Light, strong and easy to handle, the 2014 Husqvarna FE 350 is a tough off road machinery that is perfectly suited for both pros and amateurs.
In its off road adventures, the 2014 Husqvarna FE 350 is helped by a 349.7 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, spark ignition, liquid cooled engine which is paired with a six speed transmission and a 9.5 liters fuel tank.
It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine comes with a Keihin electronic fuel injection and 42mm throttle body.
Like most of Husqvarna’s models, the FE 350 is also built on a lightweight, chromium molybdenum frame that delivers great handling abilities thanks to its precise longitudinal flex.
As far as suspensions are concerned, the Husqvarna FE 350 rides on a front WP 4CS closed cartridge 48mm fork and a WP designed high performance rear shock.
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The ideal combination of maximum performance and light and agile handling, the FE 350 combines the best characteristics of the FE 250 and FE 450. Pros and amateurs alike are sure to appreciate the lightweight feeling of the FE 350 while tackling the most difficult terrain, thanks to the compact yet powerful engine, a stable and confidence inspiring chassis, a reliable and efficient electric starting system, top-of-the line standard equipment and cutting-edge technology.
The power output in excess of 45 hp of the FE 350 is more than enough to put it level with the E2 competition, while being similar in size and weight to the FE 250 engine. The 350cc engine’s smooth and easy to handle power delivery from low-down through to the 12,000 rpm limit, combined with an advanced engine management system and a slick 6-speed gearbox, ensure every rider can take full advantage of the FE 350’s exceptional performance. High-tech production processes enable the engineers to design thinner engine case walls and keep weight to a minimum, while maintaining strength. A Vertex forged bridged-box-type piston, a large 88mm bore and a short stroke enhance revving and house large valves for better fuel flow. The cam timing and overall performance are tuned for Enduro style riding.
With a maximum power output that is on a par with the 450 competition, the most advanced crank shaft technology is required in order to maintain the high performance characteristics throughout the life of the FE 350’s engine. The crank shaft and con rod are produced by industry leader Pankl to ensure durability and long service intervals. The plain big end bearing and the force-fitted bearing shells ensure that these apparently contrasting characteristics can be combined in a single engine. Traction is important in Enduro, so the FE 350 fits a heavier crank shaft compared to the FC 350 to improve traction and power delivery for Enduro riding.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS)
The FE 350’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 a 196 W generator and integrated freewheel. 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 350. Riders of all levels will appreciate the invaluable help of the electric start system when tired on that impossible climb or stuck in the mud.
The lightweight and strong, chromium molybdenum construction of the FE 350’s frame perfectly extracts the full potential of the 350cc engine’s characteristics. Brilliantly capable in any terrain, the superb handling of the FE 350 has been achieved by designing the 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.
State-of-the-art technology has been employed in the design and construction of the FE 350’s rear subframe. The inherent characteristics of the polyamide material mean that the subframe flexes more than a traditional aluminium rear subframe. It feeds more information to the rider, as well as being more comfortable, but also flexes back into position after impact. The electronics, air box and grab handles are integrated into the design.
Precise and controllable transfer of power to the ground in every condition has been achieved by designing a one-piece swingarm, eliminating welding points that can potentially create inconsistencies in handling and overall quality. 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
Form follows function in the newly designed bodywork of the FE 350. Whether riding at World Championship level or on a Sunday blast on your favourite trail, perfect interaction between man and machine results in superior control, performance and safety. The sharp styling and aggressive colour scheme highlight the race-winning potential of the 2014 Enduro range.
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 350 fuel tank has an integrated fuel pump.
The standard equipment levels on the FE 350 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 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 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. 109.2 kg|