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2014 Husaberg FE 501

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Featuring a lightweight chassis, a strong engine and an ergonomic riding position, the 2014 Husaberg FE 501 is ready follow your lead with obedience every time you fire up its engine. For 2014, the Husaberg FE 501 has received a new 25th anniversary graphic design and a fresh speedometer developed in collaboration with TRAIL TECH.

Power comes from a 510 cc, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, water-cooled engine which sends its power to the ground via a 6-speed transmission with DDS clutch.

The engine needs to deal with a total weight of 111 kg (without fuel) and is fed by a generous 9.5 liters fuel tank. The ride is kept in check by a modern WP suspension system which includes front 4CS forks and rear shocks.

The bike’s speed is kept in leash by a set of strong Brembo brakes which are offered as standard equipment.

Hit the jump for more information on the Husaberg FE 501.

Overview

Husaberg FE 501

There’s no limit

The FE 501 ranks undisputedly among the most powerful enduro machines in its class - developed by professionals for professionals. The combination of lightweight chassis and high-tech, SOHC four-stroke technology is the right choice for all those in the E3 class seeking maximum 4-stroke performance combined with playful handling. These powerhouses are regarded without doubt as the benchmarks in their classes.

2014 Husaberg FE 501 Features and Benefits:

Husaberg FE 501

The beating heart:

Cooling system

The tried and tested, integrated cooling system leads from the cylinder head through the frame triangle directly to the aluminium radiators made by WP RADIATOR. All 4-stroke models are equipped as standard with a fan system that has been improved with an optimised thermoswitch.

Engine

Developed for tough enduro use, the 510.4cc SOHC engine is characterised by an extremely compact design, easy maintenance and outstanding robustness, with weight kept to a minimum. Together with the EFI system from Keihin, they provide unrivalled performance and rideability - specially designed for enduro use.

Cylinder head

The SOHC cylinder head is equipped with an overhead camshaft that actuates the titanium intake valves and steel exhaust valves. The whole configuration has been perfectly tuned to the Keihin EFI system for outstanding rideability and performance. A weight-optimised valve train results in lower friction, thereby improving performance and reducing engine braking. An optimised cylinder head gasket guarantees even greater durability in extreme conditions. A weight-optimised camshaft with strengthened auto-decompressor ensures better responsiveness as well as greater durability.

Pistons

The lightweight, forged piston with a diameter of 95 mm and box-type design is now equipped with a new, high-performance piston ring package.

Crank drive

With 72 mm stroke for the 450, the crankshaft and its ultra-light connecting rod are manufactured by Pankl from a special, high quality steel. As on all other FE models, the revolutionary plain bearing in the lower conrod eye is now also employed here, guaranteeing considerably greater durability and hence much less servicing.

Engine management system (EMS)

The engine management system from Keihin with electronic fuel injection and 42 mm throttle body ensures spontaneous, powerful responsiveness and handling, along with maximum performance. Automatic temperature and altitude compensation are state of the art. An oil-cooled, 196 W alternator provides sufficient power for the fuel injection system, lights, etc. An optional map-select switch and the user-setting tool are available from the PowerParts range.

Transmission

The tried-and-tested 6-speed transmission excels with precise and easy shifting.

DDS clutch

The one-piece outer clutch hub with primary gear is machined from a single piece of high-strength steel. This guarantees unbeatable reliability and contributes to narrow engine width with its compact, rivetless design. It also allows the use of thin steel discs, making the overall clutch package very compact. An optimised inner clutch hub improves the durability as well. A diaphragm spring enables implementation of an additional hub damping mechanism - a benefit in terms of traction and gearbox durability. In conjunction with the diaphragm spring, the hydraulic clutch actuation system from Brembo ensures very smooth and very precise clutch control.

Starter

The FE 500 is equipped as standard with both kick and electric starters. Positioned behind the cylinder, the electric starter is well protected. It is prepared for the fitting of a kickstarter.

