Husky’s Hooligan

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The latest track-ready Husqvarna FS450 promises plenty of thrills

Husqvarna FS450
Husqvarna FS450

Following on from the big reveal of its latest batch of its MX and Enduro machines, Husqvarna’s got us hot under the collar with the release of its new FS450 supermoto machine.

It’s not road-legal, but if you’re in the market for a new track weapon that’ll be heaps of fun, then it could be well worth a look. 

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Sadly, Husky hasn’t released figures for power and torque, but considering it’s powered by a 449.9cc four-stroke single cylinder engine and tips the scales at just 107.6kg (without fuel), expect it to be a punchy little number that gets pulses racing in a seriously fun way.

It gets a 7.2-litre fuel tank; 16.5-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked Alpina wheels which come shod with some sorted Metzeler Racetec SM K1 tyres; while stopping is looked after by a set of Brembo brakes (with a four-piston radially-mounted caliper and 310mm disc up front, and a single piston caliper and 220mm disc at the rear).

Suspension is looked after by WP 48mm XACT forks; an XACT monoshock with 266mm of travel (and plenty of adjustment); and there’s a good suite of electronics to play with, too, including a range of throttle maps, launch control, traction control, and a quickshifter. Oh – and Husky reckons its new one-piece seat will provide extra grip, making it less likely for you to slip back as you’re giving it the beans.

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We bet it’s a hoot to ride, and although £11,249 is a lot of cash to splash on this sort of bike, there’s no doubt it’s a seriously capable bit of kit.

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