2024 Husqvarna FC350 Guide

2024 Husqvarna FC350
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Introducing the 2024 Husqvarna FC350…

With the agility of a 250 and a power-to-weight ratio rivalling the 450, the FC 350 strikes a competitive balance between power and handling. This appeals to both professional and amateur riders alike, creating a user-friendly riding experience in all conditions. With considered revisions to the engine and chassis, the FC 350 comfortably retains its position as one of the most multi-talented motocross bikes on the market. Complete with a new, Swedish-inspired white, yellow, and grey colour scheme, which is applied to redesigned bodywork, the striking aesthetics, improved ergonomics, and flatter seat profile clearly indicate the continued development of the FC 350.

 

 

 

2024 Husqvarna FC350 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES REVEALS ITS REFINED MOTOCROSS AND CROSS-COUNTRY LINEUP FOR 2024

CLASS-LEADING FC AND TC MOTOCROSS AND FX AND TX CROSS-COUNTRY MODELS ENHANCED WITH REVISED SUSPENSION AND STRIKING NEW LOOKS

Delivering the best in pure motocross and cross-country performance, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ 2024 lineup outperforms the competition. For the new model year, the five motocross and three cross-country machines are distinguished by a stunning, Swedish-inspired color scheme and high-grip seat covers and feature segment-specific suspension updates to further improve the benchmark-setting handling of each motorcycle. Every model is equipped with the latest technology and electronic advancements, which ensure all riders can race in confidence and to the best of their ability.

Setting a high standard for modern 2-stroke machines, the TC 125 and TC 250 motocross models are progressive in design and expertly assembled with the latest technology including Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), which ensures class-leading power, rideability, enhanced reliability, and lower running costs. Complete with an electronic power valve and electric start, these are the machines of choice for all serious 2-stroke riders.

The 2024 FC 250 and FC 350 are powered by state-of-the-art DOHC 4-stroke engines that are lightweight, powerful, and play a vital role in enhancing the overall handling of each machine. Together with the iconic 450 cc FC 450, all 4-stroke machines feature the latest technology and electronic rider aids.

Every machine in the motocross lineup is engineered with one goal in mind – to outperform the competition. For the new model year, the FC and TC models are equipped with reworked WP suspension for superior comfort, handling, and straight-line stability. The WP XACT 48 mm front fork and WP XACT rear shock feature new settings for improved cornering agility, with customization and further fine tuning achieved by using the easy access, tool-free adjusters. Continuing to feature ProTaper handlebars, a Brembo clutch, and Dunlop tires, all TC and FC models are premium racing machines capable of competing at the highest level.

Built for the demands of off-road competition, the TX 300, FX 350, and FX 450 cross-country machines utilize the same advanced platforms as found on the TC and FC models and are enhanced by large capacity fuel tanks, cross-country specific gearing, convenient side stands, and a 21/18-inch D.I.D DirtStar wheelset fitted with Dunlop MX33 front and AT81 rear tires. Headlining the platform differences for 2024 is the all-new WP XACT closed cartridge spring fork offered on all cross-country models.

Rigorously tested by WP’s research and development department, the new 48 mm WP XACT closed cartridge spring fork provides exceptional comfort and consistency over long rides. This is achieved by the closed cartridge system and by using a mid-valve piston designed to optimize oil flow and prevent foaming for consistent and predictable damping at all times. A hydrostop, active in the final 68 mm of travel, reduces the impact of harsh and high-speed landings for continued straight line stability and forward momentum. Both the compression and rebound settings can be quickly adjusted by hand using the easy access clickers.

