2023 Husqvarna FX 450 Options and Specs

For the primary time since 2019, Husqvarna’s full-size motocross and cross-country lineup has been given a whole overhaul. Atop the Austrian model’s off-road competitors mannequin heap is the FX 450, which is campaigned by Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing’s Austin Walton within the AMA Nationwide Grand Prix Championship (NGPC) and AMA West Hare Scramble (WHS) collection, in addition to his teammate Dalton Shirey in NGPC and AMA Hare & Hound. Let’s dive into what’s new on the 2023 Husqvarna FX 450.

Husqvarna’s FX 450 shares a lot in widespread with the FC 450 motocrosser, together with being given a whole overhaul for 2023.Jeff Allen
One of many largest variations between the Austrian model’s off-road competitors (TX and FX) and full-size motocross (TC and FC) lineup is suspension. Each function WP’s Xact 48mm air fork and Xact shock, however the moto-focused fashions are spec’d with a 10mm decrease suspension setup.Jeff Allen
Partially hidden behind the two.25-gallon tank is a fuel-injected liquid-cooled SOHC 450cc four-stroke engine that, in accordance with Husqvarna, weighs 59 kilos.Jeff Allen
On our in-house dyno, the FX 450 engine pumped out 53.3 hp at 10,400 rpm and 32.2 lb.-ft. of torque at 7,500 rpm.Jeff Allen
At time of writing, Husqvarna’s quickshift (QS) operate is reserved for its four-stroke engines with five-speed gearboxes, which suggests the FX 450 is the one cross-country mannequin to have it.Jeff Allen
As a result of it’s designed for closed-course competitors, the FX 450 muffler doesn’t include a spark arrestor.Jeff Allen
WP’s Xact 48mm air fork is similar part discovered on prior era (2019–2022) TX and FX fashions, however is provided with up to date internals to match the all-new chassis.Jeff Allen
Toolless damping adjustability is a handy function of the brand new WP Xact shock.Mark Kariya
A totally new double cradle chromoly metal body is a contributor to the FX 450’s three-pound weight improve. It hits the Grime Rider digital scales at 243 kilos moist.Jeff Allen
Earlier iterations of the FX 450 featured a composite carbon-fiber subframe, however the 2023 mannequin makes use of a hybrid 40 % aluminum/60 % polyamide part that was first seen on final 12 months’s FC 450 Rockstar Version.Mark Kariya
In line with Husqvarna, the brand new hole die-cast-aluminum swingarm weighs 0.4-pound lower than the outgoing unit. Rear axle diameter has been decreased from 25mm to 22mm. Additionally, rear sprocket dimension is 4 enamel bigger (up from 48 to 52).Jeff Allen
Footpegs with 27 % extra contact space are positioned additional inward.Jeff Allen
Husqvarna now specs a skid plate on its TX and FX fashions, which is fabricated from polyamide composite.Jeff Allen
DeCal Works provides the Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing off-road group with graphics, so it got here as no shock our quantity plate backgrounds lined up completely.Jeff Allen

2023 Husqvarna FX 450 Specs

MSRP: $11,649
Engine: SOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder
Displacement: 450cc
Bore x Stroke: 95.0 x 63.4mm
Compression Ratio: 13.1:1
Transmission/Closing Drive: 5-speed/chain
Grime Rider Measured Horsepower: 53.3 hp @ 10,400 rpm
Grime Rider Measured Torque: 32.2 lb.-ft. @ 7,500 rpm
Gas System: EFI w/ 44mm throttle physique
Clutch: Moist, multiplate Damped Diaphragm Metal (DDS); hydraulic actuation
Body: Central double-cradle chromoly metal
Entrance Suspension: WP Xact 48mm fork, air strain, compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 12.2 in. journey
Rear Suspension: WP Xact shock, spring preload, excessive/low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. journey
Entrance Brake: Brembo 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear Brake: Brembo 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Entrance Tire: Dunlop Geomax MX33; 80/100-21
Rear Tire: Dunlop Geomax AT81; 110/100-18
Rake/Path: 26.1° / N/A
Wheelbase: 58.7 in.
Floor Clearance: 13.5 in.
Grime Rider Measured Seat Peak: 37.2 in.
Gas Capability: 2.25 gal.
Grime Rider Measured Moist Weight: 243 lb.
Availability: Now
Contact: husqvarna-motorcycles.com