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2020 Husqvarna Enduro

2020 Husqvarna Enduro

2020 Husqvarna TE 150i

The 2020 Husqvarna enduro bikes have been officially unveiled this week – here’s a first look at the new TE and FE enduro models launched.

There are enough images and details here to keep you going on your throne for some time, but we’re sure you’re most interested in how they test – and so are we. Keep your eyes peeled for that in the coming weeks.

Here are the official details on the 2020 Husqvarna Enduro models…

Husqvarna Motorcycles introduce the entirely new generation MY20 Enduro range, delivering the highest levels of dynamic performance and advanced ergonomics that ensure light and controllable machines for unparalleled terrain response. The new MY20 Enduro range continues to set the benchmark in terms of technology and performance thanks to a new frame, subframe, shock linkage and bodywork, updated fork and shock settings, and premium components as standard.

The greatly enhanced chassis characteristics are matched to improved power, torque and rideability in both 4-stroke and 2-stroke engines, offering amateurs and professional riders a complete range of models with class-leading performance, power and agility.

2020 Husqvarna TE 250i

2020 Husqvarna TE 250i

The 2-stroke range sees the introduction of the new TE 150i entry model which, as the rest of the 2-stroke Enduros, features pioneering electronic fuel injection technology for superior, usable power. The TE 250i and TE 300i feature updated cylinders for superior performance, while all 4-stroke engines feature updates for increased performance and rideability.

Highlighting the power and progressive functionality of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ advanced Enduro models on the international sporting stage, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt and Colton Haaker respectively captured the 2018 World Enduro Super Series and 2019 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship titles.

Here’s What’s New In MY20

  • New frame on all models offering increased longitudinal and torsional rigidity
  • TE 150i featuring electronic fuel injection
  • New 250g lighter 2-piece subframe across the model range
  • Updated WP XPLOR fork with new mid-valve piston and setting
  • Updated WP XACT shock with new main piston and setting
  • New shock linkage dimension providing reduced seat height and added control
  • All-new exhaust systems for optimal performance and durability
  • New seat that places rider 10mm closer to the ground
  • Improved cooling circuit with radiators placed 12mm lower
  • Progressive new bodywork design offering new and improved ergonomics
  • Updated 4-stroke engines offering improved performance and rideability
  • 1° lower mounting on T 250i/300i engines for improved front-end traction
  • Updated TE 250i/300i cylinder for superior 2-stroke performance

Features and benefits – two-strokes and four-strokes

Frame

The chrome-moly steel frame is expertly crafted using hydro-formed tubes, which are laser-cut and robot-welded to ensure the highest levels of precision and quality. Harnessing advanced geometries, the frame is developed using specifically calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex. For MY20 the frame features an increase in longitudinal and torsional rigidity providing improved rider feedback, energy absorption and stability.

The cylinder head mountings are now forged aluminium on all models, further improving handling characteristics and comfort while on the TE 250i/300i the engine is mounted 1° lower at the swingarm pivot to improve front wheel traction and feeling.

The frame is finished off with a premium blue coloured powder coating and standard frame protectors, guaranteeing superior protection and durability.

  • Increased longitudinal and torsional rigidity – improved rider feedback, energy absorption and stability
  • Forged aluminium cylinder head mountings on all models
  • 1° lower mounting on TE 250i/300i engines – improved front-end traction and feel
  • Durable powder coated finish with standard frame protectors

Composite carbon fibre subframe

Unique to Husqvarna Motorcycles, the carbon composite subframe showcases pioneering technologies and innovation. Using 70% polyamide and 30% carbon fibre, the new 2-piece subframe saves 250g for a total weight of just over 1 kg. Apart from being robust, specific care is taken by increasing the subframe’s length by 50 mm to create the perfect rigidity for exceptional handling and rider comfort.

  • New 2-piece subframe – 250g saving
  • Carbon fibre composite construction – light-weight and robust
  • Increased length – exceptional handling and comfort

Swingarm

The hollow cast aluminium swingarm offers optimal stiffness and reliability at the lightest possible weight. Specific machining allows for the chain adjustment slots to be seen from above, allowing for easy maintenance.

