The ground-breaking new generation chassis is fitted with the most powerful Husqvarna motocross engine ever developed. The 63 horsepower single-overhead-cam 450 cc power plant has been completely redesigned; it is now smaller and lighter and has been completely reconfigured for optimal mass-centralisation within the new chromoly steel frame. The new bodywork elevates the riding experience thanks to accurately developed ergonomics that focus on instilling rider confidence, complete control and reduced fatigue.
Features and Benefits
Carbon fibre subframe
New CNC machined triple clamps
Magura hydraulic clutch
New DDS clutch
The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs. It integrates a damping system for better traction and durability. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the narrowness of the engine.
Completely redesigned bodywork
A new, shorter and lighter shock by WP features a larger gas chamber designed to maintain consistent performance during use. New internal components, such as the piston and shock shaft increase setup options. A new clevis design contributes to shortening the overall length by 12 mm, while the stroke is reduced by 3 mm. The shock is completely adjustable for high and low speed compression damping as well as rebound.
The rear link has been completely redesigned to match the new rear shock. 148.2 mm pull rods replace the previous link's 145 mm items and, combined with the redesigned bell crank, maintains a similar progressive rate as MY15. Rear wheel travel is now 300 mm and, thanks to the uprated rear suspension behaviour, softer springs can be used.
Wheels and tyres
Dunlop MX52 Motocross tyres that feature the proven "block-within-a-block" design for more progressive cornering and superior grip are fitted as standard.
Map switch and launch control
New engine management system
New 44 mm throttle body
New electric start and Li-Ion battery
- Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
- Displacement 449.9 cm³
- Bore 95 mm
- Starter Electric starter
- Transmission 5-speed
- Primary drive 31:76
- Secondary gear ratio 13:48
- Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
- EMS Keihin EMS
- Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
- Front suspension WP USD Ø 48 mm 4CS closed cartridge
- Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
- Suspension travel (front) 300 mm
- Suspension travel (rear) 300 mm
- Front brake Disc brake
- Rear brake Disc brake
- Rear brake disc diameter 200 mm
- Chain 5/8 x 1/4"
- Steering head angle 63.9 °
- Wheelbase 1485 ± 10 mm
- Ground clearance 370 mm
- Seat height 960 mm
- Tank capacity (approx.) 7 l
- Weight without fuel 102.4 kg