Formidable Performance from the Most Advanced 450cc Supermoto
July 2, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce the release of the MY20 FS 450 – the only OEM produced, single-cylinder competition supermoto machine available on the market.
Featuring a compact 63 hp engine combined with a lightweight frame and modern bodywork, the FS 450 delivers confidence inspiring handling and incredible overall on-track performance, continuing Husqvarna Motorcycles’ long and successful involvement in the supermoto sector.
The perfect combination of power and agility, the FS 450’s SOHC engine features electric start and gives riders a plentiful and responsive supply of power, delivered through a PANKL Racing Systems 5-speed gearbox.
Aiding the bike’s superior performance, a compact cylinder head design, which positions the engine’s camshaft closer to the bike’s centre of gravity, ensures unmatched handling and high-speed manoeuvrability. Carefully engineered levels of frame flex ensure excellent rider feedback and straight-line stability.
The FS 450’s functional bodywork delivers ergonomics that allow for superior comfort and control, ensuring increased rider performance over longer periods of time. WP XACT front forks guarantee easy adjustment and confidence inspiring front-end grip and stability, together with a WP rear shock that offers 266 mm of travel.
Enabling balanced and powerful braking, a 4-piston radially mounted Brembo calliper and pump work in conjunction with a 310 mm disc to deliver exceptional front wheel stopping performance. A single piston calliper and a 220 mm disc are mounted at the rear.
Finished with premium components, CNC machined triple clamps, Alpina wheels and Bridgestone tyres, a carbon fibre composite subframe and a Magura hydraulic clutch ensure the FS 450 delivers unrivalled, top-level supermoto performance.
MY20 FS 450 HIGHLIGHTS
=> Engine – 63 hp and only 27.3 kg
=> Frame – perfect flex characteristics, advanced rider feedback
=> Carbon composite subframe – lightweight and robust
=> Swingarm – optimal stiffness and reliability in a lightweight construction
=> WP XACT front fork – progressive and consistent damping
=> WP rear shock – 266 mm wheel travel
=> Black 16.5”/17” Alpina spoked wheels and Bridgestone slick tyres – top-level performance
=> Bodywork – distinctive looks, modern design and graphics
=> Pro Taper handlebar – class-leading function and style
=> Launch control – maximum traction for perfect starts
=> 44mm Keihin throttle body – injector positioned for optimal flow
=> Exhaust – lightweight, optimal performance
=> Integrated cooling – maximum efficiency in minimum space
=> High performance brakes – shorter stopping distance with greater control and confidence
=> Cylinder head – lightweight and compact
Husqvarna Motorcycles also offer a revamped line-up of clothing and accessories, which meet the highest standards of quality and include functional garments and dedicated technical parts designed to further enhance the performance of the new supermoto machine.
The MY20 FS 450 will be available worldwide from July 2019 onwards at all authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers. For all details on pricing and availability please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles Subsidiary or Importer.
Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.
Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.
Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH