German company Ronax GmbH is producing a limited edition street-legal two-stroke sportbike rumored to be based on the Honda NSR500 GP racebike. The company isn’t releasing much information but what little it has revealed about the Ronax 500 has certainly piqued our interest. What we do know for certain is the motorcycle will be powered […]
Honda Reveals 2014 CRF450 Rally
Honda unveiled its new CRF450 Rally which will be available Oct. 13 at the 2013 Morocco Rally. The CRF450 Rally will then become available to other rally racing teams for 2014.
The Japanese manufacturer returned to the Dakar Rally earlier this year, with HRC racers on a prototype of the CRF450 Rally based on the CRF450X commercial model. Helder Rodrigues finished seventh overall for Honda, with teammate Javier Pizzolito just behind him in eighth.
Data gathered in the 2013 competition was used to further refine the CRF450 Rally, resulting in updates to engine output, aerodynamics, durability and maintenance requirements.
Rodrigues and Pizzolito will be joined at the Morocco Rally by Sam Sunderland, Joan Barreda and Paulo Goncalves on the Team HRC factory squad. The same five riders will return to compete again for Honda at the 2014 Dakar Rally in January.