Honda has launched its CRF450 Rally model at the 2012 International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bike Fair in Cologne, Germany. The new machine will compete in 2013. From January 2013Dakar a Rally will be held. Honda competed nine times from 1981.
Honda’s New CRF450 in Dakar Rally
As a forerunner of the present Dakar Rally, the Paris-Dakar Rally. Cyril Neveu (France) rode Honda to its first conquest in 1982, the race’s fourth year, and from 1986 to 1989. Honda won four consecutive titles for the record of five conquests in nine years. Honda will compete in the upcoming Dakar Rally which is offering as world’s dangerous race, with the dream of putting the fuel efficiency and endurance technology made for its business vehicles to new challenges and in turn, use the technology use from the race in business applications.
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Honda New CRF450
The new CRF450 ready for riders to take part in Rally
The CRF450 Rally model is based on Honda’s business CRF450X enduro racing model but also features Honda’s Programmed Fuel use (PGM-FI*) electronic fuel using a system to prove fuel efficiency and durability. Honda will be trying for its first rally conquest with a model based on an honor machine.
11-time U.S. Baja 1000 champion Johnny Campbell (USA) will join the four riders. This already announces. Helder Rodrigues (Portugal), Felipe Zanol (Brazil), Sam Sunderland (United Kingdom), and Javier Pizzolito (Argentina). To complete the five-man Honda team.
The CRF450 Rally is presently Under development. That has already has gone testing in Japan. It will be a ride in its first race. At the Morocco Rally from October 14th. The five Bikers set to compete in the Dakar Rally will ride the Morocco Rally. This is mainly to collect info. To judge any problems with the vehicle. In race conditions. Don’t suggest any systematic issues.
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