2023 Honda® CRF450RL
RIDE IT ALL
Building a great dual-sport bike has to be one of the toughest jobs in motorcycling, but also one of the most rewarding. And that’s why we’re so proud of our Honda CRF450RL. When it comes to versatility and features, it’s way better than just a motocrosser with a license plate. And when it comes to off-road riding, it offers stellar performance where others compromise. Why is this bike so good? One reason is because we start with our CRF450X, with its six-speed transmission and excellent chassis geometry. And it’s not what we’ve added, but what we haven’t—which is how we’ve kept the CRF450RL light and nimble. What you get is a true dirt bike that can handle a wide range of terrain, that’s built for long-term reliability, and that lets you ride just about any trail or terrain a motorcycle can handle—including pavement, which makes finding fuel (or lunch) a lot easier. So, ditch the pickup or the trailer: discover the world on a Honda CRF450RL.
Features may include:
- FULLY STREET LEGAL & OFF-ROAD CAPABLE
The CRF450RL is equipped with a catalytic converter and is fully street legal in all 50 states—and off-road capable just about anywhere on the planet. That means you can ride it wherever it’s legal to operate a motor vehicle—in state and national parks, on the road, on public lands. Plus, you don’t need to haul your bike to the trailhead in a truck or on a trailer.
- ELECTRIC START
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.
- 450cc UNICAM® ENGINE
The CRF450RL’s Unicam® cylinder-head combines the best of single- and double-overhead-cam designs, and shares its DNA with our championship-winning CRF450R. The configuration saves weight compared to a dual-overhead-camshaft motor, and the camshaft sits lower in the head for a more compact engine and a lower center of gravity. You also get a narrow included valve angle that flattens the combustion chamber for better ignition flame propagation and a high compression ratio.
- WIDE-RATIO SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSION
Like our CRF450X, the CRF450RL rocks a wide-ratio six-speed gearbox. That gives you a low gear perfect for tight, slow situations, and a top gear that’s tall enough for highway riding to the next gas stop or trailhead.