  • Optimal stiffness and reliability in a light-weight construction

WP XPLOR fork

The WP XPLOR front forks consist of a 48 mm spring type layout with split rebound and damping functions. Compression damping is solely maintained by the left leg and rebound damping solely by the right leg. The result is simple adjustment through optimized easy access clickers (30 clicks) located on the top of each fork leg. Additionally, the standard preload adjusters are refined and allow for a 3-way preload adjustment without the use of tools.

Offering unsurpassed performance and comfort, the MY20 XPLOR forks features an updated mid-valve piston that delivers a more consistent damping function while a new setting allows the forks to operate higher in the stroke, delivering improved rider feedback and bottoming resistance.

  • WP XPLOR front fork – 48 mm spring type with split damping function
  • Updated preload adjusters
  • New mid-valve piston and setting – superior performance, feel and comfort

CNC machined triple clamps

The 22 mm offset black-anodised CNC machined triple clamps offer premium quality as standard on all Husqvarna Motorcycles enduro models. The triple clamps are expertly crafted using superior techniques and materials to provide high-levels of quality and reliability. A 2-way handlebar adjustment is standard and allows for customisable ergonomics.

2020 Husqvarna TE FE Fork Triple Clamp

2020 Husqvarna TE FE Fork Triple Clamp

  • CNC aluminium – finest quality and reliability
  • Adjustable handlebar position – adjustable ergonomics

WP rear shock

Featuring a new main piston and updated settings, balanced with the new front-end set-up and frame rigidity, the WP XACT shock is further perfected to provide advanced damping characteristics while keeping a compact and light-weight design. With a pressure balance inside the shock, damping is consistent for superior rider comfort and handling.

2020 Husqvarna TE FE Shock

2020 Husqvarna TE FE Shock

Using the same linkage progression found in the Husqvarna Motocross range, the rear-end now sits lower, improving control and comfort in extreme enduro conditions. Additionally, by using a softer spring rate and increased hydraulic damping the rear shock maintains comfort with added sensitivity and feel. The component is fully adjustable and delivers unrivalled traction, feeling and energy absorption. Rear wheel travel is 300 mm.

  • New main piston and setting – balanced with new front-end set-up and frame rigidity
  • New Linkage progression – improved control and comfort
  • Pressure balance – consistent damping
  • 300 mm wheel travel

Magura hydraulic clutch

The reliable, high-quality, German-made clutch system guarantees even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect action in all conditions. Lever free play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions, as well as over time.

  • Magura hydraulic clutch – perfect action in all conditions

Magura Brakes

The Magura braking system offers the highest level of braking performance while specifically tailored for enduro riding to deliver a sensitive action and feel. The 260 mm front and 220 mm rear waved brake discs by GSK keep weight to a minimum and offer complete braking confidence.

  • Magura brake callipers and high-performance GSK discs – superior stopping power with unsurpassed sensitivity and action

ProTaper handlebars

ProTaper handlebars are second to none for function and style. Manufactured to exacting standards, the ProTaper handlebars features class-leading fatigue resistance while adding minimal weight. ProTaper logos are chemically applied and are scratch and peel resistant.

  • ProTaper handlebars – class-leading function and style

Grips and throttle assembly

The ODI lock-on grip on the left side requires no gluing, while on the right, the vulcanised grip features an innovative integrated throttle mechanism. The assembly has easy free-play adjustment and, by changing a cam, throttle progression can be altered.

  • Throttle assembly and ODI grips – easily alter throttle progression; easy grip mounting without glue

Map switch, traction control

Designed for easy operation, the standard map switch on all 4-stroke models selects between 2 EFI maps and activates the traction control. Traction control features an updated setting offering improved traction and control on slick terrain.

Traction control is selected to an on or off position from the switch and functions by analysing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which RPM increases in the engine. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel ensuring maximum traction.

Additionally, all 2-strokes are also fitted with a standard map switch allowing selection between 2 ignition curves based on conditions or rider preference.

  • Standard handlebar map switch – alter engine characteristics according to conditions and rider preference
  • Traction control – optimal traction in all conditions

Engine Management System (EMS)

Apart from controlling EFI parameters on the 4-strokes, the Keihin EMS features selectable engine maps via the switch on the handlebar, as well as traction control. Combined with the gear sensor, power delivery is tailored for each gear.

