2014 Husqvarna FE 501 | First Look Review & Specs

2014 Husqvarna FE 501 Enduro
2014 Husqvarna FE 501 Enduro
2014 Husqvarna FE 501 Enduro

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The FE 501 is the largest motorcycle offered in Husqvarna’s 2014 four-stroke enduro (FE) lineup. The FE 501 is also the largest motorcycle offered across the entire 2014 lineup, which includes the FE, TE (two-stroke enduro), TC (two-stroke cross) and FC (four-stroke cross).

Speaking of the FE 501, Husky says “the big power of the FE 501 is housed in a 510.4cc SOHC engine, optimized for extreme enduro use. The DDS clutch system and Brembo hydraulic clutch make the wide power-spread of the FE 501 easy to use while DLC-coated rocker arms ensure excellent durability.  The König bridged-box-type piston is closely related to the FC 450’s piston in order to lower oil consumption and optimize performance.”

Like the entire 2014 Husqvarna lineup, the FE 501 features an aluminum swingarm built from the single component casting process, WP suspension, and a polyamide rear subframe.

Husky, which reunited with Husaberg after 25 years *, says “uniquely housing the airbox and electronics of each model, the high-tech composite construction of the polyamide subframe is designed to offer optimum rigidity while also allowing more flex than a traditional aluminum structure. The unique three-piece fiberglass-reinforced subframe also provides an ideal grab handle, and gives the bike greater impact resistance (polyamide will bend back into place unlike aluminum).”

Following are the highlights and specs for the 2014 Husqvarna FE 501.

2014 Husqvarna FE 501 Highlights:

  • 510.4cc SOHC four-stroke engine with König bridged-box-type piston
  • 4CS closed-cartridge 48mm WP fork with easy on-the-fly adjust
  • CNC-machined triple clamps with four handlebar positions
  • Link-mounted rear WP suspension
  • Polyamide rear subframe
  • DDS clutch system with Brembo hydraulics
  • Pankl crankshaft and connecting rod
  • Keihin EFI, 42mm throttle body
  • Six-speed gearbox with Brembo hydraulics
  • Electric start only
  • Electric radiator fan
  • Black D.I.D. rims, CNC-machined hubs
  • USFS-approved spark arrestor silencer
  • Green-sticker homologation

2014 Husqvarna FE 501 Specs:

  • Engine: Single cylinder, 4-stroke
  • Displacement: 510.4cc
  • Bore/Stroke: 95/72mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
  • Starter/Battery: Electric starter / 12V 4Ah
  • Transmission: 6 gears
  • Fuel System: Keihin EFI, throttle body 42mm
  • Cooling: Liquid cooling
  • Clutch: DDS wet multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
  • Ignition: Keihin EMS
  • Frame: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
  • Subframe: Cross-linked Polyamide
  • Handlebar: Neken, Aluminium Ø 28/22mm
  • Front Suspension: WP-USD Ø 48mm 4CS Closed Cartridge
  • Rear Suspension: WP-Monoshock with linkage
  • Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 11.8/13in. | 300/330mm
  • Front/Rear Brakes; Disc brake Ø 260/220mm
  • Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21‘‘; 2.15 x 18‘‘ DID
  • Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21‘‘; 140/80-18‘‘
  • Exhaust: Aluminium
  • Steering Head Angle: 63.5°
  • Triple Clamp Offset: 20mm
  • Wheelbase: 58.3±.4in. | 1,482±10mm
  • Ground Clearance: 13.6in. | 345mm
  • Seat Height: 38.2in. | 970mm
  • Tank Capacity: 2.4 gallons | 9 l
  • Weight (Dry): approx. 249.1 lbs. | 113.5 kg

 * After 25 years apart, Husaberg and Husqvarna have come back together, reconnecting the heritage, classic style and innovative craftsmanship that introduced motocross to America. The first generation of this revitalized brand reflects a time that both Husaberg and Husqvarna can trace their roots back to – a time when blue, yellow and white Swedish-bred bikes ruled the off-road world. Husqvarna is now proud to recapture the spirit of this dominant era with the 2014 line of Austrian-built motorcycles, and return the iconic brand to the highest ranks of off-road competition.