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SML Shootout – In Depth | 2020 Honda CRF450R



Last week, the manufactures joined the SML crew out at Cahuilla Creek MX for the 2020 450cc Shootout, presented by Escondido Cycle Center. After one final day of riding and testing on each manufactures 2020 450 model, SML test riders sat down and gave us their top pick for the year, as well as their thoughts on each of the bikes. Though it may resemble last years bike, the Honda CRF450R came into 2020 with quite the list of changes and updates. With three new maps and three new forms of traction control, the combinations seem to be endless; which is what gives the 2020 Honda CRF450R the most tunable powerplant, in our opinions. Hear what SML test riders had to say about the changes for 2020 on big red!

Chase Curtis

Chase Curtis is an avid motocross and MTB rider, and he is the SML Video Editor. Completely self-taught, Chase is one of the best video editors in the sport and one of our biggest assets.

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  1. Ethan Michael September 17, 2019

    Been loving these in depth looks. It’s cool getting more detailed insight into each individual bike. The same Shootout format year after year does get a little boring after a while. Good job trying to think of creative ways to keep it fresh and interesting.