2023 Husqvarna FE450 Heritage Edition Custom by Deus Ex Machina


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



2/17 Update: Today, Deus released a film about this bike in the Baja 1000 called “Beyond The Line”:

Cold Start/Walkaround Video:

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In prior years, Husqvarna sold the FE450 as a dual sport but in 2023 the emission and sound restrictions disappeared and the bike was brought back as a closed-course competition enduro. The engine was based off the 2022 FC450 which Dirt Rider reported outputting 53.5 hp at 9,400 rpm and 33.7 pound-feet of torque at 7,900 rpm when they tested it on their dyno.

Other changes include an electronic dashboard, 6-speed transmission, new triple clamp, 2.37 gallon fuel tank, skid plate, head and tail lights, kickstand, and hand guards. The Heritage Edition model outfits the bike with a white frame which disappeared in 2019, a blue seat, and white plastics illustrated with traditional Husqvarna blue and yellow graphics, paying homage to its Swedish roots.

This example is the latest build to come out of the Deus Ex Machina workshop in Venice, California. Built by Ciaran Naran, it is a 3x race machine that tackled the 2023 SCORE Baja 1000, finishing second in the Pro Moto Unlimited Class, and second overall in the Pro Moto Unlimited Class of the 2023 World Desert Championship. The motorcycle features many factory racing parts and was hand painted by the iconic Ornamental Conifer from Race Service in Los Angeles, California. A one of a kind motorcycle with impressive off-road racing history.

Paloma (as the Deus crew affectionately refers to the bike) was constructed and ridden by an exceptionally talented team:

♦Ciaran Naran – Huntington Beach, California – Builder & Rider of Record
++++•2021 SCORE Series Champion – Pro Moto Limited
++++•2021 Baja 1000 Winner – Pro Moto Limited
++++•2x Baja 1000 Vice Champion – Pro Moto Unlimited
♦Forrest Minchinton – Huntington Beach, California – Supporting Rider
++++•2x Baja 1000 Vice Champion – Pro Moto Unlimited
♦Nick Lapaglia – Murrieta, California – Supporting Rider
++++•2x Baja 1000 Vice Champion – Pro Moto Unlimited
♦Tucker Hopkins – Venice Beach, California – Supporting Rider
++++•2018 SCORE Series Champion – Pro Moto Limited
♦Derek Ausserbauer – Venice Beach, California – Supporting Rider
++++•2021 SCORE World Desert Champion
+++++++∙2021 San Felipe 250 Winner – Pro Moto Unlimited
+++++++∙1 of 4 people in history to win San Felipe 250 as a solo rider.
♦Clayton Roberts – Hesperia, California – Supporting Rider
++++•2023 National Hare and Hound Champion
++++•2023 Baja 500 Winner – Pro Moto Unlimited
++++•2022 SCORE Series Pro Moto Unlimited Champion

From left to right – Nick Lapaglia, Derek Ausserbauer, Tucker Hopkins, Forrest Minchinton, Ciaran Naran, Clayton Roberts

The uniqueness of this machine goes beyond the success on the track and the beautiful parts (many of which are unobtainable by the general consumer and reserved for the professional racer). The true value is the countless hours and days spent in the workshop, dyno rooms and most importantly out in the desert. This is where testing different parts, combinations of suspension, gearing, transmissions, ECU settings, brake caliper diameters, chassis materials, 1 of 1 custom fabricated components, and more culminates into a race proven package capable of withstanding the longest, nonstop, point to point, off road race in the world — The Baja 1000.

This example is VIN: VBKUAN431PM309932. The seller purchased the bike from AEO Powersports in Murrieta, California and is selling to fund future races.

During his ownership, the seller estimates that the bike has covered 1,400 miles between the race and testing. However there is no odometer and true mileage is unknown. He has provided a map outlining the approximately 1,311 mile course.

The seller states, “The motorcycle has had a light refurbish after the race, including new tires, chain, hand guards, and handlebar grips. Everything else remains as raced.”

Per the seller, the total hard part cost on the bike is $48,974. The complete build spec:

Brembo 28mm Front Brake Caliper – Brembo Rear Brake Caliper – Brembo Factory Front & Rear Brake Master Cylinder
Brembo Factory Clutch Master Clyinder – Rekluse Clutch cover – Rekluse Clutch Actuator
Factoy Billet CNC machined Thin Clutch Lever – Billet CNC machined Thin Brake Lever
Stock Mask with MotoMinded housing and XL80 Headlight – Deus Racing Custom Dual XL Headlight
WP Factory 24mm offset Triple Clamps
KTM 450 SX-F Swingarm
AHM Factory Services Suspension (3x Baja setting)
FMF Factoy Slip-on pipe
IMS 3 Gal tank
Modified Machine Works Dry Break
Hand Painted Livery by Ornamental Conifer
Acerbis Frame Guards – Factory Akropovic Skidplate
Dirt Tricks Sprockets
D.I.D Dirtstar Rims – Custom Quick Change Wheel and Non-slip Wheel Spacers
Custom Honda Rear Axle, Pinned for Quick pit stop application
New Dunlop AT81 Tires – Nitromouse Bibs
IMS Factory race sharp footpegs
Hunt racing products shark fin
Ohlins Steering Damper
Vortex ignition W/ R&D (DYNO) racing Map
Deus Custom 3D Printed front brake hose, Skidplate, and Stella Mount
Xtrac Polish and Heat treated 6 speed transmission
Guts Racing tall seat foam – White Suede Thrill Seekers seat cover
Renthal 999 Twinwall Handlebars – Motion Pro Throttle Tube – ODI White Full Waffle Grips – KTM Brembo Perch Handguards
Keihin 44mm Throttle Body
Factory Carbon Fiber Air Filter Intake boot
Factory Carbon Reinforced Seat pan
D.I.D VX3 Gold Chain

Please see the album up top for all known modifications. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop AT81 tires with date codes of 1522 and 1622.

As a true race bike, it is electric start and there is no key. The sale includes one of Ciaran Naran’s (Racer of Record & Baja 1000 Vice Champion) Jersey as worn in the race and the Baja 1000 finisher medal.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Venice, California, this Husqvarna is offered on a clean California title with Off Highway registration current through June 2025.

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