Huqvarna FS 450 Supermoto is based on the FC 450 motocross bike. It has the 450 cc engine which develops 60 horsepower.
In fact, Husqvarna FS 450 is not such a new bike. It is a kind of KTM 450 SMR wearing the Husqvarna name and color scheme.
The compact SOHC engine has four titanium valves, only 32 grams each and lightweight and rigid rocker arms. The maximum power of 60 hp is available at 11.500 rpm. The FS 450 has a supermoto 5-speed gearbox and light clutch action, according to Husqvarna official informations.
Husqvarna also says that the APTC slipper clutch by Adler is designed to prevent rear wheel instability and hopping when breaking hard in a turn. This should ensure proper supermoto drifts.
The front suspension is a 48 mm WP closed cartridge fork with a 280 mm travel and supermoto-specific settings. Of course it is fully adjustable in rebound and compression. The rear shock, also from WP, is designed for supermoto and has 292 mm travel.
The frame is made of chrome molyebdenum steel tubing is the same featured on the FC 459.
Husqvarna FS 450 weights 110.5 kg. It will be available in Europe in October – 9.895 euros (12.810$). Husqvarna did’t say if the motorcycle will also be available in the U.S.