crf 450

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  • Magnus

Posted July 31, 2002 - 08:56 PM


has anyone of you raced against a honda crf 450 which bike is faster?

  • mxerhale

Posted July 31, 2002 - 11:27 PM


Faster off the line or corner to corner or what? I've never just drag raced against one but I've raced against alot of them and they don't seem to be able to pull me on the straights so I assume they're not faster. On another note they don't seem to be able to hang the inside of corners nearly as well as my 426.

  • Mark_UK

Posted August 01, 2002 - 01:02 AM


its the RIDER not the bike

im faster on the YZF

  • CJ_Baran

Posted August 01, 2002 - 08:37 AM


The rider is always what makes a bike faster. This same question was posted on the Honda CRF site and they said the same.

My neighbor just bought an 03 CRF450. I will give it a spin around the track tonight. My guess is that both bikes are really is just a matter of which bike you are most comfortable on and can push the hardest.

  • SaNdSliNGer

Posted August 01, 2002 - 08:47 AM


Hands down bone stock switched riders on each bike the CRF is Faster in a all out drag race. this is no flame I have rode and owned both I love the CRF and I love the YZF I will wait one year for the 04 yzf i never buy a first year bike it is always the prototype, just like the CRF I am glad I waited a year. Next year YZF


Posted August 01, 2002 - 09:04 PM


have to disagree ...

rapture bought my 00 426 & we did several starts with my CRF 450 & both bikes are very close... would depend on who hooked up first...

now not that that matters cuz in a drag race they will both spank the lil kid on the 80 who passes ya later on on the actual track ...

its been said time & time again... & holds true... its all gonna boil down to the RIDER...

example ... Rapture took a 4 yr layoff from the sport...i kept riding... he buys my bike & first practice out after a few warm up laps he is FLat smokin me ... just like 4 yrs prior... sure i could ride more laps but he would flat out run circles around me(until he fell over & died)... even after a 4 yr layoff...

  • Shawn_Mc

Posted August 01, 2002 - 09:09 PM


This whole drag race thing is outa control!

Who keeps holeshotting? Cooper, Dowd, Ferry. Coops on that KTM 1100 (sic)though so.....

  • John_Lorenz

Posted August 01, 2002 - 09:12 PM


Shawn you right the drag is like bunc

As freestyle puts it a monkey can ride a bike in a straght line.

its the first freaking turn where ya pile it.

  • yznvegas

Posted August 01, 2002 - 09:12 PM


"Who keeps holeshotting?



Posted August 01, 2002 - 10:03 AM


i agree... who buys these bikes to drag race...last i looked mx has turns, jumps & whoops... not to mention dirt that changes from sand to hardpack, loam to mud.. etc...

hence my example above about the 80 cc kid passing the drag racer on the real track...

my lawnmower is faster than yours :)

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  • Dodger

Posted August 01, 2002 - 11:18 AM


C'mon, we all know there both dogs.........

Neither could probably even beat my grandmother in her wheelchair.........

Now, here's a real race machine.........

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Got smoked by one the other day.......but that's only because he was a real good rider :) !

Dodger :D :D

  • clw9154

Posted August 01, 2002 - 01:02 PM


If you go on straight horsepower,i believe the 02 426 was rated at 48 horses and the 02 450 was rated at 50. But riding is 80% and 10% bike and proper setup.

  • mxaddict

Posted August 01, 2002 - 02:13 PM


Originally posted by clw9154:
But riding is 80% and 10% bike and proper setup.

What is the other 10%? Luck? Nitrous? Illegal narcotics? Pit babes? Tell me the pro's secret, I need to know! I want my other 10%! :)

  • Slymax

Posted August 01, 2002 - 03:24 PM


Young guy on a CRF450 w/Akrapovic full system wanted to do some starts (long uphill) against this 230 pounder on his stock 426. I beat him 6 out of 6. Then we did short starts on flat ground, I won another 5 out of 5. He wanted to trade bikes for a while. We both agreed which bike pulled harder and was faster. He'll be switching to a YZ

  • Shawn_Mc

Posted August 01, 2002 - 03:29 PM


Dodger, I had one of them in highschool and but it had peddles too :) , they called it a moped. Know why? Ya did mo peddlin than anything else!

So if you had a CRF running on Methanol and Nitro and you got shot in the head, would you still die? Drag racing, good lord. I always thought it would be way more interesting with a hair pin at the other end. OR better yet, a block wall. Lets see how good ya are on the brakes? :D

  • Vanilla_Gorilla

Posted August 01, 2002 - 03:35 PM


Take a yzf, run it way rich, bend the forks so they are at the wrong angle, cut holes int he air filter, and strip the paint. you get a crf! hehehe, in all honesty, i think they yzf pulls the crf in actual all out punch and torque, the crf is lighter tho. in my opiniont he crf handles akward, but supposedly the crf had this problem fixed for '03. anyways, this is a blue bike forum and i have to vote against the little red tiddler.

  • westladog

Posted August 01, 2002 - 04:26 PM


I don't understand why some of you guys are so hung up about which bike is faster drag racing or which has more horser power. Like someone mentioned earlier, it's mostly rider.

By the way, I was beaten by a kid on a YZ125 going straight. I guess the YZ125 has more power than my 450. :) "it's all rider..."

  • clw9154

Posted August 01, 2002 - 04:52 PM


That would be 80% rider, and 20% bike w/ proper setup.

Damn you Bud Light....killlin' my math skills.

  • JSTheJack

Posted August 01, 2002 - 04:57 PM


No doubt WestLADog. It be all about da rider. For the last 2 weeks I've found myself hunting down this lady. She's fast, and on a 250F, and I'm ridin' a '02 426F. Might help if I open it up past halfway, but then it get's real scary.

Ha haha. Both bikes are probably faster than most guys on this forum can ride ' included.

  • MichaelRaasch260

Posted August 01, 2002 - 05:13 PM


If you all want to know which bike is the fastest then you need to include the KX500 and the Sand Dunes and you will find out. The KX500 will take top honors in a straight.

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