The 2023 Husqvarna FE 450 is an all-new model for the U.S. market. It’s being imported as a closed-course model.
The off-road model range consists of the TE 150, TE 250, and TE 300 two-strokes and the new, competition-only FE 450 four-stroke.

The dual-sport range features the FE 350s and FE 501s street-legal models. All are only slightly updated but the big news here is the FE 450, which is an all-new model for the U.S. market. It’s being imported as a closed-course model.

The two-stroke enduro lineup consists of the TE 150, TE 250, and TE 300. These three and the FE 450 are now equipped with a different front tire, Dunlop’s Geomax MX33, which replaces the Dunlop Geomax AT81 front on prior year models. However, a Geomax AT81 is still specified on the rear.

 

The engine and chassis for the 2023 Husqvarna FE 450 are based on this year’s FC 450 motocross racer. However, the motor and suspension are tuned for off-road duty, and the rake is relaxed a bit for higher-speed stability. Also, there are several different components, including hydraulics, the rear tire, and a larger fuel tank.

The 2023 Husqvarna FE 450 is a high-tech off-road racing motorcycle. It has two power modes, plus a defeatable traction control—all selectable on-the-fly via controls on the ProTaper handlebar. Additionally, there is different engine mapping for each of the transmission’s six gears.

WP Xact suspension is used at both ends. The swingarm has a linkage system mounted to the shock.

Dunlop tires are mounted on D.I.D rims. Like the 2023 Husqvarna FE 450, a Dunlop Geomax MX33F is mounted on the front tire. However, the rear 18-inch wheel gets a Dunlop Geomax AT81.

Braktec handles hydraulics, and GSK wave discs are used for braking. The clutch is the DDS setup we’re familiar with.

The 2023 Husqvarna FE 450 hits showroom floors this month. We don’t have a price yet for this new model.

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2023 Husqvarna FE 450

2023 Husqvarna FE 450

2023 Husqvarna FE 450

2023 Husqvarna FE 450

2023 Husqvarna FE 450

2023 Husqvarna FE 450

2023 Husqvarna FE 450

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

Type: Single-cylinder 4-stroke

Bore x stroke: 95 x 63.4mm

Displacement: 450cc

Compression ratio: 12.75:1

Fueling: Keihin EFI w/ 42mm throttle body

Valvetrain: SOHC 4-valve

Transmission: Pankl Racing Systems 6-speed

Clutch: DDS w/ Braktec hydraulics

Final drive: X-ring chain

CHASSIS

Frame: Central double-cradle chromoly steel

Subframe: Polymide/carbon-fiber

Handlebar: ProTaper w/ ODI grips

Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable inverted WP Xact 48mm fork; 11.8 inches

Rear suspension; travel: Fully adjustable linkage-assisted WP Xact shock; 11.8 inches

Wheels: D.I.D

Front wheel: 21 x 1.60

Rear wheel: 18 x 2.15

Front tire: 80/100 x 21; Dunlop Geomax MX33F

Rear tire: 110/100 x 18; Dunlop Geomax AT81

Front brake: 260mm GSK wave disc w/ Braktec hydraulics

Rear brake: 220mm GSK wave disc w/ Braktec hydraulics

ABS: None

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

Wheelbase: 58.5 inches

Rake: 26.5 degrees

Triple clamp offset: 22mm

Ground clearance: 14.2 inches

Seat height: 37.4 inches

Fuel capacity: 2.4 gallons

Curb weight: 251 pounds

Color: White

2022 Husqvarna FE 450 Price: $TBA MSRP

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