2015 Husqvarna FE 450
The Husqvarna FE 450 will impress you with its first class off road performances, light weight, and superior agility.
It is built to endure the toughest punishment without backing down and comes with all it needs to be considered the perfect machine for off roading.
It rides on a pair of lightweight DID rims with CNC machined hubs mated to silver anodised nipples. The wheels are kept in check by the latest generation of Brembo brakes which comprise of 260 mm front and 220 mm rear wave discs.
The motorcycle is powered by a 449.3 cc, 1 - cylinder, 4 - stroke, water - cooled engine which is brought to life by an electric starter and is mated on a six speed claw - shifted transmission.
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2015 Husqvarna FE 450
Engine:1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Energy:Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Top Speed:78 mph (Est.)
Iron Fist In A Velvet Glove
Exhilarating power in its utmost definition is available at the twist of the throttle grip thanks to the super-powerful, yet tractable and torquey SOHC engine in the FE 450. The amazing performance on offer is harnessed by a state-of-the-art chassis that guarantees extreme precision and agility. The robust engine has been tuned to reliably deliver maximum performance and features the most advanced standard equipment such as electric starting, a smooth 6-speed gearbox with hydraulic clutch and class-leading Brembo brakes.
2015 Husqvarna FE 450 Features and Benefits:
The 449.3cc SOHC engine of the FE 450 has a 95mm bore and a 63.4mm stroke. The extremely high power and torque outputs are easily accessible thanks to a broad and linear power delivery. The compact layout greatly benefits the overall packaging of the engine/chassis combination. The single overhead cam actuates two lightweight 38mm, 32g titanium intake valves and two 33mm, 42g steel exhaust valves. Lightweight, DLC coated rocker arms maximise engine performance. Durability is guaranteed by a three layer head gasket. The König bridge-box-type piston is closely related to the FC 450’s piston and lowers oil consumption, optimising performance. The compression ratio is 11.8:1 for both engines.
The performance demands of highly tuned engines require the most advanced crankshaft technology to maintain high performance characteristics throughout the life of the engines. The crankshaft and con rod on the 4-stroke Enduro engines are produced by industry leader Pankl to ensure durability and long service intervals (135 hours before changing con rod, con rod bearing and crank pin). The plain big end bearing and the force-fitted bearing shells ensure that high performance and durability can be combined in a single engine.
Engine Management System (EMS)
The 4-stroke engines feature a Keihin electronic fuel injection and 42mm throttle body for accurate throttle response and smooth engine performance that is ideal for Enduro-style riding. Optional Husky Power accessories allow riders to select maps via an optional switch and download engine data with a laptop via a Setting Tool.
The entire 4-stroke Enduro range features a reliable electric starter and offer the possibility to retro-fit a kick-starter. Easy starting in any situation.
Enduro riding requires maximum feedback from the bike in rough terrain, on rocks and in slippery conditions. Precisely engineered flex in the frame can greatly improve rider confidence, allowing for increased speed and improved times. To achieve these goals, the engineers designed the lightweight chromium molybdenum frame with precise longitudinal flex that helps absorb impacts from the rear wheel, working together with the suspension and giving the rider greater feedback. The torsional rigidity has been calibrated to maximise sharp handling, with lightning fast turn-in and exceptional stability even on the roughest special tests.
The lightweight, three-piece polyamide rear subframe has been reinforced with an additional screw on the airbox side that improves the fitment between the left subframe arm and the airbox. The improved seal guarantees better performance and durability. The polyamide subframe is more flexible than a traditional aluminium rear subframe. Combined with the longitudinal flex of the frame and the rear linkage system, this gives riders a more comfortable and confidence-inspiring feeling on the bike, allowing them to push the limits in every condition and on any terrain. The inherent characteristics of the composite subframe allow the engineers to have unlimited opportunities of integrating features such as the airbox, electronics and rear grab handle.
The one-piece construction of the swingarm guarantees consistent performance by eliminating welding points. The engineers designed specific flex characteristics that optimise traction while feeding precise information to the rider, instilling confidence and improving overall performance. Strong but light, the beautifully styled aluminium cast swingarm provides perfect stability and safety.
