2022 Honda CRF450X Review of Specs / Features | CRF Buyer’s Guide

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2022 Honda CRF450X Ride Review / Specs | NEW 2022 Honda CRF 450 Dirt Bike / Motorcycle Buyer's Guide!

Do you want the best Honda dirt bike for everything from tight trails to soft sands and everything in between and paired up with a wide-ratio transmission? And you want a headlight on this CRF too? Check out the 2022 CRF450X that makes its return this year!

The 2022 CRF450X isn’t cheap though and not everyone needs a $10,000 dirt bike if they just want to hit the trails with something a little more “basic”. Needless to say, if you don’t need this type of dirt bike and you just want something to lightly hit the trails – I wouldn’t buy the CRF450X! I would save about half the money and buy something like the CRF250F if you’re just wanting something tame, a dirt bike with low maintenance and relatively cheap – considering. But, if you want the best of the best in what Honda has to offer for 2022 CRF dirt bikes for the trails with a headlight – this is it! Now, let’s go over some of the info on the 2022 CRF450X and see if it’s something you might be interested in buying. Disclaimer: If you’re a new reader, I normally like to provide more nitty-gritty details about a bike but Honda hasn’t released hardly any real R&D info behind this motorcycle like they do many others so we’re a little more limited than I would like to be.


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Key 2022 CRF450X Info (for those in a hurry):

  • 2022 CRF450X Price / MSRP: $9,799
    • 2022 CRF450X VS 2021 CRF450X Price / MSRP Increase: $0 (price stayed the same)
  • 2022 CRF450X Release Date: June 2021
  • 2022 CRF450X Colors: Red
  • 2022 CRF450X Horsepower: TBA
  • 2022 CRF450X Torque: TBA
  • 2022 CRF450X Seat Height: 37.9 inches
  • 2022 CRF450X Weight: 275 lbs (curb)
  • 2022 CRF450X Fuel Capacity: 2.0 gal
  • 2022 CRF450X VS 2021 CRF450X Changes: None.

2022 Honda CRF450X Review / Specs | NEW 2022 Honda CRF 450 Dirt Bike / Motorcycle Buyer's Guide!

  • 2022 CRF450R Review Contents:
    • Quick / Key 2022 CRF450X Info
    • 2022 CRF450X Introduction
    • 2022 CRF450X Chassis & Suspension
    • 2022 CRF450X Engine & Drivetrain
    • 2022 CRF450X Features (misc)
    • 2022 CRF450X Pictures / Photo Gallery
    • 2022 CRF450X Specs

CRF450X Introduction

2022 Honda CRF450X Review / Specs | NEW 2022 Honda CRF 450 Dirt Bike / Motorcycle Buyer's Guide!

“Legendary.” “Dominant.” “Unbeatable.” In discussions of motorcycle racing in Baja, those are just some of the suitable adjectives for the CRF450X, which earned Honda’s record 30th Baja 1000 victory last November, at the hands of SLR Honda riders Mark Samuels, Justin Morgan and Justin Jones. Fourteen of those wins have come aboard the CRF450X, firmly establishing it as the ultimate desert-racing weapon, but it’s also a great trail machine, thanks in part to its 50-state year-round off-road-legal status, plus off-road appropriate features like a side stand, 18-inch rear wheel, headlight, sealed chain and six-speed transmission.

CRF450X Chassis & Suspension

NEW 2022 Honda CRF450RX Review / Specs + Changes Explained on the new CRF 450 R dirt bike!

