ID # 19023601

2022 Honda CRF450RX

Dealer Price $11,299 CAD

March Madness Sale - SAVE $800 was $12,099

 Engine & Drivetrain

The Best Get Better

Re-imagined, re-engineered, re-energized. Making the best 450 even better required major changes to just about every component, with the result being a bike that’s lighter, more powerful, better handling, and even easier to ride fast.

Ultimate Off-Road Design

Under the development theme of The Ultimate Off-Road Weapon, the CRF450RX is 5 lb. lighter thanks mainly to a revised frame and subframe. The frame and swingarm’s rigidity balance, combined with tighter chassis geometry and suspension update, all help to create optimal cornering performance.

Feel The Power

A significant increase in peak power above 5,000 RPM is accompanied by stronger low-RPM torque feel, thanks to a larger airbox feeding a 46 mm throttle body that improves intake efficiency and makes active use of latent vaporization in the inlet ports. The injector angle has been radically changed — to 60 degrees from 30 degrees — spraying fuel all the way back to the butterfly valve, which improves intake efficiency, throttle feel, and cooling of the charge.

Hydraulic Clutch

Big power requires a strong clutch, and this bike delivers with a smooth-operating hydraulic clutch. Ditching the cable improves consistency, control and feel at the lever (lever pull is 10% lighter). Clutch capacity has been increased by 27% with an extra plate and spring to maximize power transfer and durability. To top it off, clutch slip has been reduced by 85% at peak power.

Electric Start

Kickstarting? Maybe if you’re riding in the vintage class, but not here. By ditching the kickstarter entirely, our engineers were able to make a light bike even lighter. Electric starters and lithium-ion batteries are so light now and so good that putting them on a bike like this is a win/win combination. And winning is what a CRF450R-series bike is all about.

Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)

Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) works to minimize rear wheel spin (thus wasted forward drive) and maximize traction. It doesn’t use a wheel-speed sensor, and, importantly, maintains feel at the throttle while managing power — ignition timing and the PGM-FI system are adjusted when the rate of change of rpm goes over a set amount. With three settings plus off to choose from, you can have your bike dialed no matter how much traction there is.

HRC Launch Control

We’re talking about a special ECU program here: push the button to select the mode, hold the throttle open, release the clutch, and the bike will do the rest, launching you into the first turn with a big advantage.

Engine Mode Select Button

This simple handlebar-mounted button lets you dial in engine power delivery character with a push of your thumb. Choose between Standard, Smooth and Aggressive, depending on track conditions.

 Chassis & Suspension

Strong, Lightweight Frame

With direct input from the HRC race team, the twin-spar aluminium frame has been thoroughly revised to reduce weight and to elevate every aspect of its cornering ability. Thanks to narrower main spars and a redesigned subframe, it is significantly lighter than it's predecessor. Chassis dynamics are also new — while torsional rigidity is maintained, lateral rigidity has been reduced by 20% to increase corner speed, traction, and steering accuracy. The aluminium swingarm has a new rigidity balance tuned to match the frame, with narrower arms and pivot point, plus a revised Pro-Link ratio.

Oval Exhaust Ports

Big changes to the 450 cc Unicam engine’s exhaust ports. As with the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, their exit is oval rather than round in shape for improved efficiency, and the twin exhaust design of the previous model has been replaced by a single downpipe and muffler, saving a full 1.24 kg (2.7 lb.). The downpipe also tucks in 74 mm closer to the centre line, improving rider ergonomics.

Race-Proven Suspension

Fully adjustable, the 49 mm Showa USD coil-spring fork is a version of the Showa 'factory' fork supplied to race teams in the Japanese championship. For smoother cornering performance, the fork has been revalved, stroke lengthened by 5 mm, and the axle clamps’ rigidity increased. The Showa rear shock’s main piston valve has been enlarged for faster response and improved bump absorption; its spring also uses the world’s lightest steel, saving 200 grams.

Improved Suspension

To suit a wider range of conditions and help with comfort over longer rides, damping and spring rates of both front and rear suspension have been improved on the current generation, and are unique to the CRF450RX.

Additional Features

High-Capacity Resin Fuel Tank

For longer cross-country loops, the CRF450RX features a bigger fuel tank that holds a full 8 litres.

Lighter Seat

The seat is shorter, lighter, and 10 mm lower at the rear to aid freedom of movement. It’s also much easier to remove and install. Overall, the bike is slimmer by 70 mm to make it feel and act even more nimble.

Hand Guards

When the going gets extra tough, you’ll appreciate the hand guards on to the CRF450RX.


Sale Type
Extreme Red
Engine Size
449.8 cc
Front: 90/90-21 Rear: 120/90-18
Front: 260 mm disc with dual-piston caliper Rear: 240 mm disc
1,481 mm (58.3 in.)
Curb Weight
114 kg (251 lb.) including required fluids and full tank of gas—ready to ride
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Final Drive
#520 sealed chain; 13T/50T
Seat Height
965 mm (38 in.)
Valve Train
Unicam, 4 valves
Close-ratio, five speed
Bore & Stroke
96 mm x 62.1 mm
Fuel Capacity
8 litres
Fuel Delivery
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with 46 mm throttle body
Rear Suspension
Pro-Link® Showa single shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound damping adjustability, and compression damping adjustment separated into low-speed and high-speed; 313 mm (12.3 inches) travel
Front Suspension
Showa 49 mm telescopic inverted coil spring with rebound and compression damping adjustability. 310 mm (12.2 in ) travel.
Ground Clearance
336 mm (13.2 in.)
Compression Ratio
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