The EMS features new map settings adapted to the new engine characteristics, exhaust and airbox design to deliver the perfect response and control in ever changing conditions.

  • Keihin EMS – smaller, lighter and faster at processing engine data for more efficient engine management
  • New map settings
  • Gear sensor – specific engine maps for each gear

On the 2-strokes, the EMS features an electronic control unit (ECU) which is responsible for a number of functions. The unit determines the ignition timing, the amount of fuel and oil injected and additionally receives information from the throttle position sensor, ambient air and intake pressure sensors as well as crankcase pressure and water temperature sensors to adapt values and make corrections for automatic temperature and altitude compensation eliminating the need to change carburettor jetting as in the past.

  • 2-stroke EMS – modern engine management eliminating the need for jetting changes

Throttle body

The 4-stroke range features a 42 mm Keihin throttle body. The injector is positioned to ensure the most efficient flow into the combustion chamber. To ensure optimal throttle response the throttle cable is mounted directly without a throttle linkage, to provide more immediate throttle response and feeling. A new throttle cable routing eases maintenance allowing the cable to be accessed more seamlessly.

  • Throttle body – 42 mm, injector positioned for optimal flow, more immediate throttle response thanks to direct cable mounting
  • New throttle cable routing – more seamless access

The 2-strokes use a 39 mm throttle body, which regulates the amount of air entering the engine via a butterfly valve operated by dual throttle cables connected to a new handlebar throttle assembly. Unlike 4-stroke throttle bodies, fuel is not introduced at this point, but rather 2-stroke oil is mixed with the air entering the engine to lubricate the crankshaft, cylinder and piston. Additionally, a throttle position sensor (TPS) relays airflow data to the ECU, which in turn calculates the amount of oil and fuel delivered to the engine while a bypass screw regulates the idling speed and a cold start device opens a bypass providing more air for cold starts.

  • 39 mm throttle body – regulates air flow, TPS relays airflow data

Exhaust system

Tailored specifically for each model using an innovative 3D design process, the 2-stroke header pipes offer further improvements in geometry and performance. The TE 250i/300i header pipe is 25 mm narrower and offers more ground clearance making it less susceptible to damage while a corrugated surface makes the header pipe more durable and resistant to damage from rocks and other hazards found on enduro trails. The 2-stroke mufflers feature a new aluminium mounting bracket with new internals and less dense packaging material for more efficient noise damping and a weight saving of 200g.

The 4-stroke exhaust systems are expertly designed to deliver leading performance at the lowest possible weight. The header pipe is separated in two pieces, designed to be as compact as possible. The new header pipe also features a new joining position allowing it to be removed without detaching the rear shock. The new silencer is shorter and more compact without increasing the noise level. The component is crafted from light-weight aluminium and is stylishly finished in a new coating that proudly displays the Husqvarna logo.

  • New exhausts – light-weight, optimal performance
  • Corrugated surface on TE 250i/300i – more durable against damage
  • New header joining position on 4-stroke – removable without detaching rear shock

Electric start and wiring harness

All TE and FE models come standard with an electric starter. The system uses a compact and light-weight Li-Ion battery, which is 1 kg lighter than a conventional battery. With several years of experience of electric starters on Husqvarna Motorcycles’ enduro models, the proven reliability is second to none, ensuring a quick and seamless start in all conditions.

Additionally, an optimised wiring harness improves the packaging and concentrates all needed electrical components in a common area for easy accessibility. This improved packaging also allows the seat base to be moved downward reducing the seat height by 10 mm.

Integrated cooling system and radiators

The radiators are expertly crafted using high-strength aluminium. CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) is used to channel air through the radiators more efficiently and provide optimal cooling in all conditions. The system is integrated into the frame allowing for improved cooling by channelling coolant through the frame while eliminating the need for additional hoses. New to the system is a 4 mm larger centre tube that runs through the frame. The new tube reduces the pressure at this point in the system allowing for a more consistent coolant flow.
Additionally, the new radiators are mounted 12 mm lower, closer to the centre of gravity for improved handling agility.

All 4-stroke models are fitted with radiator fans as standard. 2-stroke radiator fan kits are available from the Accessories catalogue.

