Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 CRF450L

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The trails are calling, and the all-new, road-legal CRF450L answers, expanding customers’ off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails on public lands, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Based on the CRF450R, the durable CRF450L is a full-fledged off-road machine, but with street legality achieved via features like LED lighting, mirrors, and a dedicated exhaust system, making this bike equally at home in the woods, desert, or the roads in between.

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CRF450L Key Features

  • Lightweight, 7.6 litre titanium fuel tank for long range
  • Riding time maximized by lightweight, compact LED lighting system, featuring headlight with high-intensity projection for illuminating broad area
  • Rear-view mirrors
  • Lightweight lithium-ion battery with increased capacity compared to CRF450R, to power electrical components
  • Lightweight, compact digital meter with black characters on a white liquid-crystal background is easily legible while riding
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  • 449.7cc Unicam® engine specially tailored for trail-to-trail riding
  • Finger rocker arm contributes to compact layout while using dedicated design to attain off-road-specific power characteristics. DLC surface
  • treatment reduces friction
  • Dedicated valve timing for smooth power delivery in technical riding
  • High crank inertia (up 12% over CRF450R) for tractable power delivery in technical terrain
  • 12.0:1 compression ratio
  • New piston with three-ring design
  • Wide-ratio six-speed transmission is ready for a wide variety of off-road terrain or road going
  • Special clutch design enables light lever pull. Primary damper mechanism with friction springs suppresses engine torque fluctuations, ensuring smooth running
  • Large-capacity radiators with high heat-exchange efficiency for strong performance in demanding off-road conditions
  • Electric fan and thermostat control engine temperature in brutal conditions
  • ECU with dedicated settings
  • Noise emissions minimized via covers on the left and right crank cases
  • Powerful AC generator for street-legal lighting
  • Air cleaner box
  • Dedicated single-muffler exhaust system provides great sound while meeting emissions requirements
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  • Aluminium twin-spar frame designed for nimble-yet-stable handling on trails
  • Subframe designed to ensure optimum rigidity balance appropriate for carrying tools
  • 49mm Showa fork with dedicated settings for trail-to-trail riding
  • Shock based on that of the CRF450R but with dedicated settings and link ratio for off-road riding
  • Front brake uses design from CRF450R, but with better fade resistance thanks to thicker discs and large-capacity reservoir
  • Endless sealed chain withstands the elements
  • Front and rear sprockets, produced in durable steel material, feature damper system for smooth, quiet running
  • Urethane injection in swing arm to reduce road noise
  • Fuel tank cap with a cut-off valve prevents fuel from flowing out of tank if the bike is on its side
  • LED turn signals with flexible mounts for durability
  • Easily accessible electronic component box on left side of the frame
  • Black 7/8″ Renthal handlebar with red pad
  • Compact, lightweight handlebar switches
  • In-mold graphics are resistant to peeling caused by washing or abrasion
  • IRC GP-21F/GP-22R tires provide great balance of on- and off-road performance
  • Black rims for strong presence


Bore × Stroke (mm) 96.0mm x 62.1mm
Carburation PGM-FI Fuel injection
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 449cc
Engine Type (cm³) Liquid-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder uni-cam
Starter Electric
Brakes Front Single Disk
Brakes Rear Single Disk
Suspension Front 49mm Showa steel-sprung USD fork
Suspension Rear Showa monoshock using Honda Pro-Link system
Tyre Size Front 80/100-21
Tyre Size Rear 120/80-18
Wheels Front Aluminium spoke
Wheels Rear Aluminium spoke
Dimensions and Weights
Caster Angle 28.5°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2,280mm x 825mm x 1,260mm
Frame type Aluminium twin tube
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 7.6 litres
Ground Clearance (mm) 315mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 130.8kg
Seat Height (mm) 940mm
Trail (mm) 122mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1500mm
Clutch Wet type multi-plate
Final Drive Chain
Instruments and Electrics
Ignition System Digital CDI

Recommended Retail price:
R124 999 Including VAT

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