Husqvarna just announced the release of the 2019 1/2 FC450 Rockstar Edition. This is the second year for this model, which is timed to precede the start of the Monster Energy Supercross season. The bike will be available in limited quantity at Husqvarna dealers starting in January. Husqvarna’s official press release follows:
Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to launch the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION model year 2019, a thrilling new production model that forms the basis of the bikes to be used by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s AMA Supercross Champions Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne throughout the 2019 season.
Collecting feedback from the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team and their championship-winning riders, Husqvarna Motorcycles engineers have combined this competition data with extensive testing and development to introduce a list of vital upgrades. The new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION features the latest in engine and chassis developments, ensuring this state-of-the-art machine offers unrivaled on-track performance.
This second edition of the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION continues to pay tribute to a highly successful collaboration between Husqvarna Motorcycles and their global partner Rockstar Energy Drink. Produced in limited numbers, the all-new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION will be available worldwide from January onwards.
BUILT FOR COMPETITION
At the leading edge of motocross development, Husqvarna Motorcycles introduce a series of considered upgrades to the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION. With the distinctive bodywork receiving new graphics, the end result clearly showcases the direction of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ pioneering development.
Replicating the advanced engine technology used by the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team in their championship-winning machines, the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION model year 2019 features a new CP forged box-in-box piston and a new Pankl conrod. Providing reduced friction, the new piston and conrod ensure the SOHC engine continues to offer the highest level of performance and reliability available in the market today.
The all-new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION machine features FMF Racing’s Factory 4.1 RCT silencer. The new exhaust system has a blue anodized titanium body and a carbon end cap. In addition, it offers a shorter overall length that makes it less susceptible to damage. Moving the silencer closer to the engine also aids mass centralization.
Made from high-grade aluminium, the all-new CNC-machined triple clamps feature optimally tuned steering stem stiffness as well as perfect alignment of the fork tubes for highly responsive and smooth fork action. Maximum gains in handling are provided by easy offset adjustment between 20 or 22 mm.
The list of upgrades is completed with a new set of anodized D.I.D DirtStar rims and anodized machined hubs. Offering maximum weight savings, this premium-quality combination ensures maximum strength and reduced weight. Tailored to the needs of every aspiring motocross racer, the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION features a carbon fiber reinforced engine protector and a mechanical holeshot device as standard.
FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION – HIGHLIGHTS
=>Compact SOHC engine providing class-leading performance
=>New CP box-in-box piston & new Pankl conrod
=>Hydro-formed frame with black premium powder coating
=>CNC-machined triple clamps with adjustable offset [20 – 22 mm]
=>Composite 2-piece subframe design
=>Carbon fibre reinforced engine protector
=>48 mm WP split air fork that is fully adjustable
=>Mechanical holeshot device as standard
=>High-quality Magura clutch system
=>New FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer
=>High-quality ProTaper handlebar
=>New anodised D.I.D DirtStar rims & hubs
=>Selectable map switch also activating launch & traction control
=>Electric starter powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery
=>Advanced bodywork with specifically-tailored ergonomics
Coinciding with the launch of the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION machine, Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to present a new range of competition-inspired clothing. Celebrating the highly successful partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink, the new ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING CASUAL CLOTHING COLLECTION features a dedicated selection of replica wear together with a unique series of lifestyle items.
The new Husqvarna FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION machine will be available from January at all authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers worldwide. For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles Subsidiary or Importer.