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Who is going to get the new CRF450X and test it out in Baja for us???? Please and Thank You

AZ7000'

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#1
I’m a diehard 450 X guy for Baja with about 600 hours on my current bike, 250 on the wife’s. I would love to go into a dealer and buy the new one but that would be not smart to buy the first (IMO) and lack of extra cash. As soon as someone jumps in make sure to keep us updated here hoping to find a used one in three years or so (dreaming).

Tank, pipe, stabilizer, n hand guards I bet would meet my needs. Lighting TBD, Baja designs, any thoughts? And a jump box, the same one I make fun of the orange n white guys using..

PAB, looking forward to seeing the first #BajaHQ prepped 2019 450X!

What does everyone think about it?
 

Honda48X

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#2
Mine is a 2014 and love it but I would also like to get the new one. It has finally come with fuel injection. Honda 99.9% of the time puts out a great bike. The fuel injection is the same as the CRF 450R has been. I just converted mine to street legal because you can’t ride on any gravel or dirt roads in the State of Washington without getting busted.
 

AZ7000'

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#4
The L? I'm hunting you down Mañana!
 
#5
I’m very interested in the new X also. Mostly the 6 speed transmission. But.....at the moment I have three X’s prepped and ready for the B1k and won’t be buying anything soon. Hopefully Joe at JCR will have the new bike dialed in very very soon. I spoke to Johnny Campbell at a WORCS race and asked him what were we to do without an X in the lineup for 18 and he said to me with a smile “who says there isn’t an X coming”. I would run a bone stock X with minor suspension work and a bigger tank and it would be plenty for Baja.
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#6
I would wait 3 more years to buy the new 450X, next bike should be the old fashion 450X (currently own the XR650R).

My prediction is that we should see a full JCR Honda effort in this years Baja 1000 or next year, or the 7x SLR Honda Team with the new model in this years Baja 1000.

Next year should be a good time to buy carburetor 450x models.


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mxben

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#7
I would wait 3 more years to buy the new 450X, next bike should be the old fashion 450X (currently own the XR650R).

My prediction is that we should see a full JCR Honda effort in this years Baja 1000 or next year, or the 7x SLR Honda Team with the new model in this years Baja 1000.

Next year should be a good time to buy carburetor 450x models.


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There are several brand new '17 for sale from dealers in so cal for around 6600 msrp. I assume that will drop even further when the new one comes out.
 

AZ7000'

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#9
There are several brand new '17 for sale from dealers in so cal for around 6600 msrp. I assume that will drop even further when the new one comes out.
Bait and switch, one place here in AZ lists $5,999, the other $6499. Both are right at $8k otd. I grabbed an 09 with 49.4 hrs on it and the original front tire and have swapped out all my good stuff from the 06.

Will soon have a vet owned, never raced, only ridden to church on sundays low hour (650hrs) for sale soon with a sweet new clutch cover, brand new OEM pegs, bars, stator, clutch, TRX valves, and new chain guide... $2500, firm ;)
 

Nessy

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#11
Does anybody worry about these bikes after the last 2 Dakar races? I know all my bike riding buddies abandoned the Honda's because of the head issues.
 

AZ7000'

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#12
Not me. But I don’t race Dakar


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DG_BTI

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#17
I have a new 2019 X. Love it. One baja 3 day and a few desert trips so far. Testing suspension, precision concepts. Have IMS tank. Just got my Scotts stabilizer kit today. Took off emissions. Waiting on JCR and SLR to develop before deciding much more. But most likely pro circuit exhaust, either vortex ecu or just jd jetting piggyback setup. Not much more to do. Bike is amazing box stock.
 

BajaboundMoto

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#18
Bike is pretty amazing.
This one had stock gearing, 13-51, and was 85mph on dirt. Taller gearing will make it super fast.
This one was set up by JCR Speed Shop and had complete exhaust, fatbars, handguards, skidplate, IMS tank w/drybrake, Seat Concepts seat, other stuff. I didn't see any emmisions junk on it so I guess that got removed. I'm not sure about the suspension, possibly was just tuned stock but was nice.
Chugs in single track nicely. Like 50mpg!
Rad bike.
 
#19
One of my good friends just raced the Mint 400 on his new 19 X. I'm going to wait a few years or at least until JCR and SLR get this bike dialed and proven until I buy one. According to a source Pro Circuit isn't going to release their exhaust for a long time while they "work around the CARB requirements". Frustrating to say the least, as I think this will be a good race bike for amateur-level guys with just exhaust and a fuel tune. I personally am too brand partial to buy anything else.
 

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