2018 Husqvarna FE 501

2018 Husqvarna FE 501
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Husqvarna's 2018 FE 501 was built with the serious off-road enthusiast in mind. 510cc of power and a 38.2-inch seat height differentiate this Husqvarna in what has become a highly competitive segment of the motorcycle market. Built in Austria but ridden the world over, the FE 501 was designed to be taken straight off the showroom floor and ridden away from the truck and into the elements - a 2.2-gallon tank provides fuel for the journey. Of course, a wide variety of mods for the FE 501 are available through a number of aftermarket companies in order to help you fine-tune this Husqvarna to your exact liking, although some of these changes may render it a competition-only machine.

Husqvarna has a strong brand history in the sport of off-road, dating back to the days when legends like Malcolm Smith and JN Roberts used to rip these machines through the desert. Today, bikes like the 2018 FE 501 continue that signature Husky legacy with a blend of great engine performance, predictable handling, and suspension that can be made to work really, really well with just a little fine-tuning. There are plenty of riders and racers out there who want KTM-like performance without swimming with the orange crowd; if this sounds like you, then a new Husqvarna is an excellent choice.

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE
BORE (MM) 95
COMPRESSION RATIO 11.8:1
COOLING Liquid
DISPLACEMENT IN CC 510.9
DISPLACEMENT IN CI 31.2
ENGINE TYPE Single-Cylinder
STARTER Electric
STROKE 72
VALVE CONFIGURATIONS SOHC
TRANSMISSION
NUMER OF SPEEDS 6
TRANSMISSION TYPE Manual
TIRES
FRONT TIRE Metzeler: 80/100 R21
REAR TIRE Metzeler: 110/100 R18
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE DIAMETER 260
FRONT BRAKE TYPE Hydraulic Disc
REAR BRAKE DIAMETER 8.7
REAR BRAKE TYPE REAR Hydraulic Disc
SUSPENSION & STEERING
AIR ADJUSTABLE No
FRONT SUSPENSION BRAND NAME WP
FRONT SUSPENSION TYPE Inverted Fork
REAR ADJUSTABLE REBOUND DAMPING Yes
REAR ADJUSTABLE SHOCK / SPRING PRE-LOAD Yes
REAR SUSPENSION BRAND NAME WP
SUSPENSION TYPE Twin Sided Swing Arm
SEAT HEIGHT (IN) 38.2
OTHER
FUEL CAPACITY (GAL) 2.2
MANUFACTURER COUNTRY Austria
MANUFACTURER TYPE Off-Road
DRY WEIGHT (LBS) 245