2021 Husqvarna FX450 : CLASS-LEADING.
Introducing the 2021 Husqvarna FX450…
The pinnacle of Husqvarna offroad competition, the FX 450 uses advanced engineering techniques to not only draw 63 hp from the 450cc motor, but also position the engine closer to the centre of gravity to vastly improve handling and manoeuvrability. The addition of launch control means perfect acceleration off the line, while class-leading ergonomics and traction control keep the rider in full control.
2021 Husqvarna FX450 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the new MY21 motocross range, highlighting nine true-performance minibikes and full-sized motorcycles, in addition to three cross-country machines that all deliver superior riding experiences. Featuring the latest technological advancements, all machines ensure uncompromised power-to-weight, leading ergonomics and aesthetics.
For 2021 Husqvarna Motorcycles has focused on further improving suspension performance and handling by adding new hardware to the WP XACT forks with AER technology including a new mid-valve damping system for increased rider comfort on landings, as well as reducing pressure peaks for consistent damping performance. Additionally, new low-friction linkage seals offer refined suspension response on the WP XACT shock.
Delivering minimal weight, ease of handling and the highest levels of performance, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ TC and TXi lineup features the latest 2-stroke technology with class-leading power and unrivaled attention-to-detail. Advanced ergonomics and modern bodywork combine to ensure all TC and TXi machines offer superior on-track comfort and control in all riding conditions.
Engineered to keep ahead of the field, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ 4-stroke models feature compact and modern engines with internal shaft arrangements at the ideal center of gravity to notably benefit handling and maneuverability. At the top of the range, the powerful and smooth FC 450 engine has been enhanced with several new internal pieces as well as revised mapping to keep it running at the front of the pack. Modern electronics and launch control throughout the lineup ensure perfect acceleration. Accompanying the launch of the 2021 motocross range is the new Husqvarna Motorcycles app and Connectivity Unit, coming to the Technical Accessories lineup this summer. The app enables riders to adjust their FC’s engine mapping and gives recommendations for the optimum suspension setting. Additionally, it allows for precise customization and personalization, while improving overall rideability.
The latest motocross and cross-country lineup features all-new Swedish inspired graphics, giving Husqvarna Motorcycles’ latest TC/FC and TX/FX models a fresh and vibrant ‘three-color’ look.
- New Technical Accessory Husqvarna Motorcycles app and Connectivity Unit allows adjustment to engine mappings and gives suspension set-up recommendations on all FC models
- New mid-valve damping system WP XACT forks with AER technology
- New 10 mm shorter fork cartridges and outer tubes (TC/FC)
- The WP XACT shock features new low-friction linkage seals
- New seat cover texture
- Striking new electric yellow and dark blue graphics
- Progressive bodywork for optimal ergonomics
- Chromium-molybdenum steel frame featuring precisely engineered flex characteristics
- Innovative 2-piece composite subframe design
- Interchangeable airbox cover on FC models for optimized airflow
- CNC-machined triple clamps
- MAGURA hydraulic clutch system offering perfect action in every condition
- Brembo brake system and high-performance discs combining superior stopping power with great control and confidence (FC/TC)
- MAGURA brake system is specifically tailored for cross-country riding and delivers a sensitive and modulated feel (FX/TX)
- Traction and launch control with advanced settings (4-strokes)
- Electric starter for easy starting when time is critical
- Lightweight Li-ion 2.0 Ah battery
- ProTaper handlebar
- Progressive throttle mechanism and ODI grips allow for adjustable throttle progression and easy grip mounting
- Laser engraved D.I.D. wheels
- 21” front and 18” rear wheels (TX/FX)
- Gearboxes produced by Pankl Racing Systems
2021 Husqvarna FX450 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The SOHC engine is the perfect example of the advanced engineering techniques used by Husqvarna motorcycles offering class-leading HP at an overall weight of just 61.3 pounds. Mass-centralization is key in the engine design, enabling chassis engineers to position the engine closer to the center of gravity for optimal handling and maneuverability.
A lightweight 5-speed gearbox produced by PANKL Racing Systems ensures the highest level of durability and reliability. The gear lever also features a unique design that prevents dirt build-up and keeps the lever tip in its original position, even in the toughest conditions, while an advanced gear sensor selects the ideal engine map for each gear.
