2010 Husaberg model lineup

Street-legal Supermoto introduced

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jul. 09, 2009
Swedish manufacturer Husaberg is introducing three new models for its 2010 model line-up.

At a presentation in Igualada, Spain, the KTM subsidiary introduced the FS570 Supermoto and FX450 cross-country motorcycle. Husaberg also unveiled the FE390, a smaller version of the FE450 and FE570 Enduro bikes which will return for 2010 with some technical updates.

All models are powered by Husaberg’s upside-down 70-degree single overhead camshaft single-cylinder engines introduced in 2009 models. Husaberg’s engines are inverted to bring the crankshaft closer to the motorcycles’ center of gravity to reduce the effect of the crankshaft’s rotating forces on handling. Husaberg says the design also provides for a thinner bike and greater ground-clearance.

Husaberg is adding the road worthy FS570 to its lineup.

The street-legal FS570 is equipped with tubeless 17-inch wheels, and fully adjustable WP closed-cartridge upside-down front fork adapted for street use. The FS570 is also equipped with radially-mounted four-piston brake calipers and a Supermoto front fender.

The FX450 is designed for closed-course offroad racing with a 19-inch rear wheel, Bridgestone MX tires and. The FX450’s six-speed transmission has been adapted for closer ratios while the fully-adjustable WP front fork has been tuned for cross-country use. Instead of the Magura handlebars used on the other models, the FX450 is equipped with Renthal handlebars and MX handguards.

Husaberg gave the FX450 a 19-inch rear wheel, handguards and a modified six-speed transmission.

Husaberg modified its engines’ piston, camshaft and connecting rod for a shorter stroke for its FE390. The end result, according to Husaberg, is a bike that handles like a 250 but with more bottom end power and torque and a smooth power delivery. Like its older siblings, the FE390 is equipped with Brembo double piston floating caliper brakes up front and single-piston caliper rear brake with a wave-design disc.