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    FC 450 Rockstar Edition 2023

  • Introduction

    Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to introduce the 2023 FC 450 Rockstar Edition model. Equipped with competition-focused and race-tested Technical Accessories, the enhanced machine delivers class-leading motocross performance. Updated for 2023 with a new silencer, wheels, protective parts, and revised suspension settings, the FC 450 Rockstar Edition is now faster and easier to ride than ever before and complete with the latest Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics.

    Updated suspension settings improve comfort and ensure competitive riders can focus on racing against the competition with full confidence. The WP XACT 48 mm front forks and XACT rear shock are now assembled with revised shim stacks to refine the machine’s balance and cornering agility.

    Riders can easily customise the performance and power delivery from the 450cc SOHC engine depending on individual preference and track conditions using the handlebar-mounted Map Select Switch. The multifunctional instrument houses clearly marked buttons to engage one of two pre-set engine maps, activate launch control and traction control, and enable Quickshifter for seamless upshifts, even when under heavy load.

    Continuing to deliver light and agile handling, the FC 450 Rockstar Edition retains its proven hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame. Designed to improve the anti-squat behaviour of the chassis under hard acceleration, the chassis remains stable at high speed while allowing riders to corner with complete confidence.

    Technical highlights

    • New Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics
    • Updated suspension settings: focus on improved bike balance and comfort while ensuring needed rear-end and front-end hold-up
    • Bodywork offers specifically tailored ergonomics for easier movement of the motorcycle
    • Hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame significantly improves anti-squat behaviour
    • Topology optimised die-cast aluminium swingarm provides ideal rigidity and low weight
    • 450cc SOHC engine provides class-leading performance and low weight
    • Quickshift sensor provides seamless up-shifting
    • High performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system
    • Aluminium-polyamide hybrid subframe construction provides specifically calculated rigidity and advanced durability
    • WP XACT 48 mm front forks with AER technology offer more progressive end-of-stroke damping
    • WP XACT rear shock design with CFD optimised main piston and tool free adjusters
    • Multifunctional map switch, which also activates the Quickshifter, traction and launch control
    • New FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer
    • Factory Racing CNC-machined triple clamps with adjustable offset [20 – 22 mm]
    • New Factory Racing wheel set with EXCEL Takasago rims and black anodised CNC machined hubs
    • New 2K Carbon composite skid plate for advanced protection and durability
    • New 2K Carbon composite front brake disc guard for added protection
    • Mechanical Factory holeshot device as standard
    • Soft, grey ODI lock-on grips
    • GUTS Factory high grip seat cover
    • Premium-quality ProTaper handlebar and bar pad
    • Electric starter powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery

    Features and benefits


    The hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot-welded frame is expertly crafted. Constructed with specifically calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex, the frame provides exceptional rider feedback, energy absorption and straight-line stability. Additionally, the frame features forged brackets for mounting the standard skid plate on the FC 450 Rockstar Edition.

    Rotational masses in the frame and the forged steering head connection have been specifically positioned to reduce chassis squat. Together with the shock mounting, which is not connected to the main tube, the anti-squat of the chassis has been enhanced for exceptional balance on acceleration and turning. Also, the frame wall thickness has been optimised to achieve exceptional reliability and specific rigidity in high stress areas such as the steering head and the shock mounts. Parallel frame mounts (same position on left and right sides) improve chassis flex characteristics, while stability characteristics remain unrivalled.

    Another highlight of the frame topology is that the footrest mounting is positioned inwards, resulting in less susceptibility to catching in deep ruts or when scrubbing jumps. The footrests have been designed with the help of state-of-the-art Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to provide the optimal contact area for the rider. The one-piece steering head seal allows easier mounting in case of replacement or service and offers improved reliability.

    The frame of the FC 450 Rockstar Edition is finished in a fine structured, premium black powder coating. The standard frame protectors feature a specific topology, guaranteeing superior protection, durability, and advanced grip in any condition. Mounted with four screws, using the integrated frame brackets, the newly designed 2K carbon composite skid plate offers superior protection against dirt and hard impacts to the frame and engine.

