2021 Husqvarna FC250 : UNCOMPROMISING ABILITY.
Introducing the 2021 Husqvarna FC250…
Hailed as the most premium 250 4-stroke motocross motorcycle available, the Husqvarna FC 250 is engineered to keep ahead of the field. Featuring a lightweight and compact motor as well as a PANKL gearbox with advanced electronics and ergonomics, the FC 250 maintains the leading position in the 250 4-stroke class.
Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the new MY21 motocross range, highlighting nine true-performance minibikes and full-sized motorcycles, in addition to three cross-country machines that all deliver superior riding experiences. Featuring the latest technological advancements, all machines ensure uncompromised power-to-weight, leading ergonomics and aesthetics.
For 2021 Husqvarna Motorcycles has focused on further improving suspension performance and handling by adding new hardware to the WP XACT forks with AER technology including a new mid-valve damping system for increased rider comfort on landings, as well as reducing pressure peaks for consistent damping performance. Additionally, new low-friction linkage seals offer refined suspension response on the WP XACT shock.
Delivering minimal weight, ease of handling and the highest levels of performance, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ TC and TXi lineup features the latest 2-stroke technology with class-leading power and unrivaled attention-to-detail. Advanced ergonomics and modern bodywork combine to ensure all TC and TXi machines offer superior on-track comfort and control in all riding conditions.
Engineered to keep ahead of the field, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ 4-stroke models feature compact and modern engines with internal shaft arrangements at the ideal center of gravity to notably benefit handling and maneuverability. At the top of the range, the powerful and smooth FC 450 engine has been enhanced with several new internal pieces as well as revised mapping to keep it running at the front of the pack. Modern electronics and launch control throughout the lineup ensure perfect acceleration. Accompanying the launch of the 2021 motocross range is the new Husqvarna Motorcycles app and Connectivity Unit, coming to the Technical Accessories lineup this summer. The app enables riders to adjust their FC’s engine mapping and gives recommendations for the optimum suspension setting. Additionally, it allows for precise customization and personalization, while improving overall rideability.
2021 Husqvarna FC250 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
The latest motocross and cross-country lineup features all-new Swedish inspired graphics, giving Husqvarna Motorcycles’ latest TC/FC and TX/FX models a fresh and vibrant ‘three-color’ look.
- New Technical Accessory Husqvarna Motorcycles app and Connectivity Unit allows adjustment to engine mappings and gives suspension set-up recommendations on all FC models
- New mid-valve damping system WP XACT forks with AER technology
- New 10 mm shorter fork cartridges and outer tubes (TC/FC)
- The WP XACT shock features new low-friction linkage seals
- New seat cover texture
- Striking new electric yellow and dark blue graphics
- Progressive bodywork for optimal ergonomics
- Chromium-molybdenum steel frame featuring precisely engineered flex characteristics
- Innovative 2-piece composite subframe design
- Interchangeable airbox cover on FC models for optimized airflow
- CNC-machined triple clamps
- MAGURA hydraulic clutch system offering perfect action in every condition
- Brembo brake system and high-performance discs combining superior stopping power with great control and confidence (FC/TC)
- MAGURA brake system is specifically tailored for cross-country riding and delivers a sensitive and modulated feel (FX/TX)
- Traction and launch control with advanced settings (4-strokes)
- Electric starter for easy starting when time is critical
- Lightweight Li-ion 2.0 Ah battery
- ProTaper handlebar
- Progressive throttle mechanism and ODI grips allow for adjustable throttle progression and easy grip mounting
- Laser engraved D.I.D. wheels
- 21” front and 18” rear wheels (TX/FX)
- Gearboxes produced by Pankl Racing Systems
2021 Husqvarna FC250 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The chromium molybdenum steel frame harnesses advanced geometries and flex characteristics aimed at providing unparalleled rider feedback, energy absorption and exceptional straight-line stability. The frame is finished off in a premium blue powder coating with standard frame protectors for superior protection and durability.
CNC machined triple clamps
The black-anodized CNC machined triple clamps feature a rubber damping system that reduces vibration, increasing comfort. The triple clamps have been meticulously designed to evenly distribute the clamping force on the fork leg, maximizing contact area for optimal sensitivity and minimal friction.
WP XACT SUSPENSION
The 48 mm split air fork features a capsulated air spring and pressurized oil chamber for progressive and consistent damping. Extended oil and air bypasses reduce pressure peaks and new 10mm shorter cartridges and outer tubes provide refined rigidity. In combination with a new midvalve damping system, the fork provides exceptional feedback and rider comfort. The setting is easily adjusted via the single air pressure pre-load valve, as well as through easy access click adjusters for compression and rebound. Additionally, the air pump needed to adjust the fork’s air pressure is provided as standard. Together with the fully adjustable WP XACT rear shock, Husqvarna offers superior suspension performance, feeling and comfort.
