Big Red’s ’15 bike sees a multitude of tweaks highlighted by KYB’s second generation air fork, on-the-fly adjustable engine power modes, and subtle engine and braking hardware improvements.Despite being easy to ride in a variety of terrain, Honda’s 450 is often criticized for not being ‘fast’ enough.
Husqvarna says that the 2016 FC450 packs the most powerful Husqvarna motocross engine ever to carry the brand’s name. The engine’s claimed 63 crankshaft horsepower comes from an all-new, compact power unit that is 23mm shorter, 23mm narrower and 9mm lower than the previous version.
Overall, the new KTM cornered well and I was really able to get the bike into any line, grab a handful of throttle, and stay in the corner without extra effort of input on my end. Additionally, I haven't been a fan of hydraulic clutches in the past, but I had no issues with it on the KTM this year.
Yamaha continues to chisel away at the YZ450F, making small improvements that have turned out to yield huge dividends in terms of its performance and popularity, and 2016 is proof that you can make a great bike better without having to go through a complete redesign.
2017 Husqvarna FC 350, 2017 Husqvarna® FC 350 POWER AND CONTROL The FC 350 shares much of its engine and chassis architecture with the smaller FC 250 but with a maximum output of 58 hp, the FC 350 has a 450 rivalling power-to-weight ratio while keeping the light, agile handling of the 250.