2024 Technical Highlights:

  • New gray and yellow graphics create a distinctive look
  • New high-grip seat cover for improved control under hard acceleration
  • New FC/TC suspension settings for improved cornering agility
  • New FX/TX WP XACT closed cartridge spring fork delivers improved damping performance
  • 6-speed FX 350 now equipped with Quickshifter for 2024 (Quickshifter can be added to 2023 FX 350 as a software update)
  • Quickshifter ensures seamless upshifting on all 4-stroke models
  • Multifunctional Map Select Switch also activates the Quickshifter, Traction, and Launch Control on all 4-stroke models
  • Bodywork designed with specifically tailored ergonomics for easier movement on the motorcycle
  • Hydro-formed chromium-molybdenum frames offer enhanced anti-squat behavior
  • Die-cast aluminum swingarm provides optimal rigidity and low weight
  • Throttle body fuel injection on 2-stroke engines ensures class-leading power and rideability
  • Aluminum-polyamide hybrid subframe construction provides specifically calculated rigidity and advanced durability
  • High-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system
  • Premium-quality ProTaper handlebars
  • Electric starter on all models powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery

A competition-focused range of Technical Accessories and Apparel accompanies the release of the 2024 motocross and cross-country machines. For added durability, the Factory Racing Wheels are incredibly strong with the Factory Racing Triple Clamps offering improved suspension performance and enhanced front wheel feedback. Offering comfort, style, and protection, the Apparel Collection ensures riders of all abilities are fully prepared and protected for every ride.

 

 

2024 Husqvarna FC350 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Faster and wiser

Engine

The FC 350 engine is designed to deliver maximum performance with all major engine components and shaft arrangements positioned to enhance overall handling. Weighing just 59.9 lbs (27.2 kg), the 350 cc 4-stroke engine centralises mass and aids the anti-squat behaviour of the whole chassis.

Cylinder head

Fully redesigned for 2023, the DOHC cylinder head offers improved durability and serviceability, with Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coated finger followers to guarantee minimal friction and optimal performance. These actuate large titanium valves, 36.3 mm for the intake and 29.1 mm for the exhaust, which optimise gas flow for strong, usable power access the rev-range, all the way up to the 13,400 rpm limit. Revised valve timings work in perfect harmony with the redesigned camshaft which now features a new bearing bridge designed to increase stiffness and improve serviceability.

Cylinder and piston

A large 88 mm bore and 57.5 mm stroke cylinder is professionally engineered from high-strength aluminium for maximum reliability, and houses the high performance forged bridged-box-type piston from CP. For 2023, the compression ratio is increased to 14.6:1 for improved torque and peak power. Engine responsiveness is further improved thanks to optimised valve guides and valve shaft diameters precisely engineered using computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Crankshaft

At the centre of the high-output, high-revving FC 350 engine is a crankshaft featuring a plain big end bearing rotating on two force-fitted bearing shells, ensuring maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service intervals of 90 hours.

Crankcases

Designed for optimised mass centralisation, the FC 350 crankcases house all internal components in the perfect position to achieve the ideal centre of gravity. Manufactured using a high-pressure die cast production process, the result is a thin, exceptionally strong wall thickness at the lowest possible weight.

DS clutch

The FC 350 features a revised (DS) Diaphragm Steel clutch. Engineered from a single piece of CNC-machined steel, the redesigned clutch basket accommodates the new gearbox and allows the use of thin steel liners, which contribute to the compact design of the engine.

Gearbox

Produced by Pankl Racing Systems, the 5-speed gearbox is designed to be extremely light and durable while featuring optimised and proven motocross-specific gear ratios (24:72). A redesign of the shift shaft reduces the operating forces required for gear changes. Integrated into the shift drum, a new Quickshift sensor can be activated by pressing the QS marked button on the map select switch to further aid seamless upshifting.

Ride easier

Lightweight frame

The proven chromium molybdenum steel frame is refined for 2023. A new shock mounting, which is no longer connected to the main tube, significantly improves the anti-squat behaviour of the chassis. With optimised wall thickness in high stress areas improving reliability, the frame continues to offer 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 metallic blue powder coating with redesigned standard frame protectors offering superior protection, durability, and grip in any condition. Additionally, the inclusion of forged brackets on the lower frame rails allows for easy installation of the skid plate, which is available as a technical accessory.

Polyamide-reinforced aluminium subframe

Made from 60% polyamide and 40% aluminium, the two-piece subframe ensures exceptional strength and durability at an overall weight of just 3.9 lbs (1.8 kg). The lower subframe spars and frame mounts are manufactured from cast aluminium for significantly improved reliability. The upper section of the subframe is made from injection-moulded polyamide to enable specific flex characteristics and ensure a lightweight construction.

