Husqvarna SM 450R

 

 

 

Make Model

Husqvarna SM 450R

Year

2008 - 09

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4 vlave

Capacity

449 cc / 27.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 97 X 60.7 mm
Compression Ratio 12.9:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Dry sump with two oil pump rotor and cartridge filter

Induction

Electronic injection MIKUNI D42

Ignition

Digital CDI 
Starting Electric & kick

Max Power

46.9 hp / 34.5 kW @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

41.5 Nm / 30.6 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated

Transmission 

6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Gear Ratio 1st 2.000 (28/14), 2rd 1.611 (29/18), 3th 1.333 (24/18), 4th 1.086 (25/23), 5th 0.920 (23/25), 6th 0.814 (22/27)
Frame

Steel single tube cradle (round tubes); rear frame in light alloy

Front Suspension

50mm Marzocchi Upside-Down telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle; compression and rebound stroke adjustment

Front Wheel Travel 250 mm / 9.8 in

Rear Suspension

Progressive 'soft damp' with hydraulic adjustable single shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment compression stroke double adjustment
Rear Wheel Travel 290 mm / 11.4 in

Front Brakes

Single 320mm disc 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 -17

Rear Tyre

150/60 -17
Wheelbase 1495 mm / 58.9  in
Seat Height 915 mm / 36.0 in
Ground Clearance 270 mm / 10.6 in

Dry Weight

119.2 kg / 262.8 lbs

Fuel Capacity

9.2 Litres / 2.4 US gal

The Husqvarna is bringing the SM450R in line with the new family look first seen on the TE310 and TC45 enduros. This means a really attractive headlight fairing and an minimal plastics.

This is a motard for passionate fans, with a beautiful look that’s nasty and says she’s ready for racing.

The plastic covering has a lovely form, along with some great colouring and a “factory” charm. The important news is all in the chassis, with improved rigidity, while also weighing one kilo less. No excesses have been taken, just a few improvements on what was already an impressive little machine.

The 450cc engine has been kept and the exhaust valves are in stainless steel. Some changes have been made to the transmission, for faster gear change and the bike is now available with fuel injection.