The FE501 is refined in the most impressive way and houses the strongest engine in the Husqvarna enduro range. Despite having large internal moving components, a counter balance shaft keeps vibration to a minimum, so you can enjoy its seemingly limitless power for hours on end. The map select switch is a great rider aid, allowing you to change the power characteristics to best suit riding conditions. As on all Husqvarna Motorcycles, high quality finishes and premium components ensure the FE 501 meets the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship.
The most powerful engine in the Husqvarna Motorcycles FE line-up, the 510.4 cc power plant is more advanced than ever while only weighing 29.4 kg. Delivering colossal performance in all conditions, the FE 501 can be controlled using a number of advanced electronic rider aids such as traction control while a handlebar-mounted map select switch alters power delivery to suit terrain and skill levels.
The exhaust system is expertly designed to deliver class-leading performance at the lowest possible weight. The header pipe is designed and manufactured in two pieces, to be as compact as possible. The joining position allows it to be removed without having to take out the rear shock. Further innovation allows for a short, compact silencer without increasing noise levels. The component is crafted from lightweight aluminium and is stylishly finished off in a black coating that highlights its premium quality.
The chromium molybdenum steel frame is expertly crafted using laser-cut, robot-welded, hydro-formed tubes, ensuring the highest level of precision and quality. The specifically crafted geometry utilises advanced longitudinal and torsional flex characteristics, for unparalleled rider feedback, energy absorption and exceptional straight-line stability. The cylinder head mountings are made of forged aluminium, improving handling and comfort. The premium blue powder coated frame features standard frame protectors, providing extra durability.
The WP XPLOR 48 front fork is designed specifically for enduro riding. Its open cartridge layout has a spring in each leg with split damping functions. Compression damping in the left leg and rebound damping in the right. Adjustment is via easy-to-access clickers (30 clicks) on the top of each fork leg. The standard preload adjusters allow for easier adjustment without the use of tools. The fork's mid-valve piston delivers consistent damping, while the setting allows the fork to operate higher in the stroke for exceptional rider feedback and bottoming resistance.
The FE 501 features a bodywork which clearly showcases Husqvarna Motorcycles' progressive approach to offroad motorcycles while striking dark blue and electric yellow graphics stylishly adorn the Swedish inspired design. The ergonomics are specifically tailored to deliver great comfort and control. As a result of extensive testing, the slim contact points make shifting between riding positions easier and allow the rider to flow with movement. The flat seat profile, together with the seat cover texture, deliver superior comfort and control in all conditions.
Designed for easy operation, the standard map switch selects between 2 EFI maps and activates the traction control feature. The TC (Traction Control) feature improves control on slick terrain. Traction Control can be switched on or off from the map switch. It 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.
STARTER: Electric starter
STROKE: 72 mm
BORE: 95 mm
CLUTCH: Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
CO2 EMISSIONS: 84 g/km
DISPLACEMENT: 510.9 cm³
EMS: Keihin EMS
DESIGN: 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 3.62 l/100 km
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL): 108.4 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