New FC 450 combines head-turning looks with race-winning performance

Husqvarna’s 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition has hit the shops and it’s fair to say that the new offering combines head-turning good looks with race-winning performance.

Based around Zach Osborne’s 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 Championship-winning machine, the Rockstar Edition features a number of upgrades compared to the stock model.

Here’s a run-through of the technical highlights.

  • Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics
  • Connectivity Unit fitted as standard to connect with the myHusqvarna app that allows the rider to customise engine behaviour
  • High-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system
  • Compact SOHC engine providing class-leading performance
  • Hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame with premium black powder coating
  • Factory Racing CNC-machined triple clamps with adjustable offset
  • Composite carbon fibre two-piece subframe design 
  • Carbon fibre reinforced skid plate
  • WP XACT 48 mm front forks with AER technology
  • Mechanical Factory holeshot device
  • FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer
  • Softer, grey ODI lock-on grips
  • GUTS Factory high grip seat cover
  • Rekluse clutch cover
  • ProTaper handlebars and bar pad
  • Factory wheel set with DID DirtStar rims and blue anodised CNC machined hubs
  • Multifunctional map switch which also activates launch and traction control
  • Electric starter powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery

The 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition is available now at authorised UK Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers priced at £9,399.