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Old 04-29-2010, 05:39 AM   #1
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Husky TC450

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Check out the all-new Husqvarna TC450. Engineers at Husky - now in a joint effort with BMW - are quite obviously taking bold strides toward building competitive motocross machines. These "spy photos" (are they really spy photos when they came from Husqvarna?) show some rather innovative designs and features on their premier class motocrosser.

We don't have much info on Husky's new creation, so obviously we can't comment on the performance of the all-new 449cc fuel-injected TC. But one thing is for certain - the guys at "Huska-beemer" are thinking outside the box.

Starting with the motor, it is a 449cc DOHC BMW motor with EFI and electric start. Judging from the photo with the laptop computer, it's a programmable EFI. The head is angled further forward than its predecessor, and like Honda's CRF450, the head pipe wraps around the front of the frame rails.

The chassis is quite radically redesigned. First off, the fuel tank is under the rear of the seat. The fuel cap is at the base of the rear fender, and the lower part of the fuel tank is visible next to the head. The location of the fuel tank and cap allow the seat to extend forward almost all the way to the steering head, which will allow for a lot of rider movement.

The bodywork on the TC is all one piece from the radiator shroud to the rear number plate - or at least what they're calling the rear number plate.

The TC450 is fitted with Kayaba suspension front and rear and Brembo brakes. At first glance it appears that the shock attaches directly to the swingarm ala KTM. But here's where it gets funky. The linkage system is on top of the swingarm, and the all-new frame features what Husky is calling a "concentric axle traction system."
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:09 AM   #2
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:17 AM   #3
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Hmm.. I'd like to ride one, don't know it i'd buy one.
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:36 AM   #4
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:15 AM   #5
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That thing looks SICK! I almost bought a Husky enduro 560 from Extreme Kawasaki that they couldnt get rid of for like a year. They only wanted like $2k for it, man that was one nasty thumper, I should have bought it!
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #6
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:05 PM   #7
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Heh heh... "Huska-beemer"

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Old 05-05-2010, 04:24 PM   #8
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That's a sick looking bike, it's crazy how much you can move on that seat.
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