    • Specifically engineered longitudinal rigidity → exceptional rider feedback, energy absorption and stability
    • Specifically positioned rotational masses and detached shock mounting → significantly improved anti-squat of chassis
    • Topology-optimised frame wall thickness for specific rigidity and improved reliability in high-stress areas (e.g. steering head, shock mount)
    • Parallel frame mounts (same position on left and right side) for optimal flex characteristics
    • Inward footrest mounting position for reduced risk of catching in deep ruts or when scrubbing jumps
    • Service friendly one-piece steering head seal → easier mounting, improved reliability
    • Durable powder coated finish with standard frame protectors and 2K carbon composite skid plate

    Polyamide-reinforced aluminium subframe

    Using 60% polyamide and 40% aluminium, the two-piece subframe has a total weight of just 1.8 kg. With the help of computational dynamics, specific rigidity was engineered into the light and robust subframe, delivering outstanding handling and rider comfort.      

    The lower subframe spars and frame mounts are made from cast aluminium profiles to guarantee robustness and reliability where needed. The upper subframe is made from injection-moulded polyamide, enabling specific flex characteristics and allowing a lightweight construction.

    • Topology-optimised polyamide/aluminium hybrid construction
    • Lower subframe spars and frame mounts made from (cast) aluminium profiles → extremely robust and reliable (no weld joints)
    • Upper subframe made from injection-moulded polyamide → specific rigidity and flex benefit handling and comfort


    The hollow die-cast aluminium swingarm is designed to offer optimal stiffness and reliability at the lowest possible weight. The topology ensures perfected rigidity, while an improved casting process reduces weight. A 22 mm rear axle is fitted to match the chassis flex characteristics.

    Additionally, the chain guard and chain slider have been specifically designed for improved durability and less susceptibility to catching on external objects. This design helps with reducing dirt build up around the swingarm and chain guard, especially in extremely muddy conditions.

    Chain adjustment markings are also visible from above, making for simpler adjustment.

    • Die-cast swingarm → topology-optimised for optimal rigidity
    • Enhanced casting process for minimal weight
    • 22 mm rear axle enhanced to match chassis flex characteristics
    • Chain guard and chain slider
    • Transitions aligned with swingarm surface, spring-steel mounted for improved durability
    • Overall, less susceptible to catching on external objects

    WP XACT front fork with AER technology

    The 48 mm split air fork features a capsulated air spring and pressurised oil chamber for progressive and consistent damping. Oil and air bypasses reduce pressure peaks and, in combination with a midvalve damping system, the fork provides exceptional feedback and rider comfort. The hydrostop improves bottoming resistance through more progressive damping force in the last 40 mm of travel. Additionally, rebound is also reduced leading to the fork being lower on initial acceleration after a hard landing. Updated shim stack settings focus on improved bike balance and more comfort while keeping needed front-end hold-up. This leads to significantly noticeable improvements in cornering agility.

    Settings are easily adjusted via a single air-pressure preload valve, as well as via easy access click adjusters for compression and rebound. The fork protection ring increases protection against dirt intrusion on the fork seals. Additionally, the air pump needed to adjust the fork's air pressure is provided as standard.

    • Updated suspension settings → focus on improved bike balance and comfort while keeping needed front-end hold-up
    • WP XACT front fork → 48 mm air type with split damping function
    • Midvalve damping system → exceptional damping and consistent performance
    • Capsuled air spring and pressurised oil chamber → progressive and consistent damping
    • Hydrostop in the fork legs → improved bottoming resistance and reduced rebound
    • More progressive damping in last 40 mm of travel (total 310 mm) → previous generation hydrostop only effective in final 10 mm of travel
    • Reduced rebound → fork stays lower on initial acceleration after hard landing
    • Easy access clicker dials → simple and fast clicker settings
    • Redesigned fork protection rings → increased protection against dirt intrusion

    CNC machined triple clamps

    Made from high-grade aluminium, the CNC-machined Factory Racing triple clamps feature optimally tuned steering stem stiffness, perfect alignment of the fork tubes, and precise geometry of the fork clamps to ensure highly responsive and smooth fork action. Maximum gains in handling are provided by simple offset adjustment of 20 mm or 22 mm.

    The topology-optimised handlebar mounts provide maximised grip surface for less handlebar twist at minimal weight. Additionally, they allow for both rubber-damped and fixed mounting, providing customisable handlebar flex.

    • Rubber damped → less vibrations, precise front-end feel (OE)
    • Fixed → increased vibrations, more precise front-end feel

    The front number plate integrates a triple clamp protector which covers the lower triple clamp and protects it from possible roost damage.

