While it might not be a radical change to Husqvarna’s race-winning supermoto platform, the 2019 Husqvarna FS 450 just debuted toda,y and it comes with an impressive list of changes for the next model year.
Built off Husqvarna’s new motocross line, the 2019 Husqvarna FS 450 accordingly gets a revised cylinder head, a more rigid chassis, and a number of weight-savings and subtle improvements, all in an effort to make it the best factory supermoto on the market.
Helping to distinguish it from Husqvarna’s previous FS models, the 2019 bike gets a blue-coated frame. The carbon composite rear subframe has also been changed, and is now a half-pound lighter.
Also like the 2019 Husqvarna FC 450, the supermoto features a new cylinder head, which is 1.1 lbs light than the 2018 model’s. Peak power remains at a claimed 63hp, though Husvarna says that the torque curve is broader than previous models. The entire engine weights 60.2 lbs.
The Suter slipper clutch and Magura hydraulic master cylinder remain a part of the supermoto package.
WP Suspension remains standard, with the 2019 bike getting WP AER 48mm forks, with revised settings for the new chassis. THE WP DCC rear shock has also been update with a new piston, as well as new settings from the factory.
Alpina wheels also remain standard, with a 16.5″ front wheel. Bridgestone R420 tires are mounted – 125/80 R420 and 165/65 R420. Husqvarna says that the 2019 Husqvarna FS 450 weights 227 lbs without fuel.
Featuring both launch control and traction control, Husqvarna has updated the electronics on these systems for 2019. Other changes include the following:
- Redesigned bodywork
- Chain adjustment slot length increased by 5 mm
- 1.85 gal polythene fuel tank with new fuel line routing
- ProTaper handlebar with new bend
- New throttle cable routing for easier maintenance
- Flow-designed resonance chamber & more compact silencer
- Updated cooling system with new center tube