All new Husqvarna FS450 hits dealership floors

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The 2023 edition of Husqvarna’s flagship FS450 adds another chapter to their legacy in the supermoto arena. Designed and developed to push performance beyond what riders thought possible, the list of new features is extensive. 

At first glance you can’t help being struck by the distinctive grey and yellow graphics. On the startline the bike will stand out, but it’s what’s under the fairing that’ll have true supermoto diehards checking their bank balance. 

The brand new 450cc SOHC 4-stroke engine can be fine-tuned using the updated map select switch mounted on the ProTaper handlebars. 

Riders can fully customise their experience by controlling the activation of launch control, traction control, and the new Quickshifter, which ensures seamless upshifts, all from the handlebbars.

The new polyamide-reinforced aluminium subframe improves handling and ensures comfort on those tricky transitions from tarmac to dirt. A suspension upgrade and some recentering of the vital componentry brings the ride comfort up another notch.

2023 Technical Highlights

  • New bodywork with specifically tailored ergonomics 

  • New hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame 

  • New SOHC engine provides class-leading performance and low weight

  • New Quickshift sensor ensures seamless up-shifting

  • High-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system

  • New aluminium-polyamide hybrid subframe construction

  • New WP XACT 48 mm front forks with AER technology

  • New WP XACT rear shock design with CFD-optimised main piston and tool-free adjusters

  • New multifunctional map switch, which also activates the Quickshifter, traction- and launch control

  • Premium-quality ProTaper handlebars

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

Extras, read all about them

It wouldn’t be a bike release in 2022 if there wasn’t a solid range of technical accessories available for riders to customise their bikes. Husqvarna have created just that for the 2023 FS450. The range of technical accessories are designed to enhance on-track performance, reduce weight, or add durability to this exceptional supermoto machine. 

For enhanced rider safety and unrestricted performance, a premium collection of supermoto-specific Functional Apparel combines innovative technical features for improved comfort, protection, and style.

Test rides and enquiries

We expect to take delivery of the 2023 FS450 any day now. If you’d like to come and have a closer look, visit us at our Tewkesbury showroom or call the team on +44 (0) 1684 297979 for more information.