Built upon a proven technical platform, the FE 250 bodywork offers rider contact points for greater control, even in the toughest of conditions. Highlighting the latest revisions, striking dark blue and electric yellow graphics, along with a metallic blue frame, create a distinctive look that underlines the constant evolution of this established enduro machine. Assembled with quality, with high-performance components used throughout, the FE 250 is capable of competing at the highest level thanks to the premium Michelin enduro tyres, BRAKTEC brakes and clutch, and enduro-specific WP suspension..
The FE 250’s engine is designed to be powerful, light and compact. With all major components and shaft arrangements once again carefully positioned to centralise mass, its renowned outstanding performance and handling characteristics are maintained. Through innovative manufacturing processes and design, the engine only weighs 27.6 kg and delivers a smooth, torquey power delivery which makes the FE 250 accessible for both professionals and amateurs.
The cylinder head features advanced technology aimed at reducing weight and drag: from the low friction surface upon which the new twin overhead camshafts rotate, to the four lightweight titanium valves (intake 32.5 mm, exhaust 26.5 mm) that are actuated by DLC (diamond like carbon) coated finger followers. This aids the engine to rev freely while maintaining smooth, efficient power throughout the rpm range.
The chromium molybdenum steel frame is expertly crafted using laser-cut, robot-welded, hydro-formed tubes, ensuring the highest level of precision and quality. This specifically crafted geometry utilised advanced longitudinal and torsional flex characteristics, for unparalleled rider feedback, energy absorption and exceptional straight-line stability. The cylinder head mountings are made of forged aluminium, further improving handling and comfort. The frame is finished off with a premium metalic blue powder coating with standard frame protectors, providing extra durability.
The carbon composite subframe is unique to Husqvarna Motorcycles and showcases pioneering technology and innovation. Using 70% polyamide and 30% carbon fibre, the new 2-piece subframe saves 250 g for a total weight of just over 1 kg. Light, robust and now 50 mm longer, the new subframe delivers improved rigidity, handling and rider comfort.
The exhaust system is expertly designed to deliver class-leading performance at the lowest possible weight. The header pipe is designed and manufactured in two pieces, to be as compact as possible. It also features a new joining position, which allows it to be removed without having to take out the rear shock. Further innovation allows for a shorter, more compact silencer without increasing noise levels. The component is crafted from lightweight aluminium and is stylishly finished off in a new coating that highlights its premium quality.
The WP Xplor 48 front fork is designed specifically for enduro riding. Its open cartridge layout has a spring in each leg with split damping functions. Compression damping in the left leg and rebound damping in the right. Adjustment is via easy-to-access clickers (30 clicks) on the top of each fork leg. The standard preload adjusters allow for easier adjustment without the use of tools. The fork’s updated mid-valve piston delivers more consistent damping, while a new setting allows the fork to operate higher in the stroke for improved rider feedback and bottoming resistance.
Featuring a new main piston and updated base setting to match the new frame and front end, the WP XACT shock provides advanced damping characteristics to the new range. The compact and lightweight shock features a pressure balance inside, ensuring consistent damping and superior rider comfort. Using the same linkage progression found in the Husqvarna Motocross range, the rear end now sits lower, for improved control in extreme enduro conditions. The fully adjustable component delivers 300 mm rear wheel travel, as well as unrivalled traction, feeling and energy absorption.
Designed for easy operation, the standard map switch selects between 2 EFI maps and activates the traction control feature. The TC (Traction Control) feature has an updated setting for improved control on slick terrain. Traction Control can be switched on or off from the map switch. It functions by analysing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which the engine RPM increases. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel, ensuring maximum traction.
STARTER Electric starter
STROKE 52.3 mm
BORE 78 mm
CLUTCH DDS wet multi-disc clutch, Braktec hydraulics
DISPLACEMENT 249.9 cm³
EMS Keihin EMS
DESIGN 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL) 106 kg
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.) 9 l
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 260 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 220 mm
FRONT BRAKE Disc brake
REAR BRAKE Disc brake
CHAIN X-Ring 5/8 × 1/4”
FRAME DESIGN Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
FRONT SUSPENSION WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 360 mm
REAR SUSPENSION WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
STEERING HEAD ANGLE 63.5 °
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT) 300 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR) 300 mm