Outdoor engineering:

Husaberg FE 501

Suspension

The revolutionary 4CS closed-cartridge forks have been radically revamped for MY 2014 and, together with new fork springs and settings, now provide greater reserves against bottoming out as well as improved responsiveness. In addition, the ease of maintenance has also been improved. In combination with the PDS shock absorbers, which likewise impress with updated settings, they supply optimum damping behaviour specially designed for enduro use, with maximum traction and plenty of comfort. As ever, rebound and compression damping can be adapted (on the fork from the cockpit; on the shock absorber for high and low speed as well) individually to track and rider in no time at all.

Wheels

The wheels are fitted with lightweight, CNC-machined hubs and high-end DID rims, plus spokes with lightweight, aluminium nipples, guaranteeing the highest levels of stability while keeping weight to a minimum. The Michelin Enduro tyres stand for excellent traction and outstanding performance.

Brakes

Brakes from Brembo are standard equipment on HUSABERG bikes and, together with lightweight wave brake discs, they are recognised as the measure of all things in terms of brake technology. A new handbrake armature has been developed for the 2014 model year, with new remote reservoir, smaller brake piston diameter (9 instead of 10 mm) and optimised lever kinematics. As a result and together with optimised brake pads, brake performance and application have been perceptibly improved again.

Framework:

Husaberg FE 501

Triple clamps

The lower triple clamp has been optimised in order to distribute force transmission from the triple clamp to the fork outer tube more evenly. As a result, the damping behaviour of the fork is less impaired by unwanted influences.

Frame

The modern frame design of lightweight, high strength, chrome-molybdenum steel section tubes guarantees an ideal mix of longitudinal and torsional stiffness, resulting not only in easy handling and precise steering behaviour, but also in excellent ride stability. The frame excels in MY 2014 with thinner-walled down tubes to reduce the weight. The engine braces to the cylinder head have also been optimised, along with their attachment to the frame. All frames clearly constitute the benchmark in terms of weight and stability in MY 2014.

Swingarm

The cast aluminium swingarm has been developed with state-of-the-art calculation and simulation software and constructed, in terms of design and wall thickness, for minimum weight with optimum stiffness and sufficient flex. For MY 2014 model year, the chainguide has been revised for the benefit of greater reliability, while simultaneously reducing the weight.

Perfect ergonomics:

Husaberg FE 501

Air box

Airbox and air filter bracket have been reinforced with fiberglass so that the air filter is kept even more securely in its intended position. The filter is replaced as quickly as ever, without any tools of course.

Fuel tank

The lightweight, polyethylene tanks are equipped on the four-strokes with fuel pump and pressure regulator. The pressure mechanism for unlocking the bayonet filler cap has been optimised to make the cap even easier and quicker to open during hectic refuelling stops.

Handlebar

All HUSABERG models are equipped with extremely stable, tapered Neken handlebars made from a high-strength aluminium alloy. The four handlebar position settings are the tried and tested HUSABERG standard. Redesigned handguards made from ultra-sturdy, 2-component plastic have been fitted as standard for MY 2014 to both brake and clutch levers.

Speedo

The new speedo developed in collaboration with TRAIL TECH impresses above all with its outstanding ergonomics. It is simpler to operate and easier to read. Moreover, the time is now shown additionally in every display mode.

Graphics

A new, refined, 25th anniversary graphic design with clear, straight lines underlines the high demands made of a modern, state-of-the-art offroad motorcycle.

Specifications

Husaberg FE 501
Engine type1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement510.4 cm³
Bore95 mm
Stroke72 mm
Starting aidElectric starter
Engine lubricationForced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary ratio32:76
Secondary ratio14:50 (13:50)
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch DDS / Brembo hydraulics
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
FrameCentral tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
ForkWP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 4CS
Shock absorberWP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension travel vorne300 mm
Suspension travel hinten335 mm
Brake systemDisc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs - diameter Front260 mm
Brake discs - diameter Rear220 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle63.5°
Wheelbase1,482±10 mm
Ground clearance, unloaded345 mm
Seat height, unloaded970 mm
Total fuel tank capacity, approx.9.5 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel, approx.111 kg


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