2018 Husqvarna FC250 Review

2018 Husqvarna FC250
2018 Husqvarna FC250
2018 Husqvarna FC250
2018 Husqvarna FC250
2018 Husqvarna FC250
2018 Husqvarna FC250
2018 Husqvarna FC250
2018 Husqvarna FC250
2018 Husqvarna FC250
2018 Husqvarna FC250

 

 

RAZOR SHARP AGILITY.

An exhilarating, high-revving power delivery and a lightweight and agile chassis, make the FC 250 a true contender in 250 4-stroke racing at all levels worldwide. The 14,000 RPM rev limit and a massive peak power output are benchmark performance features. High quality standard equipment includes electric start, a hydraulic clutch, Magura brakes and a handlebar-mounted map switch.

MOTOCROSS IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE VERY CULTURE AND HISTORY OF THE HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLE BRAND.

With over 100 years of continuous production, developing some of the world’s first production offroad machines, Husqvarna are truly the pioneers of the sport as we know it today. Husqvarna Motorcycles continue pioneering cutting-edge technologies by developing motorcycles that are more agile, more powerful and more ergonomically advanced than previous generations. The attention to detail and innovative techniques used by Husqvarna engineers have resulted in continued development year-on-year, delivering premium products to the motocross market.

In model year 2018, Husqvarna Motorcycles look to continue their century-long success and maintain their position as one of the leading players in the segment. To achieve this, they will continue offering motorcycles that are at the pinnacle of performance, design and ergonomics.

Husqvarna Motorcycles’ new motocross line-up consists of eight premium TC and FC models that combine cutting-edge technology with Swedish-inspired design, offering class-leading performance across the range.

For model year 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers focused their attentions on introducing further engine and chassis advances, while presenting a new from the ground up TC 85 machine.

Raising the bar in terms of design, performance and handling, the all-new generation TC 85 shares the same levels of premium quality and advanced technology as found on Husqvarna Motorcycles’ full-sized motocross machines. Featuring an all-new frame and high-tech WP suspension the 2018 TC 85 will allow junior motocross riders to perform with total confidence.

A major upgrade to all full-sized 2018 TC and FC machines are the Magura front and rear braking systems. Utilising a similar layout to the previous design, the new brakes now offer the best in terms of sensitivity and feeling. Additionally, all 4-strokes receive a new Li-Ion battery.

Based on a simple yet distinctive design, new graphics across the 2018 motocross range highlight Husqvarna’s Swedish heritage.

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC250 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to introduce their 2018 TC and FC motocross machines – a line-up of eight 2-stroke and 4-stroke models that combine cutting-edge technology with high-end componentry to offer riders of all ages one of the most efficient and enjoyable motocross ranges on the market.

Looking to maintain their position as one of the leading players in the motocross segment, in model year 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles offer an all-new TC 85 together with seven TC and FC models that receive major updates in order to continue offering class-leading performance across the range. With the new from the ground up TC 85 setting new standards in its class, Husqvarna’s full-size TC and FC machines feature a series of upgrades among which are new brakes, a new battery, new graphics and a high-grip seat cover.

Featuring high-tech componentry and rider-focused design, all eight new models are at the pinnacle of performance, design and ergonomics.

 

MAKING STRIDES

Remaining true to their commitment to deliver premium machines, Husqvarna Motorcycles have combined their engagement in top-level racing with extensive testing to further improve their entire motocross line-up for model year 2018. From the TC 50 and TC 65 minicycles to the full-size TC 125, TC 250, FC 250, FC 350 and FC 450 all new models set an even higher benchmark in terms of design and performance. On top of new models, revamped for 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles´ clothing and accessories collections feature a range of casual garments, functional gear and performance-enhancing parts for all dedicated Husqvarna riders.

For model year 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers focused their attentions on introducing further engine and chassis advances in all full-sized TC and FC models. A major upgrade is the Magura front and rear braking systems. Utilising a similar layout to the previous design, the new brakes offer the best in terms of sensitivity and feeling.

All FC 4-stroke machines feature new compact Li-Ion 2.2 Ah battery with improved output consistency. Based on a simple yet distinctive design, new graphics across the 2018 motocross range highlight Husqvarna’s Swedish heritage.

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR MY18

=>New Magura brake callipers

=>New Li-Ion Battery – better output consistency (all 4-strokes)

=>Mikuni carburettor with updated setting for TC 125/250

=>Bodywork with new colour trim & graphics

=>Extra grip seat cover

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC250 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine

All major components and shaft arrangements are carefully designed and placed in specific positions that best suit the performance and handling characteristics of the overall package. The 250cc engine is not only light at 26.1 kg but also remarkably powerful, offering an overall power output of 46 hp at the output shaft.

             Engine design → light and compact for optimised mass-centralisation

             Outstanding performance → 46 hp peak power and 14,000 rpm rev-limit

 

Cylinder head

The DOHC cylinder head features finger followers with a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating, resulting in minimal friction and optimal performance. These actuate large titanium valves (32.5 mm intake, 26.5 mm exhaust) that open and close multiple times each second introducing fuel/air mixture to the carefully designed combustion chamber for efficient and optimal power throughout the rev-range.

             Large titanium valves (32.5 mm intake, 26.5 mm exhaust) → optimal gas flow

             Finger followers with DLC coating → reduced friction, better performance

             Carefully designed combustion chamber → optimal power throughout the rev-range

 

Cylinder and piston

The 78 mm bore cylinder houses a forged bridged-box-type piston made by CP. Both the cylinder and piston are professionally engineered from high strength aluminium resulting in outstanding performance and reliability. The compression ratio is 14.4:1.

             Large 78 mm bore and large diameter valves → high-revving, quick response

             Forged box-type → high performance and reliability

 

Crankshaft

The crankshaft is designed to offer the best possible performance while being placed in the perfect position to centralise oscillating masses for optimal handling. The plain big end bearing features two force-fitted bearing shells, ensuring maximum reliability and durability and guaranteeing long service intervals of 100 hours.

             Plain big end bearing with force-fitted bearing shells → increased durability and service intervals

 

Crankcases

All Husqvarna motocross motors are designed with mass centralisation and weight reduction as main criteria. As a result, the crankcases have been designed to house the internal components of the engine in the perfect position to achieve the ideal centre of gravity while adding the least possible weight. The casings are manufactured using a high-pressure die-cast production process. The result is thin wall thickness and exceptional reliability. The iconic Husqvarna logo adorns the bronze finished crankcase covers.

 

             Crankcases → light and compact; optimised mass-centralisation

             High pressure die cast production process → thin walls for reduced weight, while maintaining strength

 

Gearbox

The 5-speed gearbox is designed to be extremely light and durable while featuring motocross-specific ratios. The shifting fork has a low-friction coating for smoother shifting, while the gear lever is designed to prevent dirt build-up and ensure perfect gear selection in all conditions. An advanced gear sensor allows for specific engine maps, delivering the best possible performance in each gear.

             New lighter 5-speed gearbox → increased durability and improved shifting

             Integrated gear sensor → specific engine maps for each gear

 

CSS clutch

The 250cc and 350cc engines feature a CSS (Coil Spring Steel) clutch with Magura hydraulics. The CSS clutch has six coil springs, seven clutch plates and a one-piece CNC machined steel clutch basket.

             CSS clutch → lightweight and reliable

             Magura hydraulic system → high quality, perfect clutch modulation

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC250 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 249.9 cm³
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 24:73
Secondary gear ratio 14:51
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 12.2 inch
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Seat height 37.8 inch
Weight without fuel 217.81 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 11.81 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 1.85 US gal

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC250 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 249.9 cm³
Bore 78 mm
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 24:73
Secondary gear ratio 14:51
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 310 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 300 mm
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1485 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 7 l
Weight without fuel 98.8 kg

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FC250 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7299 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 249.9 cm³
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 24:73
Secondary gear ratio 14:51
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 12.2 inch
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Seat height 37.8 inch
Weight without fuel 217.81 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 11.81 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 1.85 US gal

 

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