    • CNC-machined aluminium with anodised surface → finest quality and reliability
    • Perfect clamping and alignment → smooth fork action
    • Topology optimised handlebar mounts → Enhanced grip surface for less handlebar twist
    • Rubber damping on top clamp → reduced vibrations, increased comfort
    • Adjustable handlebar position → adjustable ergonomics

    WP XACT rear shock

    The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) optimised main piston in the shock improves initial comfort and provides strong hold-up. Differently sized flow holes allow the shims to open more easily and reduce the overall stress of oil flow and pressure on the shims. Reduced weight also means less moving mass, resulting in lower forces on the main piston. Updated shim stack settings focus on improved bike balance and more comfort while keeping needed rear-end hold-up. This leads to significantly noticeable improvements in cornering agility.

    A fully hand-adjustable dual compression control concept allows high and low-speed settings to be changed by hand. Together with the rebound adjuster, which is hand adjustable, riders are able to change their shock settings without tools and without the help of a mechanic at the racetrack.

    On top of the tool-free setting adjustment possibilities, the preload adjuster is fine-tuned for increased resistance to dirt intrusion. The two-piece spring retainer allows for quick mounting without splitting the shock.

    With its low-friction SKF linkage seals, the WP XACT rear shock provides advanced damping characteristics for unsurpassed traction and energy absorption. A pressure balance inside the shock ensures consistent damping, resulting in superior rider comfort and feel.

    • Updated suspension settings → focus on improved bike balance and more comfort while keeping the needed rear-end hold-up
    • CFD-optimised main piston increases initial comfort and guarantees strong hold-up
    • Dual compression control allows high and low-speed settings to be adjusted by hand
    • Rebound adjuster allows changing the setting by hand or tool
    • Preload adjuster fine-tuned for reduced dirt intrusion and quick mounting concept
    • Low-friction SKF linkage seals → refined rear shock response for advanced damping characteristics
    • Pressure balance inside the shock body → consistent damping
    • Two-piece spring retainer allows for quick mounting and assembly of preload adjuster and shock

    Brembo hydraulic clutch

    The high-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system guarantees even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect action in every condition. Meaning that play is constantly compensated, both the pressure point and function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions, as well as over time. Countless hours of race focused testing have proven the high-quality, Italian-made Brembo hydraulic systems exceptional reliability.

    • Brembo hydraulic clutch system → perfect action and outstanding reliability in every condition


    The highest level of quality is guaranteed with class leading Brembo callipers and controls. The 260 mm floating front and 220 mm wave rear discs deliver superior stopping power instilling confidence in any condition. A new 2K carbon composite front disc protector is fitted as standard for added protection.

    • Brembo brake callipers and high-performance discs → superior stopping power with greater control and confidence
    • New 2K carbon composite front disc protector → added protection at very low weight

    ProTaper handlebar

    The ProTaper handlebar is second to none for function and style. Manufactured to exacting standards, the handlebar features class-leading fatigue resistance at a minimal weight. The handlebar bend further increases comfort with an optimal pressure point on the rider’s hands.

    • ProTaper handlebar, class-leading in function and style
    • A specific Husqvarna bend ensures optimal comfort

    Grips and throttle assembly

    The ODI lock-on grip on the left side does not require gluing, while on the right, the vulcanised grip features an innovative integrated throttle mechanism. The assembly has easy free-play adjustment and, by changing a cam, throttle progression can be altered. The ODI lock-on grips come standard in a softer, grey compound on the FC 450 Rockstar Edition.

    • Throttle assembly and ODI grips → easily alter throttle progression; easy grip mounting without glue


    The CFD designed footrests offer a bigger surface for boot soles while being less susceptible to catching on deep ruts, take-offs when scrubbing, or track barriers. The result is better control of the bike in all conditions. This was achieved by a narrow mounting concept integrated in the frame design, which also benefits of a low weight.

    • Topology optimised, die cast footrests → low weight and less susceptible to dirt build up
    • Footrest mount integrated in frame → narrow profile is less susceptible to catch on deep ruts

    Map select switch, traction & launch control

    Designed for easy and intuitive operation, the Map Select Switch comes as standard. It activates traction and launch control, selects between two engine maps (smooth/aggressive) and activates the Quickshift feature on the FC 450 Rockstar Edition. Map 1 is the standard map for linear, predictable power, while Map 2 is an aggressive map for added throttle response and more explosive power output.

