Heat after heat, race after race, Honda’s CRF450R is hooking up riders like never before. If there’s ever a machine that’s given you an almost uncanny holeshot advantage, this is it. And for 2019, we’ve taken this awesome open-classer and made it even better. How? For starters, it’s even lighter. Then there’s an all-new chassis and swingarm, designed to work together for increased traction and cornering. The engine features longer head pipes for better throttle response and top-end pull. New fuel-injection settings spray twice per cycle to better atomize the fuel. And for the first time ever, there’s a special launch-control setting, so it’s easier than ever to grab the holeshot and hang on to your lead. What else is new? Plenty. The 2019 CRF450R—better than ever.