Even if you’re not into flat track, you have to love the style of the machines. The most high profile ‘Twins’—the Harley-Davidson XG750R and the championship-winning Indian FTR750—have an especially appealing neo-classic vibe, which gets us thinking about adding blinkers, license plates and road-legal tires.
In reality, the Twins are far removed from any showroom v-twins. But the 450 Singles class is occupied by modified motocrossers that are relatively close to production spec. And this Husqvarna FC 450, we’d venture to say, is the best looking racer of all.
It’s from Suicide Machine Company of Long Beach, California, an outfit run by brothers Aaron and Shaun Guardado. They’re famous for high-performance builds that live up to the company motto: “Fast Loud Deathproof.”
“Husqvarna approached us for a build to showcase their latest model, the FC 450,” says Aaron.…