Honda updated the successful CRF450X Moto-X bike to enable riders to carry the bike's success through to Enduros and Hare Scrambles.
Now, I'm hardly a racer, but I was not going to let a chance to ride this go by.
It is a tall bike and light - 118kg - with lots of horses under the tank. The throttle is pretty jumpy when you pull off, so slow riding through technical terrain might be a challenge, but this is a race bike. It wants to go fast! Pretty capable too. It makes flying over technical terrain so easy.
I took it over some gravel roads, loose stones and sand. The one thing I quickly realized is that I am definitely NOT fit enough to ride a bike like this. You manhandle the light bike over the rough terrain and the sand was the death of me.
So this is not a review as such, that I'll leave to the riders who know about racing, just wanted to share some pics!
This is what a bike like this is all about!!!
If you ever have the means or opportunity, take a bike like this for a ride. If you're not fit your body will be sore and you will have aches and pains, but you will smile through it all that I'll guarantee!
Specs and Pricing here.