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2013-10-09 14:24

HEADED FOR MOROCCO: Honda will use the 2013 Morocco Rally to work out the kinks of its new CRF450 Rally ahead of the 2014 Dakar Rally. Image: Honda

Honda has released images of its new CRF450 Rally which its Team HRC will use to conquer South America in January 2014. Check out the bike maker's 2014 Dakar Rally contender!

Honda has released images of its new CRF450 Rally to be used by Team HRC (Honda’s motorcycle works team for rally races) during the 2014 Dakar Rally in January.

MOROCCO PROVING GROUND


Team HRC returned to the Dakar Rally in January 2013 for the first time in 24 years. The team used the CRF450 Rally, based on Honda’s commercial CRF450X enduro racing model.

The new CRF450 Rally will be used by Team HRC and will be released to other rally teams as a production rally machine during 2014.

The 2013 Dakar Rally generated valuable data in key areas such as engine output, aerodynamic performance, durability and maintenance requirements, which was used as the basis for further design modifications and enhancements in the new model.

Team HRC will use the CRF450 Rally during the 2013 Morocco Rally (October 13th).

 
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