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Husqvarna Launches New Generation of FE 350 and FE 501 Models

 Husqvarna revamps 2020 4-stroke range boosting performance & rideability.

Published on 06.13.2019

Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced the launch of the new generation FE and FEs models – a revamped line-up of off-road and dual-sport machines that introduce key chassis, suspension and engine developments to allow riders to further extend their limits of off-road potential.

All-new for 2020 are the off-road only FE 501 and FE 350. These models shed the road-going components of their dual-sport counterparts, the FE 501s and FE 350s, and feature more aggressive mapping and a less restrictive power pack, resulting in a lighter overall package and more power to put to the ground. Controlling this power is made easy with industry-leading Traction Control and a handlebar-mounted Map Select switch that allows the rider to select between two EFI maps, easily changing the engine character to suit the terrain or rider preference.

Husqvarna FE 350s Dual Sport Motorcycle


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Husqvarna FE 350s Dual Sport Motorcycle

Delivering high levels of dynamic performance, class-leading power across all engine sizes and equipped with updated WP suspension, the 2020 models benefit from comfortable ergonomics and a progressive design. Thanks to engine advances, a new frame, subframe, shock linkage and bodywork, updated fork and shock settings, and premium components as standard, the new range is designed to boost comfort and further allow riders of all skill levels better control while riding off-road or on.

Major Chassis Upgrades

Continuing the brand’s approach to innovation, the new generation of MY20 machines features new frames, subframes, bodywork, updated suspension and engines. All frames feature increased longitudinal and torsional rigidity, which when added to the new, lighter composite carbon fiber subframe, ensures excellent handling, stability and rider feedback. New aluminum cylinder head mountings provide reduced vibration and optimized flex to further improve handling.

Husqvarna dual sport Base Frame Dual Sport Motorcycle

Updated 48 mm WP XPLOR front forks and WP XACT shocks offer simple adjustment, more consistent damping and better resistance to bottoming. Superior performance, comfort and traction is further enhanced thanks to the linkage system that reduces seat height, ensuring that riding over technical terrain is easier than ever.

Engine Upgrades and Lower Seat Height

The entire 4-stroke range features a revised exhaust systems and wiring harnesses for increased performance and rideability, with the FE 501 and FE 501s receiving a new cylinder head, as well as extensive revisions to the FE 350 and FE 350s engine.

The new range also features distinctive, new bodywork and graphics. Allowing riders to perform at the highest level for extended periods, the slimmed down bodywork and 0.8 inch (20 mm) reduction in seat height deliver ergonomics that ensure easier movement on the bike and confidence inspiring riding positions.

Husqvarna FE 350s Dual Sport Motorcycle

Husqvarna dual sport Wheels

Husqvarna Dual Sport Motorcycle

FE and FEs Highlights

  • New frame on all models offering increased longitudinal & torsional rigidity
  • New 250g lighter 2-piece subframe across the model range
  • Updated WP XPLOR fork with new mid-valve piston & setting
  • Updated WP XACT shock with new main piston & setting
  • New shock linkage dimension providing reduced seat height & added control
  • All-new exhaust systems for optimal performance & durability
  • New seat places the rider 0.8 inches (20 mm) closer to the ground
  • Improved cooling circuit with radiators mounted 12 mm lower
  • Progressive new bodywork design offering new and improved ergonomics
  • Updated 4-stroke engines offering improved performance & rideability
  • Off-road only 4-strokes with Map Select switch and Traction Control

The new Husqvarna 2020 FE and FEs models arrive in September of 2019. More details at husqvarna-motorcycles.com.

2020 Husqvarna FE 350/350s Specs

Displacement: 349.7 cm³
Design: 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Bore: 88 mm
Stroke: 57.5 mm
Starter: Electric starter
Transmission: 6-speed
Clutch: Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS: Keihin EMS
Frame design: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Rear suspension: WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front): 11.8″ (300 mm)
Suspension travel (rear): 11.8″ (300 mm)
Front brake: Disc brake
Rear brake: Disc brake
Front disc diameter: 260 mm
Rear disc diameter: 220 mm
Chain: X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle: 63.5 °
Ground clearance: 14.2″ (360 mm)
Seat height: 37.4″ (950 mm)
Tank capacity (approx.): 9 l
Weight without fuel: 235 lbs (106.8 kg)
MSRP: FE 350: $10,499; FE 350s: $11,099

2020 Husqvarna FE 501/501s Specs

Displacement: 510.9 cm³
Design: 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Bore: 95 mm
Stroke: 72 mm
Starter: Electric starter
Transmission: 6-speed
Clutch: Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS: Keihin EMS
Frame design: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Rear suspension: WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front): 11.8″ (300 mm)
Suspension travel (rear): 11.8″ (300 mm)
Front brake: Disc brake
Rear brake: Disc brake
Front disc diameter: 260 mm
Rear disc diameter: 220 mm
Chain: X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle: 63.5 °
Ground clearance: 14.2″ (360 mm)
Seat height: 37.4″ (950 mm)
Tank capacity (approx.): 9 l
Weight without fuel: 239 lbs (108.4 kg)
MSRP: FE 501: $11,099; FE 501s: $11,499

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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