FIRST LOOK! 2020-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION
The 2020 FC450 Rockstar Edition sets the benchmark in terms of handling, class-leading SOHC 450cc performance, reliability and weight. Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers have continued to combine feedback collected from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders with extensive testing to further improve this championship winning model.
With a focus on optimising suspension performance, the 2020-1/2 FC450 Rockstar Edition has updated WP XACT 48mm front forks, which work affably with the bike’s hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame and CNC-machined adjustable offset triple clamps. The robust, lightweight chassis also features a composite carbon fiber two-piece subframe design.
Delivering outstanding peak power with an overall weight of just 27.3 kg the motor is placed close to the bike’s centre of gravity for greatly improved maneuvrability. Highest levels of quality and durability are ensured by a CP forged box-in-box piston and a Pankl conrod. The bike also features and FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer, D.I.D DirtStar rims, ODI grips, Rekluse factory racing clutch cover, ProTaper handlebars, advanced bodywork and a high grip seat cover.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team graphics and a series of special parts such as the carbon fibre engine protector and mechanical holeshot device strengthen the link to the team’s machines and ensure the new FC450 Rockstar Edition offers race-winning performance and aesthetics straight out of the showroom.
WHAT’S NEW ON THE 2020-1/2 FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION
Delivering the latest cutting-edge technology, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers ensure the 2020-1/2 FC 450 Rockstar Edition sets the benchmark in terms of handling, power, weight and aesthetics.
CHROMOLY FRAME: The hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot-welded frame is expertly constructed with specifically calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex. The 2020-1/2 FC450 Rockstar Edition frame is finished off with a durable black powder coating. A carbon fiber-reinforced skid plate and frame protectors guarantee superior protection and durability.
COMPOSITE CARBON FIBER SUBFRAME: Showcasing advanced technologies and innovation the composite subframe is a design unique to Husqvarna Motorcycles. Using 70% polyamide and 30% carbon fiber, the two-piece subframe design is incredibly light with a total weight of just over one kilogram. Apart from being robust, specific care is taken to create the perfect rigidity for optimal handling and rider comfort.
BREMBO BRAKES: The highest level of quality is guaranteed with class-leading Brembo calipers and levers. The 260mm floating front and 220mm solid rear discs deliver superior stopping power instilling confidence in all conditions. A front disc protector is fitted as standard.
PROTAPER HANDLEBARS: ProTaper handlebars are second to none for function and style. Manufactured to exacting standards, they feature class-leading fatigue resistance and an optimized bend for comfort, while adding minimal weight.
ELECTRIC START WITH LI-ION BATTERY: Along with the benefit of an easy electric starting system, a Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery is fitted to the FC450 Rockstar Edition. The Li-Ion battery weighs approximately one kilogram less than a conventional lead battery, offering the convenience of electric starting while overall weight is being kept to a minimum.
PANKL GEARBOX: The lightweight 5-speed gearbox produced by Pankl ensures the highest level of durability and reliability. The gear lever features a design that prevents dirt build-up and keeps the lever tip in its original position even in the toughest conditions. An advanced gear sensor selects a specific engine map tailored for each gear.
MAGURA HYDRAULIC CLUTCH: The reliable, high quality, German-made clutch system guarantees even wear, near maintenance- free operation and perfect action in every condition. Clutch 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.
TRACTION CONTROL:Traction control can be selected to an on or off position from the switch. It functions by analysing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which RPM increases in the engine. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel ensuring maximum traction. This can be a distinct advantage in wet or muddy conditions.