HONDA CRF450L RALLY: FROM DAKAR TO ROAD
Using its new dual sport, Honda presents a road variant of the bike used in the latest Dakar.
In recent years Honda has managed to get a fair amount of notoriety in the Dakar Rally with its CRF450 Rally. With a strong desire to celebrate this success, the management of Honda has decided to realize a concept in true replica road.
The original CRF450 Rally ( Photo Credits : www.motorcyclespecs.co.za )
Called CRF450L Rally and based on the new dual sport launched this year, it is very similar to the competition version. With the latter, the variant presented at EICMA 2018 shares: the transparent windshield, the large navigation tower, the exhaust made by Termignoni, the full-coverage carbon fibre protection plate, the Noguchi saddle, the two front fuel tanks and the HRC livery.
The original CRF450L ( Photo Credits : http://www.redmoto.it )
From the CRF450L instead, the CRF450L Rally re-uses the mirrors, the direction indicators, the rear lights, the plate holder, the chassis and the 450 cc single-cylinder engine with a power of 47 hp.
Detail of the rear section ( Photo Credits : www.gas2.org )
However, the bike can still boast of unique features, including fewer components made of billet aluminum, a toolkit in the rear section instead of the additional fuel tanks, a TFT screen instead of the roadbook, the plastic instead of the carbon for the construction of the navigation tower and the use of a halogen light rather than LEDs for the lighting system.
Detail of the TFT screen ( Photo Credits : www.gas2.org )
The EICMA public has been quite impressed by the vehicle and maybe, in the next future, Honda could evaluate its actual production on the market.
Honda CRF450L Rally Review
Thanks to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation