2018 Husqvarna FE350 Review

2018 Husqvarna FE350
2018 Husqvarna FE350
2018 Husqvarna FE350
2018 Husqvarna FE350
2018 Husqvarna FE350
2018 Husqvarna FE350
2018 Husqvarna FE350
2018 Husqvarna FE350
2018 Husqvarna FE350
2018 Husqvarna FE350

 

 

ENDURO PROGRESSION.

The FE 350 is known for its versatility in all types of terrain. With a lightweight chassis and ample performance, the FE 350 possesses a 450 rivalling power-to-weight ratio while keeping the light and agile feel of a 250. Combined with WP suspension, chromoly steel frame and comfortable ergonomics, the FE 350 is second to none when the going gets tough.

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE350 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Class leading performance & weight for the FE 250
450 performance & 250 manoeuvrability for the FE 350
Standard map switch & traction control
Magura hydraulic clutch for consistent, maintenancefree operation

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE350 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE
The engines featured in both models are second to none in terms of their overall perfomance
and versatility. All their major components and shaft arrangements have been carefully
positioned to suit the performance and handling characteristics of each model. Weighing just
27.6 kg, the FE 250 engine has a quite torquey nature that makes the bike accessible for both
professionals and amateurs. As for the FE 350 engine, it delivers a significant boost of power
and torque offering 450-rivalling power.

Performance, weight, mass centralisation – excellent ride-ability
Powerful FE 250 engine – accessible for all skill levels
Lightweight FE 350 engine – 450 rivalling power-to-weight ratio

MAP SWITCH & TRACTION CONTROL
The Husqvarna Enduro 4-stroke model range features a standard mounted handlebar map
switch and an advanced traction control feature. The system is able to analyse the throttle
input from the rider and the rate at which RPM increases in the engine. If the RPM increases
too fast, the ECU will register a loss of grip and reduce the amount of power to the rear
wheel to ensure maximum traction in all conditions.
Traction control system for maximum traction and control
Standard map switch for adjustable engine characteristics

CYLINDER HEAD
The DOHC design features polished camshafts with DLC coated finger followers
transmitting minimal friction and improving overall performance. Added to the
design are lightweight titanium valves (32.5 mm intake & 26.5 mm exhaust for
the FE 250, 36.3 mm intake & 29.1 mm exhaust for the FE 350).
Lightweight titanium valves – maximum performance
Polished camshafts, finger followers with DLC coating – minimal friction

CYLINDER AND PISTON
The cylinder features a lightweight forged bridged-box-type piston by CP. As a
result, the low oscillating masses deliver exceptional power, high revs and a very
wide power band. The compression ratio is 12.8:1 for the FE 250 and 12.3:1 for
the FE 350.
Lightweight diameter piston – reduces oscillating masses
Forged bridged-box-type piston – high performance and reliability

CRANKSHAFT
The plain big end bearing features two force-fitted bearing shells ensuring
maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service intervals of 135 hours.
Plain big end bearing with force-fitted bearing shells – 135-hour service interval

COUNTER BALANCER SHAFT
In order to counteract the rotational force of the crankshaft and reduce vibration,
both engines use multifunctional counter balancer shafts that also drive the water
pumps and timing chains.
Multifunctional counter balancer shaft– reduced vibrations, compact design

CRANKCASES
Both engines are designed to be compact while centralising rotating masses. As a
result, the crankcases are engineered to house the shaft arrangements at the ideal
centre of gravity. The casings are manufactured using a high-pressure die cast production
process, resulting in thin wall thickness while retaining exceptional reliability. The iconic
Husqvarna logo adorns the bronze finished crankcase covers.
Crankcases – light and compact, mass-centralisation
High pressure die cast production process – thin walls for reduced weight,
while maintaining strength

GEARBOX
Both models feature a 6-speed gearbox with specific wide-range enduro type gearing. The shifting fork uses a
special low friction coating to ensure smooth and precise shifting while a gear sensor allows the EMS to select
a specific engine map for each gear. Additionally, a no-dirt gear lever prevents dirt build up allowing the mechanism
to spring back into place and guarantee perfect control in all conditions.
6-speed gearbox – enduro specific ratios
Integrated gear sensor – specific engine maps for each gear

DDS CLUTCH
The two engines feature DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutches. The exclusive characteristics of this system
include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs making the clutch pull very light
while the integrated damping system improves traction and durability. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC
machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the
engine. The Magura hydraulic system ensures perfect modulation in all conditions.
DDS clutch – compact with optimal modulation and durability
Magura hydraulic system – perfect clutch modulation

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE350 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 349.7 cm³
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Clutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD Xplor 48 with preload adjuster
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 11.81 inch
Front brake Magura two-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Magura single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5 °
Seat height 38.19 inch
Weight without fuel 240.96 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 12.99 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 2.25 US gal

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE350 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 349.7 cm³
Bore 88 mm
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Clutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD Xplor 48 with preload adjuster
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 300 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 330 mm
Front brake Magura two-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Magura single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5 °
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 970 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 8.5 l
Weight without fuel 109.3 kg

 

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE350 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 349.7 cm³
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Clutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Keihin EMS

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD Xplor 48 with preload adjuster
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 11.81 inch
Front brake Magura two-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Magura single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5 °
Seat height 38.19 inch
Weight without fuel 235.45 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 12.99 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 2.25 US gal

 

 

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