Mike Stevens | Oct 1, 2009

HONDA'S HERO CRF450R off-road racing bike, updated for the 2010 model year, is now available at Honda motorcycle dealers around Australia.

The CRF450R has come in for a number of small but significant tweaks to both the engine and suspension systems, aimed at enhancing balance and control.

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According to Honda, new ECU programming and fuel injection settings bring improved off-on throttle response when exiting corners.

A new engine auto decompressor system has been designed to enable easier kick starting, and a new front fork oil seal and oil valving setup improves overall feel.

A redesigned piston and compression adjuster features in the rear damper, which Honda promises will bring a smoother ride and stronger acceleration over rugged terrain.

Minor tweaks have been made to the air filter attachment tabs, providing more secure installation. Likewise, a new connecting system for the HRC fuel injection setting tool eliminates the need to remove the fuel tank.

The 2010 Honda CRF450R is available now, priced at $11,990 (Manufacturer's List Price. Contact dealer for a quote).

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