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Lightweight agility and sharp handling

The highly-tuned double overhead cam engine in the FE 250 is lightweight, compact and powerful, and with service intervals of up to 135 hours, it is also a champion of reliability. The agile chassis, featuring a high-tech WP 4CS fork and a versatile rear linkage suspension system, matched with premium standard equipment such as electric start and a standard handlebar map switch to alter the fuel injection mapping of the engine, make the FE 250 a top contender in the small displacement enduro category.

The highly-tuned double overhead cam engine in the FE 250 is lightweight, compact and powerful, and with service intervals of up to 135 hours, it is also a champion of reliability. The agile chassis, featuring a high-tech WP 4CS fork and a versatile rear linkage suspension system, matched with premium standard equipment such as electric start and a standard handlebar map switch to alter the fuel injection mapping of the engine, make the FE 250 a top contender in the small displacement enduro category.

NEW LUBRICATION SYSTEM

The lubrication system on the FE 250 has been modified to prevent damage from bad maintenance operations such as over-filling the system with oil. The modification has the added advantage of improving lubrication in extreme terrain, such as on steep uphill or downhill trails.

ENGINE

Closely related to the motocross engine, the FE 250’s performance is tuned for enduro use, which means stronger mid-range power and torque via the use of specific cams, and a peak power output of 37hp. The compact engine also features a DDS clutch for more tractable power, ideal on typically rough enduro terrain. The FE 250’s advanced DOHC cylinder head features DLC coated followers and flow optimised ports, and large 32.5mm intake valves that weigh only 19.6g each, while the 26.5mm exhaust valves weigh 18g.

CYLINDER AND PISTON

The large 78mm bore cylinder features a König forged bridged-box-type piston (that weighs only 200g) and a short stroke to enhance revving and house large valves for better fuel flow. The compression ratio is 12.8:1.

CRANKCASE

The crankcases are produced using pressure die casting for thinner wall thicknesses and a higher quality surface finish than other casting methods. The bronze coating and Husqvarna logo on the side covers add to the stylish look.

CHROMOLY STEEL FRAME

High-strength steel of the highest quality is laser cut and robot welded to exacting standards by WP Performance Systems, according to precise torsional rigidity, longitudinal flex and weight defined by our R&D department. Finely-tuned torsional rigidity provides sharp handling and stability, while calculated longitudinal flex helps absorb impacts from the terrain, working together with the suspension for better comfort and greater feedback. The lightweight design allows riders to confidently pick faster lines while maintaining race-winning pace over extended periods of time.

POLYAMIDE REAR SUBFRAME

The lightweight, three-piece polyamide rear subframe is more flexible than a traditional aluminium rear subframe. Combined with the longitudinal flex of the frame and the rear linkage system, this gives riders a more comfortable and confidence-inspiring feeling on the bike, allowing them to push the limits in every condition and on any terrain. The design of the composite subframe features an integrated airbox and rear grab handles.

NEW BREMBO HYDRAULIC CLUTCH

The FE 250 now features a new Brembo hydraulic clutch system . The high quality clutch system guarantees perfect modulation of the clutch in every condition. This means that the play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and the function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions and over time. The Brembo clutch also features even wear characteristics and is nearly maintenance-free.

NEW DISC BRAKES

New disc brakes by GFK at the front and rear, feature stronger braking power and increased control with a new design.

NEW FRONT END GEOMETRY

Detail improvements and optimisation on the MY16 enduro bikes are based on the updated front end where a new 22mm front axle with specific fork shoes replaces the previous 26mm axle. The new axle is lighter, and the shoes have shorter offset and increased trail, for more stability and better front-end feel.

NEW TRIPLE CLAMP GEOMETRY

The CNC machined triple clamps on all the bikes now feature a 22mm offset. The resultant reduction in trail balances the increased trail due to the new front axle and fork shoes, for optimal balance between agility and stability. The triple clamps are made of high quality materials, precisely machined and anodised in deep black, and are designed to evenly distribute the clamping force on the fork leg, maximising contact area for optimal sensitivity and minimum friction. Accurate flex has been designed into the triple clamps, perfectly complementing the fork, and transferring detailed information to the rider. Ergonomics play a major role in rider feeling and confidence, so the handlebar can be adjusted in 4 different positions to adapt to a wide variety of riders.

REVISED 4CS FORK SETUP

With the new offset on triple clamp and fork shoes, the 4CS setup has been revised to suit the new front-end geometry. Now in its 4th year of production, the 4CS fork has reached the perfect balance between performance, feeling and reliability. The four-chamber system on the 4CS fork has been developed to improve damping, handling, plushness and rider comfort, ideal characteristics for enduro. The clicker settings can be easily and quickly adjusted via the dials on the top of the fork tubes. The red dial on the right alters rebound damping, while the white dial on the left is for compression damping. WP suspension stands for top quality and offers the best performance levels. Precision engineering, quality materials and advanced production processes characterise the WP forks on the Husqvarna model range.

