The 2022 Husqvarna FS 450 is here with just a single update from last year, not counting the new colors. The Brembo hydraulic system for the Suter slipper clutch is all-new. That’s not a big surprise, as there’s not much competition in the 450cc supermoto class. So, let’s go over some of the highlights of this pure-race motorcycle:
The 63-horsepower motor weighs just 60 pounds. Overall weight of the FS 450 with the 1.85-gallon tank filled with high-test is 238 pounds.
Fully adjustable WP Xact suspension units are used at both ends. The fork uses an air-spring, while the shock gets help from a linkage system.
The Alpina wire-spoke wheels are the same unusual configuration and are shod with Bridgestone slicks. The front rim is a 16.5-inch hoop, while a more familiar 17-inch rim is used in the rear.
The chromoly frame has a polyamide/carbon-fiber subframe.
There are plenty of technical accessories, including an Akropovič Slip-on Line muffler, Factory Racing rear brake caliper, Hinson outer clutch cover, and upgraded seat.
We don’t have a price yet for the 2022 Husqvarna FS 450, and we can’t tell you when it will be in dealerships.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.