by: Shawn Hensley
Husqvarna revisited the suspension on the 2023 model to make adjustments to the shim stack settings in the WP Xact 48mm air fork and WP Xact shock. This change, Husky says, improves stability at high speed without affecting its cornering agility.
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Centralizing weight was a key goal for last year’s engine changes. The fuel-injected liquid-cooled SOHC four-stroke 450cc powerplant carries on with its two-degree backward tilt. In order to customize the performance of the engine to suit conditions or preferences, riders still have the multifunctional switch on the handlebar. This allows the user to select between two preset engine maps, turn on/off traction control and launch control, and activate the quickshifter (QS).