Husqvarna has announced its 2019 FS 450, a motocross bike which Husqvarna wants to be the number one factory motocross bike in the market. And in an attempt to do so, Husqvarna had provided the new FS 450 with a few updates.
Husqvarna has paid a lot of attention to make the new bike as lightweight as possible. To achieve this, Husqvarna has implemented various new parts like a new cylinder head which is almost half a kg lighter.
The engine of the 2019 FS 450 will continue to produce the same amount of power – 63 bhp – but Husqvarna says that it has revised the torque curve to better suit the updated bike. The cooling system has also been updated with a new center tube.
The suspension setup on the new FS 450 will continue to be in the hands of WP. There are the WP AER 48mm forks at the front, with a change in the settings. Similarly, the rear shock remains the same – WP DCC – but gets a new piston and updated settings.
The bodywork of the new Husqvarna has been redesigned. Also, the new bike features a blue-colored frame to keep it easily recognizable from the previous model. Talking about the frame, the rear subframe has been changed to shed a half a pound. Also, the chassis has been made more rigid to aid the bike in tackling all the beatings of the motocross world without any hiccups.
Other touch-ups that you’d spot on the new Husqvarna FS 450 include 5mm longer chain adjustment slot, ProTaper handlebar with a new bend, 7-liter fuel tank with new fuel line routing, New throttle cable routing for easier maintenance, flow-designed resonance chamber & more compact silencer. All these changes have made the bike lighter. Husqvarna says that the FS 450 weighs 102.9 kg without fuel.