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Husqvarna Introduces 2015 Lineup Including Four All-New Models

Chaparral Motorsports
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September 1, 2014
Husqvarna Motorcycles LogoHusky welcomes FC 350, TE 125 and two street-legal dual-sport models to North American market!

Now in the second model year of its neo-generation, Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to reveal the 2015 model line, featuring all-new street-legal dual-sport bikes, an expanded line of purpose built enduro motorcycles and US-spec motocross models. The FC, TC, TE and FE motorcycles continue to embody the rich heritage of Husqvarna, its premium
quality and dedication to racing while the bold styling and commitment to excellence reflect the values of Sweden - Husqvarna's land of origin.

For the 2015 model year, Husqvarna is expanding its range from 10 to 14 motorcycles. All new to the North American market are the FC 350 4-stroke motocrosser, the TE 125 off-road 2-stroke, and two street-legal dual-sport models - the FE 350 S and FE 501 S.

"Last year was a fantastic re-introduction for Husqvarna," explained Husqvarna Motorcycles Brand Manager Steve Lawler. "Premium quality and industry-leading innovation of the 2014 model line has laid the groundwork for Husqvarna's new generation, and having a wide variety of choices is the next step in strengthening the brand."

2015 Husqvarna Motorcycles ChartHusqvarna is proud to welcome dual-sport models back to its lineup. The demand for street-legal enduro bikes is substantial, and Husqvarna is ready to lead the segment with its all-new FE 350 S and FE 501 S.

The 2015 model year is going to bring Husqvarna back into AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross racing! Husky is ready to join the top ranks with the cutting-edge 2015 FC 250 and FC 450. The North American market will receive an elite spec of these motocross bikes, featuring a subframe made from carbon-fiber-reinforced polyamide - an advanced injection-molded material selected for its light weight and exceptional strength. Adding to the motocross lineup is the all-new FC 350 that is the perfect combination of 450-class horsepower with excellent low-end torque.

"We are very excited to introduce the 2015 Husqvarna Motorcycles," Lawler added. "The four new models and the advancements made to our motocross line are going to make a very big statement for the brand: Husqvarna is headed back to the top."

All-New 2015 Husqvarna Motorcycles!


[caption id="attachment_34171" align="alignright" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna TE 125 2015 Husqvarna TE 125[/caption]

TE 125


Husqvarna's 2-stroke enduro category grows a little wider with the new TC 125, which provides even more choice to off-road riders looking for the simple design and easy maintenance of a 2-stroke. The TE 125 carries many of the same features of the larger TE machines, including the sophisticated 4CS WP fork, linked rear suspension featuring the DCC (dual compression control) WP rear shock. Husqvarna's signature CNC-machined triple clamps ensure optimum clamping
surface and precision control of the front end while also providing four different handlebar positions.

The eighth-liter mill features a high-performance cylinder and power valve. The Vertex piston is designed to deliver healthy bottom-end torque as well as excellent top-end performance. In keeping with its simple and lightweight nature, the TE 125 relies on a kick-starter (rather than electric).

The TE 125's Magura hydraulic clutch offers smooth, consistent actuation of the six-speed gearbox while Boyesen reed valves ensure crisp throttle response and maximum durability.

[caption id="attachment_34178" align="alignright" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna FC 350 2015 Husqvarna FC 350[/caption]

FC 350


Husqvarna's middleweight 4-stroke motocrosser has arrived! By combining the lightweight agility of a 250 and the hard-hitting power of a 450, the FC 350 provides premium performance on the track. Based on the FC 250 platform, the 350 is powered by a DOHC engine with lightweight titanium valves and DLC (diamond like carbon) coated finger followers. The CP-Carrillo forged box-type piston combines maximum performance and reliability with minimum weight, and cranks out an impressive 54 horsepower.

The FC 350 carries the same 2015 upgrades to the FC 250, including the CSS clutch and one piece machined steel clutch basket (see below). The FC 350 shares the suspension components, and key features such as electric start and Brembo brakes and hydraulic clutch with the FC family. Unlike its 250 and 450 siblings, however, the FC 350 will carry Husqvarna's fiberglass reinforced polyamide composite rear subframe.

[caption id="attachment_34184" align="alignright" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna FE 501 S 2015 Husqvarna FE 501 S[/caption]

FE 350 S & FE 501 S


Husqvarna's street-legal dual-sport motorcycles are back! The FE 350 S and FE 501 S combine high-performance off-road performance with street-legal versatility. Based on the already popular FE 350 and FE 501, the "S" models come equipped to carry a license plate, opening up worlds of possibility to your trail and tarmac adventures.

The FE 350 S carries a DOHC 4-stroke engine with a heavier crankshaft than its off-road counterpart for improved traction. The FE 501 S is powered by an SOHC 4-stroke engine with titanium intake valves and DLC-coated rocker arms, also tuned for improved traction and maximum durability with a three-layer head gasket.

The FE 350 S and FE 501 S are equipped with the same premium suspension components as the rest of the FE family - the 4CS WP fork and link-mounted DCC WP shock - but are optimized for the specific demands of dual-sport riding.

