2018 HUSQVARNA FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

2018 HUSQVARNA FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

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.

Specifications:

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