Carbon fibre subrame
The use of carbon fiber strips away weight, improving weight distribution and bringing weight closer to the center of gravity for precise handling. The composition of the material is 30% carbon fiber and the overall 3-piece construction is remarkably light but also very strong for an overall weight of 3.1 pounds. Additionally, a specific rigidity has been calculated in the component for optimal handling and rider ergonomics.
All major components and shaft arrangements have been carefully designed and placed in specific positions that best suit the performance and handling characteristics of the FC 250. The 250 cc engine is not only light at 57.5 pounds but also remarkably powerful. One way in which this was achieved was by engineering key components to produce the least amount of friction possible, reducing drag as a result.
DOHC cylinder head
Featuring finger followers treated in a Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coating, the DOHC cylinder head is engineered for high-level performance. Large titanium valves – 32.5 mm intake and 26.5 mm exhaust – aid the motor to rev freely towards its 14,000 rpm limit, while maintaining smooth, efficient power throughout the rev-range.
The crank-cases are designed to position rotating components in the ideal position to achieve the perfect centre of gravity, at the lowest possible weight. The casings are manufactured using a high-pressure die cast production process, resulting in thinner wall thickness while retaining exceptional strength. The iconic Husqvarna Motorcycles emblem adorns the bronze-finished crankcase covers.
The FC 250 exhaust system has been expertly designed to deliver the best possible performance while adhering to the FIM noise limits. The header pipe features a resonance chambers for optimal performance while the silencer is crafted from lightweight and strong aluminum.
INTERCHANGABLE AIRBOX COVER
Designed with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at reducing drag and air flow deformation, the airbox ensures unrestricted airflow with maximum filter protection. The TWIN AIR filter is easily accessed without tools, by simply removing the left side panel for easy maintenance. Offering further performance customisation, the FC 250 is delivered with an additional airbox cover that can be changed without the use of any tools for a sharper throttle response according to rider preference or track conditions.
Optimized for easy operation, the map switch selects between two engine maps, operates launch control and activates a traction control feature. Traction control works by analyzing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which the RPM increases. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS will register a loss of grip and reduce the amount of power to the rear wheel ensuring maximum traction.
Along with the benefit of easy starting, the standard electric starting system is combined with a new compact Li-Ion battery which is 2.2 pounds lighter than a conventional battery.
Pro Taper handlebar
Featuring fatigue resistance at a minimal weight, the standard PRO TAPER handlebars are manufactured to exacting standards to deliver exceptional rider comfort and control.
The ODI lock-on grip on the left side does not require gluing, while on the right, the vulcanized grip features an innovative integrated throttle mechanism. The assembly has easy free-play adjustment and, by changing a cam, throttle progression can be altered.
Magura hydraulic clutch
Feather-light clutch action and near maintenance-free operation are a few of the benefits of the MAGURA hydraulic clutch setup. Additionally, play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and function of the clutch remain identical in hot or cold conditions, as well as over time.
The FC 250 features a (DS) Diaphragm Steel clutch. The clutch basket is engineered from a single-piece of CNC-machined steel that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the engine.
Produced by PANKL RACING SYSTEMS, the new 5-speed gearbox is designed to be extremely light and durable while featuring specific and proven motocross-specific gear ratios.
The highest level of quality is guaranteed with class-leading Brembo callipers and controls. The 260 mm front and 220 mm solid rear discs deliver superior stopping power instilling confidence in any condition.
2021 Husqvarna FC250 – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9399 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $10699 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
|Engine type||Single cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Starter/battery||Electric starter / Lithium Ion 12,8V 2Ah|
|Fuel system||Keihin EFI, throttle body 44 mm|
|Control||4 V / DOHC with finger followers|
|Lubrication||Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps|
|Gear ratios||13:32 16:32 17:28 19:26 21:25 –|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc DS-clutch, MAGURA hydraulics|
|Ignition / Engine Management||Keihin EMS|
|Frame||Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel|
|Subframe||Carbon fibre reinforced polyamide|
|Handlebar||ProTaper, Aluminium Ø 28/22 mm|
|Front suspension||WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm|
|Rear suspension||WP XACT Monoshock with linkage|
|Suspension travel front/rear||300/300mm|
|Front/rear brakes||Disc brake Ø 260/220 mm Brembo|
|Front/rear rims||1.60 x 21″; 2.15 x 19″ DID|
|Front/rear tyres||80/100-21″; 110/90-19″|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4″|
|Steering head angle||63.9°|
|Triple clamp offset||22 mm|
|Wheel base||1,485 ± 10 mm|
|Ground clearance||370 mm|
|Seat height||940 mm|
|Tank capacity, approx.||7 l|
|Weight, without fuel, approx.||99,5 kg|
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