2015 Husqvarna Motocross Highlights


[caption id="attachment_34179" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna FC 450 Engine 2015 Husqvarna FC 450 Engine[/caption]

All FC & TC (excluding TC 85)



  • New 4CS WP fork - Four-chamber fork specifically designed for motocross with improved damping and lighter weight. Clicker settings can be easily adjusted without tools via dials on top of the fork tubes (rebound on the right side, compression on the left).
  • New 22mm front axle - Lighter weight 22mm front axle - replacing previous 26mm axle. Axle clamps have a 2mm shorter offset and increased trail for improved stability.
  • New linkage - The revised linkage features new geometry for improved handling and shock performance. The optimized rising rate offers a more linear curve for better overall control and a more positive feel throughout the entire stroke of the shock. Advanced production techniques of the triangle and pull rod result in a 40g weight savings.
  • WP rear shock - Husqvarna's DCC (Dual Compression Control) shock made by WP features new valving and a 4mm increase in stroke. Slightly longer stroke complements the new link geometry without changing the rear wheel travel.
  • Subframe reinforcement - Lightweight subframe is reinforced with an additional screw on the left side that improves fitment and seal with the airbox.
  • New fork protectors - Distinctive yellow fork protectors are redesigned, and no longer wrap all the way around the fork leg. The new design allows easier access to the fork seal for service.
  • Oil pump - 4-stroke engines receive new O-rings for increased durability under extreme conditions.
  • Improved hand guards - Husqvarna motocross bikes come standard with hand guards, which are stronger and have better impact resistance thanks to a new compound.
  • Neken handlebar - Black anodized Neken aluminum handlebar with high quality Neken bar pad.
  • Seat cover - Improved seat features new cover material for improved grip and durability. The material is also more robust, making the entire seat firmer than before.
  • Dunlop MX52 - Lightweight black anodized D.I.D rims carry new Dunlop MX52 tires featuring a directional front tire, and "block-within-a-block" design on the rear.
  • New graphics - Signature blue and yellow look of Husqvarna evolves with edgy new graphics.

[caption id="attachment_34165" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna Motocross Frame 2015 Husqvarna Motocross Frame[/caption]

FC 250 & FC 450


  • Subframe - Exclusive to the North American market, the 2015 Husqvarna FC 250 and FC 450 feature a carbon-fiber-reinforced polyamide subframe. The material is constructed through an advanced injection-molding technique, which integrates carbon fiber into the polyamide composite, for an exceptionally durable and lightweight compound.

[caption id="attachment_34177" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna FC 250 - Action 2015 Husqvarna FC 250[/caption]

FC 250 & FC 350


  • CSS Clutch - CSS (coil steel spring) clutch is updated with lightweight one-piece machined steel clutch basket, which integrates the primary gear for maximum strength and reliability. Clutch springs are also upgraded with new material that ensures more consistent performance.

[caption id="attachment_34168" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna TC 85 Swingarm 2015 Husqvarna TC 85 Swingarm[/caption]

TC 85



  • Swingarm - The single-component cast swingarm has been redesigned for MY15 on the TC 85. It is now 0.5kg lighter while maintaining the same structural characteristics. The new swingarm also features a redesigned chain guide, chain slider and brake hose bracket that optimize safety and performance.
  • Tires - TC 85 receives new Maxxis "Maxx Cross SI" tires for exceptional straight line stability and excellent traction.

2015 Husqvarna Motocross Dirt Bikes Image Gallery


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2015 Husqvarna Off-Road Highlights


[caption id="attachment_34176" align="aligncenter" width="200"]2015 Husqvarna 4CS Forks 4CS Forks[/caption]

All FE & TE



  • New headlight and front number plate and fender - Husqvarna look evolves with a new front mask and headlight. The new front fender (same as the motocross fender) provides easier mounting, and complements the slim, stylish lines of the 2015 Husqvarna's distinctive bodywork.
  • New CNC machined triple clamps - Black anodized CNC machined triple clamps are revised to accept the new front fender, and provide a more stable and secure fit. Husqvarna's distinct triple clamps provide uniform clamping of the fork leg in order to distribute forces evenly and maintain the leg shape. Controlled flex of the fork ensures proper damping along the entire stroke for optimum performance.
  • Oil pump - 4-stroke engines receive new O-rings on the suction screen for increased durability under extreme conditions.
  • Subframe reinforcement - Lightweight subframe is reinforced with an additional screw on the left side that improves fitment and seal with the airbox.
  • New speedometer cover - Redesigned speedometer cover thoughtfully conceals all warning lights - except high-beam - for a cleaner display.
  • Improved hand guards - All Husqvarna FE and TE models come standard with hand guards, which are stronger and have better impact resistance thanks to a new compound.
  • Seat cover - Improved seat features new cover material for improved grip and durability. The material is also more robust, making the entire seat firmer than before.
  • New graphics - Signature blue and yellow look of Husqvarna evolves with edgy new dirt bike graphics.

[caption id="attachment_34181" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna FE 250 2015 Husqvarna FE 250[/caption]

FE 250


  • Transmission - The FE 250's gearbox is upgraded with a longer sixth gear for better performance and a higher top-speed.

[caption id="attachment_34182" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna FE 350 S 2015 Husqvarna FE 350 S[/caption]

FE 250 & FE 350


  • DDS clutch - The DDS (damped diaphragm steel) clutch of the FE 250/350 receives a redesigned clutch basket for lighter weight.

[caption id="attachment_34172" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna TE 250 Engine 2015 Husqvarna TE 250 Engine[/caption]

TE 250


  • Power valve and carburetion - The TE 250 receives a new power valve setting and improved carburetion. The opening point of the power valve is adjusted (+200 rpm from MY14) to provide smoother power delivery.

[caption id="attachment_34173" align="aligncenter" width="300"]2015 Husqvarna TE 300 - Action 2015 Husqvarna TE 300[/caption]

TE 250 & TE 300


  • Electric starter - Shorter gearing on the electric starter delivers higher initial torque and ensures stronger starting.
  • DDS clutch - New gasket on the inner clutch cover provides improved sealing and better durability under extreme conditions.
  • Battery - TE 250 and TE 300 receive a new, lighter and more efficient 3Ah motorcycle battery.

2015 Husqvarna Enduro/Dual Sport Bikes Image Gallery


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Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles
Bike/Part photos: H. Mitterbauer
Action photos: S. Romero

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