2014 Husaberg Models Revealed
It’s been confirmed that 2014 will be the last year that the Swedish brand, Husaberg, will function independently before merging its state-of-the-art technology with Husqvarna’s rich heritage, under the Husqvarna brand name, for 2015 and beyond. Celebrating 25 years of commitment, passion and innovative off-road motorcycle design, Husaberg’s seven-bike 2014 model range has been improved and refined. 2014 represents a unique opportunity to own a ‘pure enduro’ Husaberg for the very last time.
Following the successful introduction of a completely new and extended model range for 2013, Husaberg’s focus for 2014 is simple – to advance and optimise the rideability of all seven of its models. Put simply, overall handling of all models is claimed to be upgraded to ensure improved manoeuvrability – no matter what the terrain. In addition, the FE 250 is fitted with an all-new motor, aimed to deliver class leading enduro power and increased performance. From the smallest capacity machine, the TE 125, to their largest, the FE 501, Husaberg aims to offer a bike to suit all riders.
2014 Model Highlights
New 250cc four-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 is said to offer notably more torque than its predecessor, the quarter litre four-stroke features an all-new cylinder head that’s supposed to offer a significant increase in power. A shorter stroke, new crankshaft, five percent heavier flywheel, new crankcases, updated Engine Management System, as well as the addition of the proven DDS clutch system is set to ensure the new FE 250 engine packs a punch.
New suspension settings for all models:
All models, both two-stroke and four-stroke, receive optimised suspension settings, which are said to 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’s said to now be easier than ever before to bleed the forks of air. Springs can also be changed without the need for special equipment.
Improved 250 and 350 four-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 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.
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 new graphics compliment the performance upgrades by ensuring a clean, contemporary look.
Optimised tank cap mechanism:
Optimisation of the quarter-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 the triple clamp and fork tube. The high-end CNC machining reduces unwanted influences on the damping to ensure a smoother fork action.
The new speedometer, developed with TRAIL TECH, is claimed to stand out due to its ergonomics. Easier to use, its supposed to provide 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 four-stroke:
For 2014, the FE 250 receives a new exhaust system to match its new engine. Featuring a new header pipe and a silencer with dual cone perforated pipes, it’s claimed to ensure low sound levels and outstanding performance.
Click here for specific details on each of the 2014 model Husabergs. We’ll let you know when an Australian release date has been announced.