Husqvarna 450 Rockstar Edition

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2/25/2018 10:58 AM

Someone who has seen The Husky Fc 450 Rockstar out at dealers yet?.....

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2/25/2018 11:11 AM

My brother has a deposit on one, no word yet

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2/25/2018 11:47 PM

I can't wait to see one in person. So rare as of now they wont even let Reed get his hands on them.

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3/10/2018 8:33 AM

Still not in yet! Thought they needed them in dealers for March 1st?

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3/10/2018 8:36 AM

My dealer has one.

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3/10/2018 8:44 AM

As late as these bikes are showing up.... You could wait another 4-5 months and get a regular 2019 model and not have to pay the premium on a RE or Factory Edition and it might even have a few small updates on top of these special models

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3/10/2018 10:36 AM

I have never seen a stocking Husqvarna dealership. Quick search on the official Husqvarna website shows zero dealers stocking bikes/parts within 200 miles. What am I missing? The KTM dealers don't support the brand either.

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3/10/2018 10:52 AM

Haven't seen a bike yet, but the gear was just released:

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

3/10/2018 11:02 AM

Frank wrote:

I have never seen a stocking Husqvarna dealership. Quick search on the official Husqvarna website shows zero dealers stocking bikes/parts within 200 miles. What am I missing? The KTM dealers don't support the brand either.


I Google it on images, set the time limit, to a week, then interesting photos appear....
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3/10/2018 11:18 AM

I don’t think there are any husky dealers around here

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3/10/2018 11:38 AM

Saw one at cal city mx last Sunday. Solid looking bike but not for the money...imo.

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3/10/2018 11:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/10/2018 11:41 AM

kkawboy14 wrote:

I don’t think there are any husky dealers around here

The one we had, Napalm Motorsports on 620 went belly up. 1st the Victory's went away, then they lost their mechanics and that finished them off. At the start of the '17? model they had about 25 bikes on the showroom and lots of gear. Sold most of them. Munn Racing bought the unsold stock. I never understood why TJ's didn't take them after having the Husaberg's? Maybe KTM and Husky want to stay separate? Wherever people are getting them, there are a lot of them in Central TX.

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

3/10/2018 11:46 AM

There was one at Pala yesterday, they look bad ass in person.

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3/10/2018 12:22 PM

Some dude at Perris MX last Thursday was on one, seemed to be an employee of Husqvarna. He was ripping that bike.I would love to try one.

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Don't ever let facts get in the way of a great story

3/10/2018 1:16 PM

2 Rockstar Edition came in with the 2 KTM 450FE's that I picked up on Tuesday at Motorbikes Plus in NH.

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3/10/2018 1:20 PM

Saw one in person last weekend. AEO Powersports in Mesa, AZ has several.

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Indecision is a choice

3/10/2018 2:01 PM

Does no one have a cell phone with a camera? A bunch of liars w00t

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

3/10/2018 2:07 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

I don’t think there are any husky dealers around here

Johnny Depp wrote:

The one we had, Napalm Motorsports on 620 went belly up. 1st the Victory's went away, then they lost their mechanics and that finished them off. At the start of the '17? model they had about 25 bikes on the showroom and lots of gear. Sold most of them. Munn Racing bought the unsold stock. I never understood why TJ's didn't take them after having the Husaberg's? Maybe KTM and Husky want to stay separate? Wherever people are getting them, there are a lot of them in Central TX.

I didn’t realize you are an austin guy. We rode at Murphy’s Mx last night!

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3/10/2018 2:15 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

I don’t think there are any husky dealers around here

Johnny Depp wrote:

The one we had, Napalm Motorsports on 620 went belly up. 1st the Victory's went away, then they lost their mechanics and that finished them off. At the start of the '17? model they had about 25 bikes on the showroom and lots of gear. Sold most of them. Munn Racing bought the unsold stock. I never understood why TJ's didn't take them after having the Husaberg's? Maybe KTM and Husky want to stay separate? Wherever people are getting them, there are a lot of them in Central TX.

kkawboy14 wrote:

I didn’t realize you are an austin guy. We rode at Murphy’s Mx last night!

Scott we need to get together (at the track?) soon, I'm working up a new series and I'd like to bounce a few ideas off of you.

