Bikes 13 Dec 2021

Detailed: 2022 Husqvarna FC 450 and FC 250 Rockstar Edition range

Latest models ready to launch US team into 2022 assault.

The 2022 Husqvarna FC 450 and FC 250 Rockstar Edition range has been unveiled, packed with the latest innovations to help elevate riders to the front in competition and are set to be the foundation of the US team’s race machinery for 2022.

The FC 250 Rockstar Edition features a punchy DOHC engine, delivering unrivalled power and torque on demand, while the FC 450 is powered by a class-leading SOHC unit.

Both engines are lightweight and positioned in their frames for optimal mass-centralisation, giving Rockstar Edition riders mastery of their machines, even in the toughest events.

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A new, multifunctional map switch allows selection between power delivery modes. It also activates the traction and launch control features, as well as engaging Easy Shift for clutchless upshifts of the revised-ratio five-speed gearboxes in both 2022 FC RE models.

For 2022, the FC 250 Rockstar Edition and FC 450 Rockstar Edition come with a completely revised chassis, featuring a new hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame designed for improved anti-squat behaviour under power.

The new die-cast aluminium swingarm provides optimal rigidity with low weight. A durable, aluminium-polyamide hybrid subframe is designed for specifically calculated rigidity.

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Top-level suspension is supplied by WP. At the front, new XACT 48 mm forks with AER technology provide more progressive damping at the end of the stroke, while the latest XACT rear shock design features tool-free adjustment. Along with the new frame and swingarm, the WP suspension provides race-winning handling.

New bodywork, proudly adorned with the latest Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics, has specifically tailored ergonomics for ease of movement on the motorcycle. This gives riders total confidence to concentrate on racing.

Further enhancing their competition-focused build, each Rockstar Edition is equipped with adjustable offset (20mm or 22mm), split-clamp factory triple clamps, factory DID DirtStar wheels with black anodised, machined hubs, a factory starting device, floating front rotor with polyamide composite front brake disc guard and polyamide composite skid plate.

For more information on the 2022 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition and FC 250 Rockstar Edition which will start to be available from January 2022 onwards in the United States at authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers, visit