2017 Husqvarna FS450

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2017 Husqvarna FS450
2017 Husqvarna FS450

2017 Husqvarna FS450
2017 Husqvarna FS450

2017 Husqvarna FS450
2017 Husqvarna FS450

2017 Husqvarna FS450
2017 Husqvarna FS450



2017 Husqvarna FS450 Review

2017 Husqvarna FS450 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Formidable performance…

The ground-breaking chassis is fitted with the most powerful Husqvarna 450 Supermoto engine ever developed. The 63 horsepower single-overhead-cam 450 cc power plant is designed for optimal mass-centralization within the chromoly steel frame. The functional bodywork elevates the riding experience thanks to accurately developed ergonomics that focus on instilling rider confidence, complete control and reduced fatigue

Carrying Husqvarna’s World Supermoto Championship winning pedigree into the future, the new FS 450 features updated and top-of-the-line componentry, further advances in engine management and a fresh design that stays true to Husqvarna’s heritage. Combining state of the art technology with unparalleled on-track performance the all-new FS 450 ensures supermoto racers and riders alike have the perfect machinery to achieve their goals.


 

2017 Husqvarna FS450 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

What’s new for 2017
Reaching new heights in terms of suspension technology the 2017 FS 450 is equipped with WP’s revolutionary AER 48 forks. Offering progressive and consistent damping characteristics, the new split air forks are 1.66 kg lighter than their predecessors. They also offer unprecedented ease of access for adjustment, with the necessary air pump provided as standard. The CNC-machined triple clamps allow the fork tubes to flex under load. For 2017 the upper triple clamp has a new design to perfectly match the characteristics of the new forks. A new set of aluminium engine mountings further improves suspension functionality while reducing the overall weight.

The FS 450 features a new handlebar map switch, which allows the rider to modify the engine characteristics in the blink of an eye. Optimised for easy operation, the switch allows selection between two different engine maps and also activates launch control for maximum traction at every start. Taking a big step forward the 2017 FS 450 introduces a revolutionary traction control system, which can also be engaged via the new map switch. Analysing a series of parameters the system is able to modify the amount of power delivered to the rear wheel ensuring maximum traction in all conditions.

True to the brand’s Swedish roots the bike features a minimalistic but striking design with the new model getting new graphics. Added to the low-profile, high-grip seat cover tailored to deliver superior control and comfort, the advanced ergonomics allow riders to perform at the highest level for extended periods of time.

Attention in every detail
Crafted by WP Performance Systems the hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame of the FS 450 delivers superior handling and manoeuvrability. Showcasing pioneering innovation Husqvarna continues to feature a composite subframe, made from 30% carbon fibre. As well as being incredibly strong it weighs only 1.4 kg.

Offering optimal stiffness at the least possible weight, the cast aluminium swingarm is another mark of exceptional quality. The swingarm is connected to a high performance WP DCC rear shock with specific supermoto set-up providing advanced traction and bump absorption.

A set of black 16.5”/17” Alpina spoked wheels are matched with Bridgestone’s 125/80 R420 and 165/65 R420 slick tyres for maximum grip and agility. Precisely positioned inlet ducts in the airbox prevent air deformation, ensuring maximum airflow and performance. The air filter is made by Twin Air and can be easily accessed without tools.The ODI lock-on grips come together with a unique throttle assembly offering easy free-play adjustment and the ability to alter throttle progression. Finally, the 7-litre polythene tank and the ProTaper handlebars with its new mounting clamps further ensure the 2017 Husqvarna FS 450 among the most sophisticated supermotos on the market.

Maximum performance guaranteed
Setting the benchmark in terms of performance, the new FS 450 features the most powerful 450 cc supermoto engine ever developed by Husqvarna. Designed to be smaller and faster at processing data the engine is controlled using a Keihin Engine Management System which also integrates launch control, selectable engine maps and the new traction control for 2017. Together with the gear sensor, the EMS is capable of correctly tailoring power delivery for each gear. The throttle cables are mounted directly to the Keihin 44 mm throttle body without the use of a linkage making throttle input more direct and response more immediate. Delivering the best possible performance while complying with the FIM noise limits, the FS 450’s exhaust features an integrated resonance chamber in its header pipe. An APTC slipper clutch prevents rear wheel hopping when braking hard, with the Magura hydraulic system ensuring perfect clutch modulation.

HUSQVARNA FS 450 HIGHLIGHTS

What’s new for the MY17 FS 450
All-new WP AER 48 front forks
CNC-machined upper triple clamp
New handlebar clamps
New aluminium engine mountings
Handlebar switch with selectable mappings and launch control
EMS with traction control
New Husqvarna colour trim and graphics

Overview of the FS 450 features
Most powerful Husqvarna 450 supermoto engine ever developed
Chromoly frame design, optimised for light weight and optimal torsional rigidity
Innovative, lightweight carbon composite rear subframe for optimal stiffness and design
Lightweight cast aluminium swingarm for complete control and stability
High tech EFI system and reliable electric start
Lightweight Li-Ion battery
APTC clutch for maximum control under hard braking
Premium quality Alpina Tubeless spoked wheels
Bridgestone slick tyres for amazing performance and optimal handling
Radial Brembo brake caliper for maximum stopping power
Functional bodywork with carefully designed and engineered ergonomics to fit riders of all sizes
Quality construction and reliability, for maximum efficiency and usability all season long

The new Husqvarna MY17 FS 450 will be available from July 2016 at authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers.

For North America, the new MY17 FS 450 will be available in September 2016 in limited quantities at selected Husqvarna Motorcycle Dealers.

 

 

2017 Husqvarna FS450 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Functional bodywork

Modern and functional bodywork with traditional Husqvarna blue and yellow accents mark a simplistic yet stylish Swedish design. The ergonomics are tailored to deliver greater control and comfort, enabling riders to perform at the highest level for extended periods of time. The seat has a low-profile and a high-grip cover for superior comfort and control in all conditions.

WP suspension

The WP AER 48 front fork is completely new for MY17. The 48-mm split air fork features a capsuled air spring and pressurised oil chamber for progressive and consistent damping. The new component is 1.66 kg lighter than its predecessor and is easily adjustable via a single air pressure valve for pre-load (on the left leg) and easy access clickers adjusting damping with 30 clicks (on the right leg). Additionally, the air pump needed to adjust air pressure in the fork is provided as standard. The high performance rear shock made by WP has been developed for the FS 450. Rear suspension travel is 266 mm and the shock is adjustable in rebound and high/low speed compression, guaranteeing excellent stability and world class damping.

Brakes

Exceptional stopping power guaranteed by Brembo brakes, featuring a 4-piston radially mounted calliper and pump in combination with a 310 mm disc at the front. A single piston calliper and a 220-mm disc are fitted to the rear. The perfectly placed controls allow for optimal feel and balance under extreme conditions.

Wheels and tyres

Alpina spoked wheels on the front and rear respectively, are lightweight and strong. They are complemented by Bridgestone 125/80 R420 and 165/65 R420 slick tyres for maximum grip, traction, and agility.

New map switch

Optimised for easy operation, the new map switch can change between two engine maps, activate launch control and operate a new traction control feature. With the engine at idle, launch control is engaged by switching once between the selected map and the alternative map, and then back again. When the fuel injection LED flashes, launch control is engaged. This function limits the amount of power to the rear wheel, improving traction and preventing loss of control under hard acceleration. Traction control can be selected to an on or off position from the switch and 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.

Engine management system

The Keihin EMS is designed to be smaller, lighter, and faster at processing data. It integrates launch control for perfect starts, selectable engine maps via the switch on the handlebar and traction control. Combined with the new gear sensor, power delivery is tailored for each gear.

44 mm throttle body

The MY17 features the same 44 mm Keihin throttle body as MY 16. The injector is precisely positioned to ensure the most efficient flow of fuel into the combustion chamber. 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

The FS 450 features an electric starting system which uses a compact Li-Ion battery which is 1 kg lighter than a conventional battery. The wiring harness is designed so that the rear subframe can be removed without having to remove any wiring.

Crankshaft

The inertia produced by the crankshaft is carefully calculated to deliver optimal traction and ride-ability from the powerful 450cc plant. The component is positioned to harness the rotating mass in the ideal centre of gravity resulting in lightweight and agile handling. 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 CNC machined triple clamps incorporate precisely engineered parameters that allows the fork tubes to flex under stress. This gives the rider more feeling under braking. They are designed to evenly distribute the clamping force on the fork leg, maximizing contact area for optimal sensitivity and minimum friction.

Magura hydraulic clutch

The high quality German-made 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.

APTC clutch

The APTC (Adler Power Torque Clutch) slipper clutch prevents rear wheel instability and hopping when braking hard into the apex of a turn, for maximum control and perfect supermoto-style drifting.

Powerful engine

The SOHC engine is the perfect example of the advanced engineering techniques used by Husqvarna Motorcycles. With a peak power of 63 hp and an overall weight of 27.8kg, the 450cc powerplant is not only powerful but also compact. Mass-centralisation is key in the engine design, enabling chassis engineers to benefit from greatly improved handling and manoeuvrability. Additionally, the multifunctional counter balancer shaft significantly reduces vibration while also driving the water pump and timing chain.

Compact gearbox

The lightweight 5-speed gearbox incorporates a low-friction coating on the shifting fork guaranteeing smooth and precise shifting while the gear lever features a clever design that prevents dirt build-up and keeps the lever tip in its original position ensuring perfect control. The gearbox also features an advanced gear sensor which selects specific engine maps for each gear and allows the engine to distribute the ideal power delivery.

Chromoly steel frame

The hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded frame expertly crafted by WP Performance Systems has been designed with calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex. New aluminium head stays provide more efficient engine mounting while retaining a light, compact and strong package. The frame is finished off with a premium white powder coating and standard frame protectors guaranteeing supreme protection and durability.

Carbon fibre subframe

The composite subframe is a design unique to Husqvarna motorcycles showcasing pioneering technologies and innovation. This 3 piece component is made up of 30% carbon fibre making it remarkably light (1.4 kg) and strong. Specific care has been taken to create a certain rigidity for optimal handling and rider ergonomics.

 


 

2017 Husqvarna FS450 – 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 14:45
Clutch APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS

Chassis
Frame design Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular space frame, powder-coated
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 285 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 266 mm
Front brake Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter 310 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1475 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 290 mm
Seat height 927 mm

 

 


 

2017 Husqvarna FS450 – 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 14:45
Clutch APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS

Chassis
Frame design Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular space frame, powder-coated
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 285 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 266 mm
Front brake Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter 310 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1475 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 290 mm
Seat height 927 mm


 

2017 Husqvarna FS450 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £8399 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 14:45
Clutch APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS

Chassis
Frame design Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular space frame, powder-coated
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 285 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 266 mm
Front brake Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter 310 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1475 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 290 mm
Seat height 927 mm

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