2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition First Look

New parts for 2021 include Connectivity Unit and Brembo hydraulic clutch.

The 2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition is the fourth iteration of the Austrian brand’s special-edition motocross bike.
The 2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition is the fourth iteration of the Austrian brand’s special-edition motocross bike.Courtesy of Husqvarna

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team of Jason Anderson, Zach Osborne, and Dean Wilson will debut Husqvarna’s new 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition machine when the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series commences at NRG Stadium in Houston on Saturday, January 16, and continue to pilot it throughout the entirety of the indoor series as well as the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Husqvarna’s new Connectivity Unit enables the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition’s engine to be tuned wirelessly from a smartphone through the use of the myHusqvarna app. Also, a Brembo hydraulic clutch system replaces the Magura unit found on the standard FC 450 model.
Husqvarna’s new Connectivity Unit enables the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition’s engine to be tuned wirelessly from a smartphone through the use of the myHusqvarna app. Also, a Brembo hydraulic clutch system replaces the Magura unit found on the standard FC 450 model.Courtesy of Husqvarna

The 2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition boasts a number of add-ons over the standard FC 450 including Husqvarna’s new Connectivity Unit, which allows the user to customize the bike’s engine behavior via the myHusqvarna smartphone application. The other more significant differentiation between it and the prior year FC 450 Rockstar Edition is that the MY21 bike comes with a Brembo hydraulic clutch—much like the KTM 450 SX-F and 450 SX-F Factory Edition—instead of the Magura unit found on the standard FC 450.

Blue anodized triple clamps, an FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer, and Factory wheelset are just a few of the items from the Husqvarna Technical Accessories catalog that grace the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition.
Blue anodized triple clamps, an FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer, and Factory wheelset are just a few of the items from the Husqvarna Technical Accessories catalog that grace the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar Edition.Courtesy of Husqvarna

Additionally, several parts from the Husqvarna Technical Accessories catalog grace the special-edition bike including blue anodized, CNC-machined triple clamps with an adjustable offset of 20mm to 22mm, FMF Racing Factory 4.1 silencer, Rekluse clutch cover, Factory wheelset with D.I.D DirtStar rims, and blue anodized hubs and spoke nipples, Guts Racing seat cover, carbon fiber-reinforced skid plate, holeshot device, and gray ODI lock-on grips which are said to be softer than stock.

At $11,399, the 2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition is the most expensive 450cc motocross bike on the market.
At $11,399, the 2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition is the most expensive 450cc motocross bike on the market.Courtesy of Husqvarna

Lastly, the frame is powdercoated black instead of blue and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics are applied to the plastics to match the look of the Austrian brand’s Supercross and motocross racebikes. The 2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition is available at authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers now for a suggested retail price of $11,399.

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