MXGP 2022: HRC Factory Racing CRF450R

2022-06-01 0 By

At the end of January, HRC unveiled a new design for their factory team for the FIM MXGP World Cross Country Championship 2022 season, as well as a new version of the MXGP class factory car 2022'CRF450R.The HRC factory team has retained the same driver mix as last year: Tim Gajser from Slovenia, who drives car 243, is the dominant driver in the team;The other driver was Mitch Evans of Australia in car 43.The HRC factory team returned to MXGP in 2014, using the factory car and base car from the commercially available off-road racer CRF450R.The CRF450R is Honda’s base machine for Dakar Rally and FIM Enduro endurance cross-country races. Factory cars such as CRF450 Rally and CRF450X/RX are all based on the CRF450R.MXGP Factory racing spec 2022'The CRF450R is powered by a water-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder SOHC four-valve (UNI-CAM) engine with a capacity of 449 cc. Peak power output figures for the CRF450R are not disclosed, but it is generally estimated to be in the 70 HP + range.In contrast to the standard commercially available CRF450R, the factory racing version features a specially coated Showa racing-class front fork, Hinson’s reinforced clutch, HRC’s factory racing-specific cylinder head and camshaft, and Yoshimura USA’s special exhaust pipe.Bolts made of titanium alloy, and a large number of custom components designed to improve performance.MXGP 2022: HRC Factory Team 2021 World Cross Country Championships: HRC Factory Car CRF450RWHRC 2020 World Cross Country Championships Factory car CRF450RW