  • Integrated cooling – maximum efficiency in minimum space
  • New central tube – more consistent coolant flow

Fuel tank

The 8.5-litre polythene fuel tanks incorporate a quick release filler cap and an integrated fuel pump. The fuel pump is optimised with a new internal line routing directly from the pump to the flange, for improved fuel flow. Additionally, the external fuel line has moved inward making it less exposed and susceptible to damage. A fuel level sensor is incorporated on all models.

Airbox and tool-less air filter access

The airbox is designed with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at preventing air deformation to ensure maximum airflow and maximum filter protection. The air filter is easily accessed, without tools, by removing the left side panel. Easy maintenance is guaranteed by the Twin Air filter and filter cage design, which features a simple fail proof mounting system for safe and accurate filter installation.

  • Airbox – maximum air flow and filter protection
  • Filter mounting system – safe and accurate protection against dirt
  • Tool-less filter access – easy and fast maintenance

Wheels

Black high-strength alloy rims by D.I.D with laser engraved logos are coupled to CNC machined hubs using light-weight spokes and silver anodised aluminium nipples. The nipples incorporate a new design reducing the frequency of spoke checks and maintenance.

  • Light-weight but strong and reliable construction – minimum unsprung weight

Tyres

The enduro range features Metzeler 6 Days Extreme tyres. The FIM approved tyres offer advanced grip in a wide variety of different terrain.

  • Metzeler 6 Days Extreme tyres – advanced grip in all conditions

Bodywork

The enduro generation features fresh, new bodywork. This new bodywork clearly showcases Husqvarna Motorcycles’ pioneering design direction in offroad motorcycling. Aside from the Swedish-inspired design, the ergonomics are tailored to deliver greater comfort and control, enabling riders to perform at their highest level for extended periods of time. Developed from extensive testing, the contact points have been slimmed down making movement between riding positions increasingly seamless.

The new seat profile (thanks to the improved packaging of the wiring harness) reduces the total seat height by 10 mm, which when combined with the new seat cover deliver superior comfort and control in all conditions.

  • New bodywork – distinctive looks, modern design and graphics
  • Ergonomics – confidence-inspiring riding position in all riding situations
  • Seat – Reduced seat height by 10 mm with improved comfort and control in all conditions

Technical Information by Model – Two-Strokes

TE 150i

Harnessing the ethos of a light-weight and nimble 2-stroke character, the TE 150i features the latest 2-stroke fuel injection technology, giving it all the convenience of modern 4-strokes at a fraction of the weight. The TE 150i is fitted with an electric starter as standard for easy starting in challenging situations. Additionally, the new chassis offers precise flex characteristics, and in combination with WP suspension offers advanced handling characteristics and comfort in the most challenging conditions.

2020 Husqvarna TE 150i

2020 Husqvarna TE 150i

Engine

Using the latest 2-stroke fuel injection technology, the TE 150i has all the convenience of modern 4-strokes eliminating the need to premix fuel or adjust jetting at different altitudes. The engine uses specific shaft arrangements designed to harness the rotating mass of the engine in the ideal centre of gravity. The light-weight and compact engine provides a powerful enduro specific power delivery while maintaining the inherent low-cost maintenance of a 2-stroke.

2020 Husqvarna TE 150i Engine

2020 Husqvarna TE 150i Engine

2020 Husqvarna TE 150i Engine

2020 Husqvarna TE 150i Engine

  • Latest generation 2-stroke – Fuel injection, Powerful, light and compact
  • Mass-centralisation – significant benefits in handling and manoeuvrability

Cylinder and piston

The cylinder has a 58 mm bore, which features an innovative power valve design that delivers controllable power throughout the RPM range. The piston is designed to perfectly match the optimised combustion chamber contour delivering the highest level of 2-stroke performance.

Additionally, the cylinder features two inlet positions located on the transfer ports at the rear of the cylinder where a pair of fuel injectors are mounted. The injectors deliver the fuel downwards into the transfer port, which guarantees excellent atomisation with the air travelling upward to the combustion chamber. This ensures a more efficient combustion resulting in reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

  • Cylinder and piston – revised combustion chamber contour
  • Fuel injection – increased efficiency and reduced emissions

Crankshaft

With a 54.5 mm stroke, the crankshaft is perfectly balanced to reduce vibrations. The weighted flywheel attached to the crankshaft provides abundant torque and controllable enduro specific power while the larger alternator provides all the power needed for the EFI system.

