Honda to Release All-New CRF450R, CRF450RX

11 08 2016

Entire 2017 CRF competition dirt-bike lineup announced

In addition, Honda is offering a brand-new model, the CRF450RX, which is based on the 2017 CRF450R but with a number of differences that make it appropriate for closed-course off-road racing like the GNCC series. Like its motocross-focused sibling, the CRF450RX is designed for maximum agility and performance, offering owners superior power along with effortless handling—the ideal woods-racing combination.

Honda also took the opportunity to announce the remainder of its 2017 model-year CRF competition dirt bike model line, including the CRF250R and CRF150R motocross bikes and CRF450X and CRF250X off-road motorcycles.

“We’re very proud to introduce the milestone 2017 edition of Honda’s legendary CRF450R, as well as the brand-new CRF450RX,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. “Both of these models are high-performance machines that represent the epitome of dirt bike engineering. Over the years, each of the milestone CRF450R models has been eagerly anticipated, and the 2017 version is the best yet. We can’t wait to see these models being piloted at the front of the pack by our factory Team Honda HRC and Johnny Campbell Racing squads, our satellite teams, our amateur racers and our customers.”


Everything about the new-from-the-ground-up 2017 CRF450R is designed for the absolute holeshot. A new Unicam engine offers increased power and torque across the rev range, thanks in part to an ultra-direct downdraft air intake, steeper valve angle and twin exhaust system with smoother routing. The chassis boasts new geometry and packaging that results in a more concentrated, lower center of mass, helping to get the power to the ground, maximize stability and improve cornering performance. The lighter aluminum frame has a narrower cross-section and a lighter, extruded aluminum rear subframe. The motorcycle is equipped with a coil-spring 49mm Showa fork, while the rear suspension comprises a lighter swingarm assembly and a shock with a lower mounting position. Dunlop Geomax MX3S tires come standard, and the CRF450R is the first mass-produced motocross bike ever to come with a titanium fuel tank. Electric start is available as an option.

  • Colors: Red
  • Price: TBA
  • Availability: October 2016

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2017 Honda CRF450RX

As a brand-new model, Honda’s CRF450RX boasts most of the features of its motocross-directed sibling, but in a package that’s designed for closed-course off-road riding and racing. Among the features that distinguish it from the CRF450R are a smoother ignition map and standard electric start (with kick-start backup), while chassis differences include off-road-focused suspension settings, a revised cylinder-head hanger and changed wheel hubs and axles. The CRF450RX also comes with off-road-appropriate components like a larger plastic fuel tank, forged-aluminum side stand, 18 inch rear rim and Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires, making it the ultimate weapon for events like those in the GNCC series.

  • Colors: Red
  • Price: TBA
  • Availability: December 2016

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2017 Honda CRF250R

The bike that Malcolm Stewart took to the 2016 AMA Supercross 250SX East Region title returns for 2017 with a 49mm track-tuned Showa SFF-Air TAC fork and Showa shock, both of which offer a wide spectrum of adjustment and are designed to work at the highest level. With a race-proven chassis and Honda’s exclusive twin-muffler design, which efficiently centers the mass, the CRF250R is renowned for its deft handling. The high-compression 249cc Unicam engine provides an impressive spread of horsepower throughout the entire rpm range, and the bike comes with an engine-mode-select button that allows for three different power maps: Standard, Smooth and Aggressive. Custom maps can also be created with the available HRC tuning tool.

  • Colors: Red
  • Price: $7,599
  • Availability: August 2016

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2017 Honda CRF150R

The only four-stroke machine in the competition mini motocross category, the CRF150R is what a young racer needs to achieve the next level. Currently campaigned in the amateur nationals by Amsoil Honda’s Carson Mumford, the CRF150R features a powerful-but-compact Unicam engine (based on those of the CRF250R and CRF450R) and race-tuned, fully adjustable Showa suspension, packaged in a track-designed chassis, all resulting in the highest level of performance. This model is available in a standard version and the CRF150RB, which accommodates bigger riders with its larger wheels, higher seat and longer swingarm.

  • Colors: Red
  • Price
    • CRF150R: $4,990
    • CRF150RB: $5,140
  • Availability: August 2016

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2017 Honda CRF450XCRF450X
The off-road-focused X-model maintains Honda’s proven strength and durability. Since its release, the CRF450X has ruled the off-road scene with a long list of competition successes, including Team Ox Motorsports topping the 2015 Baja 1000 and Team JCR’s Ricky Brabec currently leading the 2016 NHHA series. The compact and reliable 449cc liquid-cooled four-stroke Unicam engine provides a smooth power delivery and plenty of low-end torque. Plush, works-style Showa suspension, a trail-tuned chassis and superior ergonomics enable impressive handling and feel in a variety of off-road terrain. The model also features the Honda Progressive Steering Damper, which aids cornering and helps to reduce arm fatigue, while the electric start helps ensure trouble-free starting in almost any condition.

