Husqvarna has lifted the covers off its complete line-up of 2019 motocross models with a long list of upgrades that allow the new generation of FC and TC machines to continue to improve. Like its sister brand KTM which unveiled its bikes over a weeka go, the 450 gets the biggest changes with a new cylinder head but all bikes get a new frame, exhausts and bodywork, too.
The new chassis features an increase in longitudinal rigidity that results in improved rider feedback. Receiving new settings to perfectly match the new frame characteristics, WP AER forks and a DCC shock help further improve energy absorption and straight-line stability.
With all five models receiving a series of carefully considered improvements in the engine department, the flagship FC 450 has a redesigned and more compact SOHC cylinder head that reduces the engine’s total weight by a whooping 500g. To further enhance performance while keeping weight to a minimum, the exhaust systems on all 2-stroke and 4-stroke models have additionally received major changes for 2019.
With all new bikes featuring high-quality ProTaper handlebars and new spoke nipples on the D.I.D wheels, the FC 4-stroke machines also have new compact Li-ion 2.0 Ah batteries with improved output consistency. Showcasing Husqvarna Motorcycles’ pioneering design direction in the offroad bike segment, a fresh new bodywork offers tailored ergonomics for optimum comfort and control.
WHAT’S NEW FOR MY19
=>Redesigned SOHC cylinder head on the FC 450 (500 g lighter)
=>Blue coated frame featuring increased longitudinal rigidity
=>New 2-piece subframe design (250 g lighter)
=>Updated setting on the WP AER 48 forks
=>WP DCC shock featuring new piston & updated setting
=>New mufflers on 2-strokes, redesigned header pipe on TC 250
=>Chain adjustment length increased by 5 mm
=>Triple clamp protector integrated into front number plate
=>Traction & launch control with updated settings [4-strokes]
=>New throttle cable routing for easier maintenance
=>Flow-designed resonance chambers & more compact silencers on 4-strokes
=>New generation Li-ion 2.0 Ah battery
=>Updated cooling system with new centre tube
=>External fuel line moved inward for extra protection
=>ProTaper handlebar with new bend
=>D.I.D. wheels with new spoke nipples
The new Husqvarna MY19 motocross range will be available worldwide from June onwards at all authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers. For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles Subsidiary or Importer.