REAR LINK AND REVISED SHOCK SETUP

The high performance DCC (Dual Compression Control) rear shock made by WP has a revised setup and has been re-valved to match the geometry and setup changes on the front-end. The new setup features improved damping characteristics and balance. Now in its third year of development, the rear linkage on the Husqvarna enduros has proven itself as the optimal choice for all riding styles and levels of rider ability. The versatile system performs well on the widest variety of terrain, from tight and technical trails, to wide open, high-speed tracks. The high level of comfort guaranteed by our linkage system allows riders to tackle rough terrain with optimal feeling and traction in every condition.

STANDARD MAP SWITCH

With the map switch fitted as standard, power delivery characteristics of the engine can be modified according to terrain and rider preference.

NEW SEAT COVER

The new seat cover is highly resistant and greatly improves grip compared to the previous material. The colour is now a deep blue that integrates perfectly with the new colour of the bodywork.

FUEL TANK

Best-in-class fuel capacity allows riders to go longer and harder. Be it in typical European forest terrain or out in the wide-open spaces of Australia or the USA, the 9.5 litre fuel tank on the FE 250 is between a half-litre and 3 litres larger than any competing manufacturer. The polythene fuel tanks feature an easy opening bayonet-type filler cap and an integrated fuel pump.

NEW COLOURS AND GRAPHICS

The new colour tones of the MY16 enduros further evolve into dark blue pearl with bright yellow accents, with white front and rear fenders and headlight mask.

  • HIGH PERFORMANCE
    NEW LUBRICATION SYSTEM

    THE LUBRICATION SYSTEM ON THE FE 250 HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO PREVENT DAMAGE FROM BAD MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS SUCH AS OVER-FILLING THE SYSTEM WITH OIL. THE MODIFICATION HAS THE ADDED ADVANTAGE OF IMPROVING LUBRICATION IN EXTREME TERRAIN, SUCH AS ON STEEP UPHILL OR DOWNHILL TRAILS.

    ENGINE

    CLOSELY RELATED TO THE MOTOCROSS ENGINE, THE FE 250’S PERFORMANCE IS TUNED FOR ENDURO USE, WHICH MEANS STRONGER MID-RANGE POWER AND TORQUE VIA THE USE OF SPECIFIC CAMS, AND A PEAK POWER OUTPUT OF 37HP. THE COMPACT ENGINE ALSO FEATURES A DDS CLUTCH FOR MORE TRACTABLE POWER, IDEAL ON TYPICALLY ROUGH ENDURO TERRAIN. THE FE 250’S ADVANCED DOHC CYLINDER HEAD FEATURES DLC COATED FOLLOWERS AND FLOW OPTIMISED PORTS, AND LARGE 32.5MM INTAKE VALVES THAT WEIGH ONLY 19.6G EACH, WHILE THE 26.5MM EXHAUST VALVES WEIGH 18G.

    CYLINDER AND PISTON

    THE LARGE 78MM BORE CYLINDER FEATURES A KÖNIG FORGED BRIDGED-BOX-TYPE PISTON (THAT WEIGHS ONLY 200G) AND A SHORT STROKE TO ENHANCE REVVING AND HOUSE LARGE VALVES FOR BETTER FUEL FLOW. THE COMPRESSION RATIO IS 12.8:1.

    CRANKCASE

    THE CRANKCASES ARE PRODUCED USING PRESSURE DIE CASTING FOR THINNER WALL THICKNESSES AND A HIGHER QUALITY SURFACE FINISH THAN OTHER CASTING METHODS. THE BRONZE COATING AND HUSQVARNA LOGO ON THE SIDE COVERS ADD TO THE STYLISH LOOK.

  • COMPLETE CONTROL
    CHROMOLY STEEL FRAME

    HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY IS LASER CUT AND ROBOT WELDED TO EXACTING STANDARDS BY WP PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS, ACCORDING TO PRECISE TORSIONAL RIGIDITY, LONGITUDINAL FLEX AND WEIGHT DEFINED BY OUR R&D DEPARTMENT. FINELY-TUNED TORSIONAL RIGIDITY PROVIDES SHARP HANDLING AND STABILITY, WHILE CALCULATED LONGITUDINAL FLEX HELPS ABSORB IMPACTS FROM THE TERRAIN, WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE SUSPENSION FOR BETTER COMFORT AND GREATER FEEDBACK. THE LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN ALLOWS RIDERS TO CONFIDENTLY PICK FASTER LINES WHILE MAINTAINING RACE-WINNING PACE OVER EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME.

