Husbaberg’s shocker! Their Revolutionary 2009 Engine design

Although Husaberg isn’t a major player in the USA that may all change in 2009. With the backing of KTM, Husaberg has has a totally new 450cc four-stroke engine in the works for 2009. The Jens Elmwall-designed engine uses a stacked design that runs the transmission vertically and uses a tilted cylinder (a la the old-school Harley Sprint engine) to make a very compressed engine package.

It has an electric starter (the smallest ever produced), Steel perimeter frame (using KTM technology), plastic subframe (incorporating the air box) and no-link rear suspension.

Engine: single-cylinder, four-stroke SOHC, four-valve
Displacement :448.6 cc
Bore/Stroke: 95/63.4 mm
Compression: 11.9:1
Starter: Electrical, 6 Ah
Number of gears: 6
Fuel management: Keihin EMS with EFI
Clutch: Multi disc, wet, Magura hydraulic operated
Frame: Perimeter Chrome-molly
Sub-frame: Polyethylene (plastic)
Handlebar: Tapered aluminium
Suspension: front WP USD 48, fully adjustable
Suspension: rear WP PDS 5018 DCC, fullt adjustable
Susp travel: Front 300 mm, rear 335 mm
Brakes: front/rear Two piston/ single piston, Brembo
Wheels: front/rear 1.60 x 21″; 2.15 x 18″ Excel
Tires: front/rear 90/90-21″; 140/80-18″
Steering angle: 63.5ø
Weight :112kg

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