MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION
Suffice it to say that there is nothing especially unique about this year’s run of 2021-1/2 Husqvarna FC450 Rockstar Editions, save for its black and yellow motif, sprinkling of orange anodized Power Parts components and some added bling. However, it’s most groundbreaking addition is the Connectivity Unit, which allows the engine’s power characteristics to be changed on your smart phone via a Bluetooth connection to a booster ECU under the handlebar pad (which explains why it is so large). Along with the coolness of any limited edition model comes the value added by the bolt-on accessories. Doing the math, the value added by the 14 add-ons to the Rockstar Edition is approximately $3300 on the open market. The big money goes to the Factory wheels ($925), Factory split triple clamps ($624), slip-on mufflers ($650) and Connectivity Unit ($250. No matter how you slice it, the Rockstar Editions is a good buy for a rider looking for an exotic one-and-done race bike.