2010 Husqvarna TC450 Preview
For 2010, Husqvarna worked to deliver a new motocross range that is composed from models characterized by more engine performance and better handling, while also being more reliable and weighing less. The new Husky TC450 is the first example in that matter as it was derived from the racing machines of Husqvarna’s World Championship Teams.
2010 Husqvarna TC450
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TC450 - HUSQVARNA. Wins by Christophe Martin and Alex Salvini in the MX3 motocross world championships served as test and development work on the 2010 version of the TC 450 that had already won in 2008.
The 2010 version of the TC 450 benefits from new Kayaba upside down forks with AOS and Kashima coat treatment that increase the effectiveness of the shock absorbing system and make the forks operate more smoothly.
The fork steering clamps are also new as is the swing arm that has been shortened by 15 mm to improve the progression of the rear suspension and the manoeuvrability of the machine.
The engine has been updated with new carburettor settings and new radiator hoses and a more powerful water pump have been fitted so as to improve cooling and performance.
The new TC 450 boasts less weight, increased reliability and improved performance and handling. These have been the key elements behind the development work carried out by Husqvarna engineers on the 4-stroke Motocross models for 2010.
The 2010 version of the TC 450 benefits from new Kayaba upside down forks with AOS and Kashima coat treatment that increases the effectiveness of the system and makes the forks operate more smoothly.
The fork triple clamps are also new as is the swing arm that has been shortened by 15 mm to improve the progression of the rear suspension and the handling of the machine.
The plastics are all new, more flexible and stronger so as to avoid damage and the graphics have been created using new IPD (in-mould plastic decoration) technology.
New for 2010: TC 450
New IPD (in–mould plastic decoration) graphics on tank side panels and race number plate
New stronger, more flexible plastics
New 48 mm Kayaba forks
New triple clamps for Kayaba forks
Frame reinforced in the high stress areas
Rear swing arm shortened by 15 mm to improve traction and handling
New rear disc
New radiator connectors and coolant hoses
New high performance water pump for improved cooling system efficiency