2009 Husqvarna SM450R | Dirt Rider

2009 Husqvarna SM450R

  • 2009 Husqvarna SM450R



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Seat Height (in)


Dry Weight (lbs)


Husqvarna's 2009 SM450R was built with the serious off-road enthusiast in mind. 449cc of power, a 36-inch seat height, and a sticker price of $7,999 differentiate this Husqvarna in what has become a highly competitive segment of the motorcycle market. Built in Italy but ridden the world over, the SM450R was designed to be taken straight off the showroom floor and ridden away from the truck and into the elements - a 1.9-gallon tank provides fuel for the journey. Of course, a wide variety of mods for the SM450R are available through a number of aftermarket companies in order to help you fine-tune this Husqvarna to your exact liking, although some of these changes may render it a competition-only machine. See what we think of the SM450R and similar machines.

Husqvarna has a strong brand history in the sport of off-road, dating back to the days when legends like Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts used to rip these machines through the desert. Today, bikes like the $7,999 2009 SM450R continue that signature Husky legacy with a blend of great engine performance, predictable handling, and suspension that can be made to work really, really well with just a little fine-tuning. There are plenty of riders and racers out there who want KTM-like performance without swimming with the orange crowd; if this sounds like you, then a new Husqvarna is an excellent choice.



  • Bore (MM)97
  • Compression Ratio12.9:1
  • CoolingLiquid / Air
  • Displacement in CC449
  • Displacement in CI27.4
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterElectric
  • Stroke60.8
  • Valve ConfigurationDOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds6
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front TirePirelli® 120/70 R17
  • Rear TirePirelli® 150/60 R17


  • Front Brake Diameter320
  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Diameter9.5
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension Brand NameMarzocchi
  • Front Suspension TypeInverted Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension Brand NameSachs
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)36.2


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)1.9
  • Manufacturer CountryItaly
  • Dry Weight (lbs)260.1
  • Wheelbase (in)56.9

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