Striking a competitive balance between power and handling, the FE 350 is undoubtedly the most versatile enduro machine on the market. Powered by a new engine, which is positioned inside the new frame to centralise mass, together with new WP XACT Suspension, handling and overall performance are much improved for 2024. Complete with a fresh, Swedish-inspired look and assembled with premium components throughout, the FE 350 is capable of competing at the highest level of enduro in standard form.
The new generation FE 350 engine is designed to deliver maximum performance. For 2024, the engine is tilted two degrees backwards to further centralise mass, with all major engine components and shaft arrangements repositioned to enhance overall handling and improve the anti-squat behaviour from the chassis. Weighing just 28.2 kilograms, the 350 cc 4-stroke engine produces a ton of power to challenge 450 machines.
The FE 350 features a fully redesigned DOHC cylinder head engineered to deliver performance and reliability. Internally, the layout features a new camshaft with low-friction DLC coated finger followers ensuring minimal friction. Together with the lightweight titanium valves – 36.3 mm intake and 29.1 mm exhaust – strong and controllable power is delivered throughout the rev-range.
CYLINDER AND PISTON
An 88 mm bore cylinder and forged bridged-box-type CP piston combine to create a compression ratio of 13.7:1. As a result, the low oscillating mass delivers strong and controllable power. High-strength aluminium is used to manufacture both the cylinder and piston, with both components professionally engineered for outstanding performance and reliability.
The FE 350 features a 42 mm Keihin throttle body optimised for throttle response. The injector is positioned to ensure the most efficient flow into the combustion chamber with the throttle cable mounted directly without a linkage for an enhanced response.
The proven chromium molybdenum steel frame is refined for MY24. A new shock mounting, which is no longer connected to the main tube, significantly improves the anti-squat behaviour of the chassis. With optimised wall thickness in high-stress areas improving reliability, the frame continues to offer advanced geometries and flex characteristics aimed at providing unparalleled rider feedback, energy absorption, and straight-line stability. The frame is complete with a premium metallic blue powder coating with redesigned standard frame protectors offering improved grip in all conditions. Additionally, the redesigned and robust skid plate offers exceptional frame and engine protection.
Made from 60% polyamide and 40% aluminium, the new subframe offers exceptional strength and durability at a low overall weight of just 1.8 kg. The lower subframe spars and frame mounts are manufactured from cast aluminium for significantly improved reliability, with the upper section made from injection-molded polyamide to enable specific flex characteristics.
The new hollow die-cast aluminium swingarm is manufactured from a single piece of aluminium using an improved casting process for optimal stiffness and a 190 g weight reduction. In order to optimise and match the flex characteristics of the new frame, a new 22 mm rear axle is fitted. Additionally, the chain guard and chain slider have been completely redesigned for improved durability with the chain guard made with a rounder profile to prevent catching on external objects.
Adorned with clean, Swedish-inspired graphics, the bodywork is refined with the ergonomics allowing riders to perform at their best for extended periods of time. Adapted after countless hours of testing, the contact points and surfaces in the rider triangle have been repositioned for MY24 to further improve comfort on the motorcycle. A flatter seat profile offers unrestricted movement with a new, high grip cover ensuring riders stay firmly in place under hard acceleration. Above the side panels, recessed pockets allow for the machine to be lifted and moved, which are particularly beneficial for those competing in extreme enduro events.
A new and transparent 8 litre fuel tank fits neatly within the ergonomic bodywork. The fuel pump is new and features and integrated filter for improved supply, with the fuel line positioned to be less exposed and susceptible to any potential damage.
Manufactured from high-strength aluminium, the radiators are designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to channel air in the most effective way. A large centre tube channels coolant through the frame to reduce pressure at this point in the system for a more consistent flow while an internal thermostat further enhances reliability. A new design radiator cap with a bayonet closure ensures a secure fit. For continued cooling in extreme conditions, a radiator fan is fitted as standard.
WP XACT FRONT FORKS
Each of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ enduro machines are now equipped with WP XACT Closed Cartridge spring forks. Designed and developed for the rigours of enduro riding, the fork offers consistent performance thanks to the closed cartridge spring design, which optimises oil flow and prevents it from foaming. The addition of a new hydrostop, effective in the last 68 mm of travel, is highly effective on heavy landings to maintain maximum forward momentum. Additionally, riders can alter the compression and rebound settings quickly and easily using the tool-free adjusters found at the top and bottom of each fork leg.
WP XACT REAR SHOCK
The all-new WP XACT rear shock is 100 g lighter and 15 mm shorter than its predecessor, yet the travel remains unchanged at 300 mm. With rebound and both high- and low-speed compression adjustable by hand, setting changes can be achieved quickly and easily without tools. Complete with a CFD optimised shock piston, low friction SKF seals, and a revised linkage system, consistent damping, comfort, and traction is guaranteed.
The highest level of performance is guaranteed with the latest BRAKTEC braking systems which are specifically designed for enduro riding. New callipers, new brake pads, new levers, and new brake lines together with the GSK wave discs (260 mm disc front and 220 mm rear) result in a sensitive and progressive feel ensuring complete control in all conditions.
The high-quality BRAKTEC clutch system guarantees even wear, reliability, and near maintenance-free operation. In addition, the lever design is updated providing a comfortable feeling in every condition. Play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions, as well as over time.
WHEELS AND TIRES
Black high-strength alloy rims by D.I.D are coupled to CNC machined hubs using lightweight spokes and silver anodised aluminium nipples. Fitted to the wheels are Michelin Enduro tyres which offer superior grip on a wide variety of terrain.
The black-anodized, CNC-machined triple clamps offer premium quality as standard on all Husqvarna enduro models. They have a carefully calculated 22 mm offset and are expertly crafted using superior techniques and materials for the highest levels of quality and reliability. The redesigned handlebar clamp has a larger contact surface with the ProTaper bars for reduced twisting in the event of a crash, and offers two mounting options for customisable ergonomics.
The new LED Headlight provides a brighter light output of approximately 300% for much-improved visibility at night and is particularly effective when riding through dense woodland. A new mounting design sees the LED lighting unit installed into the headlight mask using a quick-release system, which allows it to be replaced quickly and easily if damaged.
MAP SELECT SWITCH
Designed for easy operation, the Map Select Switch allows riders to easily choose between two EFI maps, activates Traction Control, and engages the new Quickshifter. Traction Control can be switched on or off via the Map Select Switch and functions by analysing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which the engine RPM increases. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel, ensuring maximum traction. The Quickshifter can also be engaged using the same Map Select Switch and offers seamless upshifts under heavy load.
The new Quickshifter can be activated or deactivated via the Map Select Switch. By interrupting the ignition for a fraction of a second, this allows upshifting while the throttle is fully open without the use of the clutch. To prevent unintended shifts, the function is only active from second gear upwards.
Using state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics, the new footrests are slightly larger to improve control. Additionally, the mounting position for the footrests on the new frame brings them inwards, which makes them less susceptible to catching on the ground through deep ruts.
The proven electric start system uses a compact and lightweight Li-Ion battery, which is 1 kg lighter than a conventional battery. With several years of experience of developing and perfecting electric starting, the reliability of the electric start is second to none and ensures a quick and easy starting in any situation. Additionally, the wiring harness and electrical components are safely located below the seat for easy accessibility.
With precisely positioned inlet ducts reducing air flow deformation, the airbox ensures unrestricted airflow with maximum filter protection. The Twin Air filter is mounted onto a cage designed to offer accurate installation and can be easily accessed without tools by removing the left side panel.