The power of the 2016 CRF450R is good, but it has an electric feel; it doesn’t hit as hard as some of the other 450s. What the motor does do well, though, is rev. On top, the CRF continues to produce usable power, revving out without signing off. The mapping selection switch—which has a slower/retarded map, aggressive map, and a standard map—works very well. Maps can be changed with the bike in gear and the clutch in, making it easy to experiment during practice. We suspect that faster riders will prefer the harder hitting aggressive map, as it helps the Honda produce more power quickly and efficiently. On slick tracks, however, or when fatigue starts to set in, the slower and standard maps might be a good choice.