2020 Husqvarna FE 501s

$13,199

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2020

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2020 Husqvarna® FE 501s

LIMITLESS DUAL-SPORT

The new FE 501s is refined in the most impressive way and houses the strongest engine in the Husqvarna dual-sport range. Despite having large internal moving components, a counter balance shaft keeps vibration to a minimum, so you can enjoy its seemingly limitless power for hours on end. As on all Husqvarna Motorcycles, high quality finishes and premium components ensure the new FE 501s meets the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship.

Features may include:
  • ENGINE

The most powerful engine in the Husqvarna Motorcycles FE line-up, the 510.4 cc power plant is more advanced than ever while only weighing 64.8 lbs. The FE 501s delivers colossal performance in all conditions with a lightweight 6-speed tansmission and DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutch.

  • CYLINDER HEAD

A new compact design has resulted in the SOHC cylinder head being 15 mm lower and 500 g lighter. This has also moved the camshaft closer to the center of gravity, improving handling, while shorter valve timing improves bottom end performance and responsiveness. New rocker arms actuating four lightweight valves are shorter, with 40 mm titanium intake valves and 33 mm steel exhaust valves. An improved cam surface, low-friction DLC coating on the rocker arm and shorter low-friction chain guides also provide optimized efficiency and reliability.

  • CYLINDER AND PISTON

Improvements to the cylinder and piston setup in the FE 501s has seen the compression ratio increase from 11.7:1 to 12.75:1. This is thanks to a lightweight aluminum cylinder featuring a 95 mm bore and a new lightweight Konig forged bridge-box-type piston. This is perfectly matched to the high compression combustion chamber. Further weight saving sees a 10% lighter piston pin. This combination produces very little oscillating mass significantly reducing vibration and increasing rider comfort.

  • CRANKCASES

The crankcases are designed to house the shaft arrangements and internals of the engine in the best possible position, centralizing masses for a lightweight handling feel. High-pressure die cast production processes result in a thin but reliable wall thickness and keeping weight to a minimum.

  • FRAME

The new chrome-moly steel frame is expertly crafted using laser-cut, robot-welded, hydro-formed tubes, ensuring the highest level of precision and quality. While retaining the advanced geometry of its predecessor, it features an increase in longitudinal and torsional rigidity, for improved rider feedback, better energy absorption and increased stability. The cylinder head mountings are made of forged aluminum, further improving handling and comfort. The premium blue powder coated frame features standard frame protectors, providing extra durability.

  • COMPOSITE CARBON FIBRE SUBFRAME

The carbon composite subframe is unique to Husqvarna Motorcycles and showcases pioneering technology and innovation. Using 70% polyamide and 30% carbon fiber, the new 2-piece subframe saves 250 g for a total weight of just over 2.2 lbs. Light, robust and now 50 mm longer, the new subframe delivers improved rigidity, handling and rider comfort.

  • EXHAUST

The exhaust system is expertly designed to deliver class-leading performance at the lowest possible weight. The header pipe is designed and manufactured in two pieces, to be as compact as possible. It also features a new joining position, which allows it to be removed without having to take out the rear shock. Further innovation allows for a shorter, more compact silencer without increasing noise levels. The component is crafted from lightweight aluminum and is stylishly finished off in a new coating that highlights its premium quality.