An all-new model, this 250cc four-stroke was built for the competitive E1 race division and was designed to be as light and agile as possible. Like all Husabergs, the FE250 is set up for 100% enduro and features a high-revving DOHC engine with titanium valves that is claimed to produce 35 horsepower. As expected, this machine responds well at higher rpm ranges and likes to be shifted often. The bottom-to-mid range is slightly soft, yet it only takes a quick snap of the clutch to awaked a more lively side of the bike. Response is excellent and the electric starting is absolutely flawless. When it comes to handling, the lightweight feel of the bike is easy to notice on rapid direction changes where the weight is transferred smoothly and without any surprises. The all-new WP4S-closed cartridge fork—not to be confused with a separate function fork—features a compression adjuster on the top left fork cap and a rebound adjuster on the right. The two are not connected in any way, and the hardware in each leg is identical, yet making small adjustments on each adjuster impacts the overall ride of the bike. Our experience was that minor changes to clicker settings resulted in minimal affects to the bike; you need to really tweak these clickers in order to make any progress on setup. The stock character of the fork is slightly soft initially with good bottoming resistance and smooth action. On the other end of the bike, the shock holds up well and wasn’t overly busy or harsh. Overall, this 250cc four-stroke is a high-performance machine when compared with the likes of a Honda CRF250X, and we predict that it will become a popular US model once riders realize the potential hidden within the small engine.