2014 Husqvarna FC 350
Equipped with the latest technologies developed by Husqvarna and featuring a tough construction, the 2014 FC 350 can tackle any job without breaking a sweat.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled with a displacement of 349.7 cc. The unit is linked to a five speed claw shifted transmission and is fed by a 7.5 liters fuel tank. You also get a smooth hydraulic clutch form Brembo.
As far as suspensions are concerned, the 2014 Husqvarna FC 350 is equipped with a front WP Suspension Up Side Down fork and a rear WP Monoshock with linkage.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a lightweight chromium molybdenum frame that delivers precise longitudinal flex for optimum handling.
Like all Husqvarna’s motorcycles the FC 350 is equipped with the latest generation Brembo brakes that comes with a fresh master cylinder and floating calipers in combination with 260mm wave discs at the front and 220mm wave discs at the rear.
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2014 Husqvarna FC 350
For the first time in its long and glorious history, Husqvarna enters the MX1 category with a 350cc Motocross bike. An ideal combination between the lightweight agility of a 250 and the raw power of a 450, the FC 350 is the weapon of choice for top performance and maximum rider confidence, also thanks to the electric start system, resulting in an easy handling and agile motorcycle that requires less effort to get to the top of the podium.
With engine dimensions that are similar to the FC 250, but with peak power that easily matches the 450 competition, the FC 350 offers the best of both worlds. Every aspect of the design was carefully engineered to deliver peak performance while maintaining a controllable and tractable power delivery, also thanks to the lightweight 5-speed gearbox and an advanced engine management system. Advanced production procedures guarantee maximum reliability and quality but also save weight in crucial areas.
Superb engineering and manufacturing expertise combine to make the impressive engine that powers the FC 350 to the top of the power output charts. With peak power at over 50 hp, only the best components are used, such as ultra-lightweight titanium valves and Diamond Like Coating (DLC) followers, rocket the engine to a 13,000 rpm ceiling. The yellow valve cover highlights the aggressive intentions of the FC 350 on the race track.
Smooth clutch action for lightning-fast starts and consistent feel and performance during the longest motos, are ensured by the CSS clutch (coil spring steel) and eight clutch plates. Riders of all levels will appreciate the precise Brembo hydraulic system for perfect clutch modulation, minimal lever force and low maintenance.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Telepathic throttle response directly connects the rider to the FC 350’s engine, ensuring optimal power delivery at every throttle opening. The electronic fuel injection and 44mm throttle body of the Keihin Engine Management System combine to offer optimal power delivery and efficiency at all engine speeds. For Motocross, the injector is positioned on the bottom of the throttle body for optimal air-fuel mixture, resulting in a noticeable power increase compared to the Enduro models. No detail was overlooked: when the dust settles, the optimised wire harness, lead wire, and high quality sealed critical connectors ensure that washing the FC 350 with a jet wash poses no threat to the high tech electronics. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is also water resistant and protected, while the idle adjuster is separated from the cold start button and is positioned on the back of the throttle body.
The priority in designing the frame was to meet strict performance goals while maintaining optimal torsional rigidity, longitudinal stiffness and extreme lightness, while offering excellent feedback and instilling complete confidence in the rider. To achieve their 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 for better comfort and giving the rider greater feedback. The torsional rigidity, on the other hand, has been optimised to enhance turn-in, sharp handling and stability even on the roughest terrain, giving the rider complete confidence in finding his lines and increasing his pace lap after lap.
For the first time in Husqvarna’s centennial history, the engineers designed a composite rear subframe united with a chromoly frame. The three-piece composite subframe, made of high strength polyamide with a precision injection moulded production process, has been designed to offer stiffness while flexing more than an aluminium subframe, complementing the flex characteristics of the frame in order to offer optimum rider feedback and feeling in all conditions. The lightweight design offers engineers unlimited opportunities in integrating features such as all the electronics and the airbox.
The design of the swingarm has been optimised according to the stiffness characteristics of the rest of the chassis. In order to give maximum rider confidence and comfort, while making the most of the Husqvarna engine characteristics in terms of traction and power, the aluminium swingarm has specific flex characteristics. The single-component casting process eliminates welding and guarantees consistent behaviour and quality. Strong but light, the beautifully styled aluminium cast swingarm provides perfect stability and safety.
Exceptional stopping power is guaranteed by the latest generation of Brembo brakes, featuring a new master cylinder and floating calipers in combination with 260mm wave discs at the front and 220mm wave discs at the rear. The perfectly placed controls allow for optimal feel and balance under extreme conditions.
WP suspension stands for top quality and offers the best performance levels. Adjustability is a key factor in tailoring a motorcycle according to varying requirements. With the WP forks, the ease of changing clicker settings is as simple as a twist of a dial, allowing all riders to adapt the rebound and compression damping settings to their own riding styles and track conditions. The 48mm closed cartridge front fork, matched with CNC machined black triple clamps, feature 300mm of travel and ensure exceptional handling and feel of the front end, thanks to accurate and consistent damping characteristics of the closed cartridge technology.
The high performance rear shock made by WP suspension is adjustable in rebound and high/low speed compression, and guarantees excellent comfort and world class damping. Combined with the white colour of the frame, the white spring gives the all-new Husqvarna Motocross bikes a striking appearance.
The Husqvarna DCC (Dual Compression Control) linkage system has excellent characteristics in fast and flowing sections. Due to its progressive characteristics it takes big hits in its stride, offering great rider comfort in all situations, even on the roughest track sections and the biggest jumps. The versatile Husqvarna DCC linkage system is sure to meet the need of riders of all levels, with a consistent, confidence-inspiring and light feeling chassis in every situation.
CNC MACHINED TRIPLE CLAMPS
As on the other major components of the chassis, the CNC machined triple clamps have precisely engineered flex designed into them that allows the fork tubes to flex under stress. This gives the rider more feeling under braking and on landing off jumps. They are designed to evenly distribute the clamping force on the fork leg, maximizing contact area for optimal sensitivity and minimum friction. In addition, the handlebar can be mounted in 4 different positions.
Traditional Husqvarna white, blue and yellow adorns the newly designed Motocross range, enhancing the modern styling.
Great comfort and durability ensure optimal rider control even after many hours of use.
Tightly wrapped around the engine and frame, Husqvarna’s new bodywork is designed to connect the rider’s body to the bike, for a perfect fit of man and machine, allowing for total control in all conditions for the most diverse body sizes.
Tapered 827 Renthal Fatbar handlebars feature a Renthal bar pad and are mated with Husqvarna grips for excellent control of the bike.
|Engine||Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Transmission||5-speed, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:50|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch CSS / 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|
|Shock absorber||WP Monoshock with linkage|
|Suspension travel Front||300 mm|
|Suspension travel Rear||317 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||1,495±10 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||375 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||992 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity||approx. 7.5 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)|
|Weight without fuel approx.||106.4 kg|