Husqvarna give us a sneak peek at their all new 2022 FC250 & FC450 Rockstar Edition machines

Just in time for Christmas, Husqvarna have released the best news of 2021 that their hotly anticipated 2022 Rockstar edition bikes will be hitting dealership floors from January 2022 onwards.

As far as we understand it’ll be our friends across the pond in the US of A that get first dibs on them, but we should take delivery soon after them. 

What’s all the excitement about I hear you ask, well…

Both the FC250 and FC450 Rockstar Edition bikes have undergone some serious improvements including brand new engines and chassis. 

The FC250 Rockstar Edition now runs a punchy DOHC engine which, according to Husqvarana, ‘delivers unrivalled power and torque on demand’. 

On the other hand, the FC450 is powered by an SOHC unit that the promise takes it straight to the top of an incredibly competitive class. Both the new engines are amazingly lightweight and their position in the frame gives riders a new hold over their machines.

How about that new chassis huh?

For 2022, the FC 250 Rockstar Edition and FC 450 Rockstar Edition come with a completely revised chassis, featuring a new hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame designed for improved anti-squat behaviour under power. 

The new die-cast aluminium swingarm provides optimal rigidity with low weight. A durable, aluminium-polyamide hybrid subframe is designed for specifically calculated rigidity.

Technical highlights

  • New bodywork with specifically tailored ergonomics for easier movement

  • New hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame 

  • New topology-optimised die-cast aluminium swingarm

  • New 250cc DOHC engine providing class-leading torque and peak power

  • New 450cc SOHC engine providing class-leading performance and low weight

  • New Easy Shift sensor providing seamless up-shifting

  • New aluminium-polyamide hybrid subframe construction 

  • New WP XACT 48 mm front forks with AER technology

  • New WP XACT rear shock design

  • New multifunctional map switch, which also activates the Easy Shift, Traction- and Launch Control

  • New polyamide composite skid plate

  • New polyamide composite front brake disc guard 

Arriving at dealers early 2022

Husqvarna have indicated that  the 2022 Rockstar Edition bikes will be rolling out across the USA before making their way to us sometime (hopefully) in the spring. 

If you’d like to get your hands on one of the most competitive pieces of race machinery Husqvarna have ever dreamt up, give us a call on 01684 29 79 79 or visit our showroom in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.