The chromium molybdenum steel frame is expertly crafted using laser-cut, robot-welded, hydro-formed tubes, ensuring the highest level of precision and quality. The specifically crafted geometry utilises advanced longitudinal and torsional flex characteristics, for unparalleled rider feedback, energy absorption and exceptional straight-line stability. The frame is finished off in a premium blue powder coating with standard frame protectors for superior protection and durability.
COMPOSITE CARBON FIBRE SUBFRAME
The carbon composite subframe is unique to Husqvarna Motorcycles and showcases advanced production technology and innovation. Using 70% polyamide and 30% carbon fibre, the 2-piece subframe has a total weight of just over 1 kg. With the help of computational dynamics, specific rigidity was engineered into the light and robust subframe, delivering outstanding handling and rider comfort.
The crankshaft is specifically positioned to harness the rotating mass in the ideal centre of gravity resulting in a lightweight and agile handling feel. As such, the inertia produced by the crankshaft is carefully calculated to deliver optimal traction and rideability from the powerful 450cc plant. 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 22 mm offset CNC-machined triple clamps feature an integrated rubber damping system that reduces vibration and increases rider comfort. The triple clamp works in harmony with the front forks, offering superior handling and stability. Additionally, the front number board integrates a triple clamp roost protector.
MAGURA HYDRAULIC CLUTCH
The reliable, high quality, German-made clutch system guarantees even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect modulation in every condition. Meaning that play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and function of the clutch remain identical in hot or cold conditions, as well as over time.
The FX 450 features a Dampened Diaphragm Steel clutch, which includes a single-diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs. It integrates a damping system for better 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.
Clean, Swedish-inspired design and ergonomics are tailored to deliver exceptional comfort and control, enabling riders to perform at the highest level for extended periods of time. As a result of extensive testing, the slim contact points make shifting between riding positions easier and allow the rider to flow with movement. The flat seat profile, together with the seat cover texture, deliver superior comfort and control in all conditions.
WP XACT FRONT FORK
The 48 mm split air fork features a capsulated air spring and pressurized oil chamber for progressive and consistent damping. Pressure peaks were reduced through extended oil and air bypasses. In combination with a new midvalve damping system, the fork provides exceptional feedback and rider comfort. The setting is easily adjusted via the single air pressure pre-load valve, as well as through easy access click adjusters for compression and rebound. Additionally, the air pump needed to adjust the fork’s air pressure is provided as standard.
WP XACT REAR SHOCK
With updated settings, the WP XACT rear shock provides advanced damping characteristics for unsurpassed traction and energy absorption. A pressure balance inside the shock ensures consistent damping, resulting in superior rider comfort and feeling. The fully adjustable component delivers 300 mm rear wheel travel, as well as unrivalled traction, feeling and energy absorption.
WHEELS AND TYRES
Made from high-strength alloy rims by D.I.D and featuring CNC-machined hubs, the wheels of the FX 450 are fitted with DUNLOP GEOMAX tyres with proven design for progressive cornering and superior grip on a variety of terrain.
Designed for easy, one-finger operation, the map switch is standard on the FX 450 and serves multiple functions. It allows the riders to easily select between 2 engine maps, activate the launch control or toggle the traction control feature.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The KEIHIN EMS is designed to be small, lightweight and fast at processing data. It integrates launch control for perfect starts, selectable engine maps via the switch on the handlebar as well as traction control.
44 MM THROTTLE BODY
The FX 450 features a 44mm Keihin throttle body. The injector is positioned to ensure the most efficient flow into the combustion chamber while 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 an easy electric starting system, a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery is fitted to the FX 450. The Li-Ion battery weighs approx. 1 kg less than a conventional lead battery meaning the convenience of electric starting is delivered while keeping overall weight to a minimum.
2021 Husqvarna FX450 – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $12299 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
- Transmission 5-speed
- Starter Electric starter
- Stroke 63.4 mm
- Bore 95 mm
- Clutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
- Displacement 449.9 cm³
- EMS Keihin EMS
- Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
- Weight (without fuel) 101.3 kg
- Tank capacity (approx.) 8.5 l
- Front brake disc diameter 260 mm
- Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
- Front brake Disc brake
- Rear brake Disc brake
- Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
- Frame design Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
- Front suspension WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
- Ground clearance 370 mm
- Rear suspension WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
- Seat height 950 mm
- Steering head angle 63.9 °
- Suspension travel (front) 310 mm
- Suspension travel (rear) 300 mm