Husqvarna FE 501


Make Model

Husqvarna FE 501


2016 -17


Four stroke. single cylinder. SOHC. 4 valve per cylinder


510.4 cc / 31.1 cu in
Bore x Stroke 95 x 72.0 mm
Compression Ratio 12.8:1.
Cooling System Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps


Keihin electronic fuel injection and 42mm throttle body


Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment



Max Power

 45 hp / 32.8 kW

Max Torque

 Nm / ft-lb @  rpm
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / Brembo hydraulics


6 Speed, claw shifted
Final Drive Chain 520 X-Ring
Primary Ratio 24:73
Secondary Ratio 14:52 (13:52)
Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing

Front Suspension

WP Suspension Up Side Down 4CS forks.

Front Wheel Travel

300 mm /11.8  in

Rear Suspension

WP Monoshock with linkage

Rear Wheel Travel

330 mm / 13.0 in

Front Brakes

Single 260 mm with 4 pot brake caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 220 mm with 1 pot brake caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Steering Head Angle 63.5°
Trail 107 mm / 4.2 in

Length  2260 mm / 89.0 in

Wheelbase 1482±10 mm / 58.3 in
Seat Height 970 mm / 38.2 in
Ground Clearance 345 mm  / 13.6 in

Dry Weight

113.5 kg / 250.2 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

9.5 Litres / 2.8 US gal

More power than you'll ever be able to use - but smooth, confidence-inspiring and ride-able enough that you could quite realistically try. The 2017 FE 501's brand-new 1.7 kg lighter engine is the most powerful in the Husqvarna enduro line-up. Class leading electronics to adjust the 510.4 cc power plant's delivery while the single overhead camshaft (SOHC) cylinder-head is designed for maximum performance with minimum weight. A new camshaft actuates four lightweight valves, while more stream-lined chain guides increase efficiency and performance. The new compact crankshaft increases inertia without increasing weight, while the new big-end bearing design increases reliability and durability, for long service intervals of 135 hours.

Husqvarna Motorcycles has today officially unveiled their complete line-up of all-new enduro models at the historic brand's homeland in Huskvarna, Sweden.

Embodying Husqvarna's pioneering spirit, each of the enduro machines has been redesigned from the ground up for 2017. Featuring the most advanced technology they set the benchmark in terms of handling, power, weight and aesthetics.

Introducing completely new design, reduced weight, best-in-class handling and dynamic ergonomics, Husqvarna's 2-stroke TX 125, TE 250 and 300 and 4-stroke FE 250, 350, 450 and 501 models offer the ideal blend of functionality and Swedish-inspired style.

All 2017 models are equipped with new lighter and more compact engines, with the 4-stroke range featuring unique traction control system as standard. Fitted within redesigned frames the engines offer class-leading performance that's specifically tailored to ensure a next level enduro riding experience.

Designed to blaze new trails, excel in all conditions and deliver a next-level enduro experience the 2017 Husqvarna enduro range represent the next step for the historic brand's offroad motorcycle range.


Husqvarna's 2017 enduro models feature new frames, which ensure increased rider comfort and confidence. Manufactured to the highest standards by WP Performance Systems, the lighter frames offer 20% higher torsional rigidity for improved stability and agility, while longitudinal stiffness is reduced by 30% for improved suspension functionality.

Remaining unique to Husqvarna, the composite subframe has been redesigned to fit the new chassis. Made with 30% carbon fibre, the subframe is 1 kg lighter than the previous part. All 2017 Husqvarna models have CNC machined triple clamps with an offset of 22 mm fitted as standard. Completing the chassis package the new swingarm has a specifically machined rear axle that allows for the chain adjuster markings to be seen from above.

A major update in the suspension department are the all-new WP Xplor 48 front forks. Featuring an open cartridge layout with a spring in each leg and split damping functions, all adjusters - including an innovative pre-load adjuster as standard - are situated on top of each fork leg. At the rear WP's new DCC linkage shock is 0.36 kg lighter than the previous version.

Positioned 6 mm higher than on Husqvarna's motocross bikes, new self-cleaning footpeg mounts prevent dirt build-up. Along with the new ODI lock-on grips and adjustable throttle assembly (4-strokes), they ensure an improved riding experience.

High quality Brembo callipers and controls combine with GSK discs to deliver optimum stopping power. The rear brake features a 24 mm piston (26 mm on previous models) and a 10 mm longer rear brake lever for better control while braking.

The airbox has a new design with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at preventing air deformation and ensuring maximum airflow and protection. The filter cage now features a simple fail proof mounting system for safe and accurate filter installation.

With futuristic new bodywork all models feature Swedish-inspired design and striking blue and yellow colours.

New frame with optimised geometry
WP Xplor 48 front fork designed specifically for enduro
Three-piece subframe made from composite materials
Swingarm design optimised for easy chain adjustment
Completely new bodywork with modern colours & graphics
Self-cleaning footpeg mounts
Longer rear brake lever
ODI lock-on grips
New airbox design


For 2017 all of Husqvarna’s 4-stroke enduro machines feature redesigned engines that reach new standards in terms of performance and reliability. Focused on providing enduro specific and rider-friendly power characteristics, all engines are lighter and more compact. Fitted as standard, unique traction control system allow further adjustment of engine characteristics to perfectly suit rider preference and track conditions.

In repositioning major engine components Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers have managed to further enhance both the performance and handling of these new bikes. The 2017 Husqvarna FE models feature reworked cylinder heads, updated cylinders and new crankshafts, which ensure optimum durability and guarantee long service intervals of 135 hours.

The Keihin Engine Management System (EMS) on all 4-strokes is specifically designed to be smaller, lighter and faster at processing data. It integrates selectable engine maps via the switch on the handlebar as well as traction control. Combined with the new gear sensor, power delivery is tailored for each gear.

An all-new Keihin 42 mm throttle body sees its injector placed to provide an even more efficient flow of fuel to the combustion chamber.

All 4-stroke models are also fitted with updated header pipes and shorter mufflers, which are now placed 50 mm closer to the engine. The redesigned enduro-specific gearbox now has a gear sensor that allows for specific engine mapping for each gear.

All the latest updates in the 2017 FE engines have brought significant weight savings, ranging from 0.7 kg to 1.7 kg.

New engine design focusing on mass-centralisation
Increased power & torque across the range
Traction control system as standard
Standard map switch
Faster data processing Keihin EMS
Gear sensor allowing for specific engine maps
Revised injector positioning
New header pipes, shorter mufflers
New crankshafts
Longer service intervals of 135 hours
Massive weight savings