  • Colors: Red
  • Price: $8,440
  • Availability: October 2016

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2017 Honda CRF250RCRF250X
Like the CRF450X, Honda’s CRF250X has close ties to the competition R models and carries the same reputation for durability and performance. The lightweight and compact 249cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke Unicam engine, wide-ratio five-speed transmission and push-button electric start are set up specifically for off-road riding. Plush, predictable handling from the trail-tuned Showa suspension allows the bike to tackle even the roughest off-road terrain with ease. A hit with the off-road crowd, the CRF250X also features a headlight, taillight, trip meter and 18 inch rear wheel to further enhance the off-road experience.

  • Colors: Red
  • Price: $7,410
  • Availability: October 2016

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AMSOIL Introduces New Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid

3 02 2016

AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid is specifically formulated to provide consistent clutch feel, delivering riders confidence their clutch will respond the way they want.

SUPERIOR, WI – February 3, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – New AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid delivers confident clutch feel and excellent gear protection, helping dirt bikers to ride more effectively and spend less time performing maintenance. The product is designed to improve results for racers and the riding experience for weekend trail riders.

Clutch slippage or inconsistent clutch feel can lead to slow starts out of the starting gate and ineffective riding on the trail. To solve that problem, AMSOIL introduced AMSOIL AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission FluidSynthetic Dirt Bike Oil last year. The lubricant was fine-tuned to deliver consistent clutch feel and excellent clutch protection for confidence on the track and trail. Some riders, however, prefer a dedicated dirt bike transmission fluid instead of a multi-purpose motor oil. For these riders, new AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid is also formulated to provide confident clutch feel.

  • Provides excellent wear protection for gears and clutch plates.
  • Helps reduce time and money spent on maintenance, enabling enthusiasts to spend more time riding.
  • Yields consistent clutch feel and added confidence for riders

For riders currently satisfied with using AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Oil in their dirt bike transmission, there’s no need to change anything. However, Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid is now the primary recommendation for all two-stroke bikes since two-strokes use a separate sump. Many two-stroke riders look for lubricants labeled specifically for the transmission, and this product is designed to suit their needs.

The four-stroke market segment is slightly different. The popular Honda* CRF is the only four-stroke bike that uses a separate sump, but because the owner’s manual recommends using the same oil in the engine and transmission, AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Oil remains the primary recommendation. Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid is the secondary recommendation.

For all other four-stroke bikes, AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Oil is our primary – and only – recommendation. For specific product recommendations, consult the Motorcycle Product Guide on

Use AMSOIL Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid in two- and four-stroke dirt bikes that use a separate sump, including those made by Honda, Yamaha*, Kawasaki*, Suzuki*, Husqvarna* and KTM*.

AMSOIL formulates a complete line of high-quality products that help riders maximize dirt bike performance. Visit to see them all. For specific product recommendations, consult the Motorcycle Lookup Guide at

Contact: Ed Newman


Costa Rica Unlimited has Two New Tour Options

6 03 2015

Dual Sport County Crossing & X-Treme Adventure Package

SANTA ANA, CA – March 6, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Costa Rica Unlimited, the premiere off-road dirt bike motorcycle tour company, is proud to announce the addition of two (2) new unique tour experiences; the Dual-Sport County Crossing and the X-Treme Adventure Package, both set to launch April 3, 2015.


CRU continues to offer the most popular packages; the ‘Out-N-Back’ and ‘Loop Tours’. The addition of the new tours caters to casual sightseeing riders and hard-core adventurers who crave non-stop adrenaline.  Guests ride new Yamaha WR250/WR450F’s from sea level to 10,000′, to active volcanoes, race wide open across the beach and can even spin a few laps on a private mx track.


For the growing market of Dual-Sport riders, the new Dual-Sport Country Crossing offers a mild-mannered tour crisscrossing this incredible Central America country. Riders experience stretches of fire-roads and pavement through villages to points of interest such as Arenal Volcano and Manual Antonio National Park. Guides maintain slower speeds and the emphasis is on miles covered and destinations visited.