    POLYAMIDE REAR SUBFRAME

    THE LIGHTWEIGHT, THREE-PIECE POLYAMIDE REAR SUBFRAME IS MORE FLEXIBLE THAN A TRADITIONAL ALUMINIUM REAR SUBFRAME. COMBINED WITH THE LONGITUDINAL FLEX OF THE FRAME AND THE REAR LINKAGE SYSTEM, THIS GIVES RIDERS A MORE COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENCE-INSPIRING FEELING ON THE BIKE, ALLOWING THEM TO PUSH THE LIMITS IN EVERY CONDITION AND ON ANY TERRAIN. THE DESIGN OF THE COMPOSITE SUBFRAME FEATURES AN INTEGRATED AIRBOX AND REAR GRAB HANDLES.

    NEW BREMBO HYDRAULIC CLUTCH

    THE FE 250 NOW FEATURES A NEW BREMBO HYDRAULIC CLUTCH SYSTEM . THE HIGH QUALITY CLUTCH SYSTEM GUARANTEES PERFECT MODULATION OF THE CLUTCH IN EVERY CONDITION. THIS MEANS THAT THE PLAY IS CONSTANTLY COMPENSATED SO THAT THE PRESSURE POINT AND THE FUNCTION OF THE CLUTCH REMAIN IDENTICAL IN COLD OR HOT CONDITIONS AND OVER TIME. THE BREMBO CLUTCH ALSO FEATURES EVEN WEAR CHARACTERISTICS AND IS NEARLY MAINTENANCE-FREE.

    NEW DISC BRAKES

    NEW DISC BRAKES BY GFK AT THE FRONT AND REAR, FEATURE STRONGER BRAKING POWER AND INCREASED CONTROL WITH A NEW DESIGN.

  • EXCEPTIONAL HANDLING
    NEW FRONT END GEOMETRY

    DETAIL IMPROVEMENTS AND OPTIMISATION ON THE MY16 ENDURO BIKES ARE BASED ON THE UPDATED FRONT END WHERE A NEW 22MM FRONT AXLE WITH SPECIFIC FORK SHOES REPLACES THE PREVIOUS 26MM AXLE. THE NEW AXLE IS LIGHTER, AND THE SHOES HAVE SHORTER OFFSET AND INCREASED TRAIL, FOR MORE STABILITY AND BETTER FRONT-END FEEL.

    NEW TRIPLE CLAMP GEOMETRY

    THE CNC MACHINED TRIPLE CLAMPS ON ALL THE BIKES NOW FEATURE A 22MM OFFSET. THE RESULTANT REDUCTION IN TRAIL BALANCES THE INCREASED TRAIL DUE TO THE NEW FRONT AXLE AND FORK SHOES, FOR OPTIMAL BALANCE BETWEEN AGILITY AND STABILITY. THE TRIPLE CLAMPS ARE MADE OF HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS, PRECISELY MACHINED AND ANODISED IN DEEP BLACK, AND ARE DESIGNED TO EVENLY DISTRIBUTE THE CLAMPING FORCE ON THE FORK LEG, MAXIMISING CONTACT AREA FOR OPTIMAL SENSITIVITY AND MINIMUM FRICTION. ACCURATE FLEX HAS BEEN DESIGNED INTO THE TRIPLE CLAMPS, PERFECTLY COMPLEMENTING THE FORK, AND TRANSFERRING DETAILED INFORMATION TO THE RIDER. ERGONOMICS PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN RIDER FEELING AND CONFIDENCE, SO THE HANDLEBAR CAN BE ADJUSTED IN 4 DIFFERENT POSITIONS TO ADAPT TO A WIDE VARIETY OF RIDERS.

    REVISED 4CS FORK SETUP

    WITH THE NEW OFFSET ON TRIPLE CLAMP AND FORK SHOES, THE 4CS SETUP HAS BEEN REVISED TO SUIT THE NEW FRONT-END GEOMETRY. NOW IN ITS 4TH YEAR OF PRODUCTION, THE 4CS FORK HAS REACHED THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN PERFORMANCE, FEELING AND RELIABILITY. THE FOUR-CHAMBER SYSTEM ON THE 4CS FORK HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE DAMPING, HANDLING, PLUSHNESS AND RIDER COMFORT, IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR ENDURO. THE CLICKER SETTINGS CAN BE EASILY AND QUICKLY ADJUSTED VIA THE DIALS ON THE TOP OF THE FORK TUBES. THE RED DIAL ON THE RIGHT ALTERS REBOUND DAMPING, WHILE THE WHITE DIAL ON THE LEFT IS FOR COMPRESSION DAMPING. WP SUSPENSION STANDS FOR TOP QUALITY AND OFFERS THE BEST PERFORMANCE LEVELS. PRECISION ENGINEERING, QUALITY MATERIALS AND ADVANCED PRODUCTION PROCESSES CHARACTERISE THE WP FORKS ON THE HUSQVARNA MODEL RANGE.

