The 2013 Husaberg FE 250 is a lightweight enduro bike powered by a 1-cylinder 4-stroke, water-cooled engine with a displacement of 248.60 cc. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is kept in leash by a modern six-speed transmission. To bring the motorcycle to halt, Husaberg equipped it with a set of capable BREMBO brakes.
The 2013 Husaberg FE 250 rides on a pair of rugged wheels with CNC-machined hubs, high-end DID rims and new aluminium spoke nipples. The front wheels is kept in check by a 48 mm 4CS closed-cartridge fork from WP SUSPENSION, while the rear one features a versatile shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and high and low-speed compression damping.
The motorcycle’s backbone is a newly developed double-cradle, central tube frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel profiles which ensures high levels of torsional stiffness.
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Because less sometimes really does mean more. The 2013 HUSABERG FE 250 is a lightweight 4-stroke model, excelling with direct, instantaneous power development and outstanding traction. Sandy ground? No problem at all with this little enduro powerhouse. The power developed by the compact DOHC engine with modern fuel injection is released evenly throughout the rev range. Propelling you ever onwards.
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.
Not only the technology, but also the equipment on the HUSABERG FE 250 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.
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.
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 250 not only excels with enduro-specific ergonomics, but also with such technical highlights as grip recesses well protected from dirt.
A perfectly balanced aluminium design: The swingarm is 300 g lighter and, with its higher side profiles, it boosts the frame and chassis suspension system with targeted flexibility.
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.
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 250.
All supporting parts of the rear end of the FE 250 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.
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 250.
Wheels with CNC-machined hubs, high-end DID rims and new aluminium spoke nipples. An unbeatable weight advantage for the 2013 HUSABERG FE 250.
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.
The centrepiece of the compact engine of the 2013 HUSABERG FE 250 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.
The engine is equipped with two oil pumps. The pressure pump supplies reliable lubrication to the crankshaft, piston, balancer shaft and valve controls. It also ensures cooling of the ignition and lubrication of the clutch. A suction pump draws oil from the crankcase and uses it to lubricate the transmission. This creates a certain amount of negative pressure in the crankcase, thereby increasing the performance of the FE 250 engine.
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.
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 250 is precise and easy shifting. So that you can concentrate on what’s really important: enjoying the ride on your enduro bike.
The HUSABERG FE 250 is equipped for the 2013 model year with a 196 watt, oil-cooled alternator running in the oil bath, which ensures sufficient power for the fuel injection system. Also seated on the alternator is the freewheel coupling, which is activated by intermediate gears in the electric starter cover on actuating the starter button.
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.
|Engine Design||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Engine lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps|
|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, type Kokusan|
|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)|