2022 Rockstar Edition Husqvarna FC 250 and FC 450 Unveiled – RM Rider Exchange
Following KTM’s announcement of the 2022 450 SX-F Factory Edition, Husqvarna has released the details of their 2022 FC 250 and FC 450 Rockstar Edition models. Engineered for the pros but available to the public, these bikes are now available in limited quantities.
The 2022 Husqvarnas boast all-new engines and chassis. The FC 250 features a DOHC engine while the FC 450 comes equipped with an SOHC unit. As for the chassis, both bikes have a hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame with a die-cast aluminum swingarm. Such advanced construction keeps the bikes rigid, lightweight, and durable.
Both bikes also feature WP suspension: XACT forks with AER technology. Topped off with the latest Rockstar Energy graphics, the bikes are sleek, high-powered, and ready to race.
For more information on the bikes’ availability and pricing, contact your local Husqvarna dealer. For the technical highlights and full press release on the 2022 models, check out the full press release below.
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Official Husqvarna Press Release
HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES 2022 ROCKSTAR EDITIONS AIM FOR THE WIN
ALL-NEW FC 250 ROCKSTAR EDITION AND FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION PACKED WITH INNOVATIONS TO TAKE RIDERS TO THE FRONT IN MOTOCROSS COMPETITION
Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce the 2022 FC 250 Rockstar Edition and FC 450 Rockstar Edition models. All-new engines and chassis give dedicated and competitive motocross riders the perfect machinery to stay ahead of the competition. Class-leading, dynamic performance delivers instantly accessible power, while advanced ergonomics provide hard-charging riders with complete control in every situation.
The FC 250 Rockstar Edition features a punchy DOHC engine, delivering unrivalled power and torque on demand. With a level of performance that takes it straight to the top of its class, the FC 450 Rockstar Edition is powered by an SOHC unit. Both engines are lightweight and positioned in their frames for optimal mass-centralization, giving Rockstar Edition riders mastery of their machines, even in the toughest events.
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 the FC 250 Rockstar Edition and FC 450 Rockstar Edition.
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 behavior under power. The new die-cast aluminum swingarm provides optimal rigidity with low weight. A durable, aluminum-polyamide hybrid subframe is designed for specifically calculated rigidity.
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 (20 or 22 mm), split-clamp Factory triple clamps, Factory DID DirtStar wheels with black anodized, machined hubs, a Factory starting device, floating front rotor with polyamide composite front brake disc guard, and polyamide composite skid plate.
The FC 250 Rockstar Edition and FC 450 Rockstar Edition replicate the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing motorcycles competing in AMA Supercross, and place the most competitive machinery in the hands of all motocross racers.
- New bodywork with specifically tailored ergonomics for easier movement on the motorcycle and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics
- New hydro-formed chromium molybdenum frame significantly improving anti-squat behavior
- New topology-optimized die-cast aluminum swingarm providing optimal rigidity and low weight
- New 250cc DOHC engine providing class-leading torque and peak power
- New 450cc SOHC engine providing class-leading performance and low weight
- New Easy Shift sensor providing seamless up-shifting
- New aluminum-polyamide hybrid subframe construction providing 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-optimized main piston and tool-free adjusters
- New multifunctional map switch, which also activates the Easy Shift, Traction- and Launch Control
- New polyamide composite skid plate for advanced protection and durability
- New polyamide composite front brake disc guard for added protection
Ensuring all riders are fully equipped for their next event, Husqvarna Motorcycles offers the Functional Offroad Apparel Collection 2021 – a range of high-performance gear and protective equipment made for the unique challenges of offroad riding. Furthermore, the Husqvarna Motorcycles Technical Accessories catalogue features a host of performance and suspension parts, machine protectors and workshop equipment to customize and maintain both Rockstar Edition models.
The 2022 FC 250 Rockstar Edition and FC 450 Rockstar Edition will start to be available from January 2022 onwards in the United States at authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers. Availability may differ from country to country. For details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles subsidiary or importer.