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Honda CRF450L street-legal dirtbike launched


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LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE: Honda have released the new street-legal CRF450L dirtbike.

LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE: Honda have released the new street-legal CRF450L dirtbike.

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Honda release the street-legal CRF450L dirtbike

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IF DIRTBIKES get your motor running, but you want the versatility of a highway rider, the new CRF450L might be for you. 

According to Honda, the street-legal dirtbike will be released to dealerships over the next few weeks. 

On release Honda said CRF450L was a step up from other dual-sport bikes, brinign together the handling, power and features of its best off-road machines. 

LIKE A TRUE NATURES CHILD: Honda said the CRF450L is fully street legal and performance parts are available for serious off-road competitors.

LIKE A TRUE NATURES CHILD: Honda said the CRF450L is fully street legal and performance parts are available for serious off-road competitors.

“This is something much more, a true enduro-to-road machine,” Honda said. 

“ It features a powerful 449cc Unicam engine, twin-spar aluminium CRF chassis, six-speed transmission and premium suspension.”

Honda said the fuel injected engine combines the best of single and double overhead cam designs. 

“The configuration contributes to a compact engine that saves weight over a comparable dual-overhead-camshaft motor and permits a narrow included valve angle,” it said. 

BORN TO BE WILD: The Honda CRF450L features a powerful 449cc Unicam engine, twin-spar aluminium CRF chassis, six-speed transmission and premium suspension.

BORN TO BE WILD: The Honda CRF450L features a powerful 449cc Unicam engine, twin-spar aluminium CRF chassis, six-speed transmission and premium suspension.

“This flattens the combustion chamber to facilitate ignition flame propagation, allowing a high compression ratio. 

“Since less space is taken up in the cylinder head, the camshaft sits lower in the head for a more compact engine and a lower centre of gravity.”

Honda said the CRF450L is fully street legal and performance parts are available for serious off-road competitors. 

“The CRF450L has a six-speed gearbox that gives riders a low gear perfect for tight, slow situations and a top gear that’s tall enough for highway riding,” it said. 

”The electric start ensures trouble-free starting in all conditions and drives the clutch side of the crankshaft to provide superior lubrication to starter gears while producing a narrow engine with a short, strong crank.”

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