2022 Honda CRF450R & CRF450RWE First Look. Honda revealed its 2022 CRF450R and CRF450RWE (Works Edition) models, which will be available starting in May. The CRF450R arrives first in May and the CRF450RWE next in August. The CRF450R has an MSRP of $9599 and the CRF450RWE $12,399.
2022 Honda CRF450R Revealed
Both models feature updated ECUs and suspension valving for “better holdup and improved balance.”
2022 Honda CRF450R Works Edition
The Works Edition model, like it did in ’21, gets special touches like an exclusive Yoshimura exhaust, Twin Air filter, Throttle Jockey seat cover, Hinson clutch basket and cover, premium D.I.D DirtStar LT-X rims, Kashima and titanium nitrate-coated forks, a red cylinder head cover, and hands-on touches like special cylinder-head porting.
2022 Honda CRF450R-S
The Honda CRF450R-S model, which is based on the previous-generation (2020) CRF450R, returns, as well. MSRP is $8599 and availability is September. CN
Honda’s CRF450R continues to be the powersports industry’s benchmark motocrosser, carrying Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen to three 2021 AMA Supercross wins so far and, together with its limited-edition CRF450RWE sibling, posting the most U.S. sales of any MX model. For 2022, the legendary machine gets an updated ECU for enhanced drivability, particularly in the lower rev ranges, while suspension valving is revised for better holdup and improved balance. “Razor Sharp Cornering” continues as the model’s theme, with three main focus areas: power, handling and consistency. Unsurprisingly for the platform campaigned by Roczen and teammate Chase Sexton, as well as reigning FIM World Champion Tim Gajser, the CRF450R continues to draw lessons from Honda Racing Corporation’s global race program.
- Color: Red
- MSRP: $9,599
- Available: May
For those who demand the absolute best when it comes to motocross performance, the premium CRF450RWE (“Works Edition”) is based on the legendary CRF450R, but with a long list of elite-level upgrades based on the machines in the Team Honda HRC factory race shop. As is the case with the CRF450R, this model gets an updated ECU and suspension valving, for improved drivability and balance, respectively. The CRF450RWE is the clear benchmark with it comes to setting low lap times.
- Color: Red
- MSRP: $12,399
- Available: August
The off-road category has seen exceptional growth in recent years, creating strong demand for 450cc motocross machines. While many riders demand the latest technology, a large number of customers also see price as a top priority, but without making a big sacrifice in terms of performance. By offering both the advanced CRF450R and the CRF450R-S (based on the 2020 CRF450R platform), Honda addresses the needs of both groups. The same platform raced by Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen in 2020, the CRF450R-S features Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), which maximizes rear-tire hookup to keep the Unicam engine’s horsepower driving the bike and rider forward.
- Color: Red
- MSRP: $8,599
- Available: September
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