    The Quickshift function can be activated or deactivated via the Map Select Switch. The function works only when upshifting, interrupting the ignition for a fraction of a second. This allows upshifting while the throttle is fully opened without the use of the clutch lever. A sensor on the shift drum registers the force from the shift lever, sends the signal to the ECU and the ignition timing is interrupted. To prevent unintended shifts and false neutrals, the function is only active from 2nd to 5th gear.

    With the engine at idle, launch control is engaged by pressing the traction control and Quickshift switch simultaneously. Both symbols will start flashing to indicate the launch control is active. This function limits the amount of power to the rear wheel, improving traction and preventing loss of control under hard acceleration. Once the rider shifts up a gear, the launch control will deactivate automatically. To benefit from the Quickshift feature during the launch control the QS button must be pressed before activating launch control. Otherwise, Quickshifter will not be available between 2nd and 3rd gear on the start.

    Traction control on 4-stroke models is engaged by a switch marked ‘TC’ and functions by analysing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which engine RPM increases. If the RPM increases too quickly, the Engine Management System (EMS) registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel ensuring maximum traction. This is a distinct advantage in wet or muddy conditions.

    • Handlebar Map Select Switch → alters engine characteristics according to conditions and rider preference
    • Quickshift function → clutch-free upshifting
    • Traction control → optimal traction in all conditions
    • Launch control → maximum traction for perfect starts

    Start/Stop switch

    The combined start/stop switch on the right side of the handlebar allows for easy, intuitive start and stop of the engine.

    Engine Management System (EMS)

    The Keihin EMS is specifically designed to be smaller, lighter, and faster at processing data. It integrates launch control for perfect starts, selectable engine maps via the switch on the handlebar, traction control, as well as the Quickshift function. Combined with the gear sensor, power delivery is tailored for each gear.

    A Roll Over Sensor (ROS) kills the engine in case of extreme crashes, adding another level of safety to this generation of Husqvarna motocross machines. Additionally, the hour meter comes with an integrated FI status LED and a fuel level indicator.

    • Keihin EMS → small, light, and faster at processing engine data for more efficient engine management
    • Roll Over Sensor (ROS) → automatically kills the engine in extreme crashes
    • Hour meter with integrated FI status LED and fuel level indicator
    • Gear sensor → specific engine maps for each gear

    44 mm throttle body

    The FC 450 Rockstar Edition features a 44 mm Hitachi Astemo throttle body. The injector is positioned to ensure the most efficient flow into the combustion chamber while to ensure optimal throttle response the throttle cable is mounted directly without a throttle linkage, which provides a more immediate throttle response and feeling.

    • Throttle body → 44 mm, injector positioned for optimal flow, more immediate throttle response thanks to direct cable mounting

    Exhaust system

    The Rockstar Edition exhaust system is expertly designed to deliver leading performance at the lowest possible weight. The header pipe features a flow designed resonance chamber that is integrated into the header pipe. The header pipe is designed and manufactured in two pieces, to be as compact as possible. The joining position allows it to be removed without having to take out the rear shock. Further innovation allows for a short, compact silencer without increasing noise levels.

    • Compact exhaust → lightweight and engineered for maximum performance
    • Header pipe mounted directly onto engine mount for improved serviceability
    • Header joining position → removal of exhaust without removing rear shock

    FMF Factory 4.1 RCT silencer

    The Factory 4.1 RCT silencer features a blue anodised titanium body with a carbon end cap. In addition, it offers a shorter overall length that is less susceptible to damage and moves the muffler closer to the engine to centralise mass. The Factory 4.1 RCT is constructed from aerospace grade materials that meet exacting specifications.

    • FMF Factory 4.1 RCT silencer → light weight, peak performance
    • Shorter overall length → centralised mass, less susceptible to damage

    Electric start and Li-Ion battery

    Along with the benefit of an easy electric starting system, a Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery is fitted to the Rockstar Edition models. The Li-Ion battery weighs approx. 1 kg less than a conventional lead battery meaning the convenience of electric starting is delivered while keeping overall weight to a minimum.

