The all new Honda CRF450L

Here at City Honda, we’re excited about the prospect of the brand new CRF450L hitting the tarmac AND the trail here in New Zealand. It hasn’t been confirmed for the NZ market for 2019, but regardless of whether or not we’ll get our greasy mitts on the 450L, it’s enjoyable to watch what Honda are bringing to the playing field on a global level.

 Image: Honda Powersports USA

Image: Honda Powersports USA

They describe the bike as such: “This is the bike so many have been waiting for. The one serious riders have dreamed about. A true street-legal dirtbike that offers the reliability, refinement and quality of a Honda, along with the light weight, handling, and power of our best off-road machines. Introducing the new 2019 CRF450L. Sure, you’ve seen dual-sport bikes before, but this is something much, much more: a true trail-to-trail machine. Developed in tandem with our all-new 2019 CRF450X, it features a powerful 449cc Unicam engine, twin-spar aluminum CRF chassis, six-speed transmission, and premium suspension. Electric start? Naturally. All-LED lighting package? Of course. Until now, you’ve always had to choose between performance and reliability. No longer—with the CRF450L, you get the best of both worlds. And “best” is a word you’re going to hear a lot when you’re talking about this bike.”

Check out the video from Racer X Films and tell us what you think! Drop in to see the team at 487 Rangitikei Street, Palmerston North for all things riding.