In this episode, I traveled up North to San Francisco with my buddy Will (No Direction Moto) to join in the fun for the 2016 Epic West Coast Supermoto Meetup! Hosted by the guys from the Bay Area Supermotos, they were Rockstars in organizing this massive group ride! Joined by our SoCal friends from SCSM and IESM, we had a total blast exploring the streets of San Francisco!
Check out the first video of my trip to Austria with the squad from the Husqvarna 701 Ride Out! The roads, the landscape, our crew - this trip has been a blast. Can't wait to go back and meet up with these awesome people again! :)
Husqvarna just released photos and info about their new FS450 which gets traction control, 2 map switch, air forks and new white plastics. Check out the full details from the press release below:
What’s new for 2017 Reaching new heights in terms of suspension technology the 2017 FS 450 is equipped with WP’s revolutionary AER 48 forks. Offering progressive and consistent damping characteristics, the new split air forks are 1.66 kg lighter than their predecessors. They also offer unprecedented ease of access for adjustment, with the necessary air pump provided as standard. The CNC-machined triple clamps allow the fork tubes to flex under load. For 2017 the upper triple clamp has a new design to perfectly match the characteristics of the new forks. A new set of aluminium engine mountings further improves suspension functionality while reducing the overall weight.
The FS 450 features a new handlebar map switch, which allows the rider to modify the engine characteristics in the blink of an eye. Optimised for easy operation, the switch allows selection between two different engine maps and also activates launch control for maximum traction at every start. Taking a big step forward the 2017 FS 450 introduces a revolutionary traction control system, which can also be engaged via the new map switch. Analysing a series of parameters the system is able to modify the amount of power delivered to the rear wheel ensuring maximum traction in all conditions.
True to the brand’s Swedish roots the bike features a minimalistic but striking design with the new model getting new graphics. Added to the low-profile, high-grip seat cover tailored to deliver superior control and comfort, the advanced ergonomics allow riders to perform at the highest level for extended periods of time.