With the season-opening round of the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championships a little over a week away, all the factory teams are prepping for round one at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA, on May 24th. But Team Honda Muscle Milk has taken it one step farther, with race technician Brent Presnell offering up a closer examination of rider Trey Canard’s race machine. Take a look at how Presnell tears down and builds Canard's Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R in less than three minutes.
“My 2014 CRF450R is unbelievable,” said Canard on the team’s website. “It is nice to go to a track and look at it, and have complete belief that your motorcycle is going to be able to do what you need it to do. When you know your bike is going to handle the way you want in the whoops or corners, it really makes riding that much more fun.”
The 2014 racing season is Canard’s fourth with American Honda and he is headed into the upcoming Motocross season after finishing fourth overall in the series last year. Along the way, the number 41 rider visited the podium three times in 2013 and picked up four more top-five finishes.
Unfortunately, Canard missed most of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season that just ended because he was recuperating from a broken arm. Even so, he still managed to pick up two top-five finishes and two top-10 results after coming back and racing the final five rounds.
The Oklahoma native is a former AMA Pro 250 Motocross champion and AMA Supercross 250 East champion. He is also no stranger to injury. Canard returned to competition last year after a catastrophic crash in 2012 resulted in a nearly career-ending spinal cord injury. Despite the challenges, Canard took the time necessary for full recovery and returned to racing Supercross in 2013. He finished on the podium three times that year and wound up sixth overall.