2020 Honda CRF450X

A Baja-proven off-road racer is refined for 2020.

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Although it may not be the ideal dirt bike for beginners, the 2020 Honda CRF450X is unique in that it’s a friendly, 50-state-legal trailbike in stock form, yet can be easily modified into a race-winning machine with the rich pedigree to prove it. Based on the CRF450R motocrosser, this second-generation ’X improves greatly upon the original introduced in 2005. With fuel injection and a six-speed gearbox, it may be Honda’s most versatile model.

2020 Honda CRF450X Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

As a new model in 2019, the Honda CRF450X finally provided the updates customers had been begging for; these included a new ’450R-based engine and chassis, both with the requisite differences to let it thrive in off-road riding conditions. Unique to the ’X is the 18-inch rear wheel, kickstand and titanium fuel tank, among other items.

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At $9,799, the 2020 CRF450X is more docile in completely standard form compared to, say, the Beta 430 RR, Husqvarna FX 450, or KTM’s 450 XC-F. If racing is in your plans though, a few modifications make it competitive against any other machine, from fast, arid deserts to tighter woods.

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Honda CRF450X Updates For 2020

The sole difference between the 2020 and 2019 Honda CRF450X is the graphics package. Honda kept the price the same between the two model years.

2020 Honda CRF450X Claimed Specifications

Price $9799
Engine Liquid-cooled SOHC single-cylinder
Displacement 449cc
Bore x Stroke 96.0 x 62.1mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 37.4 in.
Rake 28.0°
Trail 4.6 in.
Front Suspension 49mm inverted Showa coil-spring fork, adjustable rebound and compression damping; N/A travel
Rear Suspension ProLink, single Showa shock absorber, adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; N/A travel
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 110/100-18
Wheelbase 58.8 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.0 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 275 lb.
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