2019 Husqvarna FE450
The DOHC 350cc engine is second to none in terms of versatility. Sharing much of its architecture with the FE 250 engine, the FE 350 delivers a significant boost of power and torque giving its lightweight character 450-rivalling power.
The plain big end bearing features two force-fitted bearing shells ensuring maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service intervals of 135 hours.
The FE 350 engine is 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.
INTEGRATED COOLING SYSTEM
The radiators are expertly crafted by WP Performance Systems using high strength aluminium. CFD (computational fluid dynamics) is utilized to channel air through the radiators more efficiently and provide optimal cooling in all conditions. The cooling system is integrated into the frame increasing heat dissipation by channelling coolant through the frame while eliminating the need for additional hoses. Additionally, the radiator protectors do not only protect against flying debris but also act as a brace divert any energy from an impact around the radiator and into the frame.
CHROMOLY STEEL FRAME
The hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot-welded frame is expertly crafted by WP Performance Systems. The flex character of the frame is specifically tailored to benefit suspension functionality, handling and comfort. The frame fitted with standard frame protectors and an engine protector which mounts directly to the frame guaranteeing superior protection and durability.
COMPOSITE CARBON FIBRE SUBFRAME
The composite subframe is a design unique to Husqvarna showcasing pioneering technologies and innovation. This 3 piece component is made up of 30 % carbon fibre making it remarkably light (1.4 kg). Specific care is taken to engineer a calculated rigidity for optimal handling and rider ergonomics.
MAGURA HYDRAULIC CLUTCH
The reliable, high quality, German-made 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 remains identical in cold or hot conditions, as well as over time.
MAGURA BRAKING SYSTEM
The high quality Magura braking system is designed to odder high sensitivity for a modulated feel while delivering the highest level of performance. 260mm disc front and 220mm rear.
WP XPLOR 48
The WP Xplor 48 front fork is developed by WP Performance Systems specifically for enduro type riding. The forks consist of an open cartridge layout with a spring in each circuit and split damping functions.
WP REAR SHOCK
The WP DCC rear shock is designed to provide advanced damping characteristics while keeping to a compact and lightweight design. With a pressure balance inside the shock, the stroke is more seamless resulting in greater rider comfort and handling while the corrugated outer contour of the reservoir improves cooling.
CNC MACHINED TRIPLE CLAMPS
The 22 mm offset black-anodised CNC machined triple clamps offer premium quality and style standard on all Husqvarna enduro models. The triple clamps are expertly crafted using superior techniques and materials to provide high levels of quality and reliability. A 2-way handlebar adjustment is standard and allows for customisable ergonomics.
WHEELS AND TYRES
Black high-strength alloy rims by D.I.D are coupled to CNC machined hubs using lightweight spokes and silver anodised aluminium nipples. Fitted to the wheels are Metzeler 6 days extreme tyres which offer superior grip on a wide variety of terrain.
42 MM THROTTLE BODY
The FE 350 features a 42 mm Keihin throttle body. The injector position is placed to ensure the most efficient flow of fuel into the combustion chamber. Additionally, the throttle cable is mounted directly without a throttle linkage providing more immediate throttle response and feeling.
MAP SWITCH AND TRACTION CONTROL
Optimised for easier operation, the map switch also activates a new traction control feature. This can be selected to an on or off position from the switch and functions by analysing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which RPM increases in the engine. If the RPM increases too quickly, the ECU will register a loss of grip and reduce the amount of power to the rear wheel ensuring maximum traction.
GEAR POSITION SENSOR
The FE 350 features a 6-speed gearbox with specific wide-range enduro type gearing. The shifting fork employs a special low friction coating to ensure smooth and precise shifting while a gear sensor allows the EMS to deliver the optimal power delivery by selecting a specific engine character tailored for each gear.
A standard electric starter guarantees easy starting in all situations. The system is powered by a lightweight and powerful Li-Ion battery which is 1 kg lighter than conventional lead battery.