BMW’s short-lived G450X, rebadged and vastly improved with more power and an all-new chassis.
Honda CRF450X, Kawasaki KLX450F, KTM 450 XC-W, Suzuki RMX450Z, Yamaha WR450F.
Engine type: l-c single
Valve train: DOHC, 4v
Bore x stroke: 98.0 x 59.6mm
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Claimed horsepower: na
Claimed torque: na
Frame: Chromoly double-cradle with aluminum swingarm
Front suspension: 48mm Kayaba inverted fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake: Brembo two-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear brake: Brembo single-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Front tire: 90/90-21 Michelin Enduro Competition 3
Rear tire: 120/90-18 Michelin Enduro Competition 3
Seat height: 37.9 in.
Wheelbase: 58.7 in.
Fuel capacity: 2.5 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 258 lbs.
Warranty: 30 days
Contact: Husqvarna Motorcycles North America
300 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
VERDICT 3.5 out of 5 stars
BMW finally gets it right—sort of.