The 2022 Husqvarna dual sport lineup is simple—you have a choice between the FE 501s and the FE 350s. The primary difference is the powerplants. The 501s gets a SOHC four-valve motor, while the 350s has a DOHC four-valve top end. Also, the 350s carries about a quart less fuel than the 501s, and weighs four pounds more at the curb.Both get updates for ’22, so let’s take our first look at the 2022 Husqvarna dual sport lineup.
Braktec gets the hydraulics done for the 2022 Husqvarna dual sport motorcycles. Braktec started as a supplier for observed trials motorcycles in 2012, and expanded into the dual-sport world last year. J.Juan, the parent company of Braktec in Spain, produces hydraulic brake and clutch systems for a wide variety of European motorcycle manufacturers, plus CFMoto in China and Indian in the United States.
GSK wave discs are used on the 501s and 350s. GSK Chongqing Auto Parts is based in China.
The WP Xact suspension gets a bit of massaging for 2022. There’s a new cartridge joint in the fork tubes to provide a bit more damping. The shock gets softer seals for the shock valves to make the damping more consistent while giving the rider a better feel of the back end. With those suspension mods, the damping on the WP Suspension components has been adjusted to match the new pieces.
White is the dominating color for the 2022 Husqvarna dual sport lineup. There are some Rugged Gray graphics, which are supplemented by Eclectic Yellow inflections.
We don’t have an arrival date yet for the two 2022 Husqvarna dual-sport motorcycles. However, the prices are in the combined spec sheet.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
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