Posted by Five Star Cycle on Dec 7th 2017

Remaining committed to innovative product development, Husqvarna Motorcycles have used top-level competition as its base for the development of the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION. Offering a series of major engine and chassis advances, this special motorcycle ideally matches a clean and unique design with outstanding on-track performance.

Among a series of key engine upgrades, a more compact SOHC cylinder head brings a significant reduction in the external dimensions and the overall weight of the 4-stroke power-plant. Continuing to set the standard in the 450cc class, the engine features an updated cooling system, a Pankl gearbox and a new exhaust system.

Designed with the goal of offering increased rigidity, the stiffened frame works in collaboration with a 0.5 lb (250g) lighter subframe and a stiffer upper triple clamp. A series of special parts such as a carbon fiber skid plate, a Rekluse billet clutch cover, updated ProTaper handlebars and a standard holeshot device strengthen the link to the team’s factory machines.

With redesigned bodywork taking design and functionality to a new level, the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION combines race-winning performance with unique aesthetics straight out of the showroom.

The all-new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION will be available from February 2018 solely in North America.


Engine Type: Single Cylinder 4-Stroke

Displacement: 449.9 cc

Bore/Stroke: 95 mm/63.4 mm

Starter: Electric starter / Lithium Ion 12V 2.2Ah

Transmission: 5 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44mm throttle body

Final Drive: 13:48

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-disc DDS Clutch, Magura Hydraulics

Frame: Central Double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 Steel

Subframe: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide

Front Suspension: WP AER 48 USD Fork

Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock with Linkage

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260/220 mm

Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 120/90-19”

Steering Head Angle: 26.1°

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 ± 10 mm / 58.5 in ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in

Tank Capacity: 7 l / 1.85 gal

Weight, w/o Fuel: 100.5 kg / 221.6 lbs