Wednesday, October 09, 2013

First official high-res pics of the 2014 Honda CRF450 Rally


For serious Dakar Rallyists, this - the 2014 Honda CRF450 Rally - might well be the most formidable piece of racing machinery in existence...

Honda have released the first official pics of the new, 2014-spec CRF450 Rally, which Team HRC will race at the Dakar Rally in January next year. Team HRC returned to the Dakar earlier this year, after a gap of 24 years, with the first iteration of the CRF450 Rally, which is actually based on the CRF450X enduro racer. The company claims to have learned a lot from the data it gathered during this year’s Dakar Rally and in terms of engine output, durability, maintenance requirements and overall performance, the 2014 CRF450 Rally is likely to be a much improved machine.

While Team HRC will race the new CRF450 Rally next year, the bike will also be provided to other rally teams as a production competition machine during 2014. We suppose KTM just might be a bit worried… :-)




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