2013 Honda CRF450 Rally – Big Red is Ready for Dakar

10/02/2012 @ 1:22 am, by Jensen Beeler1 COMMENT

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Our first official news from the showroom floor of INTERMOT is Honda’s race bike for the 2013 Dakar Rally. Rumored, teased, and now official, the 2013 Honda CRF450 Rally is as the name implies, a CRF450 built out and specially suited for adventure rally racing. The fuel-injected off-roader will get its first outing at the Rally of Morocco, which starts October 14th.

Honda intends on fielding five riders on the 2013 Honda CRF450 Rally bike: 11-time Baja 1000 winner Johnny Campbell (USA), Helder Rodrigues (Portugal), Felipe Zanol (Brazil), Sam Sunderland (United Kingdom), and Javier Pizzolito (Argentina). Expect to see Honda CRF450 Rally on the Dakar Rally starting line come January 1, 2013 in South America, where it will take on the KTM contingency of Marc Coma and Cyril Despres.

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Source: MotoBlog.it

Comment:

  1. Singletrack says:

    Looks like a good launching point for a new large displacement Dual-Sport machine to replace the antique XR650L.
    They’re doing the right thing with the CRF250L. Now just pump up the volume ;)