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Old 11-06-2007, 11:51 AM
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Default 2009 Husaberg

Since most of us here are motor tech junkies and Euro bike nuts... I thought I'd share the preliminary photos of the 2009 Husaberg.

Completely new engine with the cylinder angled some 70 degrees forward, almost "completely laying down". The motor / trans is stacked with the crank over the countershaft. Downdraft EFI, one piece radiator, perimiter frame, fuel tank under seat, protected exhaust header, few exposed lines, centered shock - not offset like the KTM and cassette style gearbox. Oh, the chain is finally on the correct side.

I’m waiting for info on how the 70 degree engine affects the CG. It must be balanced like a trials bike.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:55 PM
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Better pictures courtesy Jocke at Husaberg.org

Hard facts:
Facts Husaberg 450FE 2009
Engine 1-cylinder 4-stroke SOHC, 4 valve
Displacement 448.6 cc
Bore/Stroke 95/63.4 mm
Compression 11.9:1
Starter Electrical, 6 Ah
No of gears 6
Fuel management Keihin EMS with EFI
Clutch Multi disc, wet, Magura hydraulic operated
Frame Perimeter Chrome-molly
Sub-frame Polyethylene (plastic)
Handlebar Tapered aluminium
Suspension front WP USD 48, fully adjustable
Suspension rear WP PDS 5018 DCC, fullt adjustable
Susp travel Front 300 mm, rear 335 mm
Brakes front/rear Two piston/ single piston, Brembo
Wheels front/rear 1.60 x 21"; 2.15 x 18" Excel
Tires front/rear 90/90-21"; 140/80-18“
Steering angle 63.5°



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Old 11-07-2007, 12:18 PM
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That is one (IMO) good looking machine. Not sure about the technology though. Us dirt bikers are a conservative lot.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:57 PM
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Motor "layout" has been around for a while.

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Old 11-07-2007, 09:55 PM
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Ha! Caught you out. The gearbox is behind the motor on the CT90.

The more I look at the 'Berg though the better looking it is. IMO probably the best looking dirt bike EVER.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:17 AM
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That is one (IMO) good looking machine. Not sure about the technology though. Us dirt bikers are a conservative lot.
Thats ok, its all how you look at it.
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:43 PM
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Yeah, I had noticed that. Now just swap the exhaust and intake ports. We all know what happened to the last company that tried that
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:29 PM
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The center of gravity seems high on this bike.

You know how all the magazines whined about the high CG of the Yamaha 4 strokes because of the dual cam motor.
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I read that the crankshaft is in line with the center of gravity on the bike, this evidently makes the bike handle better as crank shaft spinning at the c.o.g of the bike apparently cancells out a lot of crank shaft effect ... something like that anyway.
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Another write-up here...
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/09nov...berg_450fe.htm
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