2014 Husqvarna FC 250 Cross | First Look Review & Specs

2014 Husqvarna FC 250 Preview

During its 110th year, Husqvarna is on yet another  new path. For the first time in 25  years, the Husqvarna brand is reunited with Husaberg*, and six months following the acquisition by KTM AG, Husky has unveiled its 2014 lineup.

One of the 10 models in the lineup is the FC 250, the smallest four-stroke motocross bike available.

Like all motorcycles across the 2014 lineup, the FC 250 features a polyamide rear subframe. Husky 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).”

The FC 250 also features other elements founds across the entire 2014 Husqvarna lineup, including an aluminum swingarm built from the single component casting process, and WP suspension.

Speaking of the FC 250, Husqvarna says “the dual-overhead DOHC cam design of the FC 250 features a König forged box-type piston, titanium valves and DLC-coated finger followers. Fed by Keihin EFI and a 44mm throttle body, the FC 250’s power is put to work by a five-speed gearbox. The Brembo hydraulic clutch enables smooth and consistent operation of the CSS (coil spring steel) clutch.”

The 2014 Husqvarna FC 250 also features Dunlop MX51 tires, a tapered aluminum 827 Renthal Fatbar, hand guards and Brembo brakes.

Following are the highlights and specs of the 2014 Husqvarna FC 250.

2014 Husqvarna FC 250 Cross Highlights:

  • High-revving 249.9cc DOHC four-stroke engine with DLC-coated finger followers
  • Closed-cartridge 48mm WP fork
  • CNC-machined triple clamps with four handlebar positions
  • Pankl crankshaft and connecting rod
  • König forged bridged-box-type piston
  • Electric start only
  • Keihin EFI, 44mm throttle body
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • Brembo brake hydraulics
  • Link-mounted rear WP suspension
  • Polyamide rear subframe
  • Black D.I.D. rims, CNC-machined hubs

2014 Husqvarna FC 250 Cross Specs:

  • Engine: Single cylinder, 4-stroke
  • Displacement: 249.9cc
  • Bore X Stroke: 78/52.3mm
  • Compression Ratio: 13.9:1
  • Starter/Battery: Electric starter / 12V 3Ah
  • Transmission: 5 gears
  • Fuel System: Keihin EFI, throttle body 44mm
  • Cooling: Liquid cooling
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc CSS-clutch, Brembo hydraulics
  • Ignition: Keihin EMS
  • Frame: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
  • Subframe: Cross-linked Polyamide
  • Handlebar: Renthal, Aluminium Ø 28/22mm
  • Front Suspension: WP-USD, Closed Cartridge, Ø 48mm
  • Rear Suspension: WP-Monoshock with linkage
  • Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 11.8/12.4in. | 300/317mm
  • Front/Rear Brake: Disc brake 260/220mm
  • Front/Rear Rims: 1,60 x 21“; 2,15 x 19“ DID
  • Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21“; 100/90-19“
  • Exhaust: Aluminium
  • Steering Head Angle: 63.5°
  • Triple Clamp Offset: 22mm
  • Wheelbase: 58.9 ± .4in. | 1,495 ± 10mm
  • Ground Clearance: 148.8in. | 375mm
  • Seat Height: 39in. | 992mm
  • Tank Capacity: 2 gallons | 7.5 l
  • Weight (Dry): approx. 229.5 lbs. | 104.1 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.

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