    • Electric starter → easy starting when time is critical
    • Li-Ion battery → lightweight, 1 kg lighter than a conventional battery

    Integrated cooling system and radiators

    The radiators are expertly crafted using high strength aluminium. CFD optimisation is used to channel air through the radiators more efficiently and provide optimal cooling in any condition. The cooling system is integrated into the frame allowing for improved cooling by channelling coolant through the frame while eliminating the need for additional hoses. A large centre tube running through the frame reduces the pressure at this point in the system allowing for a more consistent coolant flow and includes an internal thermostat for added reliability.

    Additionally, the radiators are mounted close to the centre of gravity for improved handling agility.

    • Integrated cooling → maximum efficiency in minimum space
    • Bayonet closure on radiators
    • WP radiators → efficient for optimal cooling
    • Large central tube → consistent coolant flow

    Fuel tank

    The 7.2 litre polythene fuel tank incorporates a threaded filler cap and an internal one-piece fuel pump with integrated filter. This provides a reliable fuel supply and allows the tank to be emptied further at low fuel levels. The external fuel line is specifically positioned to make it less exposed and susceptible to damage.

    • 7.2 litre polythene fuel tanks → large capacity for extensive running times
    • One-piece fuel pump and filter for reliable fuel supply → tank can be emptied further at low fuel level
    • External fuel line routing → less exposed and susceptible to damage

    Airbox and tool-less air filter access

    The CFD optimised airbox is designed with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at preventing air deformation ensuring maximum airflow and maximum filter protection. The air filter is easily accessed, without tools, by removing the left side panel. Easy maintenance is guaranteed by the Twin Air filter and filter cage design that features a simple fail proof mounting system for safe and accurate filter installation.

    • CFD optimised Airbox → improved air flow and maximised filter protection
    • Intuitive filter mounting system → safe and accurate protection against dirt
    • Tool-less filter access → easy and fast maintenance
    • High-flow airbox cover included → added customisation of the engine response

    Factory Racing Wheel Set

    Black high-strength anodised EXCEL Takasago rims are mounted to high quality black anodised and CNC-machined hubs using reinforced spokes and black anodised aluminium nipples. This offers maximum weight savings and improved handling and stability in the most extreme motocross conditions.

    • Lightweight but strong and reliable construction → minimum unsprung weight


    Dunlop GEOMAX MX33 Motocross tyres that feature the proven “block-within-a-block” design for more progressive cornering and superior grip are fitted as standard.

    • Developed in top-level AMA Supercross and Motocross → enhanced handling, cornering, and steering feel
    • Wide range of application including sand, mud, loose surface, and hard pack
    • Increased durability and crack resistance through innovative rubber compound


    The FC 450 Rockstar Edition features bodywork that clearly showcases Husqvarna Motorcycles progressive approach to off-road motorcycles while striking black and white graphics stylishly adorn the Swedish inspired design.

    The rider triangle provides exceptional knee contact, especially when riding in the standing position, which inspires confidence for riders of every ability and enables them to perform at the highest level for extended periods of time. The slim contact surfaces on the bodywork allow the rider to easily move the motorcycle around on track and improve the overall handling and agility of the machine.

    The flat seat profile, combined with the race engineered GUTS high grip seat cover, deliver superior control in any condition. A recessed grip pocket under the seat, just above the airbox, allows for gripping and lifting of the bike.

    The graphics of the new FC 450 Rockstar Edition closely resemble the look of Husqvarna’s 2023 factory race bikes. Sponsor logos and graphic design elements are implemented using durable in-mould technology. A high-quality factory race look is guaranteed, even after intense riding.

    • Progressive bodywork → distinctive looks, modern design, and high-quality graphics
    • Rider triangle optimised for exceptional knee contact, especially when riding in the standing position
    • Optimised contact surface → allows for easy gripping and movement of the bike
    • Recessed grip pockets → allowing better grip to lift the bike
    • Seat → flat seat profile and high grip factory seat cover for exceptional comfort and control in all conditions


    The SOHC engine is the perfect example of the advanced engineering techniques used by Husqvarna Motorcycles, offering peak power of more than 63 hp and with an overall weight of just 26.8 kg.

    Mass centralisation is key to the engine design, enabling chassis engineers to position the engine closer to the centre of gravity for exceptional handling and manoeuvrability. Together with the benefits of mass centralisation and minimal weight, the chassis provides an exceptional anti-squat behaviour for outstanding balance on acceleration and turning.

    Additionally, attention was paid to the serviceability of the FC 450 Rockstar Edition engine. Drain bosses for fluids and added service markers on the engine (▲) clearly show where to use washers, making maintenance and service easier than before.

