Buyers Guide 2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S | Buyer's Guide

2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S price
2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S

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.

2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S Specs:


  • Design: SOHC single
  • Displacement: 510cc
  • Bore x stroke: 95 x 72mm
  • Maximum power: 58 horsepower
  • Starting: Electric
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
  • Fuel management: Keihin EMS
  • Chain: X-ring

2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S | Buyer's GuideCHASSIS

  • Frame: Chromoly steel central-tube
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable 48mm inverted WP 4CS closed cartridge forks
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable linkage-assisted WP shock
  • Front brake: 260mm disc
  • Rear brake: 200mm disc
  • Rake: 29.1 °
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Ground clearance: 13.6 inches
  • Tank capacity: 2.4 gallons

2016 Husqvarna FE 501 S Price:

  • MSRP – $10,599

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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