NEW FS 450 SUPERMOTO
FULLY REDESIGNED FS 450 SUPERMOTO LAUNCHES
All-new for 2023, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ FS 450 continues its legacy as a premium supermoto racer. Designed and developed to offer outstanding supermoto performance, the FS 450 is expertly crafted with the latest technology and competition-focused components to create a highly capable circuit racing machine. Finished with new bodywork and improved ergonomics for 2023, the FS 450 is complete with striking white and grey graphics for a distinctive look.
Powered by a new 450cc SOHC 4-stroke engine, the performance characteristics of the FS 450 can be fine-tuned using the updated map select switch mounted on the ProTaper handlebars. This sophisticated device allows for full customisation of the machine as it controls the activation of launch control, traction control, and the new Quickshifter, which ensures seamless upshifts.
A new hydro-formed frame enhances rider feedback with the new polyamide-reinforced aluminium subframe playing a vital role in aiding handling and ensuring comfort. Together with the latest WP suspension and a repositioned engine that improves mass centralisation, the FS 450 delivers an exceptional on-track experience for all riders.
Assembled skilfully with quality, supermoto-specific hardware including Alpina wheels, a Suter anti-hopping clutch, and high performance Brembo brakes, the FS 450 is undoubtedly built for competition.
With all these performance-focused technical advancements, the FS 450 unquestionably remains as the most powerful, best handling, and most complete supermoto machine on the market today.
2023 Technical Highlights
- New bodywork with specifically tailored ergonomics for easier movement on the motorcycle
- New hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame significantly improves anti-squat behaviour
- New SOHC engine provides class-leading performance and low weight
- New Quickshift sensor ensures seamless up-shifting
- High-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system
- New aluminium-polyamide hybrid subframe construction provides specifically calculated rigidity and advanced durability
- New WP XACT 48 mm front forks with AER technology offer more progressive end-of-stroke damping
- New WP XACT rear shock design with CFD-optimised main piston and tool-free adjusters
- New multifunctional map switch, which also activates the Quickshifter, traction- and launch control
- Premium-quality ProTaper handlebars
- Electric starter powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery
To further customise the FS 450, a concise selection of high-quality Technical Accessories is available. Each component on offer is designed to enhance on-track performance, reduce weight, or add durability to this exceptional supermoto machine. For enhanced rider safety and unrestricted performance, a premium collection of supermoto-specific Functional Apparel combines innovative technical features for improved comfort, protection, and style.
The 2023 FS 450 is now available is limited supply. For details on availability, please contact us.
THE NEW KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO
CHRIS BIRCH RACES KAILUB RUSSELL TO THE TOP OF THE IRON GIANT ON THE NEW SPECIAL EDITION ENDURO
Solid preparation for a white-knuckled event like the ERZBERGRODEO is often half the battle. It helps by saving crucial time in the paddock and seconds on the course. A racer like Russell knows all about having the most honed and competitive package to fly through speedy sections and stare at some of the gnarliest obstacles while Birch demands nothing less than the finest technical set-up and performance to bounce through the trickiest ‘extreme’ zones. The 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO has been crafted around the acute attributes of both stars and features race-developed and premium parts. The 2023 model does full justice to the demands and infamy of the meeting through the latest specs.
Performance edge comes through the CNC-machined triple clamps, factory wheels with anodized hubs, a supersprox stealth rear sprocket, a map selector switch and the solid rear brake disc. Don’t forget the competition-specific Metzler 6 Days Extreme tires. Going faster or better also means a heightened degree of risk or punishment to the equipment. This is where the 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO also raises the bar with a capable handguard set, a radiator protector, chain guard bracket and clutch protector, front and rear brake guards and a rear brake safety wire.
Russell and Birch know that distinction and style cannot be underestimated: look good, feel good. The 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO is graced with a racing orange frame, a factory Selle Della Valle orange seat and lightweight skid plate and the Erzbergrodeo graphics set that subtly mixes grey with the distinctive KTM hue. The livery also carries some of the markers and checkpoints from the Erzbergrodeo such as the ‘Elevator, ‘Machine’ and ‘Carl’s Diner’.
The 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO is a fine instrument of enduro excellence. At the Erzbergrodeo – or any race even for that matter – it is primed for qualification, attacking and forging optimum results.
To aspire to be the best, and ride with the best, you need the best.
2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO HIGHLIGHTS
// Special Erzbergrodeo graphics
// Frame finishing coated in racing orange
// Factory wheels with anodized hubs
// METZELER 6 DAYS EXTREME soft tire set-up
// Closed, heavy-duty handguards
// Radiator fan & radiator protectors
// CNC-machined triple clamps
// Factory orange seat & lightweight skid plate
// Chain guide bracket protection
// Supersprox stealth rear sprocket
// Clutch slave cylinder protection & orange oil plug
// Front & rear pull straps
// Front brake disc guard
// Solid rear disc & disc guard
// Rear brake safety wire
// Map selector switch ?
The 2023 KTM 300 EXC ERZBERGRODEO is available to order now but quantities are limited.