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Hot on the heels of the KTM announcement, Husqvarna just unveiled the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition. The bike actually has a radically different look! Official communication is below.

Press Release

Featuring a striking, brand-new look and class-leading performance, Husqvarna Motorcycles is excited to reveal the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition. Used as the starting point for Zach Osborne’s AMA 450MX championship winning Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machine, the competition-ready motorcycle features numerous upgrades and improvements over the standard FC 450, all designed to further increase its winning potential.

Beneath the updated Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team graphics, the FC 450 Rockstar Edition uses Husqvarna Motorcycles’ lightweight FC 450 chassis, together with the latest WP XACT suspension. Delivering precise handling, the optimised suspension improves rider confidence allowing all racers to master the toughest terrain with conviction.

With a focus on the latest technology and offering fully customisable riding experiences, the fourth generation FC 450 Rockstar Edition comes with Husqvarna Motorcycles’ all-new Connectivity Unit, which together with the myHusqvarna app was launched in October 2020. Fitted to the handlebar pad and controlled with the application, personalised engine maps and fine-tuned suspension settings can be created and stored to provide the ideal set-up for any track or conditions.

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Ensuring an uncompromised power delivery from the SOHC 450 cc engine, an upgraded, high-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system provides perfect action in all conditions, while also delivering exceptional reliability.

Completed with an FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer, GUTS Factory high-grip seat cover, Rekluse clutch cover, Factory wheel set, ProTaper handlebars and Factory Racing CNC-machined triple clamps with adjustable offset, the FC 450 Rockstar Edition is built to perform at the highest level, straight out of the showroom.

Technical Highlights

– New Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics

– New Connectivity Unit fitted as standard to connect with the myHusqvarna app

– New high performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system

– Compact SOHC engine providing class-leading performance

– Hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame with premium black powder coating

– Factory Racing CNC-machined triple clamps with adjustable offset [20 – 22 mm]

– Composite carbon fibre two-piece subframe design

– Carbon fibre reinforced skid plate

– WP XACT 48 mm front forks with AER technology

– Mechanical Factory holeshot device

– FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer

– Softer, grey ODI lock-on grips

– GUTS Factory high grip seat cover

– Rekluse clutch cover

– High-quality ProTaper handlebars and bar pad

– Factory wheel set with D.I.D DirtStar rims and blue anodised CNC machined hubs

– Multifunctional map switch, which also activates launch and traction control

– Electric starter powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery

The new 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition will be available at authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers worldwide from December 2020 onwards. Availabilities may differ from country to country. For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles subsidiary or importer.

Words: Press Release | Lead Image: Husqvarna Motorcycles

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