>Honda is back, and we couldn’t be happier. With the 2017 Honda CRF450R motocross bike and
the CRF450RX off-road competition
bike, Honda is back in the game in
both segments. It’s like the company
suddenly woke up and realized that the
dirt bike world had moved on. It was
time to act.
Honda has been overdue for a big
change in its dirt offerings for some
time, and part of the blame for the late
release of the 2017 models falls on
the April 16 earthquake in Kumamoto,
Japan, which damaged the factory.
Much of the development was delayed,
although Honda reports that production
is back up to speed and that both bikes
will be in dealers in October.
Honda comes back to life