  • Light-weight crankshaft – very little vibration
  • Larger alternator – increased electrical power to power EFI system

Crankcases

The crankcases are manufactured using a high-pressure die-cast production processes resulting in a thin wall thickness and minimal weight.

To centralise mass, the layout features a shaft arrangement precisely positioned to harness rotating masses at the ideal centre of gravity. The reed block features optimised carbon reeds for improved sealing.

  • High-pressure die-cast production process – thin walls resulting in light-weight
  • Shaft arrangement – ideal mass centralization
  • New reed valves – better sealing

Oil tank & pump

The TE 150i features an electronic oil pump, which feeds vital 2-stroke oil into the engine to keep it lubricated. The pump is located just below the oil tank and feeds the oil via the throttle body meaning the oil is not mixed with the fuel, eliminating the need for premixing as on traditional 2-stroke engines. The pump is controlled by the EMS and delivers the optimal amount of oil according to the current RPM and engine load. This reduces waste as well as excessive smoke being transmitted from the exhaust.

The oil tank is located beneath the fuel tank and is connected to a filler hose, which runs through the upper member of the frame to a filler cap conveniently located for easy refills. The tank capacity is 0.7 litre and is fitted with a sensor which illuminates a warning visible to the rider when the oil needs to be refilled.

  • Oil pump and tank – convenient solution, eliminates premix

Gearbox

The TE 150i is fitted with a PANKL 6-speed wide range gearbox. The enduro specific ratios are tailored to the 150cc power delivery while an innovative gear level reduces dirt build up ensuring perfect operation in all conditions.

  • PANKL 6-speed gearbox – specific enduro gearing
  • Innovative gear lever – prevents dirt build up ensuring precise control

DS clutch

The TE 150i features a new DS (Diaphragm Steel) clutch. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the engine.

  • DS clutch – excellent action and durability

Benefits

  • Continuous 2-stroke development offering maximum performance and low running costs
  • Low weight and agile handling
  • Hydraulic clutch
  • High-quality standard components

More: 2020 Husqvarna TE 150i specification, details and images

TE 250i / TE 300i

The TE 250i and TE 300i incorporate the perfect balance between usable 2-stroke power and nimble light-weight handling and feature revolutionary 2-stroke electronic fuel injection. This new-age technology redefines 2-stroke competition motorcycles cementing their position in the enduro segment for the foreseeable future. Both the TE 250i and TE 300i add convenience and simplicity, doing away with premixed fuel and jetting changes of the past. It delivers efficiency and low emissions while retaining the simple character and inexpensive ownership of a 2-stroke.

2020 Husqvarna TE 250i

2020 Husqvarna TE 250i

2020 Husqvarna TE 300i

2020 Husqvarna TE 300i

Engine

The 250cc and 300cc 2-stroke engines have long been the best combination of unsurpassed power and light-weight construction. The simplicity and low maintenance cost of the 2-stroke motor has made it a favourite amongst enduro riders for generations. Both the TE 250i and TE 300i feature a pioneering electronic fuel injection system. This comprises of a set of fuel injectors positioned at the transfer ports, which deliver the ideal amount of fuel to the engine in all conditions. This not only reduces fuel consumption and emissions but also provides a clean and smooth power delivery giving the loved 2-stroke the edge. Additionally, the 250cc and 300cc engines have an advanced construction featuring shaft arrangements precisely positioned for greater mass centralisation, a counter balancer shaft to reduce vibration, a twin valve controlled power valve and 6-speed enduro gearbox.

2020 Husqvarna TE 300i Engine

2020 Husqvarna TE 300i Engine

2020 Husqvarna TE 250i Engine

2020 Husqvarna TE 250i Engine

Cylinder

The 66.4 mm bore cylinder (72mm on TE 300i) features a twin valve-controlled power valve system, which delivers smooth and controlled power throughout the RPM range.

For MY20, the exhaust port timing is improved by fully machining the exhaust port window, and with the combination of an optimised power valve drive and adjuster improve the function and overall performance of the power valve.

