Enhanced with the latest technical innovations and producing more power than the previous generation, the FE 501 continues to be the most powerful machine in the Husqvarna Motorcycles enduro line-up. A new engine for 2024 produces a broader spread of controllable power and by positioning the engine shaft arrangements at the ideal centre of gravity, this vastly benefits manoeuvrability. Aiding this agile feel is the new chassis, which has been developed and manufactured using advanced engineering techniques, which together with new WP Suspension ensures enhanced comfort across rough terrain. Expertly assembled with high-quality components throughout, the FE 501 is finished with new functional bodywork adorned with white, yellow, and blue graphics inspired by the Swedish heritage of the brand.
The FE 501 features a bodywork which clearly showcases Husqvarna Motorcycles' progressive approach to offroad motorcycles while the Swedish inspired dark blue and electric yellow graphics create a distinctive look. The ergonomics are specifically tailored to deliver great comfort and control. 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 movements with a new, high grip cover ensuring riders stay firmly in place under 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.
The 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.
The most powerful engine in the Husqvarna Motorcycles FE line-up, the 510.9 cc power plant is more advanced than ever while now lighter than 300g and weighing just 29.5 kg. For 2024, the engine is tilted two degrees backwards for significantly improved anti-squat behaviour from the chassis, which further aids the centralisation of mass for improved overall handling.
Each of Husqvarna Motorcycles' enduro machines is 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.
The all-new WP XACT rear shock is 100 g lighter and 15 mm shorter than its predecessor, yet the travel remains unchanged at 300mm. 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.
|Design||1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine|
|Clutch||DDS wet multi-disc clutch, Braktec hydraulics|
|Primary Drive||X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"|
|Frame Design||Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel|
|Front Suspension||WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm|
|Rear Suspension||WP XACT Monoshock with linkage|
|Front Brake||260 mm Disc brake|
|Rear Brake||220 mm Disc brake|
|Ground Clearance||360 mm|
|Seat Height||950 mm|