Built upon a proven technical platform, the FE 450 bodywork offers rider contact points for greater control, even in the toughest of conditions. Highlighting the latest revisions, striking dark blue and electric yellow graphics, along with a metallic blue frame, create a distinctive look that underlines the constant evolution of this established enduro machine. Assembled with quality, high-performance components throughout, the FE 450 is capable of competing at the highest level thanks to the premium Michelin enduro tyres, BRAKTEC brakes and clutch, and enduro-specific WP suspension.
The FE 450 features a bodywork which clearly showcases Husqvarna Motorcycles' progressive approach to offroad motorcycles while rugged grey and electric yellow accents provide a distinctive look and stylishly adorn the Swedish inspired design. The ergonomics are specifically tailored to deliver great comfort and control. 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.
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 cylinder head mountings are made of forged aluminium, improving handling and comfort. The premium grey powder coated frame features standard frame protectors, providing extra durability.
Weighing in at only 29.2 kg, the engine in the FE450 engine is not only lightweight, but also features the latest technology available. This results in unequalled performance, ride-ability and reliability in its class. Additionally, the engine is suited specifically for enduro-type riding with an electric start, 6 speed wide ratio gearbox and an array of electronic rider aids as standard.
The WP XPLOR 48 front fork is designed specifically for enduro riding. Its open cartridge layout has a spring in each leg with split damping functions. Compression damping in the left leg and rebound damping in the right. Adjustment is via easy-to-access clickers (30 clicks) on the top of each fork leg. The standard preload adjusters allow for easier adjustment without the use of tools. The fork's mid-valve piston delivers consistent damping, while the setting allows the fork to operate higher in the stroke for exceptional rider feedback and bottoming resistance. A new oil bypass in the outer tube reduces friction for a smoother, consistent travel through the stroke and a revised cartridge joint offers added damping performance.
The WP XACT shock provides advanced damping characteristics to the range. New valve seals with reduced hardness offer improved shock feedback. The compact and lightweight shock features a pressure balance inside, ensuring consistent damping and superior rider comfort. Using the same linkage progression found in the Husqvarna Motocross range, the rear end sits low for improved control in extreme enduro conditions. The fully adjustable component delivers 300 mm rear wheel travel, as well as unrivalled traction, feeling and energy absorption.
|Design||1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine|
|Clutch||DDS wet multi-disc clutch, Braktec hydraulics|
|Primary Drive||X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"|
|Frame Design||Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel|
|Front Suspension||WP XPLOR-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||360 mm|
|Seat Height||950 mm|