Husaberg FE 450 Enduro




Make Model

Husaberg FE 450 Enduro


2013 - 14


Four stroke,  single-cylinder, SOHC, 4 valve


448.6 cc  / 27.3 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 95 x 63.4 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.9:1
Lubrication Wet sump


Electronic fuel injection.


Kokusan digital
Starting Electric & Kick
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame 25CrMo4 tempered

Front Suspension

WP USD 4860 MA Husaberg Enduro
Front Wheel Travel 300 mm / 11.8 in

Rear Suspension

WP PDS 5018 Husaberg Enduro
Rear Wheel Travel 320 mm / 12.5 in

Front Brakes

Single 260mm disc 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 240mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

90/90 -21

Rear Tyre

140/80 -18
Wheel base 1482 mm / 58.3 in
Ground Clearance 345 mm / 13.5 in
Seat Height 970 mm / 38.1 in

Dry Weight

112 kg / 247 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

8.5 Litres / 2.2 gal

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 handling.
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 handling.
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
Minimal weight
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.

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 terrain.

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
unrivalled responsiveness
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 diverse conditions.

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 Husaberg part)

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.

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 enduro-ready ergonomics.

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.

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.

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 stability.

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 diverse conditions.

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.

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.

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
  • Rake 63.5°
  • Wheelbase 1.470±10 mm
  • Ground Clearance 390 mm
  • Seat Height 930 mm
  • Fuel Capacity 8.5 l
  • Weight 112 kg