Is This James Stewart's Honda CRF450R?


Seven MX/Red Bull CRF450R

The crew over at Seven MX knows how to get a buzz going. It’s been a while since we’ve heard an official word from James Stewart about the future of his career, amid rumors which have steadily circulated that he is aiming for a return to action later this year (Red Bull Straight Rhythm or Monster Energy Cup) aboard a Honda CRF450R. There has been no images or video of Stewart on the new steed, and in fact, the last time we saw him spin laps was on a Yamaha YZ450F during a ride day with the winners of the 2016 James Stewart Spring Championship.

But today, just as the sport’s attention turns to the start of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Seven MX Instagram account shared an image of the Honda CRF450R with black plastics, a few parts, Seven MX/Red Bull graphics, and of course the number seven on the side panels. Is this a glimpse at what could come in the next few months? Or is this another wise marketing ploy? Only Stewart and the Seven MX crew know for sure, but damn, it has people talking…