We spent the day riding the 2018 Honda CRF450R today, a couple weeks before the machine hits motorcycle dealership floors. Our test rider Rich Taylor was impressed with the refinements Honda made to the bike that was all-new for 2017 and reports that Honda addressed every nit-picky complaint we had last year. Electric start, firmer suspension settings, and a friendlier ignition map setting are the highlights. Watch RT in action and hear what he thinks!
Sure it's easier to start...but how does it handle?