Husqvarna Motorcycle has announced the FS 450 supermoto racer. The official press release follows: Designed and developed to offer outstanding supermoto performance, the FS 450 is expertly crafted with the latest technology and competition-focused components to create a highly capable circuit racing machine. Finished with new bodywork and improved ergonomics for 2023, the FS 450 is complete with striking white and grey graphics for a distinctive look.
Powered by a new 450cc SOHC 4-stroke engine, the performance characteristics of the FS 450 can be fine-tuned using the updated map select switch mounted on the ProTaper handlebars. This sophisticated device allows for full customization of the machine as it controls the activation of launch control, traction control, and the new Quickshifter, which ensures seamless upshifts.
A new hydro-formed frame enhances rider feedback with the new polyamide-reinforced aluminum subframe playing a vital role in aiding handling and ensuring comfort. Together with the latest WP suspension and a repositioned engine that improves mass centralization, the FS 450 delivers an exceptional on-track experience for all riders.
Assembled skillfully with quality, supermoto-specific hardware including Alpina wheels, a Suter anti-hopping clutch, and high performance Brembo brakes, the FS 450 is undoubtedly built for competition. With all these performance-focused technical advancements, the FS 450 unquestionably remains as the most powerful, best handling, and most complete supermoto machine on the market today.
2023 Technical Highlights
New bodywork with specifically tailored ergonomics for easier movement on the motorcycle
New hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame significantly improves anti-squat behaviour
New SOHC engine provides class-leading performance and low weight
New Quickshift sensor ensures seamless up-shifting
High-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system
New aluminium-polyamide hybrid subframe construction provides specifically calculated rigidity and advanced durability
New WP XACT 48 mm front forks with AER technology offer more progressive end-of-stroke damping
New WP XACT rear shock design with CFD-optimised main piston and tool-free adjusters
New multifunctional map switch, which also activates the Quickshifter, traction- and launch control
Premium-quality ProTaper handlebars
Electric starter powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery
To further customise the FS 450, a concise selection of high-quality Technical Accessories is available from your local Husqvarna Motorcycles dealership. Each component on offer is designed to enhance on-track performance, reduce weight, or add durability to this exceptional supermoto machine. For enhanced rider safety and unrestricted performance, a premium collection of supermoto-specific Functional Apparel combines innovative technical features for improved comfort, protection, and style.
The 2023 FS 450 is now available worldwide from all authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers. Availability may differ from country to country. For details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles subsidiary or importer.