[Features]

web2012_Honda_3_800

Is this the 2013 Honda CRF450R?

3 years ago

Evgeny Bobryshev finished in third at Sago during Round 8 of the Japanese Motocross Championship.

Breaking cover at Round 8 of the Japanese Motocross Championship in Sago on October 23, MX1 Honda World Motocross riders Rui Goncalves and Evgeny Bobryshev were riding aboard what looks like a 2013 prototype Honda CRF450R.

While official details are scarce, the prototype model looks to have a modified exhaust header, which now exits from the right side of the cylinder instead of the left. It wraps around the left side of the frame with the mid-pipe crossing back over the rear of the cylinder to join the muffler in its standard position – on the right side.

Also pricking our interest is what looks to be a factory-mounted hydraulic clutch – something we’ve already seen this year on both Chad Reed’s and the GEICO Honda team rider’s CRF450Rs. The bike also comes with an aluminium fuel tank.

A modified muffler, hydraulic clutch and a aluminium fuel tank are the external changes we’ve noticed on this prototype model. Pic: mxworksbike.com

Goncalves took first and Bobryshev finished up third in the 450 class (IA1) at the Japanese round.

Expect the Honda World Motocross team to refine a 2013 model during the 2012 World Motocross Championship.

Take a look at more shots of the 2013 prototype model from the Japanese round.

Be the first to comment...

You might also like...

Features

12 hours ago
Fox_Facebook_Giveaway_V3_ROTATOR

WIN: Custom 2015 Fox 360 Savant Gear

Win custom 2015 Fox 360 Savant Gear thanks to Transmoto and Fox Head Australia.

Galleries

16 hours ago
motosport_125

Motosport.com 125cc Dream Race

If you enjoy the sound of 125cc two-strokes, you’re going to love this video.

Galleries

18 hours ago
38_FRMD_CU1_9217

Throwback: 2013 MXoN Highlights

Check out the highlights from the 2013 Motocross of Nations, held in Teutschenthal, Germany.

News

18 hours ago
BARCIA_FOUROHFOUR

Barcia & Peick sign with Yamaha

The Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX squad has officially signed Justin Barcia and Weston Peick for season 2015.

Features

19 hours ago
KTM_FREERIDE_E_VIDEO

KTM Freeride E: The Future Is Now

KTM’s all-new electric bike is aimed to deliver high voltage in usual and unusual environments.

News

2 days ago
mattmoss_gladstone

2014 MXoN: The Contenders

Transmoto’s Jackson Reardon analyses the contenders heading to this year’s Motocross of Nations.

Galleries

2 days ago
56_grant

Jay Marmont 2014 Supercross Training

Check out 31-year-old Jay Marmont training for the 2014 Australian Supercross Championship.

Galleries

2 days ago
gopro_mcneil

GoPro: Jarryd McNeil @ Straight Rhythm

Check out Australia’s Jarryd McNeil preparing for the inaugural Red Bull Straight Rhythm event.