For model year 2019 Husqvarna Motorcycles introduces a new generation of five 2-stroke and 4-stroke machines, which represent the next step in the brand’s motocross range. From the TC 125 to the FC 450 4-stroke machine, each model in the updated range sets the benchmark in its respective class.
Standing out among a long list of upgrades is the new frame that is finished off in a premium blue powder coating. For 2019, it features an increase in longitudinal rigidity that results in improved rider feedback. Receiving new settings to match the new frame characteristics, WP AER forks and a DCC shock help further improve energy absorption and straight-line stability.
With all five models receiving a series of improvements in the engine department, the flagship FC 450 has a redesigned and more compact SOHC cylinder head that reduces the engine’s total weight by a whooping 500 g. To further enhance performance while keeping weight to a minimum, the exhaust systems on all 2-stroke and 4-stroke models have additionally received major changes for 2019.
With all new bikes featuring high-quality ProTaper handlebars and new spoke nipples on the D.I.D wheels, the FC 4-stroke machines also have new compact Li-ion 2.0 Ah batteries with improved output consistency. Showcasing Husqvarna Motorcycles’ pioneering design direction in the offroad bike segment, a fresh new bodywork offers tailored ergonomics for optimum comfort and control.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019
Redesigned SOHC cylinder head on the FC 450 (500 g lighter)
Blue coated frame featuring increased longitudinal rigidity
New 2-piece subframe design (250 g lighter)
Updated setting on the WP AER 48 forks
WP DCC shock featuring new piston & updated setting
New mufflers on 2-strokes, redesigned header pipe on TC 250
Chain adjustment length increased by 5 mm
Triple clamp protector integrated into front number plate
Traction & launch control with updated settings [4-strokes]
New throttle cable routing for easier maintenance
Flow-designed resonance chambers & more compact silencers on 4-strokes
New generation Li-ion 2.0 Ah battery
Updated cooling system with new centre tube
External fuel line moved inward for extra protection
ProTaper handlebar with new bend
D.I.D. wheels with new spoke nipples
The new 2019 Husqvarna motocross range will be available worldwide in June.