Bikes 7 Dec 2022

Detailed: 2023 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition

Technical enhancements deliver improved on-track performance.

A proven model that continues to elevate, the latest Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition has been revealed for 2023 and is honed with a selection of race-tested components that provide all motocross riders with a competitive edge.

The latest factory team replica machine is equipped with a new silencer, wheels, protective parts and revised suspension settings, which give riders of all abilities a definitive on-track advantage. Retaining its class-leading performance, the FC 450 Rockstar Edition is finished with the latest Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics.

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Revised shim stack settings inside the WP XACT 48 mm front forks and XACT rear shock enhance the balance of the FC 450 Rockstar Edition to ensure improved stability at high speed without affecting its proven cornering agility. This considered refinement boosts self-confidence, allowing all levels of riders to master the racetrack with complete confidence while consistently posting faster lap times.

All riders can easily customize how the 450 cc SOHC engine performs depending on either their preference or track conditions by using the handlebar-mounted map select switch. The intuitive, multifunctional instrument houses clearly marked buttons to engage one of two pre-set engine maps, activate launch control and traction control, and enable quickshifter for seamless upshifts, even when under heavy load.

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he FC 450 Rockstar Edition is expertly assembled and comes complete with an extended list of competition-focused Technical Accessories. Adjustable Factory Racing triple clamps, Rekluse outer clutch cover, an FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer, and Factory Racing wheels with Excel Takasago rims headline the hardware while a factory start device, Guts Racing high-grip seat cover, ProTaper handlebar, and soft ODI grips offering assured comfort and control.

2023 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition technical highlights:
– New Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics
– New Factory Racing wheel set with Excel Takasago rims and black anodized CNC- machined hubs
– New FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer
– New Rekluse outer clutch cover
– New 2K carbon composite skid plate for extended engine and frame protection
– New 2K carbon composite front brake disc guard for added protection
– Updated suspension settings for improved balance and comfort
– Bodywork designed to encourage easier rider movement on the motorcycle
– Hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame for improved anti-squat behavior
– Die-cast aluminum swingarm provides strength and flex at a low weight
– 450 cc SOHC engine provides class-leading performance
– Quickshift functionality ensures seamless up-shifting
– High-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system
– Floating front brake disc delivers superior stopping power
– Aluminum-polyamide hybrid subframe construction provides specifically calculated rigidity and advanced durability
– WP XACT 48 mm front forks with AER technology offer more progressive end-of-stroke damping
– WP XACT rear shock designed with CFD optimized main piston and tool-free adjusters
– Multifunctional map switch which activates the Quickshifter, traction control, and launch control
– Factory Racing CNC-machined triple clamps with adjustable offset [20 – 22 mm]
– Pre-installed Factory start device
– Soft, grey ODI lock-on grips for comfort
– GUTS Factory Racing high-grip seat cover
– Premium-quality ProTaper handlebar and bar pad
– Electric starter powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery

The 2023 FC 450 Rockstar Edition will be available in limited numbers from April 2023 in Australia through authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealerships. For more information, visit