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Husaberg 2014 models launched

Husaberg 2014 models launched

Husaberg is all about enduro. And for 2014 the entire seven-bike, 2-stroke and 4-stroke, model range has been improved and refined.

As DBR reported on May 16, there has been a lot of rumour and guesswork regarding the future of Husaberg but following the acquisition of Husqvarna Motorcycles from BMW it was announced that Husaberg and Husqvarna would join forces. The 2014 models are the last models Husaberg will produce as an independent brand.

Here’s the PR…

Following the hugely successful introduction of a completely new and extended model range for 2013, for 2014 Husaberg’s focus is simple – to advance and optimise the rideability of all seven of its models.

Put simply, overall handling of all models has been upgraded to ensure improved manoeuvrability and rideability – no matter what the terrain. In addition the FE 250 is fitted with an all-new motor, one that delivers class leader enduro power and increased performance.

Husaberg’s 2014 models are the result of 25 years of commitment, innovation, and passion for enduro sport. They also signify the final chapter in the companies celebrated history. As Husaberg’s state-of-the-art technology joins together with Husqvarna’s rich heritage, under the Husqvarna brand, the 2014 model range represents a fantastic and unique opportunity to own a pure Husaberg for the very last time.

A bike for every rider

As Husaberg celebrates 25 years of innovative off-road motorcycle design and manufacture, they’re offering an extensive range of pure enduro 2-stroke and 4-stroke models. From the smallest capacity machine – the TE 125 – to their largest – the FE 501 – Husaberg has a bike to suit all riders. As the only brand that focuses exclusively on enduro, that’s exactly what their R&D engineers have done – improved, lightened and optimised the entire model range as they celebrate 25 years of Husaberg.

2014 MODEL HIGHLIGHTS

New 250cc 4-stroke engine

For 2014 the FE 250 sees numerous improvements as the bike sets new standards in the Enduro 1 class. Featuring a completely new engine, which offers notably more torque than its predecessor, the quarter litre 4-stroke features an all-new cylinder head that offers a significant increase in power. A shorter stroke, new crankshaft, 5 per cent heavier flywheel, new crankcases, updated Engine Management System, as well as the addition of the proven DDS clutch system, ensures the new FE250 engine packs a serious punch.

New suspension settings for all models

Improved traction and greater rider comfort is one of the most significant highlights of the 2014 Husaberg range. All models, both 2-stroke and 4-stroke, receive optimised suspension settings, which ensure improved traction and a smoother ride. Improvements to the WP PDS shock don’t stop at upgraded settings – for 2014 they also feature simplified seal changing and preload adjustment. FE 250 suspension settings are now identical to the FE 350.

Reworked 4CS USD WP Closed Cartridge forks

The sophisticated 4CS USD WP Closed Cartridge forks have been extensively revised for 2014, making them more durable, offering better performance, and making them easier to both adjust and maintain. Delivering impressive and constant damping characteristics, it is now easier than ever before to bleed the forks of air. Springs can also be changed without the need for special equipment.

Improved 250/350 4-stroke frames

Chassis development of the FE 250 and FE 350 models has resulted in significant weight savings as well as handling improvements. When added to the suspension improvements introduced for 2014 they ensure truly optimised levels of traction and handling. With thinner walled down tubes, added to revised cylinder head braces, the new frames allow better absorb energy generated from rear wheel impacts. Improved torsional rigidity also improves high-speed stability and precise cornering.

New 25th Anniversary graphics

Husaberg’s 25th Anniversary is celebrated with assertive new styling as the entire model range receives a sleek and unique new look. Enhancing the slender bodywork on all of the state-of-the-art machines, the striking new graphics compliment the performance upgrades by ensuring a clean, contemporary look.

Optimised tank cap mechanism

Optimisation of the ¼-turn bayonet filler cap allows quicker and easier opening and closing of the fuel cap.

New lower triple clamp

Redesigned for 2014 the lower clamp delivers more consistent force transmission between triple clamp and fork tube. The high-end CNC machined reduce unwanted influences on the damping to ensure a smoother fork action.

New speedo

The new speedometer, developed together with TRAIL TECH, stands out due to its superior ergonomics. Easier to use it provides a better read-out, with the time now visible in any display mode.

New ECU for FE 250

With the focus on saving weight and simplifying the electrical system the wire harness, new ECU, connector and fuse mounts, have all been improved with the TE 250 and TE 300 models also receiving a stronger battery for 2014.

