2009 Husqvarna TE450
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– 2009 Husqvarna TE450
2009 Husqvarna TE450
TE 450 – HUSQVARNA. The new TE 450 is an exact replica of the machine on which Antoine Meo won the latest round of the World Indoor Championships at the start of the 2008 season and that he has been using to compete in the Enduro World Championship Series.
Fitted with a lighter, more manageable frame, the 450 has had the same technical modifications as all the 2009 TE models: wave type brake discs, new swing arm calibration, new Sachs shock absorber and a new look with colour coded graphics and now a more compact, lighter headlamp unit.
The engine has a new oil pressure relief valve in the lubrication circuit, new lubrication roller bearings and a new oil filter. The exhaust valves are made of steel to ensure longer life and reliability. The gearbox has been updated to offer improved gear change speed and accuracy.
Gearbox design has seen changes in terms of: gear change linkage, lever and selector mechanisms. The 450 engine has also benefited from a new timing gear chain tensioner that was introduced to improve chain tension and reduce contact pressure. Thanks to this new design, component durability has been extended.
With the whole TE range gaining an all new chassis and fuel injection for 2008, the TE450 didn’t need much changing however that hasn’t stopped Husqvarna R&D working hard to optimise the package. For 2009 the frame has been revised to save approx 1kg and to improve rider feedback, there is a new ‘race ready’ exhaust system and a number of internal engine changes aimed at improving the feel of the gear shift and general engine durability. Black Excel rims, wavy discs, revised suspension settings, new graphics, new digital dash and a new headlight shield complete the package.
Brief overview of new items on the 2009 four-stroke
TE 250 / TE 310 / TE 450 / TE 510 Enduro models:
– NEW LIGHTER, MORE RIGID FRAME
– NEW WAVE TYPE DISC BRAKES
– NEW LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE ENGINE PROTECTORS
– NEW ALUMINIUM SIDE STAND
– NEW HEADLIGHT GRILLE
– NEW DIGITAL DISPLAY
– NEW FRONT SUSPENSION SETTINGS
– NEW SACHS SHOCK ABSORBER
– BLACK ANODISED WHEELS
– NEW GRAPHICS AND COLOUR CODING
– NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM
– NEW OIL CIRCUIT PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE
– NEW LUBRICATION SYSTEM FOR ROLLER BEARINGS
– NEW GEAR CHANGE LINKAGE
– GEAR DRIVE SHAFT WITH STEEL FORKS
– NEW OIL FILTER
– NEW STEEL EXHAUST VALVES
– NEW TIMING GEAR CHAIN TENSIONER
– NEW BLOCK GASKET
– NEW 310 CC CAPACITY
Wheelbase 1495 mm
Overall length 2267 mm
Overall width 820 mm
Overall height 1285 mm
Seat height 963 mm
Min. ground clearance 300 mm
Dry weight 112 kg
Fuel tank capacity 7.2 litres
FOUR-STROKE ENDURO MODELS
The new four-stroke 250, 310, 450 and 510 Enduro models have seen significant modifications.
Husqvarna engineers concentrated on the frame to make the twin cam four-stroke even lighter and easier to handle.
To achieve this, the frame is of a completely new design with new levels of rigidity and settings for dealing with power that optimise handling and give the rider a much better feel for the bike. The frames on all the 2009 four-stroke Enduro models have been lightened by 1 kilo compared to 2008.
On the safety front, new exclusively designed Wave type brake discs improve performance under even extreme conditions. New 2009 graphics adorn the white racing number panels on the sides and the new headlamp unit that houses the smaller, lighter digital display is also white.
Still on the subject of looks, the wheels are black anodised Excel rims and the new plastic engine protectors on both sides are also black. The newly designed side stand is made of aluminium.
These modifications apply to all the Enduros but each model has had various changes made to the engine.
2009 Husqvarna TE450 Specifications
Type Single cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valve
Bore 97 mm
Stroke 60.76 mm
Displacement 449 cc
Compression ratio 12.9 : 1
Starting Electric and Kick (with automatic decompressor)
Lubrication Dry sump with 2 oil pump rotors and cartridge filter
Ignition Electronic, inductive discharge, with adjustable advance (digital control)
Spark plug type NGK CR 8EB
Spark plug gap 0.7 mm
Fuel system Electronic injection feed
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, hydraulic control
Driving disc number 8
Driven disc number 7
Type Steel single tube cradle with steel round tubes
Rear frame in light alloy
Front suspension MARZOCCHI USD telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle compression and rebound stroke adjustment
Fork leg diameter 50 mm
Fork travel 300 mm
Rear suspension SACHS Progressive Soft Damp type with single hydraulic shock absorber, spring pre-load adjustment. Compression and rebound adjustment (compression stroke – double adjustment)
Rear wheel travel 296 mm
Front brake 260 mm BREMBO fixed disc “wave” type with hydraulic control and floating caliper
Rear brake 240 mm BREMBO floating disc “wave” type with hydraulic control and floating caliper
Rim front 1.60″ x 21″, light alloy
Rim rear 2.15″ x 18″, light alloy
Tyre front 90/90-21″ MICHELIN Enduro Competition 3
Tyre rear 140/80-18″ MICHELIN Enduro Competition 3
Voltage 12 V
Head light 35/35 W
Pilot light 3 W
Tail light 5 W
Stop light 21 W
Turn signal 10 W
Warning lights 1.2 W
Battery 12 V – 6 Ah