  • Aluminum twin-spar frame designed for nimble yet stable handling on trails
  • 49 mm Showa fork with dedicated settings for challenging terrain
  • CRF450R-inspired front brake but with dedicated master cylinder and hose for off-road-appropriate braking performance
  • Lightweight lithium-ion battery with increased capacity compared to CRF450R, to power lighting
  • Front and rear sprockets feature damper system for smooth, quiet running
  • Fuel-tank cap with cut-off valve prevents fuel from flowing out of tank if the bike is on its side
  • Easily accessible electronic component box on left side of frame
  • Gray metallic Renthal handlebar with red pad
  • Compact, lightweight handlebar switches
  • In-mold graphics last long and are resistant to peeling caused by washing or abrasion
  • Fork protectors are shaped to prevent damage in off-road riding
  • Dunlop MX52 tires provide excellent traction and feel in wide ran

CRF450X Engine & Drivetrain

2022 Honda CRF450X Review / Specs | NEW 2022 Honda CRF 450 Dirt Bike / Motorcycle Buyer's Guide!

  • 449.7cc Unicam® engine specially tailored for off-road riding
  • Finger rocker arm contributes to compact layout, while its dedicated design attains off-road-appropriate power characteristics. DLC surface treatment reduces friction
  • Dedicated valve timing for smooth power delivery in technical riding
  • High crank inertia (up 12% over CRF450R) for tractable power delivery in technical terrain
  • 12.0:1 compression ratio
  • Piston with three-ring design
  • Wide-ratio six-speed transmission is ready for a wide variety of off-road terrain. Construction from high-strength material ensures durability in demanding conditions
  • Special clutch design enables light lever pull. Primary damper mechanism with friction springs suppresses engine torque fluctuations for smooth running
  • Large-capacity radiators with high heat-exchange efficiency for strong performance in demanding off-road conditions
  • ECU with dedicated settings
  • Specially developed exhaust system with optimized pipe length and diameter for excellent responsiveness at low rpm

Misc. CRF450X Features

2022 Honda CRF450RX Review / Specs + New Changes Explained! | CRF 450 RX Dirt Bike / Motorcycle

  • Plastic handguards protect knuckles and levers from impacts when riding through brush. The pair of handguards, which weigh only 222 grams, can be easily removed.
  • Lightweight, 2.0 gallon titanium fuel tank for enjoyable rides
  • Aluminum side stand facilitates trailside stops

2022 Honda CRF450RX Review / Specs + New Changes Explained! | CRF 450 RX Dirt Bike / Motorcycle

  • 18-inch rear wheel enables tall tire sidewall for optimum traction in technical conditions
  • Lightweight, compact digital meter with black characters on a white liquid-crystal background is easily legible while riding
  • Off-road-ready, emissions-compliant muffler with spark arrestor
  • Endless sealed chain withstands the elements
  • Lightweight, compact halogen headlight and LED taillight extend riding time

CRF450X Pictures / Photo Gallery

CRF450X Specs

2022 CRF450X Specifications
Model  CRF450X
ENGINE  
Type 449.7cc liquid-cooled 10º single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train Unicam® OHC, four-valve
Bore x Stroke 96.0 mm x 62.1 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Induction Programmed fuel-injection system (PGM-FI); 46mm throttle bore
Ignition Full transistorized 
Starter Push-button electric starter
Transmission 6-speed wide ratio; manual
Clutch Multiplate wet (6 springs)
Final Drive #520 sealed chain; 13T/51T
SUSPENSION  
Front 49mm fully adjustable leading-axle inverted telescopic Showa coil-spring fork w/ 12.0 in. travel
Rear Pro-Link system; fully adjustable Showa single shock w/ 11.8 in. wheel travel
BRAKES  
Front 2-piston hydraulic; single 260 mm disc
Rear 2-piston hydraulic; single 240 mm disc
TIRES  
Front Dunlop Geomax AT81 80/100-21 w/ tube
Rear Dunlop Geomax AT81 110/100-18 w/ tube
MEASUREMENTS  
Rake (Caster Angle) 28°36’ 
Trail 143 mm (5.6 in)
Length 86.3 in.
Width 33.3 in.
Height 50.3 in.
Ground Clearance  13.1 in.
Seat Height 37.9 in.
Wheelbase 58.7 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.0 gal.
Color Red
Curb Weight* 275 lbs.

* Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride. Specifications subject to change.


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