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

3/10/2018 2:20 PM

Cool

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3/10/2018 3:06 PM

Maxipower wrote:

Someone who has seen The Husky Fc 450 Rockstar out at dealers yet?.....

Picked mine up last Saturday and have (2) rides in so far. For me the engine is very smooth (less vibration than my 2017 450 Factory Edition) and has exceptional throttle to rear wheel connectivity. Revs a little quicker and power is slightly more responsive compared to standard 2018 KTM/Husky 450's (and Map 2 is more fun). The engine has broad power and it comes alive in the mid range and keeps on pulling up top. The muffler is quiet. I think the chassis changes are more noticeable as the front end has more precision especially on corner entry and in ruts. Very easy to lay into corners and put anywhere on the track - inside lines or outside lines. The forks and rear shock both felt firmer than my 2017 450 Factory Edition. Brakes are Brembo and strong. The seat cover is aggressive but there is more seat foam so it has more comfort compared to previous 450FE. After my second ride I prefer last year's Pro Taper bar bend (new bend is lower). The slimmer radiator shrouds make getting forward easier and slimmer rear bodywork feels very good when getting back on the bike. Overall the engine changes are subtle - little more free feeling compared to my 2017 450FE but still not that snappy quick response of an 18 CRF450R but long and strong pull as rpm's rise. Encourages you to turn the throttle earlier in corners and harder at corner exits. The chassis is more noticeable - feels more precise to steering inputs and tracks straighter in the rough. The plastic subframe gives a little more comfort and noise reduction. Easy to use engine power and handling that is easy to place the bike anywhere on the track made me feel confident and push harder each lap. A few pics.....

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3/10/2018 3:51 PM

Looks tits! Congratulations

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3/10/2018 4:26 PM

Rekluse from the factory?

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3/10/2018 4:55 PM

Maxipower wrote:

Someone who has seen The Husky Fc 450 Rockstar out at dealers yet?.....

mxengineer1 wrote:

Picked mine up last Saturday and have (2) rides in so far. For me the engine is very smooth (less vibration than my 2017 450 Factory Edition) and has exceptional throttle to rear wheel connectivity. Revs a little quicker and power is slightly more responsive compared to standard 2018 KTM/Husky 450's (and Map 2 is more fun). The engine has broad power and it comes alive in the mid range and keeps on pulling up top. The muffler is quiet. I think the chassis changes are more noticeable as the front end has more precision especially on corner entry and in ruts. Very easy to lay into corners and put anywhere on the track - inside lines or outside lines. The forks and rear shock both felt firmer than my 2017 450 Factory Edition. Brakes are Brembo and strong. The seat cover is aggressive but there is more seat foam so it has more comfort compared to previous 450FE. After my second ride I prefer last year's Pro Taper bar bend (new bend is lower). The slimmer radiator shrouds make getting forward easier and slimmer rear bodywork feels very good when getting back on the bike. Overall the engine changes are subtle - little more free feeling compared to my 2017 450FE but still not that snappy quick response of an 18 CRF450R but long and strong pull as rpm's rise. Encourages you to turn the throttle earlier in corners and harder at corner exits. The chassis is more noticeable - feels more precise to steering inputs and tracks straighter in the rough. The plastic subframe gives a little more comfort and noise reduction. Easy to use engine power and handling that is easy to place the bike anywhere on the track made me feel confident and push harder each lap. A few pics.....

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Thanks for the great ride report, that is quite informative and well done. As far as I know, yours it the 1st photo of that dead sexy beast. Congratulations, Enjoy!

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

3/10/2018 4:56 PM

Ebs wrote:

Rekluse from the factory?

Just the cover

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

3/10/2018 6:17 PM

We have several FE's and RE's at Edge Powersports in UT

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3/14/2018 4:49 PM

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3/14/2018 8:51 PM

I have been riding the RE for a few weeks now and it is really fun and fast bike! I’m planning to go to Glen Helen tomorrow so if you see #21 come to say hi and maybe take it for a spin wink Photo

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3/14/2018 9:05 PM

MBR wrote:

I have been riding the RE for a few weeks now and it is really fun and fast bike! I’m planning to go to Glen Helen tomorrow so if you see #21 come to say hi and maybe take it for a spin wink Photo

I will be boarding a plain there right now . See you there.

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3/15/2018 7:23 AM

Apparently no Glen Helen today?Photo

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