Husqvarna FC 250
The Husqvarna FC 250 is a reliable off roader that can deal great even with the most demanding tracks.
The motorcycle features a compact 250cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine. It brought to life by an electric starter and its power is kept under control by a five speed-claw shifted transmission.
The engine is mounted on a lightweight chromium molybdenum frame that was especially forged to maintain optimal torsional rigidity and longitudinal stiffness. You also get an aluminum swingarm that further enhances the motorcycle’s riding dynamics.
The bike rides on black DID rims, made of high strength alloy, and CNC machined hubs mated to silver anodised aluminium nipples. The wheels are wrapped in rugged MX51 Motocross tyres from Dunlop.
The ride comfort is kept in check by a front WP Up Side Down fork (300 mm wheel travel) and a rear Shock absorber (317 mm wheel travel).
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The MX2 category has a new contender. The FC 250, with its powerful, high-revving and compact 250cc 4-stroke engine, sharp handling, light weight and extreme agility, takes it straight to the top. The 14,000 RPM rev limit clearly indicates the FC 250’s potential. Experts and amateurs alike are sure to appreciate the electric start for peace of mind in every circumstance. Super sharp throttle response, smooth clutch action and precise shifting pave the way to a holeshot.
Explosive engine performance is a result of technologically advanced solutions in engine layout and components. The lightweight and compact FC 250 DOHC 4-stroke engine has been designed to offer top performance without compromise. Everything from the light piston to the titanium valves, from the advanced electronics to the innovative hydraulic clutch and electric start, has been developed to take full advantage of the over 40 hp peak output.
At the heart of one of the most advanced engines in the business is the DOHC cylinder head. The large titanium valves are lightweight and guarantee optimal gas flow, resulting in a sky-high rev limit of 14,000 rpm. The DLC coated followers and cam shafts designed for top performance also contribute to the extreme power delivery of the FC 250’s engine, all capped by a signature yellow valve cover.
The high pressure die cast production process of the engine cases keeps the overall weight to a minimum, resulting in thinner wall thickness and better surface finish. The high-tech nature of the MY 2014 Husqvarna Motocross models is highlighted by the fact that the FC 250 engine case does without the kick start casting. The historical Husqvarna logo adorns the gold finished crankcase covers that, as well as looking stylish, have a surface finish that reduces wear to a minimum.
A sign of the times is the electric-start-only starting system of the FC 250. No sweat nor heartbreak, even at the highest level of competition, the electric start is a priceless companion, especially after a crash in the heat of battle.
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.
Black DID rims, made of high strength alloy, and CNC machined hubs mated to silver anodised aluminium nipples add an aggressive and modern look to the newly designed Husqvarna Motocross range. The lightweight wheels are complemented by versatile MX51 Motocross tyres from Dunlop.
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.
Great comfort and durability ensure optimal rider control even after many hours of use.
Traditional Husqvarna white, blue and yellow adorns the newly designed Motocross range, enhancing the modern styling.
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.
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.
|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||13:50|
|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.||104.1 kg|