It comes equipped with a 249cc engine, which is slightly smaller than average for a 4-stroke motor. Its seat measures 38.19 inches off the ground, a height that's only slightly higher than the norm and will accommodate riders of many sizes. The 2.51 gallon fuel tank is 2.2% larger than average in this class, allowing the FE 250 to outlast competitors.
All Husaberg engines, except for the unit of the TE 125, are equipped with reliable electric starters, which makes starting in tricky situations extremely easy. Furthermore, the 2-stroke TE 250 and TE 300 models also come with a kickstarter fitted as standard. Due to the exclusively positive experience with the previous generation of engines, the new 4-stroke models are supplied as standard without kickstarter, in order to maintain the overall weight as low as possible. However, the new 4-stroke machines provide the customer with the option to retrofit a kickstarter as required. A corresponding retrofit kit is available in the PURE TECH range of accessories.
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.
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.
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.