The TXC concept encompasses all aspects of off-road riding. It’s a sound approach, and the 449 is a welcome entry here in America. BMW’s guidance is apparent in the fit-and-finish compared to Husky’s previous offerings, and the bike has a solid, quality feel. Still, its handling is different enough that it will require a period of acclimatization. Whether the 449’s chassis and handling traits will gain mainstream acceptance is an unanswered question, but the same was true of KTM’s linkageless PDS bikes when they were introduced, and they redefined off-road competition. Husqvarna is a great marque, and support behind the bikes is at an all-time high, so expect to see a greater number of the red-and-white bikes on the tracks and trails near you.