The X-Treme Adventure Package features many of the Out-N-Back elements with hard-core single-track riding and the addition of extreme adventures. Riding days are mixed with Waterfall Repelling, Surfing, Crocodile Feeding and White Water Rafting keeping the heart pumping from arrival until departure. Experience what the worlds top riders, leading aftermarket companies and virtually every off-road magazine has seen first hand; experience off-road riding perfection, experience Costa Rica Unlimited.


If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast add Costa Rica Unlimited to your Bucket List. For pricing and details please Visit for more info, or follow CRU on Twitter (@CostaRicaUnltd), Instagram (@RideCostaRica) and Facebook.

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British Customs Prepares for “Ride Through History” to Quail Motorcycle Gathering

13 05 2014

GARDENA, CA – May 13, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – British Customs will be unveiling its latest custom Triumph at the 2014 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel Valley, California on May 17th. This annual event draws motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world and welcomes motorcycle entries of all kinds for awards considerations in a wide variety of categories.

140513 British Customs Bikes

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering celebrates the past, present and future of motorcycling, and the passion and creativity of the culture that surrounds it. In the spirit of the event, the founders of British Customs will embark on a day-long journey through history as part of a group ride from Los Angeles to Carmel on Thursday, May 15th.

140513 British Customs Ride Through History Flyer

The ride will begin at British Customs headquarters in Gardena, just blocks away from racing landmark Ascot Park Speedway. From there the group will weave its way through Southern California’s rich motorcycling history, making stops at significant locations like Deus Ex Machina in Venice, Iron and Resin in Ventura, and the Hearst Castle to name a few. Along the way the group will be joined by industry figures including representatives from Triumph Motorcycles, Motorcycle USA, AMA Pro Racer Melissa Perris, and the creators of the hit motorcycle documentary Why We Ride.

Though British Customs views each machine as a piece of art, they also believe that these bikes are meant to be ridden. Participants in the ride will make their way up the coast on a number of BC’s iconic modern classic, cruiser and sport bike builds, including the “Cafe Racer Deux” Thruxton, the “Back to Basics” Bonneville, the “Dirt Bike” Scrambler, and the Design Series Street Triple. BC’s bike builds have garnered high praise throughout the Triumph community as they demonstrate the endless possibilities when it comes to customizing one’s bike with British Customs parts.

140513 British Customs Ride Through HistoryThe “Ride Through History” will weave its way through
Southern California’s rich motorcycling history.

British Customs has also entered a number of builds for consideration at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, one of which will be unveiled at the event. Ride partners Bryan H. Carroll and James Walker, makers of the hit motorcycle documentary Why We Ride, will also be presenting the inaugural “Why We Ride Award,” which is to be given to the motorcycle that most inspires children to ride. The award will be voted on by children ages 12 and under and is aimed at laying the foundation for the next generation of riders and creators.

“Events like The Quail Motorcycle Gathering are an inspiration to all of us at British Customs,” said Jason Panther. “Seeing the creativity that is poured into every motorcycle, being immersed in such a passionate atmosphere, and the desire to create our own expressions of who we are as a company and as motorcyclists is part of what drives us to do what we do.”

140513 British Customs Steve McQueen and his TriumphSteve McQueen and his Triumph: a hallmark of Southern California motorcycle culture.
(Photo from Iron and Air)

For more information about The Quail Motorcycle Gathering including show categories, ticketing information, bike registration and more, visit their website. Be sure to follow British Customs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use #RideHistory to follow the groups progress on their ride. Learn more about British Customs and their complete lineup of parts for Triumph modern classics, cruisers and sport models by visiting


At British Customs our goal is simple: We design and innovate our products to enhance the rider’s relationship with their bike. Our products help riders make the bike their own, and give them yet another reason to ride. Our cornerstone values of performance, innovation, quality and comfort take center stage with every decision we make to deliver an uncompromising product for you, our customer. We embrace the notion that riders are driven to modify their motorcycles, whether it be for performance or aesthetics,  out of a sense of individuality.  Each modification contributes to a bike’s story, so we are constantly developing new products to ensure that every rider can create their own narrative. Motorcycles are viewed as blank canvases by their owners, and each modification is a brush stroke on their masterpiece.



Come See British Customs Bike Builds on the IMS Tour

4 12 2013

GARDENA, CA – December 4, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  British Customs is honored to be included in the Triumph Motorcycles booth at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. The manufacturer has poured some heart and soul into its display by showcasing a handful of modified builds from companies like British Customs.

