Motorcycle News (UK) - - First Ride -


The only thing not to like about this bike is the price. At £9469 it’s £1470 more than the MX model and only £3k less than Honda’s 1000cc Africa Twin Ad­ven­ture Sport. And that’s a shame be­cause in a mar­ket where firms con­stantly try to out­gun each other in terms of bhp, the CRF450L makes for a re­fresh­ing change.

Easy to live with, ex­cep­tion­ally quiet and more ca­pa­ble than the spec sheet sug­gests, it fits the bill as a weekly trail ride tool or a long-dis­tance ad­ven­turer.

As an all-round pack­age it fills a niche and is very ca­pa­ble even on the road thanks to its high sixth gear.

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