The new Husaberg generation for 2009 means the launch of a new
era for the enduro world. Revolutionary technology and a totally new look are
going to turn the offroad scene upside-down and put this traditional brand back
on the path to success.
With its uncompromising design, the first prototype caused an
uproar back in 1988. Radical weight reduction, a totally unconventional frame
construction, plus loads of inventive details and an extremely compact engine
added up to a groundbreaking new four-stroke enduro feeling and extra-easy
Twenty years later, Husaberg is once again making history.
Husaberg is adopting an entirely new approach to the enduro concept for its
newest generation and has come up with an almost revolutionary engine design
with a flat, 70° cylinder angle and electronic fuel injection.
In conjunction with an ultra-modern chassis design, it has created an enduro
bike that sets a brand-new benchmark for innovative technology and offroad
Ultra-modern, 70°, high-performance, OHC 4-stroke engine
State-of-the-art engine management with electronic injection
Super-stable chassis with a chrome-moly frame and plastic subframe
Super-sporty, slim bodywork
Exceptionally easy handling
The heart of the new Husaberg generation is the new SOHC one-cylinder engine
with a displacement of 448.6 or 565 cc. In addition to top performance, the
developers' goal was a modern, compact design and a high degree of durability,
as well as to position the crankshaft near the overall centre of gravity, thus
facilitating the handling by means of the engine design.
70° CYLINDER ANGLE
A shallow cylinder angle of 70° enables the crankshaft to be repositioned more
than 100 mm higher and approx. 160 mm further back, which moves the crankshaft's
rotating masses closer to the motorcycle's centre of gravity.
In this position, the gyroscopic forces generated by the rotating crankshaft
have the lowest possible leverage effect on the bike, which results in
exceptionally easy handling for a four-stroke, single-cylinder.
The favourable side-effects of the lifted engine are a reduced overall width and
notably improved Ground Clearance - an enormous advantage in narrow, rocky
The perfect tool for the E2 class:
Swedish steel with tremendous power and unrivalled handling. The four-stroke
Enduro models, as everybody knows, stand for intelligent technology and
consistent innovation down to the last detail.
mass centralisation with 70° engine layout
optimum positioning of centre of gravity
precise power application with EFI
harmonic power delivery in every situation
traction due to engine characteristics and weight distribution
convertibility of engine power into forward propulsion
closed cartridge forks
constant damping throughout the entire suspension travel
optimised for fast and rutted terrain
Husaberg FE450 Features and Benefits
The latest WP closed cartridge USD fork with 48 mm diameter signifies a new
dimension in the field of enduro suspension. The fully adjustable 48 mm fork
from WP Suspension ensures comfortable response and large damping reserves. In
conjunction with the CNC-machined triple clamps, this guarantees more assured
control of the front wheel.
Particularly light and manufactured from high quality aluminium, ensuring that
the silencer complies with all statutory noise limits.
The lightweight double-cradle perimeter design guarantees the highest levels of
torsional rigidity and assured directional stability. Extremely slim lower tube
loops. Minimal overall width. Unbeatable Ground Clearance.
High-strength aluminium alloy Neken tapered handlebars guarantee the highest
levels of stiffness and safety. Mountable in 4 different positions.
Crosslinked polyethylene guarantees the highest levels of strength at the same
time as reduced weight. Numerous electronic components are embedded perfectly in
the subframe. Now in black.
Classy triple clamps machined from a single piece are fitted as standard to all
Husaberg models. This results in precise clamping of the fork tubes, which
supports the flawless function of the forks.
Positioned directly behind the tank cap, it is covered by the front part of the
seat. The raised airbox position guarantees cool, clean intake air and maximum
wading depth. Intake port in direct downdraught from the filter to the cylinder.
The 8.5 litre capacity, slim fuel tank extends way under the seat, providing a
favourable centre of gravity, and is equipped with a compact fuel pump as well
as a reserve sensor. The transparent polyethylene also allows the fuel level to
be determined from the outside.
The integrated stainless steel exhaust manifold offers optimum protection from
damage by rocks and prevents all direct contact with the rider.
The latest Brembo front brake for optimum braking performance with a minimum of
effort. Effective single-piston rear brake caliper. Ultra-light Wave discs for
best possible deceleration
and efficient self-cleaning of the brakes.
Fully adjustable PDS shock absorber with optimised settings for even better
traction and stability. Adjustable rebound damping and variable high- and
low-speed compression damping guarantee the perfect configuration for the most
sports-oriented compact engine design with revolutionary layout + reduced to the
minimum + optimum handling thanks to 70° cylinder angle and crankshaft position
close to bike's centre of gravity + easy starting + the hightest reliability
Starting at the push of a button, in every situation by means of precisely
controlled state-of-the-art engine management, no need for a kickstarter,
minimum engine weight
42 mm throttle body in direct downdraught + optimum flow from the airbox to the
cylinder + 2 alternative mappings selectable (map-select switch available as a
New valve spring retainers made of stronger material guarantee greater
reliability under heavy loads in the highest rpm ranges.
