2011 Honda CRF450R - Photo courtesy Honda Pro Racing
HONDA PRO RACING - 2011 NEW MODELS
Today Honda announces the first models in its 2011 line-up, including the Off Road models and a new ATV to add to the range.
Honda introduces a new and improved CRF450R and CRF250R in its motocross range. These join the CRF150R which will all comply with the new FIM noise regulation. The broader Off Road range also includes the recreational CRF70F and CRF50F models with exciting new Honda graphics. The new TRX420FPM with power steering joins the 2011 ATV range.
Following the introduction of the FIM noise regulation in Europe, Honda has developed the CRF450R and CRF250R 2011 models to comply with the new legislation. Further improvements have also been made in mid range power delivery with a new ECU mapping and narrower throttle body.
Roger Harvey, HME Off Road Race Manager said, “Honda engineers have worked extremely hard in creating an improved package, making a substantial number of subtle changes that improve the 'R' models overall and at the same time complying with the new FIM noise regulation”.
2011 Honda CRF250R - Photo courtesy Honda Pro Racing
2010 World Championship Grand Prix winner, Tanel Leok from Estonia was very impressed with the performance and handling of the new CRF450R. While testing, Tanel also rode the new 2011 CRF250R. “This is the first time I have ridden a 4-stroke 250 since earlier in my career. I was amazed at the lap times I could achieve on the new CRF250R. It's an outstanding bike”.
2011 Honda CRF150R - Photo courtesy Honda Pro Racing
The CRF150R continues to be the machine of choice for young riders who race in the Honda Racing Xtreme Academy. The Academy offers intense motocross competition, and is the perfect preparation for stepping up to the larger capacity 4-stroke machines and competing at World Championship level in MX1 and MX2.
| A - New settings and
a Refined Pro-Link Ratio
New settings and a refined Pro-Link ratio for improved suspension action and enhanced machine balance
B - Battery-less FI system
Battery-less FI system with new tapered injector delivers excellent bottom to mid-range drivability, smooth power delivery in high altitudes and enhanced fuel efficiency
C - New, narrower throttle body
New, narrower throttle body enhances bottom to mid-range power and torque feel, and improves throttle control.
D - Powerful Unicam Engine
Powerful but lightweight Unicam engine features revised ECU settings to improve starting and on/off throttle control.
E - Low mass centralisation
Low mass centralisation gives a highly controlled ride feel and makes jumping and manoeuvring in the air easier.
|For all media enquiries, please contact
Tom Hobbs in the Honda Motor Europe Press Office www.hondaproracing.com