Husqvarna FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION 2024 Introducing the Husqvarna FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION 2024 FOR THE RIDE
Husqvarna FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION 2024

Husqvarna FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION 2024

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Enhanced with multiple chassis refinements to take on-track performance to an even higher level, the 2024 FC 450 Rockstar Edition sets a new standard for competition-focused motocross machinery. New engine mounts, together with a revised, lighter frame and updated suspension settings improve agility and stability to create a confidence inspiring riding experience. Ergonomics are further improved with the addition of new tank shrouds while advanced rider aids, specifically chosen Technical Accessories, and the latest race team graphics complete the build of this premium machine.


From £11,449.00

FMF Titanium Exhaust

As used by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing in AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross competition, the FMF Factory 4.1 RCT silencer is a championship-winning component. Beautifully crafted with a blue anodised titanium body and finished with a carbon fibre end cap, the silencer is considerably lighter than standard, slightly shorter to centralise mass, and delivers a notable boost to overall performance.

Factory Racing Wheel Set

Superior craftsmanship at its finest. Black anodised EXCEL Takasago rims laced to black CNC-machined hubs using high-quality spokes create an exceptionally strong pair of wheels. Not only incredibly robust, but the weight savings achieved with the Factory Wheel Set contribute to the overall handling of the FC 450 Rockstar Edition thanks to the reduction in unsprung weight.

Factory Racing Triple Clamps

Featuring a unique clamping design for perfect fork alignment and uncompromised suspension performance, the CNC-machined Factory Racing Triple Clamps are fully adjustable to offer true customisation. With a choice of two offset positions, 20 mm or 22 mm, as well as the option to install the handlebars with rubber mounts for added comfort, or without for a more precise front-end feel, a personalised set-up can easily be achieved.

Pro Taper Handlebar

Second to none when it comes to function and style, the ProTaper handlebar is lightweight and incredibly strong. The specifically selected bar bend reduces pressure points on the rider's hands with soft compound ODI lock-on grips offering additional comfort.

Tyres

Delivering best-in-class performance, the new Dunlop GEOMAX MX34 tyres feature a race proven 'block-within-a-block' design for progressive cornering and exceptional grip on a wide variety of racing surfaces.

Engine

Producing a peak power of more than 63 hp, the SOHC, 450 cc engine is the result of advanced engineering techniques and tips the scales at just 26.8 kilograms. Mass-centralisation of the key components was key during the design process, as was repositioning the engine closer to the centre of gravity for improved handling and agility. This was achieved by tilting the engine 2 degrees backwards, which resulted in the countershaft sprocket being positioned 3 mm lower. The end result is significantly improved anti-squat behaviour from the chassis for smoother acceleration on rough terrain.

WP XACT Front Suspension

 The high-performance WP XACT 48 mm split air forks feature new settings to match the revised frame and linkage, ensuring the motorcycle delivers the highest level of comfort, balance, and cornering agility. With oil and air bypasses reducing pressure peaks, in combination with a midvalve damping system, the fork provides exceptional feedback from the front wheel. A hydrostop system creates a more progressive damping force in the final 40 mm of travel for improved bottoming resistance on hard landings.

Frame

 New engine mounts and a revised frame reduces overall weight while improving flex characteristics and stability, which is particularly noticeable when braking into corners. The frame itself is expertly crafted from hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded steel and finished with a premium white powder coating for a true race team look. Constructed with specifically calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex, the chassis provides exceptional rider feedback, energy absorption, and straight-line stability. Additionally, a 2K carbon composite skid plate is fitted to protect the frame and engine from hard impacts.

Gearbox

Manufactured by Pankl Racing Systems, the five-speed gearbox is low in weight while offering incredible durability. A Quickshifter sensor fitted to the shift drum ensures smooth upshifts at all times while a low-friction coating on the shifting fork further enhances positive gear changes.

DDS Clutch

The FC 450 Rockstar Edition is equipped with a DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutch. Unique in design, the exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate, instead of traditional coil springs, with an integrated damping system for better traction and durability. Complete with a CNC-machined steel clutch basket adapted for the five-speed transmission, the single-piece component allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the engine.

Technical Details

Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 449.9 cm³
Bore 95 mm
Stroke 63.4 mm
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Clutch Wet, DDS wet multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Primary Drive 520, Non-sealed
Frame Design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
EMS Keihin EMS
Front Suspension WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
Front Brake 260 mm Disc brake
Rear Brake 220 mm Disc brake
Ground Clearance 343 mm
Seat Height 953 mm
FC450 Starting from £8,499
Victory is a clear decision Receiving multiple technical upgrades for 2023 to maintain its class-leading performance on the track, the FC 450 remains the pinnacle machine in the Husqvarna Motorcycles motocross line-up. A new engine not only produces a broad spread of controllable power, but positions the engine shaft arrangements at the ideal centre of gravity to vastly benefit manoeuvrability. Aiding this agile feel is the new chassis, which has been developed and manufactured using advanced engineering techniques to assist with repositioning the rotational masses to offer improved anti-squat behaviour for improved handling. Retaining the advanced electronics and high-quality components throughout, the FC 450 is finished with new functional bodywork adorned with white, yellow, and grey graphics, inspired by the Swedish heritage of the brand.