The 2021 Honda CRF450RL is the new off-road bike that uses many elements from the CRF450R and CRF450X models. Honda recently revels that the new bike will arrive later this year, starting at less than $10,000. For 2021, the manufacturer made it more competitive, and it added factory handguards, new graphics, and advanced fuel-injection settings.
The best part is that it uses a twin-spar aluminum chassis and engine that is very powerful. It consists of a powerful 449cc Unicam engine paired with a wide-ratio six-speed transmission. Also, Honda claims that CRF450RL features quality and reliability that nobody can match.
2021 Honda CRF450RL Design
The latest 2021 Honda CRF450RL is a true off-road bike. This model comes with desirable styling featuring a twin-spar aluminum frame. For 2021, the structure is both light and stiff, providing excellent handling. On top of that, the manufacturer added a skid plate to protect the lower-frame.
Overall, the design is attractive, and we like the all-LED lighting package. Basically, Honda added a new LED headlight and beautifully shaped LED taillight into the rear fender. That’s a big deal, resulting in better visibility in both on- and off-road situations. Lastly, the CRF450RL comes with a more stylish 18-inch rear wheel, giving you a vast choice of on/off-road tires.
2021 Honda CRF450RL Engine Specs
The 2021 Honda CRF450RL uses a Unicam cylinder-head that combines the best of single- and double-overhead-cam designs. Generally, this bike shares its DNA with our championship-winning CRF450R. Moreover, it features the same powerful 449cc engine that is paired with a wide-ratio six-speed transmission.
Best of all, this model comes with advanced fuel-injection system. This is the primary reason why CRF450RL offers such excellent torque and response, especially in the critical low-rpm range. However, like the previous bike, the new one will feature the same dual radiators for superior heat dissipation.
Release Date and Price
The latest news reveals that the 2021 Honda CRF450RL will arrive in the second half of this year, starting at less than $10,000.
Like with many today’s bikes, a destination charge of $380 is not included in the price. Considering what this bike has to offer, this price is still affordable.