    REAR LINK AND REVISED SHOCK SETUP

    THE HIGH PERFORMANCE DCC (DUAL COMPRESSION CONTROL) REAR SHOCK MADE BY WP HAS A REVISED SETUP AND HAS BEEN RE-VALVED TO MATCH THE GEOMETRY AND SETUP CHANGES ON THE FRONT-END. THE NEW SETUP FEATURES IMPROVED DAMPING CHARACTERISTICS AND BALANCE. NOW IN ITS THIRD YEAR OF DEVELOPMENT, THE REAR LINKAGE ON THE HUSQVARNA ENDUROS HAS PROVEN ITSELF AS THE OPTIMAL CHOICE FOR ALL RIDING STYLES AND LEVELS OF RIDER ABILITY. THE VERSATILE SYSTEM PERFORMS WELL ON THE WIDEST VARIETY OF TERRAIN, FROM TIGHT AND TECHNICAL TRAILS, TO WIDE OPEN, HIGH-SPEED TRACKS. THE HIGH LEVEL OF COMFORT GUARANTEED BY OUR LINKAGE SYSTEM ALLOWS RIDERS TO TACKLE ROUGH TERRAIN WITH OPTIMAL FEELING AND TRACTION IN EVERY CONDITION.

  • PREMIUM STANDARD EQUIPMENT
    STANDARD MAP SWITCH

    WITH THE MAP SWITCH FITTED AS STANDARD, POWER DELIVERY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ENGINE CAN BE MODIFIED ACCORDING TO TERRAIN AND RIDER PREFERENCE.

    NEW SEAT COVER

    THE NEW SEAT COVER IS HIGHLY RESISTANT AND GREATLY IMPROVES GRIP COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS MATERIAL. THE COLOUR IS NOW A DEEP BLUE THAT INTEGRATES PERFECTLY WITH THE NEW COLOUR OF THE BODYWORK.

    FUEL TANK

    BEST-IN-CLASS FUEL CAPACITY ALLOWS RIDERS TO GO LONGER AND HARDER. BE IT IN TYPICAL EUROPEAN FOREST TERRAIN OR OUT IN THE WIDE-OPEN SPACES OF AUSTRALIA OR THE USA, THE 9.5 LITRE FUEL TANK ON THE FE 250 IS BETWEEN A HALF-LITRE AND 3 LITRES LARGER THAN ANY COMPETING MANUFACTURER. THE POLYTHENE FUEL TANKS FEATURE AN EASY OPENING BAYONET-TYPE FILLER CAP AND AN INTEGRATED FUEL PUMP.

    NEW COLOURS AND GRAPHICS

    THE NEW COLOUR TONES OF THE MY16 ENDUROS FURTHER EVOLVE INTO DARK BLUE PEARL WITH BRIGHT YELLOW ACCENTS, WITH WHITE FRONT AND REAR FENDERS AND HEADLIGHT MASK.

ENGINE

  • Design

    1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled

  • Displacement

    249.91 cm³

  • Bore

    78 mm

  • Stroke

    52.30 mm

  • Starting aid

    Electric starter

  • Transmission

    6-speed, claw shifted

  • Engine lubrication

    Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps

  • Primary ratio

    24:73

  • Secondary gear ratio

    14:52 (13:52)

  • Cooling system

    Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / Brembo hydraulics

  • Ignition system

    Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment

CHASSIS

  • Frame

    Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing

  • Forks

    WP Suspension Up Side Down 4CS

  • Shock absorber

    WP Monoshock with linkage

  • Suspension travel Front

    300 mm

  • Suspension travel Rear

    330 mm

  • Brake system Front

    Disc brake with two-piston floating brake caliper

  • Brake system Rear

    Disc brake with single-piston floating brake caliper

  • Brake discs - diameter Front

    260 mm

  • Brake discs - diameter Rear

    220 mm

  • Chain

    X-Ring 5/8x1/4"

  • Steering head angle

    63.5°

  • Wheel base

    1,482±10 mm

  • Ground clearance (unloaded)

    345 mm

  • Seat height (unloaded)

    970 mm

  • Total fuel tank capacity approx.

    9.5 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)

  • Weight without fuel approx.

    107.3 kg