The Swedish brand Husqvarna – now owned by KTM CEO Stefan Pierer – has unveiled its new machine as it returns to Supermoto segment. It is called the 2015 Husqvarna FS 450 supermoto.
The 2015 Husqvarna FS 450 supermoto is actually based on the Husqvarna FC 450 motocross bike, and it has been reworked with the Swedish brand’s badge, as well as blue and yellow colors. The new Husqvarna FS 450 is powered by a 450cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine producing 60 hp. The engine comes complete with an electric starter unit and sent its power to the rear wheel through a five-speed manual transmission that is primed with an APTC slipper clutch.
The 2015 Husqvarna FS 450 features a chromium molybdenum frame, three-piece injection-molded subframe, and cast aluminium swing arm. For suspension, it uses fully adjustable 48mm WP closed cartridge forks with 280mm of travel, and the rear WP monoshock with adjustable rebound and high/low speed compression offering 292mm of travel.
The FS 450 sits on 16.5-inch and 17-inch (front and rear, respectively) wheels, shod with Metzeler Racetec SM tires. Braking duties handled by the four-piston radial-mount caliper that grips the 310mm front disc and single-piston caliper with 220mm rear disc brake.
Other features include Metzeler Racetec tires, an easy-access airbox, 2-gallon fuel tank, and Kiska’s fairing and color designs. The FS 450 has a claimed dry weight of 243 pounds.
The 2015 Husqvarna FS 450 is set to hit European markets starting October and is priced at €9,895 (US$12,810). No word yet on whether the FS 450 will also be available in the US.