The new CRF450 Rally was designed specifically to compete in the major rally races around the globe?with a focus on the Dakar Rally in January 2014.
Honda plans to race the bike in select rallys leading up to Dakar, starting with the Morocco Rally on October 13, using the same combination of five riders and motorcycles as for the 2014 Dakar Rally.
It is expected that racing the bike in Morocco will provide useful information for further improvements.
Honda and HRC’s made their first return to the the Dakar Rally in 24 years at last year’s event with a prototype machine based on the Honda CRF450X. What they learned last year in the areas of engine power, aerodynamic performance, durability and maintenance requirements was used as a basis to build the all-new, 2014, fuel-injected CRF450 Rally.
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