CNC machined triple clamps

Matching the new frame design and suspension set-up, the CNC-machined triple clamps provide precisely calculated geometry for increased stability. Customised handlebar flex can be achieved by the new handlebar clamp which offers two mounting options – rubber-damped for less vibration or fixed for enhanced front-end feedback. The upper triple clamp is stiffer to ensure a smoother fork action and plays a vital role in the perfect alignment of the front wheel for superior handling.

WP XACT front suspension

The 48 mm split air forks now offer improved bottoming resistance thanks to a new hydrostop, which applies a progressive damping force in the last 40 mm of travel for even greater comfort. The WP forks are designed with a capsulated, adjustable air spring and pressurized oil chamber for smooth action and consistent damping. Oil and air bypasses reduce pressure peaks and in combination with a midvalve damping system, the forks provide precise feedback to the rider. The settings are easily adjusted via the single air pressure pre-load valve, as well as through easy access click adjusters for compression and rebound. For improved durability, new fork protection rings prevent dirt intrusion. Additionally, the air pump needed to adjust the fork’s air pressure is provided as standard.

WP XACT shock absorber

The all-new WP XACT rear shock is 100 g lighter and 15 mm shorter than its predecessor yet the travel remains unchanged. Inside the shock is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) optimised main piston for improved initial comfort which provides strong hold-up in all conditions. Different sized holes in the shims allow them to open more easily which reduces the overall stress of the oil flow. Complete with low friction SKF seals and a revised linkage system, consistent damping, comfort, and traction are guaranteed with rebound and both high and low speed compression now adjustable by hand.

Swingarm

The new hollow die-cast aluminium swingarm is manufactured from a single piece of aluminium using an improved die-cast production process for optimal stiffness and a 190 g weight reduction over previous versions. In order to optimise and match the flex characteristics from the new frame, a new 22 mm rear axle is fitted. Additionally, the chain guard and chain slider have been completely redesigned for improved durability and are less prone to hooking on external objects.

Functional bodywork

Clean, Swedish-inspired design and ergonomics are tailored to allow riders to perform at their best for extended periods of time. Adapted after countless hours of testing, the contact points and surfaces in the rider triangle have been repositioned for 2023 to improve comfort on the motorcycle. A new, flatter seat offers unrestricted movement with a high grip cover ensuring riders stay firmly in place under hard acceleration.

Airbox

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 350 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.

Hydraulic clutch

The high-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system guarantees even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect modulation in every condition. Meaning that play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point, and function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions, as well as over time. Countless hours of race-focused testing have proven the high-quality, Italian-made Brembo hydraulic systems’ exceptional reliability.

Hydraulic brakes

The highest level of quality is guaranteed with class-leading Brembo callipers made from single pieces of aluminium for strength at the lowest possible weight. Together with a redesigned 260 mm front and a 220 mm rear disc which offer improved dirt removal, superior stopping power and braking confidence is guaranteed in all conditions.

ProTaper handlebar

Developed between Husqvarna Motorcycles and leading handlebar manufacturer, ProTaper, the exclusive bend offers superior comfort, class-leading strength, and fatigue resistance at the lowest possible weight.

ODI grips

ODI lock-on grips feature an innovative integrated throttle mechanism and a glue-free installation. The throttle assembly offers easy free-play adjustment with the option to fit alternative cams for a personalised throttle action.

Footrests

All-new, CFD-designed footrests offer a 26.8% larger contact area to ensure better control of the machine while being less susceptible to hooking on deep ruts, take-offs when scrubbing, or trackside barriers. This was achieved by a new, narrower mounting design in the frame layout, which also helps reduce overall weight.

Master your art

Wheels and tyres

Assembled with CNC-machined hubs, strong spokes, and black-anodised alloy rims by D.I.D, the wheels of the FC 350 are fitted with DUNLOP GEOMAX MX33 Motocross tyres which feature a proven block-within-a-block design for more progressive cornering and superior grip. For improved on-track agility and stability through ruts, the FC 350 is fitted with a 110/90-19 rear tyre while a 80/100-21 front tyre ensures optimal grip on a variety of riding surfaces.

