjunction with the new fuel-injection timing to give increased power and torque at partial throttle settings and more overrev, better suiting the CRF450R’s power delivery for most riders.
  • Fuel Injection PGM-FI: The settings on the CRF450R's Programmed Fuel Injection improve low- and mid-range performance, and help deliver smooth, predictable engine performance. And with our HRC Fuel Injection Setting Tool, it’s easily adjustable to specific track conditions.
  • Next-Generation Aluminum Frame: Linking the front air fork and rear twin pipes is our Next-Gen twin spar aluminum chassis. The front spars are lower to work with the new fork. The subframe improves mass centralization. And overall, the bike has a lower center of gravity, so you get better steering feedback, suspension action and chassis stiffness and compliance.
  • Subframe: By moving the CRF450R’s twin pipes lower and closer to the bike’s center, the subframe needn’t support a long, extended exhaust. That means the subframe can be lighter overall. And with a wide opening at the top, it’s even easier to change the air filter.
  • Short Twin-Muffler Exhaust System: The dual exhaust on the 2014 CRF450R is compact and positioned closer and lower to the frame’s center. This reduces weight off the rear, bringing more mass to the bike’s center for improved “whipability.” And with by improving exhaust flow, we’ve increased overall horsepower.
  • Honda Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD): Our HPSD has been purpose-built to help deliver precise steering at all points on the track, from acceleration to braking, whoops to hardpack. So you can hit your line from the opening gate through the final lap.
  • New Air-Fork Front Suspension: The air fork made waves in 2013. And we’ve made it even better this year. It’s a 48mm inverted KYB PSF (Pneumatic Spring Fork), easily adjustable with a simple air pump. And now with improved oil flow, it’s even more responsive, keeping your front tire planted for better tracking through turns and across whoops.
  • Swingarm: The CRF450R’s swingarm is specially designed to work with the updated rear suspension and Next-Gen chassis, delivering improved stability, traction and rider feedback.
  • Rear Suspension: With a large-diameter sub piston, the CRF450R’s fully-adjustable rear suspension delivers improved low-speed damping for better traction and handling across all track conditions.
  • Works-Style Brakes: The 2014 CRF450R sports front and rear disc brakes with factory-spec master cylinders, and new rotor covers. You can wind down fast into turns, and get around the lap quicker.
  • Dunlop MX51FA Tire: The Dunlop MX51FA Tires were made for the CRF450R. Literally. We even designed the suspension to work specifically with these premium tires. So you have optimum traction and control around the track.
  • Seat and Bodywork: To whip and scrub, the rider needs to move around the seat more. And the seat and bodywork on the CRF450R help make that happen. Riders fit easily on the bike, thanks to minimal bodywork. And they can slide around on the seat easier for better comfort and control.
  • 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
Drive Train
  • Transmission: Close-ratio five-speed
  • Final Drive: #520 Chain; 13T/48T
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
  • 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 in. 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 in.
  • Rake: 27 deg. 04 min. (Caster Angle)
  • Trail: 116mm (4.57 in.)
  • Seat Height: 37.5 in.
  • Ground Clearance: 13.0 in.
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.66 gal.
  • Curb Weight: 242.7 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.)
  • Available Colors: Red
  • Model Id: CRF450R



Engine Type
Single-cylinder four-stroke; Unicam®, four-valve; 36mm intake, titanium; 31mm exhaust, steel
449 cc
Bore and Stroke
96 x 62.1 mm
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 into 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.
4.57 in. (116 mm)
27 deg. 04 min.


Close-ratio five-speed
Final Drive
#520 Chain; 13T/48T