Additionally, the cylinder features two inlet positions located on the transfer ports at the rear of the cylinder, where a pair of fuel injectors are mounted. The injectors deliver the fuel downwards into the transfer port, which guarantees excellent atomisation with the air travelling upward to the combustion chamber. This ensures a more efficient combustion resulting in reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

  • Dual fuel injectors – excellent atomisation, reduced fuel consumption
  • Power valve – Machined port window, new drive and adjuster

Piston

The light-weight piston is perfectly matched to the cylinder and transmits minimal oscillating mass ensuring high levels of reliability and performance.

  • Piston – fits perfectly to cylinder and combustion chamber

Engine casings

The TE 250i and TE 300i engines are designed to improve mass centralisation.

As a result, the light-weight, die-cast engine casings are developed to accommodate the shaft arrangements in the ideal position, centralising oscillating mass and improving ride-ability Also, the counter balancer shaft is integrated in a very compact manner having little effect on the overall design.

Additionally, for MY20, a new water pump casing improves cooling by optimising the flow of coolant.

  • Die-cast engine casings – mass centralisation, improved handling
  • New water pump casing – improved cooling

Counter balancer shaft

The engine houses a laterally mounted counter balancer shaft. The balancer significantly reduces vibration resulting in a smoother and more comfortable ride.

  • Counter balancer shaft – significantly reduced vibration

Crankshaft

The crankshaft features a 72mm stroke and is balanced in conjunction with the counter balancer shaft for minimum vibration. By incorporating a heavier ignition rotor, the crankshaft produces more inertia than its motocross counterpart, which improves control in the lower RPM range.
Gearbox

A 6-speed PANKL gearbox features enduro specific ratios while an innovative shift lever reduces dirt build up guaranteeing easy operation in all conditions.

  • 6-speed gearbox – enduro specific ratios
  • Gear lever – prevents dirt build-up and blockage

DDS clutch

The TE 250i and TE 300i feature a DDS (Damped Diaphragm Steel) clutch. What this means is the clutch uses a single diaphragm spring instead of the more common coil spring design resulting in a much lighter clutch action. This design also incorporates a damping system, which increases both traction and durability. The new model features a new, lighter basked and reworked inner hub, which guarantees better oil supply and cooling to the clutch.
Combined with the Magura hydraulic system guarantees a light and smooth clutch feeling which is almost maintenance and adjustment free.

  • DDS clutch – light action with integrated damping system, increased traction and reliability
  • Magura hydraulic system – light and smooth clutch action, almost maintenance free

Oil tank & pump

The TE 250i TE 300i features an electronic oil pump, which feeds vital 2-stroke oil into the engine to keep it lubricated. The pump is located just below the oil tank and feeds the oil via the throttle body meaning the oil is not mixed with the fuel eliminating the need for premixing as on traditional 2-stroke engines. The pump is controlled by the EMS and delivers the optimal amount of oil according to the current RPM and engine load. This reduces waste as well as excessive smoke being transmitted from the exhaust.
The oil tank is located beneath the fuel tank and is connected to a filler hose, which runs through the upper member of the frame to a filler cap conveniently located for easy refills. The tank capacity is 0.7 litre and is fitted with a sensor, which illuminates a warning lamp visible to the rider when the oil needs to be refilled.

  • Oil pump and tank – convenient solution, eliminates premix

Benefits

  • State of the art 2-stroke technology
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • No premix needed
  • Smooth and clean power delivery
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Hydraulic clutch
  • Excellent handling and agility

More: 2020 Husqvarna TE 250i / TE 300i specification, details and images

Technical Information By Model – Four-Strokes

FE 250 / FE 350

The FE 250 is the smallest capacity 4-stroke in the enduro line-up. The small capacity means it is very light-weight and shines in tough, technical terrain while delivering a torquey and manageable 4-stroke performance. The FE 350 is known for its versatility in all types of terrain. With a light-weight chassis and ample performance, the FE 350 possesses a 450-rivalling power-to-weight ratio while keeping the light and agile feel of a 250. Combined with class-leading WP suspension, selectable engine maps and Magura hydraulic clutch, the FE 250 and FE 350 feature an array of premium components for unsurpassed quality and reliability.

