The 2020 CRF450R puts more engine-management choices at the fingertips of racers with the addition of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) – making it the ultimate holeshot taking, podium-winning powerhouse that will leave all others in the dust.
HSTC was developed through HRC’s worldwide racing effort, the system maximises rear-tire hook-up to keep all of the Unicam® engine’s horsepower driving the bike and rider forward, improving racing success regardless of track conditions.
In keeping with racing-body regulations, the system measures rate of rpm increase and adjusts delivery accordingly and a handlebar-mounted switch enables selection from three levels of delivery, which is most in class. In addition, the CRF450R’s front-rear balance is refined and handling is improved thanks to internal suspension updates and a new battery position that lowers the machine’s centre of gravity. Improved rear-brake pad performance and durability, and the exclusive specification of Dunlop Geomax® MX3S tyres round out a machine that’s ready to take 450 riders to the next level.