The CRF450RX is Honda’s ultimate dirt bike, including everything a rider could ever want. Or does it? Some say you shouldn’t mess with perfection, but RS Moto created a kit that turns the standard bike into the ultimate CRF450RX rally machine. Not only that, but French distributor Euroboost is selling turnkey motorcycles with RS Moto’s kit already installed. All you have to do is buy the bike and go racing.
Although the 2024 Honda CRF450RX is already available (under its original name, not as the CRF450RL as we previously reported), the CRF450RX Rally is based on the 2023 model. It takes time to design, install, and test parts, so this makes sense, at least for as long as the 2023 model is still available. The upgrade package is extensive. It replaces the stock gas tank with a pair of 9.5-liter tanks, and adds a pair of 5.5-liter tanks in the rear, for a total of 30 liters of onboard fuel capacity and two fuel pumps to manage it. The already large 260mm front rotor gets upgraded to 300mm, and the footpegs, and radiator are bigger as well.
A larger clutch cover increases oil capacity, as does an oil cooler with an additional filter. The beefy engine guard is carbon fiber to keep the weight down. A stronger billet triple clamp beefs up the handling, and a steering damper helps keep the bike pointed where you want it. A stronger chain reduces the chances of breaking in the middle of nowhere. An Arrow exhaust gives a little extra power, but there are no internal engine modifications, likely to preserve the Honda’s reliability.
The rider gets a bit of help as well. Foam grips help cushion the hands and an Alcantara seat cushions your backside for those rare times you’re sitting down. Dual LED headlights illuminate the road, trail, or open desert ahead of you, and an LED tail light makes you more visible from behind. The instrumentation tower gets a big upgrade, with an ICO Racing Rally Max G satellite trip computer, plus handlebar buttons to operate it. An F2R road book holder is included as well because low-tech navigation always works.
RS Moto sells this entire kit for $14,000, while Euroboost will sell you a CRF450RX Rally with the kit already installed, as long as you can figure out how to buy one through their website and why they call it an iPod Nano…? Several websites list a price of 25,990 Euros, which translates to about $27,983 US. That’s a whole lot more than a stock 2023 CRF450RX, which Honda will sell you for $9,899, but it’s also a race-ready machine that needs nothing more. Euroboost distributors are selling pre-built bikes in France, but we’re not sure how to get one in North America besides buying the RS Moto kit and building it yourself.