The FE 250 is the lowest capacity 4-stroke in the enduro line-up. Its small displacement makes the FE 250 very lightweight and it shines in tough, technical terrain while delivering torquey and manageable 4-stroke performance. Combined with class leading WP suspension, selectable engine maps and a BRAKTEC hydraulic clutch, the FE 250 features an array of premium components for unsurpassed quality and reliability.
The 250cc engine is designed to be powerful, light and compact. All major components are carefully positioned with the engine and gearbox shafts arranged to ensure the overall package delivers the best performance and handling characteristics. As a result, the engine weighs only 27.9 kg while retaining a torquey character to make the FE 250 accessible to both professionals and amateurs.
The cylinder head features advanced technology aimed at reducing weight and drag: from the low friction surface in which the twin overhead camshafts rotate, to the four lightweight titanium valves – intake 32.5 mm, exhaust 26.5 mm – actuated by DLC (diamond-like carbon) coated finger followers. This helps the engine to rev freely while maintaining smooth, efficient power throughout the RPM range.
The cylinder is taken from the successful FC 250 motocross model and features the same 78 mm bore. It also houses a forged bridged-box-type piston, professionally engineered from high-strength aluminium. The compression ratio of 13.8:1, in combination with the state-of-the-art cylinder and cylinder head gasket, provides outstanding performance and reliability.
The plain big-end bearing features two force-fitted bearing shells to ensure maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long 135-hour service intervals.
In order to counteract the rotational force of the crankshaft and reduce vibration, the FE 250 engine uses a multifunctional counter-balancer shaft which also drives the water pump and timing chain.
The FE 250 engine is designed to be compact and centralise rotating masses. As a result, the crankcases are engineered to arrange the engine and gearbox shafts for the ideal centre of gravity and integrate the oil supply to the main bearing. The casings are manufactured using a high-pressure die-cast production process and are optimised for minimal weight while retaining exceptional reliability. The iconic Husqvarna logo adorns the bronze-finished crankcase covers.
The 6-speed gearbox from Pankl Racing Systems provides specific wide-range enduro-type gearing. Additionally, a gear sensor allows the EMS to deliver specific engine maps tailored to each gear.
The FE 250 features a DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutch. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs to make clutch operation very light, while also integrating a damping system for better traction and durability. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC-machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners contributing to the compact design of the engine. The BRAKTEC hydraulic system ensures perfect modulation in all conditions.
STARTER: Electric starter
STROKE: 52.3 mm
BORE: 78 mm
CLUTCH: Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
CO2 EMISSIONS: 80.4 g/km
DISPLACEMENT: 249.9 cm³
EMS: Keihin EMS
DESIGN: 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 3.47 l/100 km
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL): 106 kg
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.): 8.5 l
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER: 260 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER: 220 mm
FRONT BRAKE: Disc brake
REAR BRAKE: Disc brake
CHAIN: X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
FRAME DESIGN: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
FRONT SUSPENSION: WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE: 360 mm
REAR SUSPENSION: WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
SEAT HEIGHT: 950 mm
STEERING HEAD ANGLE: 63.5 °
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT): 300 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR): 300 mm