On Sunday morning, April 25, the 2009 Honda CRF450R race bike belonging to top national racer Chris Power was stolen from his father’s warehouse lock-up in Glenfield, Auckland.
The thieves broke in through two dead locks and set off the monitored alarm – by the time the alarm company turned up (under 10 minutes) they were gone.
“It’s a pretty unique bike and one that will hopefully be easily recognisable,” said Power.
Below is listed the main features that I doubt will be able to be changed on the bike:
18 inch rear wheel – Power says he hasn’t seen any other Honda 450 MX bikes with an 18 inch rear wheel.
Rear brake rotor is a 2008 design, not the new wave rotors expected on a 2009 CRF450.
Extra long front brake hose – to get around the headlight. Sits high, like a CRF-X model.
Rear spring is Blue – special weighted spring and the normal colour is grey.
Wheels have tyre balls (not tubes) in them, so there will be no valve, and noticeable if taken to a shop for a new tyre.
Other parts are as follows:
Black Tag Bars
Black tall risers
Black Tag bar pad
Grey Tag Grips – not wired
P3 Carbon fibre wrap around pipe guard
Acerbis hand guards – black
Forks have been slid all the way through the clamps
ASV Clutch Perch/lever
Devol radiator guards
Acerbis headlight/tail light
Roger Boyle Tall red seat
Dunlop MX52 tyres front and back
Zebra Race graphics
Brand new DID O-ring chain
Brand new JT Sprockets
“It goes really fast,” said Chris.