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2017 Husqvarna FC450
2017 Husqvarna FC450

2017 Husqvarna FC450
2017 Husqvarna FC450



2017 Husqvarna FC450 Review

2017 Husqvarna FC450 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Muscular performance…

The flagship FC 450 offers class leading performance in a lightweight, capable package. Every aspect is designed to offer exceptional performance in conjunction with rider comfort and ergonomics making the FC 450 equally appealing to amateur and professional riders alike. Traction control, map select and WP AER 48 forks are just a few of the standard features which ensure the highest levels of performance and premium quality.


 

2017 Husqvarna FC450 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to introduce the 2017 TC and FC range of motocross models – one of the most sophisticated range of 2-stroke and 4-stroke machines on the market today. Using their global engagement in top-level racing to further improve the entire motocross line-up, together with extensive research and development Husqvarna Motorcycles’ 2017 TC 125, TC 250, FC 250, FC 350, FC 450 and TC 85 models remain true to the brand’s commitment to deliver premium motorcycles with state-of-the-art technology.

Featuring all-new WP Performance Systems AER 48 front forks, traction control, a new from the ground up TC 250 2-stroke as well as further advances in engine management and high-tech componentry throughout, Husqvarna Motorcycles offer machinery that supports riders in all situations.

2-STROKE FANS REJOICE

Considerable energy has gone into the development of the all-new Husqvarna TC 250, which together with the smaller capacity TC 85 and TC 125 machines make up the complete line-up of 2-stroke models.The 2017 TC 250 represents the continued development of the historic 250 cc 2-stroke within Husqvarna’s motocross line-up. With a significant reduction in overall weight together with improved agility it features a completely redesigned, lightweight engine that offers increased efficiency, optimised centralisation of masses as well as substantial vibration reduction. The TC 250 is now smaller, lighter and smoother. A favourite among 125 cc 2-stroke lovers, the TC 125 is designed having premium performance and quality in mind. The all-new WP AER 48 forks, the new Mikuni TMX 38 mm carburettor and the Magura hydraulic clutch all ensure the 2017 TC 125 remains one step ahead of the competition. Built for future motocross champions Husqvarna’s TC 85 receives new, stylish colours and graphics, which aesthetically bring it even closer to its larger capacity siblings.

THE FUTURE IS NOW

Introducing further engine developments, Husqvarna Motorcycles ensure all motors continue to set a higher benchmark in terms of reduced weight, design and performance, in all categories. Across the 4-stroke model range the refined Keihin engine management system is designed to process data faster, offering an all-new traction control for 2017. Analysing throttle input and sudden increases in RPM, the sensors registers any loss of grip to reduce power to the rear wheel, ensuring maximum traction. With integrated launch control for perfect starts, the EMS also features selectable engine maps via a switch on the handlebars. The Keihin 44 mm throttle body is positioned accordingly to ensure the most efficient flow into the combustion chamber. Thanks to the elimination of a throttle linkage, the response to any throttle movement is more immediate. Ideally matching the characteristics of each engine while keeping their overall weight to a minimum all exhaust systems comply with the necessary FIM noise limits for motocross racing. Header pipes on the 4-strokes feature resonance chambers for improved power delivery, with the FC 450 having its resonance chamber integrated into the header pipe. All 4-stroke models come with electric starters as standard, which are combined with lightweight and powerful Li-Ion batteries for easy and reliable starting.

REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

Built by WP Performance Systems the hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame is designed with calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex to ensure superior handling and easy manoeuvrability. To further enhance suspension functionality and improve overall chassis feeling all 4-strokes feature new, lightweight aluminium engine mounts. Developed to perfectly match the chassis characteristics are the all-new WP AER 48 front forks, featured across the new 2017 Husqvarna range. Super lightweight, easily adjustable and offering an incredible amount of feedback to the rider no matter the conditions, the WP AER 48 forks reach new heights in terms of suspension technology. Unique to Husqvarna’s models is the three-piece composite subframe made of 30% carbon fibre, which as well as being incredibly strong weighs just 1.4 kg. Attached to the frame is an innovative self-cleaning footpeg mount preventing dirt from building up in muddy conditions or when riding in deep ruts. As a result the footpegs always springs back to their original position. A high-quality clutch system made by Magura ensures near maintenance-free operation and perfect clutch engagement in every condition. The ODI lock-on grips come together with a pioneering throttle assembly with easy free-play adjustment and the ability to alter throttle progression by changing a cam. Finally the WP radiators, 7-litre polythene fuel tanks, the tool-less airbox design and the DID alloy rims with CNC machined hubs ensure that the new 2017 Husqvarna motocross line-up is among the most advanced on the market.

The new Husqvarna MY17 motocross range will be available worldwide from June 2016 at all authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers. For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles Subsidiary or Importer.

What’s New In Husqvarna MY17 Motocross Models
• New from the ground up TC 250 2-stroke model
• All-new WP AER 48 mm forks
• CNC Upper Triple Clamp
• Handlebar support
• Traction Control on the 4-stroke engines
• Map switch on the 4-stroke models
• Bodywork with new Colour Trim and Graphics
• Dunlop MX-3S Tyres
• Rear tyre FC 250 (110 instead of 100)
• Cylinder head mountings on the 4-stroke models (made of aluminium instead of steel)
• Rear brake lever (10 mm longer)
• Rear brake pads (different material)
• 38 mm Mikuni TMX carburettor on the TC 125 (previously Keihin)
* the below listed news are valid for all models – where not differently specified – except the TC 85

 

 

 

2017 Husqvarna FC450 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Powerful engine

The SOHC engine is the perfect example of the advanced engineering techniques used by Husqvarna motorcycles. The 450cc offers a peak power of 63 hp at an overall weight of just 27.8kg. Mass-centralisation is key in the engine design, enabling chassis engineers to position the engine closer to the centre of gravity for greatly improved handling and manoeuvrability.

Gearbox

The lightweight 5-speed gearbox has a low-friction coating on the shifting fork guaranteeing smooth and precise shifting. The gear lever features a design that prevents dirt build-up and keeps the lever tip in its original position in even the toughest conditions while an advanced gear sensor allows for specific engine maps tailored for each gear.

Lightweight frame

With years of experience in designing the most advanced steel frames in offroad, the engineers in Research and Development designed a chromium molybdenum steel frame that redefines every structural aspect that benefits handling, ergonomics and packaging. With carefully calculated tortional and longitudinal flex, the frame works in harmony with the suspension to offer sharp handling and superior comfort. These characteristics, matched to a lightweight and compact engine design, offer exceptional handling precision while at the same time increasing bump-absorption and feeling.

Carbon fibre subframe

The use of carbon fibre strips away weight, improving weight distribution and bringing weight closer to the centre of gravity for precise handling. The composition of the material is 30% carbon fibre and the overall 3-piece construction is remarkably light but also very strong for an overall weight of 1.4 kg. Additionally, a specific rigidity has been calculated in the component for optimal handling and rider ergonomics.

New map switch

The FC 450 features a new handlebar map switch. Optimised for easy operation, the new map switch now selects between two engine maps, operates launch control and activates a new traction control feature. Traction control works by analysing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which the RPM increases. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS will register a loss of grip and reduce the amount of power to the rear wheel ensuring maximum traction.

Engine management system

The Keihin EMS is specifically designed to be smaller, lighter and faster at processing data. It integrates launch control for perfect starts, selectable engine maps as well as traction control. Additionally, via a gear sensor, the EMS selects a power delivery tailored for each gear.

44 mm throttle body

The FC 450 features a 44 mm Keihin throttle body. The injector is positioned to ensure the most efficient flow of fuel into the combustion chamber while, in an effort to ensure optimal throttle response, the throttle cable is mounted directly without a throttle linkage providing more immediate throttle response and feeling

Electric start and Li-Ion battery

Along with the benefit of easy starting, the standard electric starting system is combined with a compact Li-Ion battery which is 1 kg lighter than a conventional battery.

