Husqvarna’s new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION is a motorcycle built to perform at the highest level. Embracing the highly successful collaboration between Rockstar Energy and Husqvarna, this exciting new model will form the basis of the official Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machine competing in the 2018 AMA Supercross ChampionshipFeatures may include:
The new SOHC cylinder head is now even more compact while being 15mm lower and 500g lighter. As a result of the more compact design, the camshaft is now closer to the centre of gravity significantly improving handling while shorter valve timing improves bottom end performance and responsiveness. The new camshaft features an improved cam surface and actuates four lightweight titanium valves.
The exhaust system is expertly designed to deliver leading performance. The header pipe features a new flow designed resonance chamber that integrates into the header pipe and also features a new joining junction allowing it to be removed without removing additional parts. The new silencer is shorter and more compact while delivering the same damping volume and noise level. The unit is crafted from lightweight aluminium and is stylishly finished off in a new coating and proudly carries the legendary Husqvarna logo.
The hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot-welded frame is expertly crafted by WP Performance Systems. Constructed to harness specifically calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex, the frame features an increase in longitudinal rigidity resulting in improved rider feedback, energy absorption and stability. The frame is finished off in a premium black powder coating with a carbon fibre reinforced engine protector and standard frame protectors guaranteeing superior protection and durability.
The composite subframe is a design unique to Husqvarna showcasing pioneering technologies and innovation. Using 70% polyamide and 30% carbon fibre, the new 2 piece subframe saves 250g weighing in at just over 1 kg. Apart from being remarkably robust, specific care is taken to deliver the perfect rigidity for optimal handling and rider comfort.
The highest level of braking performance is delivered with class-leading Brembo callipers and controls. The 260 mm floating front and 220 mm solid rear discs offer superior stopping power instilling confidence in any condition. A standard front disc protector is fitted protecting the brake disc from possible damage.
The 22 mm offset CNC machined aluminium triple clamps feature an integrated rubber damping system that reduces vibration and increases rider comfort. Due to the increased longitudinal rigidity of the main frame, the upper triple clamp is now stiffer. A 3-way handlebar adjustment is standard and allows for customisable ergonomics.
The high quality German-made Magura clutch system guarantees even wear, almost maintenance-free operation and perfect modulation in every condition. This means that play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions, as well as over time.
The FC 450 features a DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutch. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs. It integrates a damping system for better traction and durability. The billet clutch cover is 1:1 the same used by the Husqvarna Factory Racing team and delivers that unmistakable factory look while also being very lightweight and robust.