If you've always considered second place to be the first loser, then you certainly don't want to settle for second best with your ride. You want the bike that revolutionized open-class motocross. You want a Honda CRF450R. For 2012 the mighty CRF450R boasts a bunch of improvements, all designed to keep you on top of the box. Stronger fork outer tubes and axle collars, stiffer fork springs and revised suspension settings all help to improve front-end tracking. Out back, a new shock linkage and revised shock calibration give you even more confidence over rough terrain. New footpegs are wider and longer for better support, and premium Dunlop MX51 tires provide further proof that the CRF450R doesn't scrimp on quality components. Because when fractions of a second separate winner from loser, only the best will do.