FIRST LOOK! 2020-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

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.
WP XACT FRONT FORK:The updated WP XACT 48mm split air forks feature extended oil and air bypasses to improve comfort by reducing pressure peaks. Damping is easily adjusted via the single air pressure valve for pre-load (on the left leg), using the supplied fork pump. Compression and rebound fine-tuning are handled with tool-free easy access clickers with 30 clicks (on the right leg). Standard on the 2020-1/2 FC450 Rockstar Edition, a mechanical holeshot device compresses the front forks and minimizes front wheel lift off the start.

CNC-MACHINED TRIPLE CLAMPS: Made from high-grade aluminum, the CNC-machined triple clamps feature optimally tuned steering stem stiffness, perfect alignment of the fork tubes and precise geometry of the fork clamps to ensure highly responsive and smooth fork action. Maximum gains in handling are provided by simple offset adjustment of 20mm or 22mm.

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.

FMF RACING FACTORY 4.1 SILENCER: The Factory 4.1 RCT silencer features a blue anodised titanium body with a carbon end cap. In addition, it offers a shorter overall length that is less susceptible to damage and moves the muffler closer to the engine to centralize mass. The Factory 4.1 RCT is constructed from only aerospace grade materials that meet exacting specifications.

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.

FACTORY WHEEL SET: Black high-strength anodised rims by D.I.D are mounted to high quality blue CNC-machined hubs using lightweight spokes and blue anodised aluminium nipples to offer maximum weight savings and optimised handling and stability in the most extreme motocross conditions.

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.

MAP SWITCH & LAUNCH CONTROL: Optimized for easy operation the map switch offers the possibility to change between two different engine maps and activates launch control. With the engine at idle, launch control is engaged by pressing both TC and MAP buttons simultaneously for about two seconds. The LED lamp will blink continuously meaning the system is active. This function limits the amount of power to the rear wheel, improving traction and preventing loss of control under hard acceleration.

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.

450cc ENGINE: The SOHC engine is the perfect example of the advanced engineering techniques used by Husqvarna Motorcycles. It delivers amazing peak power with an overall weight of just 27.3 kg. Mass centralization is key in the engine design, enabling chassis engineers to position the engine closer to the center of gravity for greatly improved handling and maneuvrability. The 2020-1/2 FC450 Rockstar Edition features a CP forged box-in-box piston and a Pankl connecting rod ensuring the highest levels of quality and durability.

BODYWORK: Advanced bodywork provides unparalleled comfort and control, enabling riders to perform at the highest level, while the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team graphics provide the new 2020-1/2 FC450 Rockstar Edition with race-winning aesthetics straight out of the showroom.

 

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