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2019 Honda CRF450L

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by JTQ, May 24, 2018.

  1. JTQ

    JTQ ODSC-OFTR Member

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    My very first thought when I saw this bike was 'damn, I'd better put my DRZ up for sale now and start counting the pennies for this one'.

    My second thought when I found out the MSRP is over $10k USD was if I wanted to spend that much on a bike, I don't have to wait for the Honda, I could just buy a KTM now. But I'm not willing to spend that much, so the DRZ stays.

    I am very happy to see a Japanese brand bring a decent 400 to 500cc bike with modern technology to market though... hopefully this pushes the other manufacturers to get back in the game and maybe we'll see a KLX450 and/or an updated DRZ400 in this market one of these days. I don't think I would be happy with the 2g (7.5l) stock fuel tank on this bike, nor a few other things like the fully enclosed front sprocket which is going to jam with mud, but it's a start anyway.
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    I just bought a 2015 WR250R a week ago and was thinking OMG now I have to think of selling it as Honda has likely made a better dual sport - but if it is going to be that expensive you are right, think again.
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    Finally... Honda just needs to tweak the price a bit, maybe put out a Rally version and it will sell like crazy..
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    I wonder what the maintenance schedule will be like compared to team orange?
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    What I've read on advrider is 1000km oil changes (minor service) and 30000km rebuild. I didn't see any mention of the valve check/adjustment intervals. I have no idea how that compares to a KTM.

    Also from that advrider thread though, is this bike might come seriously plugged up as it reportedly only has 25hp stock!

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/who-saw-this-coming-crf450l.1316544/
    http://www.hondaprokevin.com/2019-honda-crf450l-review-specs-motorcycle-dual-sport



    • 2019 CRF450L Price / MSRP: $10,399 (targeted)
    • 2019 CRF450L Release Date: September 2018
    • 2019 CRF450L Colors: Red
    • 2019 CRF450L Horsepower: 25 HP
    • 2019 CRF450L Torque: 23.6 ft/lb TQ
    • 2019 CRF450L Miles Per Gallon: TBA
    • 2019 CRF450L Seat Height: 37.1 inches
    • 2019 CRF450L Weight: 289 lbs (curb)
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    Just read an article on advrider that the 25hp state was just a rumour and Honda was qoted stating it would be in the 40ish range