2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide
Husqvarna’s open-class dual sport bike has high-end features such as WP suspension, CNC-machined triple clamps, titanium intake valves, and DLC-coated rocker arms inside the SOHC motor.In fact, the 2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S S has just a few differences from the pure-enduro models, including a heavier crankshaft for improved traction, and suspension is calibrated for dual-sport riding. The rear shock, with dual compression damping adjustment has been reset this year.
Up front, there’s a new, lighter front axle, and CNC-machined triple clamps with a 22mm offset. Hard-core off-road riders will want to gear down the FE 501 S, as it comes with exceptionally high gearing from the Husqvarna factory. The clutch is also updated, losing three ounces in the process.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!