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2018 Husqvarna FE501 Review

2018 Husqvarna FE501
2018 Husqvarna FE501
2018 Husqvarna FE501
2018 Husqvarna FE501
2018 Husqvarna FE501
2018 Husqvarna FE501
2018 Husqvarna FE501
2018 Husqvarna FE501
2018 Husqvarna FE501
2018 Husqvarna FE501

 

 

LIMITLESS ENDURO.

The FE 501 houses the most powerful engine in the Husqvarna enduro range. With large moving components, vibration is kept to a minimum through a counter balancer shaft while a standard electric starter ensures easy starting in all conditions. High quality finishes and premium components ensure the FE 501 meets the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship.

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE501 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Class leading performance and reliability for the FE 450
Most powerful Husqvarna enduro engine for the FE 501
Intuitive & confidence-inspiring riding experience
Advanced electronics include traction control & adjustable engine maps
Exclusive DDS clutches with Magura hydraulics for smooth & light clutch action
Electric starters & compact Li-Ion batteries

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE501 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE
Combining low weight with a compact design, the FE 450 and FE 501
engines feature the latest technology available offering unequalled performance,
ride-ability and reliability. Additionally, both engines are suited
specifically for enduro type riding with a standard electric start, 6 speed
wide ratio gearbox and an array of electronic rider aids.
Updated engines – lightweight, compact & powerful
Class leading electronics – traction control, map select, Keihin EFI

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 compact SOHC cylinder head on both engines offers maximum
performance at the minimum possible weight. The camshaft actuates
four lightweight valves (titanium intake Ø=40 mm 32,6 g, steel exhaust
Ø=33 mm 42,6 g) through a robust rocker arm system.
SOHC – compact engine design

CYLINDER AND PISTON
The lightweight aluminium cylinder features a 95 mm bore housing a
lightweight Konig bridge-box-type piston. This combination produces
very little oscillating mass significantly reducing vibration and increasing
rider comfort. The compression ratio is 11.8:1 for both models.
Lightweight aluminium cylinder – 95 mm bore
Lightweight forged bridged-box-type piston – high performance,
reduced oscillating masses

CRANKSHAFT
A plain big end bearing comprising of two force-fitted bearing shells
ensure maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service
intervals of 135 hours.
Plain big end bearing & force-fitted bearing shells –
increased durability & service intervals

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.
Multifunctional counter balancer shaft – reduced vibrations, compact design

CRANKCASES
The crankcases are designed to house the shaft arrangements and internals of the
engine in the best possible position, centralising masses for a lightweight handling feel.
High-pressure die cast production processes result in a thin but reliable wall thickness
and keep weight to a minimum.
Design – mass-centralisation, lightweight handling
High pressure die cast production process – thin walls for reduced
weight, while maintaining strength

GEARBOX
The lightweight 6-speed gearboxes ensure smooth and precise shifting thanks to a low
friction coating on the shifting fork. The gear lever features a design that prevents dirt
build-up and keeps the lever tip in its original position even in the toughest conditions
while a gear sensor allows for specific engine maps in each gear.
6-speed gearbox – lightweight
Fork coating – smooth and precise shifting
Gear sensor – specific engine maps for each gear

DDS CLUTCH
Both 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 guarantees optimal traction and durability. The clutch baskets are single-piece
CNC machined steel components that allow the use of thin steel liners and contribute
to the compact design of the engines. The Magura hydraulic systems ensure perfect
modulation in all conditions.
DDS clutch – compact with better modulation and maximum durability
Magura hydraulic system – perfect clutch modulation

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE501 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 510.9 cm³
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Primary drive 31:76
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 244.71 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 12.99 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 2.25 US gal

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE501 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 510.9 cm³
Bore 95 mm
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Primary drive 31:76
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 °
Wheelbase 1495 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 970 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 8.5 l
Weight without fuel 111 kg

 

 

2018 Husqvarna FE501 – 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 510.9 cm³
Starter Electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Primary drive 31:76
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

 

 

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