Husqvarna’s FE 350s is a proper street-legal dirt bike. It shares much in common with last year’s FE 350—an off-road-only enduro model that was discontinued for 2023. The most notable differences between them are the FE 350s dual sport is equipped with less aggressive ECU mapping, a catalytic converter, turn signals, and DOT-approved tires. Oh, and a license plate, which gives riders the ability to legally connect trails via pavement. We’re finishing up a full review of the Austrian brand’s smallest-displacement dual sport, but in the meantime, let’s dig into some of its features and specifications. Aside from cosmetic differences such as color of the frame, seat cover, and fork guards, the 2023 Husqvarna FE 350s is identical to last year’s model. Jeff Allen There’s new graphics too, of course. Jeff Allen On our in-house dyno, the fuel-injected liquid-cooled DOHC four-stroke 350cc engine pumps out 32.4 hp and 20.9 lb.-ft. of torque. Jeff Allen The six-speed gearbox is manufactured by Pankl Racing Systems. Jeff Allen In addition to a spark arrestor in the end cap, there’s also a catalytic converter in the muffler. Jeff Allen Compression damping is handled by the left leg of the WP Xplor 48mm open-cartridge coil-spring fork and rebound damping in the right. Both legs have a three-position external preload adjustment on the cap as well. Mark Kariya Braktec hydraulic clutches are unique to Husqvarna’s enduros and dual sports, which the Austrian brand switched to last year. Jeff Allen Instead of a WP Xplor PDS (Progressive Damping System) shock like KTM’s enduro and dual sport models, Husqvarna’s TE and FE machines use a WP Xact shock with linkage. Jeff Allen Unlike the tool-free adjusters on its MY23 motocrossers and cross-country racers, shock damping adjustments are still made with a flat-blade screwdriver for low-speed compression and rebound damping, and a 17mm socket for high-speed compression on Husqvarna’s headlight-equipped dirt bikes. Jeff Allen A two-piece composite carbon fiber subframe is unique to Husqvarna’s enduros and dual sports for MY23. It’s a blend of 70 percent polyamide and 30 percent carbon fiber. Jeff Allen Braktec supplies the braking systems for Husqvarna’s enduro and dual sport models, as well as GasGas’ enduro and trials motorcycles. Jeff Allen Although spec’d with Continental TKC 80 tires in stock trim, our testbike was shod with Dunlop Geomax EN91 rubber. Jeff Allen Unlike Husqvarna’s other dirt bikes, a chain guard is employed on the FE 350s and FE 501s. Jeff Allen Dual sport buttons. On the left side of the ProTaper handlebar, there’s a low- and high-beam light switch, turn signals, and horn… Jeff Allen While the right side has an ignition on/off switch and the electric start button within thumb’s reach. Jeff Allen The FE 350s hits Dirt Rider’s automotive scales at 255 pounds wet, which is the same weight as the 2023 KTM 500 EXC-F. Jeff Allen 2023 Husqvarna FE 350s Specifications
DOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke:
88.0 x 57.5mm
Dirt Rider Measured Horsepower: 32.4 hp @ 8,400 rpm
Dirt Rider Measured Torque: 20.9 lb.-ft. @ 7,600 rpm
EFI w/ 42mm throttle body
Wet, multiplate Damped Diaphragm Steel (DDS); hydraulic actuation
Central double-cradle chromoly steel
WP Xplor 48mm coil-spring fork, spring preload, compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. travel
WP Xact shock, spring preload, high/low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. travel
Braktec 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Braktec 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Continental TKC 80; 90/90-21 / 120/90-18
Dirt Rider Measured Seat Height: 37.3 in.
Dirt Rider Measured Wet Weight: 255 lb.