Husqvarna’s FC 450 has a few unique parts that separate it from the KTM 450 SX-F and GasGas MC 450F, such as a composite carbon fiber subframe and a 10mm-lower suspension setup as of last year. Aside from those items, the bodywork, and a few other miscellaneous parts, the trio are quite similar.
One of the many components the FC 450 shares with its Austrian stablemates is the engine. However, its brand-specific subframe and correspondingly different airbox can affect power delivery on the track and output on the dyno, although not dramatically.
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At peak, the FC 450 makes 53.5 hp at 9,400 rpm and 33.7 pound-feet of torque at 7,900 rpm. That equates to 1.5 hp and 0.6 pound-feet of torque less than this year’s class leader on our in-house dyno, the 450 SX-F. Husqvarna’s 450cc motocrosser is plenty powerful on the track though, as we learned leading up to and during our annual 450 Motocross Shootout.