Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Flower Mound, TX
CRF450X Supermoto - My Next Bike?
I've been looking for a solid street legal Supermoto for a while now, and haven't really found anything that I really thought met all my needs. But now I think I've found it!
The DRZ is just a little bit too slow and I don't love the styling.
The WR250X looks and rides awesome, but it is very underpowered.
Could easily supermoto my CRF230, but not worth the money considering it's slower than the WR.
The KTM's are the shit, but are expensive and still require the factory baja kit (and dealer support is more limited).
The Aprilia SXV's are awesome, but I've heard a lot of people talk about motor problems and reliability issues (I want the opposite!). Plus, they're expensive and heavier than a true supermoto should be.
So....I'm looking at the Honda CRF450X. It comes factory with a headlight, electric start and a kickstand. Theree things that I really do like having in a streetbike. I know that the motor won't have the same power as a CRF450R, but it's got to be a lot better than the DRZ or WR. It comes with dual-purpose tires, but I'd replace them with proper motard tires, adjust the suspension, change up some plastics and be good.
Has anyone ever ridden one? Just wondering what folks think of them, as I'm a Honda guy at heart and am thinking that this might be the next bike to add to the collection.
Within a few months, I'll have my 954, CRF230F, CRF250R and hopefully this CRF450X. Then my garage would finally be looking right!
Last edited by stephen4785; 11-16-2010 at 11:30 PM.