Latest models unveiled for the brand's title-winning motocross line-up.
Honda has unveiled its 2024 CRF motocross range, led by the CRF450R line – inclusive of the Works Edition – alongside its CRF250R and effectively unchanged ahead of next season following what has been a remarkable year for the brand to date.
Fresh off the top step of the 2023 AMA Supercross podium courtesy of Chase Sexton’s championship and currently dominating the premier class in Pro Motocross competition with Jett Lawrence, Honda’s CRF450R platform continues to offer elite-level motocross performance for the 2024 model year. It also leads Australian ProMX with Boost Mobile Honda Racing’s Jed Beaton.
Known for its agile character, the CRF450R is exceptional at effortlessly changing lines and making short work of the tightest corners. The 449.8cc Unicam engine produces robust power throughout the rev range, while the 44mm throttle body ensures smooth delivery, even at low speeds.
Premium Showa suspension offers a balanced ride and confidence-inspiring composure over the most challenging terrain. Proven at the highest level of the sport by Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton and Jett Lawrence, the CRF450R is the ultimate weapon for taking on the demands of modern motocross.
The CRF450WE (‘Works Edition’) was designed and engineered with the singular focus of winning races and championships. In 2023, it accomplished that mission at the hands of Sexton, winning six races en route to the 450SX championship.
This special-edition version takes the CRF450R platform to the next level with a long list of upgrades that have been tested and proven on the Team Honda HRC factory race machines in the United States. Such upgrades include a hand-ported cylinder head, premium DID DirtStar LT-X rims, Yoshimura exhaust system, Kashima and titanium oxide coated lower fork legs, Hinson clutch basket and cover, RK gold chain, special ECU settings, Throttle Jockey gripper seat, a HRC decal package, Twin Air filter plus more.
The knowledge gained from countless test days, top-qualifier positions, race wins and championships has been poured into the CRF450RWE, and the result is a potent combination of efficient, useable power and surgically precise handling.
Since the introduction of the current model, Honda’s CRF250R has risen above the competition both indoors and out. Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence captured the 2023 250SX East championship, while his brother Jett was equally dominant on his way to the western regional crown. It also currently holds the ProMX MX2 title with Wilson Todd and Australian SX2 number one with Max Anstie.
In addition to its racing success, the CRF250R has gained a well-deserved reputation for its exceptional handling, excellent ergonomics, strong acceleration and rock-solid durability. From local racers lining up for the first time to those chasing the top step of the professional podium, the CRF250R possesses the ingredients necessary for success on the track.
There are 13 models in total in the 2024 Honda CRF range and for more extensive information on the complete line-up, technical details, colourways and availability, visit motorcycles.honda.com.au.