Honda CR450 weighs in at....



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  • MotoGreg

Posted September 09, 2001 - 01:03 PM

#1

Don Meada of TransworldMX was riding his CR450 at Elsinore today and of course someone asked him about the weight compared to the 426. He said he weighed them both and the Honda is 14 pounds lighter! :)

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  • SchlepRock

Posted September 09, 2001 - 06:53 PM

#2

I heard Ken Faught on Motoworld say it was 255lbs. is that dry or ready to ride?

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  • MotoGreg

Posted September 10, 2001 - 04:42 PM

#3

Are you sure he didn't say 225 (dry)? I know Ken and he told me that all the bikes weighed between 231 and 234 (without gas) at the press intro.

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  • motoman393

Posted September 10, 2001 - 04:59 PM

#4

I think the heavier the magazines editors wallets are, the lighter the bikes supposedly are :) ! You do know that the "shootouts" on the mags are determined by how much money a manufacturer pays them right??? Well I think Honda has stuffed the airbox full of cash on the CR450 LOL...If ya know what I mean.

I cant wait to throw roost all over the front fender of a new CR450! Bring em on I got my BK mod! LOL

Garrett

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  • MAD_POTTER

Posted September 10, 2001 - 09:45 PM

#5

In the new issue of Racer X is a Honda ad for the 450. It says it weighs 12 lbs more than the CR250, however much that is.
KC

  • SUnruh

Posted September 11, 2001 - 04:15 AM

#6

the new issue of DirtRider says that the CR250 did NOT meet the press release, but missed it by over 2lbs. so maybe the cr450f missed it by as much or more?

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  • mikeo

Posted September 13, 2001 - 06:10 PM

#7

Missed it by 2 lbs. WOW! I wish Yamaha missed it by 2 lbs instead of 20 lbs. YZ400/426 they said 231 it is 251

  • Chiledog!

Posted September 14, 2001 - 02:44 PM

#8

Hey Motogreg, is it true the CR450 has no compression braking.? Someone told me this and I am kinda curious. :)

  • MotoGreg

Posted September 14, 2001 - 04:33 PM

#9

I haven't rode one yet but the few people I've talked to said it was like a two stroke, almost no engine braking.

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  • Douglas

Posted September 14, 2001 - 04:43 PM

#10

TransworldMX has a short writeup on the CR 450F in its web page. The weight issues (much lighter than a 426) and handling and engine questions are more or less answered in the review. Check it out or wait for a real test soon. I have not had a chance to see the Cyclenews test but I heard it was very positive and the 450F is better than expected.

  • Thumpin_426

Posted September 15, 2001 - 04:48 PM

#11

I went to a Honda dealer yesterday and found the specs from Honda on their 450. It weighs in at 226 DRY. By the time you put 2 gallons of fuel ( Approx. 15lbs ) and 1.5 Qts of oil it weighs the same as the 426!!

  • MotoGreg

Posted September 16, 2001 - 12:17 PM

#12

By the time you put 2 gallons of fuel ( Approx. 15lbs ) and 1.5 Qts of oil it weighs the same as the 426!!


So the CR get weighed with fluids and the YZ gets weighed dry? Ya, that sounds fair to me. :)

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  • Thumpin_426

Posted September 17, 2001 - 08:35 AM

#13

Yeh, 226lbs is the DRY weight. Meaning without fuel, oil and coolant. Whoever said the 450 weighed in at 235 full must have had $2000 of carbon fiber components on their bike!! There's no way!!! Also, 226lbs is the weight Honda is advertising. You know you can add a few more pounds to that.





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