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Honda 450L

Post by bowber » Wed May 23, 2018 5:09 pm

Very tempting, hope it comes to the UK.

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Re: Honda 450L

Post by Toe » Wed May 23, 2018 5:11 pm

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/2019- ... announced/
131kg/289lbs wet and £7800 ($10,399) according to the article.

Will be interesting to see if it kickstarts the 450 dual sport market.
Here's to hoping!
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Re: Honda 450L

Post by Nico-D » Wed May 23, 2018 5:48 pm

Great stuff, about time too.... :D

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Re: Honda 450L

Post by AlanHolt » Wed May 23, 2018 5:57 pm

I'm trying really hard to understand the hype around this bike. Isn't it just a newer wr or klr, or a 'soft' 450exc? Enlighten me guys

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Re: Honda 450L

Post by bowber » Wed May 23, 2018 6:22 pm

It's a 450 trail bike Alan, ie you'll be able to cover long distance and not bother about oil changes, stronger subframe etc, decent lights, etc etc.

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Re: Honda 450L

Post by P4ulie » Wed May 23, 2018 6:37 pm

AlanHolt wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 5:57 pm
I'm trying really hard to understand the hype around this bike. Isn't it just a newer wr or klr, or a 'soft' 450exc? Enlighten me guys
I've found the 250 version an excellent day in day out commuter, an extra 20bhp would make it perfect. It's not for some of you guys but my biggest priority on my main means of transport is reliability, I have a CCM for constant maintenance :?

All I want to be doing is putting fuel in it, occasionally oil, with the odd chain adjustment every couple of weeks
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Re: Honda 450L

Post by chunky butt » Wed May 23, 2018 6:38 pm

Reckon that'll be really popular.....big distance trail bike, long as its priced right ;)

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Re: Honda 450L

Post by daveuprite » Wed May 23, 2018 7:06 pm

That could be just the ticket. It's taken a long time for the majors to hear our call for an up-to-date DRZ400. Perhaps this is it. Even better if it's based on the enduro/mx bike frame/suspension. What so many off-roaders want is a bike that handles really nicely off-road, weighs as little as possible but can also carry luggage and requires less maintenance than the enduro bikes. A beefed up, more aggressive CRF250L with 20bhp more but the same long distance characteristics would be perfect.

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Re: Honda 450L

Post by Brenhden » Wed May 23, 2018 8:21 pm

chunky butt wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Reckon that'll be really popular.....big distance trail bike, long as its priced right ;)
Yeah it looks perfect on paper. I'd guess it will cost a lot more than the 250.
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Re: Honda 450L

Post by pinball1008 » Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 pm

Initially it looks good, but it's still oil and filter every 600 miles or so and less than a 2 gallon tank. Damn!
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