2023 Team Honda HRC SX, MX, and SMX Intro Photo Gallery

Factory CRF250R and CRF450Rs, pitbike racing, and more from Blackmore Ranch.

To introduce its riders who will compete in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, 2023 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, and 2023 SuperMotocross (SMX) World Championship, Team Honda HRC held a media event at Blackmore Ranch in Murrieta, California. The festivities included a presentation of the riders and a pitbike race on the facility’s flat-track oval. Of course, the riders’ CRF250R and CRF450R racebikes were on display as well. Keep scrolling to check out photos from our day with Big Red.

One of the most exciting parts of supercross and motocross team intros is seeing racebikes up close. Team Honda HRC had its two CRF450Rs and trio of CRF250Rs on display at Blackmore Ranch.Mason Owens
Although the CRF250R comes stock with a cable clutch, all three of Team Honda HRC’s quarter-liter machines are equipped with a Nissin hydraulic clutch system.Mason Owens
Get is a new sponsor of Big Red’s program for 2023, evidenced by the sticker on the top triple clamp and LC-GPA unit on the front fender that helps riders maintain ideal rpm before the gate drops.Mason Owens
The beginning of a new race season means fresh Showa A-Kit suspension for the red riders.Mason Owens
How does this Yoshimura RS-12 titanium exhaust system differ from an off=the-shelf component? The addition of a resonance chamber and O2 sensor bung on the header pipe are just a couple of special features of the factory item.Mason Owens
Race-ready muffler.Mason Owens
Chase Sexton enters the final year of his current contract with Team Honda HRC in 2023.Mason Owens
It appears that Colt Nichols prefers his Works Connection Pro Launch holeshot device a bit lower on the fork guard than teammate Sexton.Mason Owens
Team Honda HRC test rider Trey Canard lines up a shot in a game of pool with Jett Lawrence.Honda
Chase Sexton throwing the pigskin around while waiting for pitbike racing to begin.Honda
Honda didn’t leave its CRF125s stock for racing on Blackmore Ranch’s flat-track course. Renthal handlebars and grips, and Throttle Jockey graphics were a few of the aftermarket items added.Honda
A Yoshimura RS-9T stainless steel exhaust system and Dunlop Geomax MX33 tires were other modifications made to the small CRFs.Mason Owens
Hunter Lawrence rolls out to the oval. In switching to Alpinestars’ yet-to-be-released goggle, the Australian racer is now Alpinestars from head to toe.Mason Owens
What are Chase Sexton and team manager Lars Lindstrom discussing here? Pitbike setup and race strategy?Honda
Moving to the premier class with Team Honda HRC means Colt Nichols can now sign his own gear deals. New items for the Oklahoma native include Bell helmets and O’Neal gear.Mason Owens
Jett gets comfortable sliding the small CRF around.Mason Owens
Hunter kept it casual, opting for a pit shirt instead of a jersey.Mason
Full focus from pro class rookie Chance Hymas.Mason Owens
Jeff Blackmore has the home track advantage here.Mason Owens
Team Honda HRC mechanic Jordan Troxell executes a quick mid-race bike handoff to his new rider Colt Nichols.Mason Owens
A stand-up performance by Nichols.Mason Owens
Red Rider program coordinator Jose Monge waves the checkers and stays clear of hard-charging racers.Honda
Nichols catches some air on Blackmore Ranch’s motocross track.Mason Owens
We’ll see more of Jett on a bike with white backgrounds and black numbers later this year.Mason Owens