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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2018, 08:43:56 pm »
CRF250 Rally for sale, one nanny owner 1300km. Good as new, PM me !
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2018, 08:47:23 pm »
Keen to hear service intervals for local conditions.

Also hoping someone can come out with a decent size LR tank. 
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2018, 09:00:48 pm »
Dont worry, after market goodies will come.
The ozzies will pimp the shit out of it.
Is this cush drive rear end?
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2018, 09:09:51 pm »
Sounds like it
 
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2018, 09:19:45 pm »
Great stuff. 2 gallon (7.8 Lt) tank not going to be you very far
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2018, 09:28:49 pm »
Isnt us gallon 4.5 ltr? Still not taking you very far.
Depending on price and service intervals this might be it for me.
I hope this Honda dont have to live in the shadow of the 310 gs :pot:
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2018, 10:10:07 pm »
Younguys miss one important part, and that is the extra comp ring on piston. Will surely take power away, but will help with longevity.

Im so glad they didnt use the “vinger-inni-hol” headlight from the Crf250L...
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2018, 10:56:20 pm »
Younguys miss one important part, and that is the extra comp ring on piston. Will surely take power away, but will help with longevity.

Im so glad they didnt use the “vinger-inni-hol” headlight from the Crf250L...
YZ has been hp king before, with 3 rings, so it can be done I guess
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2018, 10:57:24 pm »
New 450X with 6 gears!
My all-time favorite just got better

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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2018, 11:17:14 pm »
Fuuuuck finally.

If this really happens it might be the first bike I would seriously consider to replace my XR650R.
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2018, 11:21:57 pm »
30000km without a service....on our kak fuel quality....I think not!.


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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2018, 05:00:52 am »
It won't be 30000km without a service!  First MAJOR service is at 30k. Probably every service up to 30k will just be oil and filters. 30k will probably be Airfilter, plugs and possibly valve clearances.
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2018, 05:05:37 am »
Service intervals on the 250 were a lengthy 12000km. Could this be the bike the "gods" have been waiting for? A genuine second bike for some to have alongside their big ds machines. Will be very interesting to see what price it will come it at. Don't expect anything less than a 100k!
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2018, 05:39:58 am »
This is promising! Hopefully the first of many, but knowing Honda the potentially high price might the end up positioning it against the 690/701.
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2018, 05:59:04 am »
This is promising! Hopefully the first of many, but knowing Honda the potentially high price might the end up positioning it against the 690/701.

Can not wait for this!  I think it will compete with the KTM500 price wise.  Slightly less hopefully.
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2018, 07:00:41 am »
Lots to like, here, just seems that fuel tank size on the small side:
Tank size 2 gallons...

2 Imperial Gallon = 9L (approx)
or
2 US Gallons are 7.5L. (approx).


Hmmnn, I see fuel-extending solution opportunities...! (FESO!)  :biggrin:
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2018, 07:05:48 am »
IMS, Clarke, Acerbis, Safari will all have tanks for these bikes in no time.
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2018, 07:30:30 am »
Service intervals on the 250 were a lengthy 12000km. Could this be the bike the "gods" have been waiting for? A genuine second bike for some to have alongside their big ds machines. Will be very interesting to see what price it will come it at. Don't expect anything less than a 100k!

Never - if you look at the USD price it will be at least 120-130K+ and will need to compete with the KTM 500XCW at about 120K

Lets face it Honda need all the help they can get in the Adventure market  :lol8:  :pot: They have nothing in the mid and lower CC sector. They have already taken a 250 farm bike and pimped and tummy tucked it to be a faux mini 'rally bike' with an overinflated price. ::) . This is the same strategy. The 450 is really an MX  competition bike that has also been recycled, hyped and tummy tucked and facelifted to plug a market gap. Not to say they will not sell and do the job of an adventure light bike as some people desperately want a lighter adventure bike (ask BMW  ;) )  Yes the 6 speed will be nice as will decent suspension (49mm forks)˜- seat and ergos will be hard, will need better fuel range, engine will remain vibey even if they try and tame it with the mapping .
It is what it is - but not sure it is the game changer some think. But yes the Honda fanboys will come out and get excited.  :ricky:
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2018, 07:37:15 am »
New 450X with 6 gears!
My all-time favorite just got better


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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2018, 08:02:50 am »
Maybe this will be revealed at Kyalami this week end? We can only hope! :biggrin:
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