All engine versions are equipped with a perfectly graduated 6-gear transmission,
with a narrower spread in the FX.
Designed for extreme loads, hydraulic clutch actuation system from Magura,
integrated torque cushion, perfect application, FLEX clutch lever, hinges
forwards up to 90°, reduces risk of breakage
For greater stiffness, the engineers have significantly reinforced the area of
the frame around the steering head on the 4-stroke models, reduced frame flex at
the decisive points, substantially improved stability of the bike at high
speeds, absolutely precise control of the front wheel
Super-light cast aluminium swingarm, holds the directly attached PDS shock,
greatest degree of directional stability, plenty of traction and comfort
Why have a kick-starter, when the bike can be reliably started at the touch of a
button? Thanks to the precisely functioning, ultra-modern engine management
system, the engine starts straight away in every situation. That's why a
kick-starter could be eliminated, to keep the weight to a minimum.
The clutch was designed for extreme loads too, with an integrated cush drive and
increased oil supply. The system also receives top marks for precise
application, thanks to the new Magura hydraulic clutch operation.
CHASSIS The new engine concept also breaks the mould when it comes to the
chassis. The highest priorities for the Husaberg engineers were: a weight
distribution that facilitates handling, the incorporation of high-quality
components, the lowest possible weight and super-sporty bodywork with
FRAME A new chrome molybdenum frame with a perimeter design ensures the
greatest torsional rigidity and reliable tracking stability at a minimum weight.
Due to the upright design of the engine, the tubes that pass beneath it were
given an extremely slender construction and drawn further toward the back. That
allows the bike to have the narrowest overall width and more Ground Clearance -
a huge advantage in difficult terrain.
SUBFRAME Why must it always be metal, when high-strength plastics suffice?
Guided by this motto, Husaberg's developers have constructed the subframe out of
cross-linked polyethylene (PEX). In addition to reduced weight and increased
rigidity, this material offers a free choice of shape. This means that numerous
electric components can be safely installed in the back of the bike, and an
opening in the side beneath the seat acts as a handle, so the rider can come to
grips with the bike in rough terrain.
SWINGARM Shaped to follow the bending moment, the die-cast swingarm is connected
to the directly linked PDS shock and was constructed so that both arms exhibit
the same flex properties. That provides the greatest tracking stability and
plenty of traction and comfort.
The fully adjustable, 48-mm upside-down forks from WP Suspension guarantee
sensitive responsiveness and high damping reserves. Thanks to their broad set-up
range, the forks can be ideally adjusted for the riding surface and rider.
The CNC-machined triple clamps guarantee the greatest precision and
PDS SHOCK The fully adjustable PDS shock from WP with a lightweight, aluminium
reservoir tube features adjustable rebound damping plus adjustable high and
low-speed compression damping, so it can be perfectly regulated for the most
BRAKES High-grade components can also be found in the brakes. A newly
developed front wheel brake by Brembo, featuring a new, lighter, floating
caliper and smaller pistons, provides maximum yet properly applied braking power
with a minimum of effort. At the rear, a single-piston brake caliper gets a grip
on the ultra-light brake disc with wave design.
The exhaust manifold was integrated into the bike so that it's well protected
from rock damage and so that the rider doesn't come into contact with it either.
The beautifully shaped and lightweight aluminium silencer definitely complies
with the mandatory noise limits.
TANK An 8.5-litre fuel tank of transparent polyethylene that extends far
beneath the seat helps keep the bike's centre of gravity as low as possible. The
compact fuel pump is situated toward the bottom, while the airbox is situated
right behind the tank cap - an advantageous position for the intake of cool and
clean air, as well as for maximum fording depth. The slender tank design offers
optimum freedom of movement and sporty ergonomics.
BODYWORK New plastic parts and modern in-mold technology for the spoilers
underscore the trendsetting appearance of the entire motorcycle.
Technical Specifications - Husaberg 450 FE
Engine 1-cylinder 4-stroke SOHC
Displacement 448.6 cc
Bore/Stroke 95/63.4 mm
Compression Ratio 11.9:1
Control 4 valves
Starter/Battery Electric starter only, 6 Ah
Transmission 6-speed Enduro
Carburation Keihin EMS with EFI
Engine Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 2 pumps
Clutch Wet clutch, Magura hydr. activation
Frame Perimeter chrome-moly
Subframe Cross-linked polyethylene
Handlebars Tapered aluminium
Front Suspension WP USD 48, open cartridge
Rear Suspension WP PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension Travel Front 300 mm, rear 335 mm
Brakes Front/Rear Brembo
Rims Front/Rear 1.60 x 21"; 2.15 x 18" Excel
Tires Front/Rear 90/90-21"; 140/80-18"
Main Silencer Aluminium
Wheelbase 1.470±10 mm
Ground Clearance 390 mm
Seat Height 930 mm
Fuel Capacity 8.5 l
Weight 112 kg
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