For the 2017 Dakar HT Husqvarna Rally Raid will start with the Husqvarna FR 450 Rally again.

Husqvarna has a long history in motorsports and will make their entry in Rally with a factory team and a customer team.

HT Rally Raid will run the customer team and is looking forward to a successful longterm relationship with Husqvarna.

Specs Husqvarna FR 450 Rally
• Re-designed single cylinder SOHC 4-stroke engine; displacement 449.3cc, bore 95mm, stroke 63.4mm
• Keihin EMS with electronic fuel injection (44mm throttle body)
• Multiple disc wet clutch, hydraulically operated, 6 gears, electric starter
• New especially narrow and rigid chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame
• Magura aluminium handlebars Ø 28/22mm
• New 48mm WP USD front forks & WP rear monoshock with new linkage system
• Excel laced wheels, 1.60 x 21’’ / 2.50 x 18’’
• Disc brakes; front 300mm, rear 240mm
• New narrower front tanks, additional rear tank
• Seat height 960mm, tank capacity 33l
• Dry weight 140kg
• New narrower roadbook tower
• Cockpit cluster now made of CFRP