2006 Honda CRF450 Build


This build was an old bike of Simon Cudby’s pal, B-Rad, who is an all-around good guy and friend of Racer X. We wanted to freshen up his bike for him and we were also curious how good a 2006 CRF450 would be with some updates and new parts. The result was a great looking bike that blew Ping’s mind on the track. There is a reason this model was the gold standard for 450s a decade ago … because it was a weapon!

But could you really still be competitive on it? Our test rider, David Pingree breaks it down for you in this project test.