Wheels and Brakes
Black DID rims and CNC machined hubs mated to silver anodised nipples add an aggressive and modern look to the newly designed Husqvarna Enduro range. World Championship level performance is guaranteed by Michelin Enduro Competition tyres. The wheels are kept firmly under control thanks to maximum feeling in extreme situations combined with amazing stopping power of the latest generation of Brembo brakes. Ergonomically perfect controls allow the rider to accurately gauge braking power to the 260mm and 220mm wave discs at the front and rear respectively.
The WP 4CS closed cartridge 48mm front fork represents the pinnacle of suspension technology. The 4 chamber system unites the performance of a closed cartridge fork with the simplicity of an open cartridge fork and also has the benefit of additional weight reduction of the overall system. It provides a decisive advantage in terms of responsiveness constant damping precision and handling, while maintaining plushness and rider comfort. Matched with CNC machined black triple clamps, the 4CS forks ensure exceptional handling and feel of the front end. Riders of all performance levels can adapt the setup of the fork for different terrain and conditions by changing clicker settings with a simple twist of a dial, obtaining the best performance in terms of rebound and compression damping settings.
WP designed the high performance DCC (Dual Compression Control) rear shock with the aim of guaranteeing excellent damping characteristics to ensure maximum feedback as well as rider comfort. The shock is completely adjustable for rebound and high/low speed compression damping, allowing riders to tailor the behaviour according to conditions and preference.
A rear linkage system was specially developed for the Husqvarna Enduro line-up. It has excellent characteristics in fast and flowing sections, and excels on steep downhills thanks to the lower rear end feel. It offers great rider comfort in all situations and has great progressiveness in extremely rocky and bumpy sections. The linkage system also offers vast possibilities to tailor the behaviour of the rear end by changing the length of the linkage arms.
CNC Machined Triple Clamps
The black anodised CNC machined triple clamps have been revised for MY15. The bottom clamp has been redesigned in order to mount the same front fender as the Motocross models, providing improved stability and mounting of the front fender. The stylish triple clamps combine looks with function and deliver maximum feedback to the rider under braking, in rough terrain and on jumps, relaying accurate information on the behaviour of the front end in every situation, increasing rider confidence. The R&D department’s efforts were focused on ensuring uniform clamping of the fork legs in order to distribute the forces evenly, maintaining the leg shape, and thus proper damping along the entire stroke.
Man and Machine:
The standard equipment levels on the FE 450 are astonishing. Only top-of-the-line products will do, such as the Neken handlebar, handguards and electric starter. For the die hard enthusiasts, riding pleasure is further enhanced by a complete range of Husky Power accessories.
A new front mask on the MY15 Enduro bikes evolves the Husqvarna look and houses a new front headlamp. The front fender is also new and is the same as the Motocross fender, for easier mounting. The slim and stylish lines of the side panels and radiator shrouds allow for optimal movement while riding, resulting in superior control, and faster and safer riding.
The harder and more durable seat cover improves grip and also gives the seat a firmer feel, improving comfort and feeling.
The handguards now feature a new improved compound of the two-component mould for better impact resistance.
|Engine||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Transmission||6-speed, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:52 (13:52)|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / Brembo hydraulics|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment|
|Frame||Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing|
|Forks||WP Suspension Up Side Down 4CS|
|Shock absorber||WP Monoshock with linkage|
|Suspension travel Front||300 mm|
|Suspension travel Rear||330 mm|
|Brake system Front||Disc brake with two-pot brake caliper|
|Brake system Rear||Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs|
|Brake discs - diameter Front||260 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter Rear||220 mm|
|Steering head angle||63.5°|
|Wheel base||1,482±10 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||345 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||970 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.||9 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)|
|Weight without fuel approx.||113 kg|
"The FC 450 takes Husqvarna back to the very top of Motocross. It is imbued with power and breathtaking force, encased in a lightweight and cutting-edge chassis. Thanks to the 60 hp power plant and a wave of torque across the entire rev range, the FC 450 is a supreme example of what Husqvarna stands for: raw performance at the pinnacle of motorsport. And with a chromoly frame matched to a composite rear subframe and electric start, it is also one of the most advanced Motocross bikes on the market." — frasersmotorcycles