Here is the 2020 Husqvarna FS 450 Supermoto

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If you are a loyal reader of Asphalt & Rubber, then you know that we love us some supermoto motorcycles. As such, we bring you today the only factory-built race-ready supermoto for the next model year. Say hello to the 2020 Husqvarna FS 450.

Before you put your 2019 model up for sale, we should note that the changes for the 2020 model year aren’t terribly large.

The Husqvarna FS 450 got a pretty good update last year, with more torque and less weight (thanks to the changes made to Husqvarna’s 450cc motocross bike), so the 2020 machine remains at a claimed 63hp and 220 lbs without fuel.

Electronics on the Husqvarna FS 450 remain crude by street bike standards, but still impress in the off-road world with the factory-installed launch control and basic traction control as part of the machine.

The suspension components have been changed though, with 48mm WP XACT forks now replacing the 48mm AER units that were added last year. An XACT shock from WP completes the setup as well.

Alpina wheels remain part of the package, 16.5″ up front, with 17″ in the rear. Bridgestone slicks come fitted from the factory.

To help you spot the model years, the 2020 bike comes with a blacked out exhaust can, while the blue frame color continues on for another year.

Technical Specifications of the 2020 Husqvarna FS 450:

Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement  449.9 ccm
Bore/stroke  95/63.4 mm
Compression ratio 12,75:1
Starter/battery Electric starter / Lithium Ion 12,8V 2Ah
Transmission 5 gears
Fuel system Keihin EFI, throttle body 44 mm
Control 4 V / SOHC with rocker levers
Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Gear ratios 16:32  18:30  20:28  22:26  24:24  –
Primary ratio 31:76
Final drive 14:45
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch SUTER anti-hopping  Magura hydraulics
Ignition / Engine Management Keihin EMS
Frame Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe Carbon fibre reinforced polyamide
Handlebar Pro Taper, Aluminium Ø 28/22 mm
Front suspension WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
Suspension travel front/rear 285/266
Front/rear brakes Disc brake Ø 310/220 mm
Front/rear rims 3.5 x 16.5″; 5 x 17″ Alpina 
Front/rear tyres 125/600 R16.5; 165/630 R17 
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Silencer Aluminium
Steering head angle 63.9°
Triple clamp offset 16 mm
Wheel base 1,475 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 290 mm
Seat height 890 mm
Tank capacity, approx. 7 l
Weight, without fuel, approx. 102,8 kg

Source: Husqvarna