2020 Husqvarna FE 350

2020 Husqvarna FE 350

2020 Husqvarna FE 250

2020 Husqvarna FE 250

Engine

The 250cc and 350cc engines are designed to be powerful, light and compact. All major components and shaft arrangements are carefully positioned to best suit the performance and handling characteristics of the overall package. As a result, the engine weighs only 27.9 kg while retaining its torquey nature making the FE 250 accessible for both professionals and amateurs. Sharing much of its architecture with the FE 250 engine, the FE 350 delivers a significant increase in power and torque giving its light-weight character 450-rivalling power.

2020 Husqvarna FE 350 Engine

2020 Husqvarna FE 350 Engine

2020 Husqvarna FE 250 Engine

2020 Husqvarna FE 250 Engine

  • Engine design – light and compact for optimised mass-centralisation
  • Powerful engine – accessible for all skill levels

Cylinder head

The cylinder head features advanced technology aimed at reducing weight and drag, with the FE 350 cylinder head now being 200g lighter. As a result, the twin overhead camshafts rotate on a low friction surface while the four light-weight titanium valves (FE 250 – intake 32.5mm, exhaust 26.5mm, FE 350 36.3 mm intake and 29.1 mm exhaust) are actuated by finger followers using a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating. For MY20, the new camshafts feature revised timing further perfecting performance and responsiveness. The FE 350 features a new cylinder head cover, spark plug, and spark plug connector.

  • Cylinder head – minimum drag for maximum performance
  • Finger followers with DLC coating – reduced friction, increased performance
  • New camshaft timing – improved performance and responsiveness

Cylinder and piston

Both FE 250 and FE 350 feature a forged bridged-box-type piston made by CP. The cylinder and piston are professionally engineered from high-strength aluminium resulting in outstanding performance and reliability. On the FE 250 the new cylinder and new cylinder head gasket increase the compression ratio from 12.8:1 to 13.8:1. The FE 350 cylinder head features new cooling architecture and with a new head gasket increases the compression ratio 12.3:1 to 13.5:1.

  • New cylinder and cylinder head gasket – increased compression and performance
  • Forged box-type – low weight, low oscillating mass

Crankshaft

With a new oil supply, the plain big end bearing features two force-fitted bearing shells ensuring maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service intervals of 135 hours.

  • Plain big end bearing with force-fitted bearing shells – 135-hour service interval

Counter balancer shaft

In order to counteract the rotational force of the crankshaft and reduce vibration, both models feature a multifunctional counter balancer shaft that also drives the water pump and timing chain.

  • Multifunctional counter balancer shaft – reduced vibrations, compact design

Crankcases

The FE 250 and FE 350 engines are designed to be compact while centralising rotating masses. As a result, the crankcases are engineered to house the shaft arrangements at the ideal centre of gravity and now also integrate the oil supply to the main bearing. The casings are manufactured using a high-pressure die-cast production process and are further optimised to reduce weight while retaining exceptional reliability. The iconic Husqvarna logo adorns the bronze finished crankcase covers.

  • Crankcases – light and compact, mass-centralisation
  • High-pressure die-cast production process – reduced weight, while maintaining strength

Gearbox

The new 6-speed gearbox from PANKL RACING SYSTEMS uses specific wide-range enduro type gearing. Additionally, a gear sensor allows the EMS to tailor a specific engine character suited for each gear.

  • PANKL 6-speed gearbox – enduro specific ratios
  • No-dirt gear lever – prevents dirt build up for perfect control

DDS clutch

The FE 250 and FE 350 feature a DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutch. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs making the clutch pull very light while also integrating a damping system for better traction and durability. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the engine. The Magura hydraulic system ensures perfect action in all conditions.

  • DDS clutch – compact with better action and improved durability
  • Magura hydraulic system – perfect clutch action

Benefits

  • Class leading performance and weight
  • Centralised mass for top-level handling and manoeuvrability
  • Advanced electronics for unsurpassed usability
  • Hydraulic clutch and reliable gearbox for precise and smooth shifting
  • Dependable electric start

More: 2020 Husqvarna FE 250 / FE 350 specification, details and images

FE 450 / FE 501

The FE 450 and FE 501 feature class-leading technology and premium components as standard. The chromium molybdenum frame is expertly crafted to offer the ideal flex while the powerful engine features shaft arrangements aimed at balancing mass centralisation and handling. Combined with traction control, WP suspension and progressive rear linkage, the FE 450 holds no compromise in pure enduro performance and precision while the FE 501 is the most powerful model in Husqvarna Motorcycles’ enduro range.

