INTERMOT 2014 Live – 2015 Husqvarna FS 450

Posted on: Oct 1, 2014 - 2:18pm IST

Gets WP suspension system and Metzeler tyres.

The 2015 Husqvarna FS 450 marks the KTM-owned Swedish brand’s return to the supermoto segment. The motorcycle is being showcased at the ongoing INTERMOT 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

2015 Husqvarna FS 450 front three quarters at the INTERMOT 2014

There isn’t much to talk about the styling of any supermoto bike, so going directly to the chassis, the 2015 FS 450 is based on a chorme molybdenum frame which features an injection-moulded three-piece subframe made of high-strength polyamide and an aluminium swing arm.

The single-cylinder 449.3 cc liquid cooled SOHC engine puts out a healthy 60 PS. The energetic motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox via an Adler hydraulic slipper clutch.

2015 Husqvarna FS 450 side at the INTERMOT 2014

The WP upside down telescopic fork with a travel of 280 mm suspends the front of the supermoto while a 292 mm WP linked monoshock handles the suspension duty at the rear. The four-piston front and single piston rear discs from Brembo provide the stopping power. The Metzeler Racetec tyres are claimed to offer top-notch grip, traction and agility.

2015 Husqvarna FS 450 rear three quarters at the INTERMOT 2014

At a mere 110.5 kg of dry weight (fuel tank capacity is 7.5 litres), the 2015 Husqvarna FS 450 should be easily flickable. The bike has a wheelbase of 1,495 mm while the ground clearance and saddle height stand at 310 mm and 927 mm respectively.

More details are available in the press release below the gallery.

2015 Husqvarna FS 450 at the INTERMOT 2014 – Image Gallery

2015 Husqvarna FS 450 – Press Release

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2 thoughts on “INTERMOT 2014 Live – 2015 Husqvarna FS 450

  1. GB says:

    Husky had showcased a direct injection 2-stroke engine a few years ago. This meant there was now going to be a proper space for an oil sump at the crank case doing away with the chronic setback of 2-cycle mills of premixing oil with fuel and leaving it to burn along-with it. This it was hoped would be revolutionary sparking the rebirth of the 2-cycle engine. BMW owned Huskey then. I guess this pg was scrapped after its sale to MV Agusta.

    Pity though. Cos with twice the firing order, 2-stroke mills delivered its power at a frequency which was never documented by motor science.

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  2. GB says:

    Husky had showcased a direct injection 2-stroke engine a few years ago. This meant there was now going to be a proper space for an oil sump at the crank case doing away with the chronic setback of 2-cycle mills of premixing oil with fuel and leaving it to burn along-with it. This it was hoped would be revolutionary sparking the rebirth of the 2-cycle engine. BMW owned Huskey then. I guess this pg was scrapped after its sale to MV Agusta.

    Pity though. Cos with twice the firing order, 2-stroke mills delivered its power at a frequency which was never documented by motor science.

    Reply

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