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This tiny adjustable steering damper belongs to the 2011 Honda CRF450R and 250R. Isn't it cute? It's not new, debuting on the 2008 models, but like the rest of the 2011 MX bikes, it's been slightly upgraded, in this case growing its piston size from 20 to 24mm for better control. On off-road bikes like these, steering dampers help keep the bike tracking straight over ruts and while landing jumps and are said to reduce fatigue as they drop the amount of effort exerted by a rider's arms. Attaching the headstock to the bottom clamp, Honda's damper occupies space behind the number board that wasn't previously occupied. 

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