Instead of taking the usual approach to improving stopping
power by swapping the standard brake rotor for an oversized
unit, Wiseco went whole hog on the front brake. A 270mm
Galfer Wave rotor, along with a Ride Engineering steel-braided brake line and larger front brake caliper, pushed the
brake system into the $600 range. The combination created
excellent modulation, but it lacked the lock-up stopping
power of a KTM system.
Is a bike like the Wiseco CRF450 a sound investment for you? If you have deep pockets, race professionally, want to guarantee
that you’ll get the holeshot or desire a Honda that is most certainly going to be the fastest bike on the track, then look no
further. It’s a monster of a bike, plain and simple.
CRF450 transformed from a bottom feeder into a bike fit for the National starting line. It was that good and well worth the money. For more information, please visit www.wiseco.com and www.c4mxracing.com. ;
We’ve had good luck with Ride Engineering’s triple-clamp
offset options. The Wiseco CRF450 was equipped with 20mm
stock offset clamps. Though the clamps didn’t change the
handling characteristics, the eight-bolt bar mounts were a
nice touch. They kept the Renthal handlebars from getting
tweaked after a crash. It’s worth mentioning that the Ride
clamps still allow the rider to use the standard damper.