Sweden is known for its precise watches, but this country is also the place where Husaberg was born. The company is specialized on building motorcycles and perhaps it goes without saying that its models are at least as capable as a Swiss watch.
The 2013 Husaberg FE 350 weighs just 109.5 kg and at its heart you will find a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 349.7 cc. The engine is kept in check by a six speed, claw shifted transmission which is paired with a compact hydraulic clutch.
The 2013 Husaberg FE 350 rides on a front 48 mm 4CS closed-cartridge fork from WP SUSPENSION which offers a pretty generous wheel travel of 292 mm. At the back there is a capable shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and high and low-speed compression damping.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Husaberg FE 350.
A Swedish enduro machine runs more precisely than a Swiss watch. And precisely this is reflected in the performance of the FE 350. Thanks to compact engine dimensions and reduced rotating masses, the 2013 HUSABERG FE 350 impresses with its playful handling. The longer the ride goes on, the more riders benefit from the combination of instantaneous engine characteristics, low weight and pure rideability - no matter whether they’re a pro or a beginner.
The centrepiece of the compact engine of the 2013 HUSABERG FE 350 is the DOHC cylinder head with two overhead camshafts and DLC-coated cam followers for the 4 ultra-light titanium valves. Ducts and valve timing have been specially tuned in conjunction with the KEIHIN EFI for the benefit of ideal enduro characteristics and the highest level of performance.
Engine Management System (EMS)
What more could you ask for? Fitted with a 42 mm throttle body, the KEIHIN EMS guarantees bite and power. Needless to say, temperature and altitude compensation are also to be found on board. A powerful, oil-cooled, 196-watt alternator ensures reliable system energy provision. Map-select switch and user-setting tool are available as Pure Tech tuning parts.
When designing the crankshaft, engineers focussed on reducing the reciprocating weight of connecting rod and piston. This allowed use of a small, laterally positioned balancer shaft that simultaneously acts as a drive for the water pump and timing chain.
You can depend on it. The electric starter is mounted behind the cylinder. It transfers torque via teeth in the cover to the freewheel coupling on the alternator. As with all other 4-stroke engines, you also have the option of retrofitting a kickstarter.
A lightweight crankshaft operates in the ultra-light die-cast casing, driving the laterally positioned intermediate shaft that also acts as a balancer shaft, water pump and timing chain drive for the two camshafts. This design contributes significantly to the compact dimensions of the engine. A hydraulic chain adjuster ensures reliable chain tension and consequently precise valve timing.
Shift up, shift down, open the throttle and shift down again. During a ride, the transmission is subject to a vast array of challenges. But they’re no problem at all. The benefit of the 6-speed transmission specially developed for the FE 350 is precise and easy shifting. So that you can concentrate on what’s really important: enjoying the ride on your enduro bike.
Compact and robust - just like a clutch should be. The space-saving hub damping mechanism sets standards in terms of traction and gearbox durability. Equipped with a wear-free steel cage plus 8 lining discs and a diaphragm spring to preload the package, the clutch combined with the BREMBO hydraulic clutch actuation system save a great deal of valuable energy.
Wheels with CNC-machined hubs, high-end DID rims and new aluminium spoke nipples. An unbeatable weight advantage for the 2013 HUSABERG FE 350.
Very finest enduro technology: the 48 mm 4CS closed-cartridge fork from WP SUSPENSION. This fork overcomes extremely rutted tracks and other such major obstacles with the greatest of ease. Developed in close collaboration with the factory team, the patented 4-chamber system (4CS) from WP provides a decisive advantage in terms of responsiveness and constant damping. Another benefit: servicing the fork is extremely easy.
New look. With its more modern, larger profile, the silencer reduces noise levels to the legally required standard (max. 112 dB(A) at 2 metres).
The shock absorber has settings tuned individually to the new frame and each displacement, guaranteeing comfort and optimal suspension. Adjustable rebound damping and high and low-speed compression damping allow individual adaptation of the suspension to the terrain and rider.
Extremely precise application and excellent braking performance. That is exactly what you get from the BREMBO®brakes and lightweight wave brake discs of the HUSABERG FE 350.
All supporting parts of the rear end of the FE 350 are made from high strength, injection-moulded plastic. The three elements are bolted together and link perfectly with the surrounding bodywork. The ribbing and toughness of the material allow the highest levels of stability to be achieved at a minimum weight for all the HUSABERG enduro models.
Meticulously finished triple clamps, machined from a solid block: Not only do they look classy in anodised black; they are also designed in such a way that they support the responsiveness and sliding behaviour of the new fork with their special shaping. The result? Even better handling of the 2013 HUSABERG FE 350.
A newly developed double-cradle, central tube frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel profiles ensures high levels of torsional stiffness. Precise cornering characteristics and high tracking stability are the result of this design. Shocks originating from the rear wheel are absorbed even better thanks to reduced levels of lateral stiffness.
A perfectly balanced aluminium design: The swingarm is 300 g lighter and, with its higher side profiles, it boosts the frame and shock suspension system with targeted flexibility.
Not only the technology, but also the equipment on the HUSABERG FE 350 leave nothing to be desired. Fan, skid plate and hand guards are standard on all 4-stroke models of the 2013 model range, as is riding pleasure. But for those who want even more, there’s the Pure Tech accessory range.
There are two good arguments for the new air box: optimum protection from dirt and an adequate air supply to the engine. A separate intake snorkel has been developed for each displacement to optimise airflow, thereby ensuring maximum engine performance. The generously sized TWIN AIR filter is replaced conveniently in a matter of seconds via the air box side cover and with no tools at all, of course.
Enduro riding means becoming one with your bike. The completely revamped seat and tank/spoiler profile lets machine and rider fuse into one. However, the FE 350 not only excels with enduro-specific ergonomics, but also with such technical highlights as grip recesses well protected from dirt.
The polyethylene fuel tank with enduro-friendly ergonomics is the perfect point of contact with the bike on the 2013 FE models. 9.5 l capacity allows extended enduro tours to be completed comfortably.
|Engine Design||Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Transmission||6-speed, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps|
|Secondary ratio||14:52 (13:52)|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch / Brembo hydraulics|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment|
|Frame||Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing|
|Fork||WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 4CS|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC|
|Suspension travel Front||292 mm|
|Brake system||Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings|
|Brake discs - diameter Front||260 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter Rear||210 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4"|
|Steering head angle||63.5°|
|Ground clearance, unloaded||345 mm|
|Seat height, unloaded||970 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity, approx.||9.5 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)|
|Weight without fuel, approx.||109.5 kg|