Husqvarna Moto Cross FC 450 Review
Husqvarna in Indonesia has gained popularity with an array of racing bikes featuring a variety of designs, engine capacity and power output taking competition in dirt track racing to newer levels. In the latest series of bikes, it has three models on offer FC250, FC350, FC450 featuring latest technology engine delivering winning performance in the race. Husqvarna has introduced electric start, hydraulic clutch, Brembo brakes and handlebar mounted map switch as standard.
Husqvarna Moto Cross FC450 features a sturdy frame with high strength and light in weight. The bike is specifically designed for dirt track racing and the superior quality of body dynamics with lightweight and strong aluminum swingarm and subframe. The dimensions of the bike include the wheelbase of 1495mm with 10mm flexibility for adjusting to given track conditions. Saddle height of 992mm and excellent ground clearance of 375mm provide perfect posture for the rider and makes it convenient for usage on any tracks.The front suspensions provided with the travel of up to 300mm and rear suspension up to 317mm enable for adjusting according to the track requirement.
Engine, economy and performance
Husqvarna FC 450 features single cylinder four stroke liquid cooled 449cc engine delivering the power of 60hp. The engine is mated to five-speed claw shifted transmission through a wet multi-disc clutch and the final drive connected to rear wheels through the chain link. The super smooth and quick accelerating engine can propel the bike to reach a top speed of 140kmph in few seconds.
The peak power is developed at around 11000rpm and there is a sharp rise in power and torque as compared to 250cc and 350cc models resulting in fast pick up of speed. The fuel tank of capacity 7.5L and the mileage factor varies depending upon the conditions of usage and Husqvarna recommends unleaded premium fuel for better mileage and performance factors. As most of usage is limited to racing over limited distance and track, mileage factors won’t matter much.
The handling is made is easy with light weight features and superior performance of the 450cc engine. The high torque developed at the initial rpm enables the rider to get a great start during racing. Husqvarna used new Dunlop MX52 motocross tyres that feature extra strong buttons for better grip on soil tracks and during sharp cornering. The high torque and superior acceleration response of the engine help to negotiate with steep gradients one can come across during racing.
Safety, brakes and miscellaneous
The superb power and torque developed by the 450cc engine can enable the rider to reach top speed very quickly and the rider has to have the skill to utilize it to the maximum extent. The performance of bike supported with effective control systems makes way for fast and safe riding. The strong and light in weight guard used for protecting the engine from underbody hitting and the seat position, handlebar, rider footrest are appropriately designed for varying postures of the rider during racing. The control system involves the latest generation Brembo brakes with 260mm wave disc at front and 220mm wave disc at the rear.
Husqvarna has set new benchmarks in the dirt track racing by maximizing the performance factors of the bike. Moto Cross 450 makes a great selection for the skillful racing enthusiasts.