Honda Has New Babies: The CRF Family Grows To Seven
Honda has introduced the 2019 Model Year CRF “Collective”. It is a kind of building block approach to a complete line of off-road racing and off-Road trail bikes that build off the base CRF450R and CRF250R. Honda made a good point of the companies long history of involvement with off-road motorcycling going back to the 1962 Baja run by Bud Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr. on a Honda CL72 (250cc) scrambler. In an ironic circle this early Honda off-road motorcycle featured electric starting only. Other examples of Honda’s off-road racing was their first U.S. motocross championship in 1973 with the ground braking CR250 Elsinore with Gary Jones doing the riding. Jones, still actively riding, was in attendance at this event. Also mentioned was the first Honda motorcycle produced at Honda’s U.S motorcycle plant in Ohio, the 1980 CR250R. Clearly Honda has a long history of dirt bikes in America.
The new bikes fall into two groups, Racing “R” & “RX” and Trail Bikes “X” and “L”
CRF450R, CRF450RWE (Works Edition) and CRF450RX are Motocross and GNCC-style/closed course off-road competition bikes2019 CRF450R
We have the full details and more specifics on these bikes in the following posts or click on any of the images above to go to the stories.
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