After a previous brief teaser, Husqvarna has finally released the details of their new bike on the block. The Husqvarna FC 450 appears to be a rival to the KTM 450 SF-X, matching its power exactly at 63hp.
THE FC 450 GIVES YOU MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
The designers have not only thought of the aesthetics of these bikes, but they have considered every single detail through to ensure maximum performance. Not only does the bike pull 63hp, but the careful consideration of the engine shaft arrangements means that the bike has the perfect centre of gravity to benefit handling and manoeuvrability majorly.
ABOUT THE FC 450
Much like KTM, Husqvarna has added launch control to the bike, giving ideal acceleration off the line whilst harnessing the ergonomics and traction to allow for class-leading performance.
The compact SOHC cylinder head is incredibly lightweight with a short profile camshaft, located as close to the centre of gravity as possible. This significantly improves handling and agility. The lightweight valves are actuated via a rocker arm and feature timing specifically designed to deliver precise levels of torque and throttle response.
To reduce drag and airflow deformation, Husqvarna has designed precisely positioned inlet ducts. This ensures there is no restricted airflow within the airbox and maximum filter protection. The great feature of the twin airbox is that it can easily be accessed without tools! The FC 450 also has light airbox covers that allow for a sharper throttle response for rider or track preferences.
|Displacement||449.9 cm³||Frame design||Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel|
|Design||1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine||Front suspension||WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm|
|Bore||95 mm||Rear suspension||WP XACT Monoshock with linkage|
|Stroke||63.4 mm||Suspension travel (front)||310 mm|
|Starter||Electric starter||Suspension travel (rear)||300 mm|
|Transmission||5-speed||Front brake disc diameter||260 mm|
|Clutch||Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics||Rear brake disc diameter||220 mm|
|EMS||Keihin EMS||Chain||5/8 x 1/4″|
|Steering head angle||63.9 °|
This bike was designed with ergonomics in mind. The FC 450 harnesses all the lightweight features of chromium molybdenum steel and advanced geometries. and flex characteristics to allow for unrivalled rider feedback and unparalleled straight-line stability. To finish the frame off, it is powder coated the trademark blue, and standard frame protectors are added to assist with any knocks or drops.
To assist with the handling and performance, the subframe is manufactured using carbon fibre, which is both lightweight and durable! The Husqvarna MX range features a unique composite subframe made from 30% carbon fibre, reducing overall weight and increasing performance.
With a starting price of £8449.00, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re an established track star, or a beginner looking for a bike to take you through the ranks, the Husqvarna FC 450 may be the bike you have been searching for.
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