Reworked exhaust system for the 250 4-stroke

For 2014 the FE 250 receives a new exhaust system matched to its new engine. Featuring a new header pipe and a silencer with dual cone perforated pipes, it ensures low sound levels and outstanding performance.

FE 250

Swift, maneuverable, and agile – the FE 250 may be small but it’s far from tame. In its second year, the FE 250 gets a completely new engine with even more enduro power. It is the new weapon of choice for all E1 racers.

  • New motor delivers increased torque
  • DOHC cylinder head with increased flow rate
  • Optimised enduro specific power
  • 2.7mm shorter stroke, larger bore and intake valves
  • Lighter forged bridged piston
  • 5% heavier flywheel for optimum traction
  • Plain big-end bearing for increased service intervals
  • Completely new crankcase design – lighter & stronger
  • Multifunctional counter balance shaft
  • 42mm Keihin EMS throttle body – improved throttle response
  • New exhaust system with dual cone perforated pipes.
  • DDS clutch for unbeatable reliability
  • Lightest possible clutch operation
  • No kick starter ensures minimum weight
  • Oil-cooled AC alternator powers fuel injection

FE 350

Agility and uncompromising enduro performance are the core values of every Husaberg. In the Husaberg FE 350, lightness of handling and the significant power of the DOHC engine come together perfectly, for every terrain and long race days.

  • Plain big-end bearing for increased service intervals
  • No kick starter ensures minimum weight
  • 42mm Keihin EMS throttle body – improved throttle response
  • Twin oil pumps
  • DDS clutch for unbeatable reliability

FE 450 & FE 501

The FE 450 features state-of-the-art 4-stroke technology, perfectly packaged in an ultra-light and super-maneuverable enduro chassis. Ferocious, yet easily controllable, power throughout the rev range it offers the perfect blend of strength and ease of use.

Loved by many but mastered only by very few, the FE 501 not only bears a name with a heritage but also perfectly represents what Husaberg stands for: Ultimate readability without compromise. Massive power combined with low weight for maximum agility and fun, and when it comes to racing it is the ultimate 4-stroke weapon in the E3 class.

  • 10% lighter SOHC
  • Optimised cylinder head gasket – increased durability
  • Strengthened automatic decompression mechanism
  • High-tensile, ultra lightweight Pankl con rod
  • Plain big-end bearing for increased service intervals
  • New high performance piston rings
  • DDS clutch for unbeatable reliability
  • 42mm Keihin EMS throttle body – improved throttle response

TE 125

The TE 125 is the nimble little powerhouse of the Husaberg enduro range. With top of the range components it is the perfect choice for all racers wanting the best price/performance ratio in the E1 class. There’s no overlooking the TE 125 when it comes to winning performance.

  • Newly developed reed valve with Boyesen high performance reeds
  • Optimised piston grinding shape – increased durability
  • Improved carburettor settings for better throttle response

TE 250

The TE 250 is an established force in the E2 class - the most hotly contended class in enduro sport. A light and powerful E2 alternative to the FE 450, it delivers all a mid-sized two-stroke should and much more. With a lively power delivery and sporty performance, the bike can handle anything thrown at it. With a six-speed gearbox and an electric starter there’s simply no challenge too great for the TE 250.

  • New cylinder head with optimised combustion chamber
  • Newly developed reed valve with Boyesen high performance reeds
  • Modified ignition mapping for improved motor performance
  • Refined DDS clutch for unbeatable reliability
  • Improved carburettor settings for better throttle response
  • Stronger battery for improved starting
  • Improved WP PDS settings

TE 300

The TE 300 truly is the go anywhere, do anything bike – the ultimate Extreme Enduro machine yet equally at home battling for race wins in the Enduro World Championship. With its super-smooth, tractable power the TE 300 excels with an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio. In the hands of Graham Jarvis it’s a bike capable of almost anything. In the hands of the world’s weekend warriors it’s dependable and capable as it is enjoyable and easy to ride.

  • New cylinder head with optimised combustion chamber
  • Newly developed reed valve with Boyesen high performance reeds
  • Modified ignition mapping for improved motor performance
  • Refined DDS clutch for unbeatable reliability
  • Improved carburettor settings for better throttle response
  • Stronger battery for improved starting
  • Improved WP PDS settings
     
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By: Team DBRPictures: Husaberg

Published Date: 21 May 2013

Section: Latest News

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