Husqvarna’s FS 450 Supermoto Gets Suspension Updates and Launch Control


2020 Husqvarna FS 450 Supermoto

A Better Supermoto

The Husqvarna FS 450 Supermoto is the only factory-built supermoto with a single cylinder that’s race ready. This competition bike is a special machine, and Husky decided to take things up a notch for the latest model. The engine remains unchanged the 2020 model year. It’s still the 450cc single that makes a hearty 63 hp. What has changed are some of the other components and systems on the bike.

First up is the factory-installed launch control system. This will help racers get a better start and the fact that it and the bike’s new traction control system come as standard equipment is big news. That’s not the only notable update, though.

The motorcycle also gets the suspension upgraded. The bike has new WP XACT suspension. Rounding out the package is the Alpina wheels that are paired with Bridgestone slick tires.

If you’re looking for a killer supermoto race machine, you’ll likely not do better than the FS 450. The bike was already a force to be reckoned with and now it’s a truly top-notch machine. The fact that you will drop around $10,000 on one is a little dampening to the spirits, but that wouldn’t steer me away if I wanted one of the best race machines around.

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