2020 Husqvarna FE 501

2020 Husqvarna FE 501

2020 Husqvarna FE 450

2020 Husqvarna FE 450

Engine

Weighing only 29.2 kg (FE 450) and 29.4 kg (FE 501) the engines are not only light and compact but feature the latest technology available offering unequalled performance, rideability and reliability. Additionally, the engine is suited specifically for enduro type riding with a standard electric start, 6-speed wide ratio gearbox and an array of advanced electronic rider aids such as traction control and the handlebar map select switch, delivering accessibility on a variety of terrain and skill levels.

2020 Husqvarna FE 501 Engine

2020 Husqvarna FE 501 Engine

2020 Husqvarna FE 450 Engine

2020 Husqvarna FE 450 Engine

  • Engine – light-weight and compact
  • Class leading electronics – traction control, map select

Cylinder head

The new SOHC cylinder head is more compact while being 15 mm lower and 500g lighter. As a result of the new compact design, the camshaft is now closer to the centre of gravity, which significantly improves handling while shorter valve timing improves bottom end performance and responsiveness. The new camshaft features an improved cam surface and with new rocker arms actuates four light-weight valves, which are shorter, fitting the new compact design. The diameter of the titanium intake valves is 40 mm, while on the streel exhaust valves 33 mm. Low-friction DLC coating on the rocker arm and shorter low-friction chain guides offer the optimum efficiency and reliability.

  • New SOHC – more compact design, camshaft closer to centre of gravity, -500g
  • New camshaft – improved cam surface
  • DLC coating and low friction chain guides – reduced friction

Cylinder and piston

The light-weight aluminium cylinder features a 95 mm bore and a new light-weight Konig forged bridge-box-type piston perfectly matched to the high-compression combustion chamber. The piston is attached to a 10% lighter piston pin. This combination produces very little oscillating mass, which significantly reduces vibration and increases rider comfort. The compression ratio has increased from 11.7:1 to 12.75:1

  • Light-weight aluminium cylinder – 95 mm bore
  • New light-weight forged bridged-box-type piston by Konig – high-performance, reduced oscillating masses

Crankshaft

A plain big end bearing comprising of two force-fitted bearing shells and ensure maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service intervals of 135 hours.

  • Plain big end bearing and force-fitted bearing shells – increased durability and service intervals

Counter balancer shaft

In order to counteract the rotational force of the crankshaft and reduce vibration, both the FE 450 and FE 501 engines uses a multifunctional counter balancer shaft, which also drives the water pump.

  • Multifunctional counter balancer shaft – reduced vibrations, compact design

Crankcases

The revised crankcases further reduce the engine weight by 300g (FE 450) and are designed to house the shaft arrangements and internals of the engine at the ideal position, centralising masses for a light-weight handling feel.
High-pressure die-cast production processes result in a thin but reliable wall thickness and keep weight to a minimum.

  • Revised design – mass-centralisation, light-weight handling, -300g
  • High-pressure die-cast production process – thin walls for reduced weight, while maintaining strength

Gearbox

The light-weight 6-speed gearbox ensures smooth and precise shifting thanks to a low friction coating on the shifting fork. The gear lever features a design that prevents dirt build-up and keeps the lever tip in its original position even in the toughest conditions while a gear sensor allows for specific engine maps in each gear.

  • 6-speed gearbox – light-weight
  • Fork coating – smooth and precise shifting
  • Gear sensor – specific engine maps for each gear

DDS clutch

The FE 450 and FE 501 feature a DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutch. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs making the clutch pull very light while the integrated damping system improves traction and durability. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the engine. The Magura hydraulic system ensures perfect action in all conditions.

  • DDS clutch – compact with better action and improved durability
  • Magura hydraulic system – perfect clutch action

Benefits

  • Most powerful Husqvarna enduro engine available
  • Intuitive and confidence-inspiring riding experience
  • Advanced electronics include traction control and adjustable engine maps
  • Exclusive DDS clutch with Magura hydraulics for smooth and light clutch action
  • Electric starter and compact Li-Ion battery

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