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The “Vintage Vendetta” (Triumph Speedmaster) and the “Dirt Bike” (Triumph Scrambler) are just two of the latest builds from British Customs. You might recognize the “Dirt Bike” from the Barber Vintage Festival where stunt rider Ernie Vigil put it through its paces, or perhaps in the British Customs “Desert to Mountains” video. Believe it or not, both of these Triumphs started out bare-bones stock and now feature nothing more than a handful of bolt-on parts from British Customs. Some parts improve performance; others make the bikes look even better. Together they can make any bike McQueen-cool. All of them are affordable, easy to install, and are available through

Now you can see the “Vintage Vendetta” and “Dirt Bike” up close and personal in the Triumph Motorcycles booth on the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour. The Triumph display will also feature the Klock Werks Thunderbird Café Racer, Elena Myers’ AMA Pro Road Race Daytona, the Lowbrow Customs Double Vision land speed racer, the Bonneville Performance 1200cc Street Tracker and Team Empire drift bikes.

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It’s becoming more and more clear that motorcyclists want to modify their bikes and make them their own, and the Triumph display at Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is a perfect example of how the Triumph community can come together to help people achieve their unique visions. British Customs is proud to be a part of the revolution.

Stop by the Triumph Motorcycles booth at the remaining IMS stops to see the British Customs “Vintage Vendetta” and “Dirt Bike”:

Long Beach, CA

New York, NY

Novi, MI

Washington, D.C.

Minneapolis, MN

Phoenix, AZ

Chicago, IL

Seattle, WA

December 6 – 8

December 13 – 15

January 3 – 5

January 10 – 12

January 17 – 19

January 24 – 26

February 7 – 9

February 14 – 16

Learn more about the British Customs “Vintage Vendetta” and “Dirt Bike” on our website. For more information and to purchase parts from British Customs visit Follow British Customs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest product and event updates.



British Customs is America’s leading Triumph-only design and engineering firm. Founded in 2004, it builds a large array of parts and stocks the latest, hard-to-find accessories for Triumph’s cutting-edge Triples, which cover the entire lineup of supersports, roadsters, adventure bikes, cruisers and tourers.



High Performance Has a New Look: Introducing the Silver Series

2 05 2013

SANTA ANA, CA – May 2, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – As a fan of Two Brothers Racing products, you’ve come to expect high quality products with design that turns heads. Now, high performance has a new look. Introducing the all-new Silver Series, the latest state-of-the-art exhaust system from Two Brothers Racing. Featuring a carbon fiber look highlighted by a natural finished aluminum inlet and outlet, the Silver Series gives you the design, sound and performance you’ve come to expect from a Two Brothers pipe.


The new Silver Series features all the performance gains you’ve grown accustomed to with Two Brothers pipes. You’ll increase your machine’s horsepower and torque and drop significant weight after bolting one on. With the Silver Series’ new badge and clean look, it’s clear Two Brother Racing has once again upped the ante.

The new Silver Series is available for a range of bikes. Click here to see if the Silver Series is available for your ride.


130502-Two-Brothers-Racing-Silver-Series-canThe new system is also available with an aluminum finish and optional carbon fiber end cap.


About Two Brothers Racing

Two Brothers Racing has been producing championship winning products since 1985. From roots as a factory-backed AMA Superbike team to producing world-class performance exhaust systems, Two Brothers Racing knows what it takes to excel. Whether you ride a street bike, dirt bike, ATV or UTV, Two Brothers Racing produces a high-quality, performance-enhancing product to ensure your machine is operating at the Absolute Top Level™. For additional information, visit us online at

** Two Brothers Racing performance products are intended for competition use only. **



These Motorcycles Are Made Out Of Humans And Body Paint

16 10 2012

October 16, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are coming up. So what better way to promote it than to body paint dancers, yoga instructors, aerialists and circus performers, and have them contort their bodies into the shapes of motorcycles?

Advanstar Communications Powersports Group teamed up with i.d.e.a. to do just that.

“We sought to combine the art of the motorcycle with true art, thereby elevating the ads to something people would want to look at, enjoy, and share,” i.d.e.a. said of the campaign, which is set to run in 13 markets nationwide.

Speed TV personality and biker Erin Bates also undressed and painted up to ride the three bikes. A speed bike, cruiser, and dirt bike took 18, 15 and 13.5 hours to make, respectively.

If your back is sore just thinking about it, find comfort in the fact that there were two massage therapists on set at all times.

The dirt bike took 13.5 hours to make.

The cruiser took 15 hours.

And the speed bike took a whopping 18 hours.

Doesn’t that make you want a motorcycle?

SOURCE: Business Insider, Inc.


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