Functional bodywork

Modern and functional bodywork with traditional Husqvarna blue and yellow accents mark a simplistic yet stylish Swedish design. The ergonomics have been specifically tailored to deliver high levels of comfort and control, enabling riders to perform at their peak for extended periods of time. The high grip seat cover keeps the rider positioned under hard acceleration or in slippery conditions.

New WP AER 48 suspension

The WP AER 48 is a new milestone in the development of Husqvarna motocross models. It is safe, lightweight and easy to adjust through a single air valve and supplied fork pump for pre-load and click adjusters for compression and rebound. The system is made up of a set of split-system forks consisting of an air suspension unit and a hydraulic damping unit. The new forks offer a weight reduction of 1.6 kg in comparison to conventional fork systems of MY16. The forks are extremely responsive thanks to friction-optimized surface coating on the outer and inner tube surfaces and optimally designed sealing systems.Together with the fully adjustable WP DCC rear shock, Husqvarna offers superior suspension performance, feeling and comfort.

Brakes

Class-leading Brembo callipers and controls with high quality waved GSK discs deliver superior stopping power instilling confidence in any condition. 260mm disc front and 220mm rear. New for MY17 is a rear brake lever which is 10mm longer as well as new rear brake pads that are less aggressive and provide improved modulation.

Wheels and tyres

Black high-strength alloy rims by DID are coupled to CNC machined hubs using lightweight spokes and silver anodised aluminium nipples. Fitted are new Dunlop MX 3S Motocross tyres that feature the proven “block-within-a-block” design for more progressive cornering and superior grip.

Crankshaft

The inertia produced by the crankshaft has been carefully calculated to deliver optimal traction and ride-ability from the powerful 450cc plant. Perfectly positioned, the component harnesses the rotating mass at the ideal centre of gravity resulting in a lightweight and agile handling feel. A plain big end bearing comprising of two force-fitted bearing shells ensure maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service intervals of 100 hours.

CNC machined triple clamps

The black-anodised CNC machined triple clamps feature a rubber damping system that reduces vibration, increasing comfort. Additionally, the triple clamps have been meticulously designed to evenly distribute the clamping force on the fork leg, maximizing contact area for optimal sensitivity and minimum friction. For MY17 the upper triple clamp has been re-designed to compliment the new WP AER48 front forks.

Magura hydraulic clutch

The high quality German-made Magura clutch system guarantees even wear, almost maintenance-free operation and perfect modulation in every condition. This means that 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.

DDS clutch

The FC 450 features a DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutch opposed to the CSS clutch found on the FC 250 and FC 350. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs and integrates a damping system for increased traction and durability. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the engine.

 


 

2017 Husqvarna FC450 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 449.9 cm³
Bore 95 mm
Stroke 63.4 mm
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 31:76
Secondary gear ratio 13:48
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 310 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 300 mm
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter 260 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1485 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 7 l
Weight without fuel 101.2 kg

 

 


 

2017 Husqvarna FC450 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 449.9 cm³
Bore 95 mm
Stroke 63.4 mm
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 31:76
Secondary gear ratio 13:48
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 310 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 300 mm
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter 260 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1485 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 7 l
Weight without fuel 101.2 kg


 

2017 Husqvarna FC450 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7399 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 449.9 cm³
Bore 95 mm
Stroke 63.4 mm
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 31:76
Secondary gear ratio 13:48
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 310 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 300 mm
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter 260 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1485 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 7 l
Weight without fuel 101.2 kg

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The flagship FC 450 offers class leading performance in a lightweight, capable package. Every aspect is designed to offer exceptional performance in conjunction with rider comfort and ergonomics making the FC 450 equally appealing to amateur and professional riders alike. Traction control, map select and WP AER 48 forks are just a few of the standard features which ensure the highest levels of performance and premium quality.

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