    • Peak performance and minimal weight → 63 hp and only 26.8 kg
    • Exceptional serviceability of engine internals → added service markers and drain bosses for liquids

    Cylinder head

    The SOHC cylinder head is incredibly compact and lightweight, with a short profile. The camshaft is located as close to the centre of gravity as possible. Parallel frame mounts significantly improve handling and agility.

    Lightweight valves are actuated via a rocker arm and feature timing specifically designed to deliver precise levels of torque and throttle response. The diameter of the intake valves is 40 mm, while at the exhaust it is 33 mm. The valve cover reduces the number of mounting screws (only two needed) and a single oil-spray jet guarantees efficient cooling while keeping weight low.

    The fine punched cam chain, low-friction chain guides and the low-friction DLC rocker arm coating offers optimum efficiency, reliability, and durability. Attention was paid to maintenance tasks with lock positions for the cam chain to improve the serviceability of the valve train.

    • SOHC cylinder head → compact design, parallel frame mounts and camshaft closer to centre of gravity
    • Lightweight valve cover → only two mounting screws and one oil-spray jet for cooling
    • Fine punched cam chain adding durability
    • DLC coating and low-friction chain guides → optimum efficiency, reliability, and durability
    • Exceptional serviceability of valve train → lock positions for cam chain

    Cylinder and piston

    The lightweight aluminium cylinder is an engineering masterpiece, featuring a 95 mm bore. The CP bridged-box-type piston features anodised annular grooves, adding durability and longer service intervals while weighing only 327 g. The 13.6:1 compression ratio provides a peak performance of more than 63 hp.

    • Lightweight aluminium cylinder → 95 mm bore / 63.4 mm stroke
    • Lightweight, high-performance CP forged bridged-box-type piston → reduced oscillating masses
    • 13.6:1 compression ratio → exceptional peak performance
    • Anodised annular groove → added durability and longer service intervals


    The inertia produced by the crankshaft has been carefully calculated to deliver optimal traction and rideability from the powerful 450cc engine. The crankshaft is specifically positioned to harness the rotational mass at the ideal centre of gravity, which results in a lightweight, agile handling feel. A plain big-end bearing comprising of two force-fitted bearing shells ensure maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service intervals of 90 hours.

    • Crankshaft position → ideal centre of gravity, improved handling
    • Plain big-end bearing and force-fitted bearing shells → increased durability and service intervals


    The crankcases are designed to arrange the shafts and engine internals in the ideal positions to offer the best-possible handling. Additionally, the position of the clutch shaft keeps the clutch above the oil level resulting in decreased drag and increased efficiency. A steel oil pump gear and oil jets increase the overall oil pressure, resulting in increased resistance against overheating and improved durability.

    High-pressure die-cast production processes keep overall weight to a minimum, resulting in thin wall thickness while retaining reliability.

    • Design → optimised mass centralisation and increased efficiency
    • Steel oil pump gear and increased oil pressure → improved durability and resistance against overheating
    • High pressure die-cast production process → thin walls for reduced weight while maintaining strength


    The lightweight 5-speed gearbox is produced by Pankl Racing Systems and ensures the highest level of durability and reliability. A weight-optimised shift shaft reduces the operating force required for gear changes, and the gearbox features an optimised transmission ratio (29:72). The Quickshift sensor is positioned on the shift drum, allowing for clutchless upshifts. The function can be activated/deactivated via the QS marked button on the Map Select Switch, located on the left side on the handlebar.

    The gear lever features a design that prevents dirt build-up and keeps the lever tip in its original position even in the toughest conditions. An advanced gear sensor selects a specific engine map tailored for each gear.

    • 5-speed gearbox → optimised transmission ratio (29:72) for smooth and precise shifting
    • ·Weight-optimised shift shaft → reduced operating force required for gear changes
    • Integrated Quickshift sensor positioned on the shift drum allows clutchless upshifts → seamless shifting function can be activated/deactivated with Map Select Switch
    • Integrated gear sensor → specific engine maps for each gear

    DDS clutch

    The FC 450 Rockstar Edition features a Dampened Diaphragm Steel (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 compact design of the engine.

    • DDS clutch → lightweight with consistent action and exceptional durability
    • Optimal clutch cooling from pressure lubrication → reduced clutch fade from high stress


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