Exhaust system

The exhaust system on the FC 350 features a flow-designed resonance chamber, which plays a vital role in delivering class-leading performance. Manufactured in two pieces and designed to be as compact as possible, the header pipe allows for the system to be removed without removing the rear shock. The silencer has a short and efficient design, moving weight closer to the centre of gravity and ensuring impressive power while keeping noise as low as possible. A black coating highlights its premium quality.

Cooling system

Manufactured from high-strength aluminium, the radiators are designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to channel air in the most effective way. A large centre tube channels coolant through the frame to reduce pressure at this point in the system for a more consistent flow while a new internal thermostat further enhances reliability.

Fuel tank

A new 1.9 gallon fuel tank integrates neatly into the revised bodywork. Due to the new fuel pump design and position, the tank is emptied further for increased running times. For improved safety, the external fuel line is specifically routed to make it less exposed and susceptible to damage.

 

Technologically advanced

Map select switch

A redesigned and intuitive handlebar-mounted map select switch allows riders to activate launch and traction control, enable the new quickshift functionality, and allows riders to toggle between two engine maps. The easy-to-operate map select switch allows racers to quickly alter and set up the engine characteristics on a race by race basis dependent on track conditions and rider preference.

Quickshift

The new Quickshift function can be activated or deactivated via the map select switch. The function works only when upshifting, interrupting the ignition for a fraction of a second. This allows upshifting while the throttle is fully open without the use of the clutch. A sensor on the shift drum registers the force from the shift lever, sends the signal to the ECU and the ignition timing is interrupted. To prevent unintended shifts and false neutrals, the function is only active from second gear upwards.

Traction Control

Traction control on the FC 350 is engaged by a button marked ‘TC’ on the map select switch and functions by analysing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which engine RPM increases. If the RPM increases too quickly, the Engine Management System (EMS) registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel to ensure maximum traction. This is a distinct advantage in wet or muddy conditions.

Launch Control

With the engine at idle, launch control is engaged by pressing the traction control and Quickshift buttons simultaneously. Both symbols will start flashing to indicate the launch control is active. This function limits the amount of power to the rear wheel, improving traction, and preventing loss of control under hard acceleration. Once a gear change is made, the launch control will deactivate automatically. Additionally, the Quickshift function is deactivated while launch control mode is engaged.

Mapping

For personalised power delivery, the FC 350 has two built-in engine maps as standard. Map 1 offers linear, predictable power, while Map 2 is more aggressive for a sharper throttle response and more explosive power output.

EMS

The new Engine Management System (EMS) is designed to be smaller and lighter while being faster at processing data. It incorporates a new rollover sensor (ROS) which cuts the ignition and shuts off the engine for safety in the event of a severe crash, adding another level of security to the Husqvarna Motorcycles’ new generation motocross line-up.

Hour meter

A new hour meter comes with an integrated fuel level indicator, which is visible on the FI status LED, indicating to the rider when the fuel level is becoming low.

Start/stop switch

The new combined start/stop switch is located on right side of handlebar for easy, thumb-operated use. Not only simplifying the starting and stopping of the engine, the removal of a designated stop only button from the handlebar reduces the risk of potential damage or activation in the event of a fall.

Electric start

As with all 4-strokes in the Husqvarna motocross range, the FC 350 starts with the ease of pressing a button thanks to electric start. A lightweight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery is fitted, giving the convenience of electric starting while keeping overall weight to a minimum.

 

 

 

 

2024 Husqvarna FC350 – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
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Engine
• Transmission 5-speed
• Starter Electric starter
• Stroke 57.5mm
• Bore 88mm
• Clutch Wet multi-disc DS clutch, Brembo hydraulics
• Displacement 349.7cm³
• EMS Keihin EMS
• Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

 

Chassis
• Weight (without fuel) 102kg
• Tank capacity (approx.) 7.2l
• Front brake disc diameter 260mm
• Rear brake disc diameter 220mm
• Front brake Disc brake
• Rear brake Disc brake
• Chain 520, Non-sealed
• Frame design Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
• Front suspension WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
• Ground clearance 336mm
• Rear suspension WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
• Seat height 939 mm
• Steering head angle 63.9°
• Suspension travel (front) 305mm
• Suspension travel (rear) 293mm

 

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