As part of the 2013 450cc motocross shootout, the Dirt Rider crew is breaking down the finer points of each machine and giving you an inside look at what our testriders really think. Up first: the 2013 Honda CRF450R. With a major update that includes an air fork, dual exhaust and an all-new chassis, the CRF450R cameinto the 2013 shootout with something to prove. Our initial impressions of the bike were extremely positive, and throughout the shootout the bike earned points for being ridable for a wide range of riders and extremely adjustable, thanks to the KYB Pneumatic Spring Fork (PSF).
Here, Dirt Rider Editor Chris Denison chats with Associate Editor Kris Keefer and Test Rider Ricky Yorks about the performance of the red machine. And if you like what you see, stay tuned to www.dirtrider.com for four additional video breakdowns of the other bikes in this shootout: the Kawasaki KX450F, the Suzuki RM-Z450, the Yamaha YZ450F and the KTM 450 SX-F. To read the full 2013 450 motocross shootout, pick up a copy of the February 2013 issue of Dirt Rider Magazine, on newsstands now. Enjoy!