Factory HRC Honda 450

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11/18/2018 8:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/18/2018 8:37 AM

I found this on the Honda stand at the Motorcycle Live show in the UK today. It was in amongst all the road bikes being largely ignored. Seems to be on of Tim Gajser's full factory bikes. As you don't normally get to see one that close I took some pictures so you can see all the exotic factory parts on it-

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11/18/2018 8:54 AM

Sweet! Saw one up close at the Swiss MXGP. The attention to detail is unreal. Even the stupid radiators are a piece of art.

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11/18/2018 9:03 AM

#434 wrote:

Sweet! Saw one up close at the Swiss MXGP. The attention to detail is unreal. Even the stupid radiators are a piece of art.

World class attention to detail till you get to the forks and they are cruedly wraped in a carbon fiber sticker??‍♂️

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11/18/2018 9:13 AM

Those carbon fork guards are a work of art

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11/18/2018 10:22 AM

Thanks for taking the time. Very cool.

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11/18/2018 10:33 AM

Bike is a Stud ! Thanks for the pics.

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11/18/2018 12:22 PM

Drool worthy...

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11/18/2018 12:30 PM

Great close ups, I could look at this all day long.

Ive wondered before why the factories spend thousands and thousands on super light-weight titanium fasteners along with other special metals, all in the name of dropping weight, but then use the supersprox sprocket with the steel outer-ring.
It doesn't make any sense- supersprox make some perfectly good aluminium sprockets and they could have a new one for each moto almost, not that Id believe they would tear up a new aluminium sprocket in one moto anyway.
Like I say, not much sense in spending thousands to drop weight, only to use the heavier than necessary option elsewhere.

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11/18/2018 12:38 PM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

Great close ups, I could look at this all day long.

Ive wondered before why the factories spend thousands and thousands on ...more

It‘s an aluminium sprocket, just painted to look like a supersprox.

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11/18/2018 12:43 PM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

Great close ups, I could look at this all day long.

Ive wondered before why the factories spend thousands and thousands on ...more

That is actually a "painted" full alu sprocket, it only looks like the alu sprocket with the steel ring. The teams that are sponsored by Superprox gets those.

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11/18/2018 12:52 PM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

Great close ups, I could look at this all day long.

Ive wondered before why the factories spend thousands and thousands on ...more

Motofinne wrote:

That is actually a "painted" full alu sprocket, it only looks like the alu sprocket with the steel ring. The teams that are ...more

Interesting! Thanks guys.

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11/18/2018 1:31 PM

Great shots Fraser! I wonder how much money is spent on parts for factory bikes that never makes it onto production machines later on.

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