How Much Power Does the 2024 Honda CRF450R Make?

How Much Power Does the 2024 Honda CRF450R Make?

The CRF450R hasn’t been short on power since 2017 when Honda gave it a then-new fuel-injected liquid-cooled SOHC four-stroke 450cc single-cylinder engine with a downdraft intake design. Big Red made changes in 2021 to keep its strength but improve manageability, then tweaked it more in 2023 to further refine power delivery.

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That brings us to the 2024 Honda CRF450R, which is mechanically identical to the prior-year model. On Dirt Rider’s in-house Dynojet 250i rear-wheel dynamometer, it cranks out 51.9 hp and 34.1 lb.-ft. of torque. Although that’s the least peak horsepower of the six bikes included in our 2024 450 Motocross Shootout, it ranks second in maximum torque. Not only that, the engine is one of test riders’ favorite aspects about Big Red’s standard-model flagship motocrosser.

“The CRF450R engine is semi-free revving, and puts power down with good torque feel.” test rider Casey Casper said. “A smaller throttle body on the 2023 model was a good direction, providing more connection and crisp throttle-hand feel.”

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2024 Honda CRF450R Dyno Chart (Robert Martin/)

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2024 Honda CRF450R Engine Specs

Engine Type:
SOHC, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.

Displacement:
450cc

Bore x Stroke:
96.0 x 62.1mm

Compression Ratio:
13.5:1

Fuel Delivery:
Electronic fuel injection w/ 44mm throttle body

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