The 2014 Husqvarna FE 250 is an agile off road motorcycle that has all it needs to be considered one of the best models in its class.
The motorcycle is equipped with the latest technologies in the business so it can tackle any terrain with poise. It is built on a central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing which sits on a WP Suspension Up Side Down 4CS fork and a rear WP monoshock with linkage.
As far as power is concerned, the 2014 Husqvarna FE 250 is propelled by a 249cc, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, water-cooled engine which is brought to life by an electric starter. The engine’s power is kept under control by a 6-speed, claw shifted transmission with wet multi-disc clutch.
The motorcycle has a dry weight of 107.5 kg and comes with a 9.5 liters fuel tank.
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Agility, handling and a super precise chassis allow riders of all levels to easily tackle all sorts of terrain and challenges. The low weight and powerful and torquey engine, matched to carefully engineered ergonomics make the FE 250 a formidable race weapon, one of the finest Enduro bikes to wear the glorious Husqvarna badge.
Small and light, the FE 250’s power plant produces vast amounts of power and torque for its displacement. The engine has been tuned for Enduro riding thanks to specific cams that boost midrange power and deliver superior torque, resulting in superior tractability, while not overlooking top performance. The advanced DOHC cylinder head features large valves, DLC coated followers and flow optimised ports. An intermediate multifunctional shaft, driven by the crank shaft, runs the water pump and cam chain. It acts as a counter balancer shaft for smooth running and also contributes to the compact engine layout. The large 78mm bore cylinder features a König forged bridged-box-type piston and a short stroke to enhance revving. The compression ratio is 12.8:1.
Traction is important in Enduro, that is why the FE 250 fits a dedicated flywheel that improves traction compared to a typical Motocross setup. The brilliant power delivery of the Motocross version remains thanks to the short stroke, as do the durability and long service intervals. The crank shaft and con rod are produced by industry leader Pankl, and feature a plain big end bearing and force-fitted bearing shells to ensure that these apparently contrasting characteristics can be combined in a single, formidable 250cc engine.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS)
The FE 250’s engine features a Keihin electronic fuel injection and 42mm throttle body for great throttle response and engine performance that is optimised for tough Enduro riding conditions. Energy to the electrical systems is supplied by an oil-cooled 196 W AC alternator. The optional Husky Power map switch allows riders to select maps. It is also possible to download engine data with a laptop via a Setting Tool.
A sign of the times is the electric starting system of the FE 250. Even at the highest level of competition, an electric starting system is always appreciated, especially after a crash.
Enduro riding requires maximum feedback from the bike in rough terrain, on rocks and in slippery conditions. Precisely engineered flex in the frame can greatly improve rider confidence, allowing for increased speed and improved times. To achieve these goals, the engineers designed the lightweight chromium molybdenum frame with precise longitudinal flex that helps absorb impacts from the rear wheel, working together with the suspension and giving the rider greater feedback. The torsional rigidity has been calibrated to maximise sharp handling, with lightning fast turn-in and exceptional stability even on the roughest special tests.
The lightweight, three-piece construction of the polyamide rear subframe is more flexible than a traditional aluminium rear subframe. Combined with the longitudinal flex of the frame, this gives riders a more comfortable and confidence-inspiring feeling on the bike, allowing them to push the limits in every condition and on any terrain. The inherent characteristics of the composite subframe allow the engineers to have unlimited opportunities of integrating features such as the airbox, electronics and rear grab handle.
The one-piece construction of the swingarm guarantees consistent performance by eliminating welding points. The engineers designed specific flex characteristics that optimise traction while feeding precise information to the rider, instilling confidence and improving overall performance. Strong but light, the beautifully styled aluminium cast swingarm provides perfect stability and safety.
WHEELS AND BRAKES
Black DID rims and CNC machined hubs mated to silver anodised nipples add an aggressive and modern look to the newly designed Husqvarna Enduro range. World Championship level performance is guaranteed by Michelin Enduro Competition tyres. The wheels are kept firmly under control thanks to maximum feeling in extreme situations combined with amazing stopping power of the latest generation of Brembo brakes, featuring a new master cylinder and floating calipers. Ergonomically perfect controls allow the rider to accurately gauge braking power to the 260mm and 220mm wave discs at the front and rear respectively.
The WP 4CS closed cartridge 48mm front fork represents the pinnacle of suspension technology. The 4 chamber system unites the performance of a closed cartridge fork with the simplicity of an open cartridge fork and also has the benefit of additional weight reduction of the overall system. It provides a decisive advantage in terms of responsiveness constant damping precision and handling, while maintaining plushness and rider comfort. Matched with CNC machined black triple clamps, the 4CS forks ensure exceptional handling and feel of the front end. Riders of all performance levels can adapt the setup of the fork for different terrain and conditions by changing clicker settings with a simple twist of a dial, obtaining the best performance in terms of rebound and high/low speed compression damping settings.
WP designed the high performance rear shock with the aim of guaranteeing excellent damping characteristics to ensure maximum feedback as well as rider comfort. The shock is completely adjustable for rebound and high/low speed compression damping, allowing riders to tailor the behaviour according to conditions and preference.
WP specially developed a rear linkage system for the MY 2014 Husqvarna Enduro line-up. The DCC (Dual Compression Control) linkage system absorbs big hits and rough terrain with ease, while maintaining optimal feeling and traction on smaller ruts and bumps. The versatile Husqvarna DCC linkage system is sure to meet the needs of riders of all levels, with a consistent, confidence-inspiring and light feeling chassis in every situation.
CNC MACHINED TRIPLE CLAMPS
The beautifully crafted triple clamps on the MY 2014 Enduro models have been developed to deliver maximum feedback to the rider under braking, in rough terrain and on jumps by allowing the fork tubes to flex in a controlled fashion. The rider receives accurate information on the behaviour of the front end and this increases rider confidence. The R&D department’s efforts were focused on ensuring uniform clamping of the fork legs in order to distribute the forces evenly on the fork, maintaining the leg shape, and thus proper damping along the entire stroke.
Man and machine
The interface between man and machine is the bodywork, which has been tightly wrapped around the engine and frame. The slim and stylish lines of the side panels and radiator shrouds allow for optimal movement while riding, resulting in superior control, and faster and safer riding.
The airbox is integrated in the composite rear subframe and is designed to allow quick and easy filter change in seconds without tools. All models fit a Twin Air filter as standard and have dedicated air intake snorkels.
The polythene fuel tanks fit perfectly within the tailor made bodywork and feature an easy opening bayonet-type filler cap. The FE 250 fuel tank has an integrated fuel pump.
The standard equipment levels on the FE 250 are astonishing. Only top-of-the-line products will do, such as the Neken handlebar, handguards and electric starter. For the die hard enthusiasts, riding pleasure is further enhanced by a complete range of Husky Power accessories.
|Engine||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Transmission||6-speed, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:52 (13:52)|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / 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|
|Forks||WP Suspension Up Side Down 4CS|
|Shock absorber||WP Monoshock with linkage|
|Suspension travel Front||300 mm|
|Suspension travel Rear||330 mm|
|Brake system front||Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper|
|Brake system Rear||Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs|
|Brake discs - diameter Front||260 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter Rear||220 mm|
|Steering head angle||63.5°|
|Wheel base||1,482±10 mm|
|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.||107.5 kg|