2021 Husqvarna FC 350

The Husqvarna FC 350 is possibly one of the most fun models from the Austrian manufacturer. Here are its pros, cons, and details.

2021 Husqvarna FC 350
2021 Husqvarna FC 350
2021 Husqvarna FC 350 (Husqvarna/)

Ups

  • One of the only 350cc four-stroke MXers on the market
  • Great updates to chassis
  • Comfortable riding position
  • Smooth and consistent clutch
  • Suspension perhaps too soft, but it does offer plenty of adjustability

Downs

  • Long throttle pull

Verdict

The Husqvarna FC 350 only has minor criticisms, and with the enjoyable ride and chassis updates, this middleweight motocrosser is quite possibly the most fun Husqvarna to date.

2021 Husqvarna FC 350
2021 Husqvarna FC 350 (Husqvarna/)

Overview

Husqvarna is one of two manufacturers that splits the difference between 250 and 450 four-stroke motocross bikes with its FC 350, the other being KTM’s 350 SX-F. Since the FC is saddled between the two displacements, its liquid-cooled DOHC 350cc powerplant is suitable for riders looking for more power than a 250F but don’t want or need the power and torque of a 450.

Updates for 2021

For 2021, the revised suspension, which includes shorter fork cartridges and outer tubes, along with revised shock linkage, lowers the Husky’s chassis by 10mm.

Pricing and Variants

The Husqvarna 350 is priced at an MSRP of $10,099.

2021 Husqvarna FC 350
2021 Husqvarna FC 350 (Husqvarna/)

Powertrain: Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The FC 350 has a five-speed transmission hosted inside its DOHC single-cylinder 350cc engine. In our first ride review, we preferred map 2 of the two available engine maps because it had improved torque compared to map 1. This helped in slower, soft sand sections and carrying third gear in tight corners.

In regard to engine performance, second and third gear are usable in flowing corners and overall there are no significant gaps in the gears. The Magura hydraulic clutch is smooth and consistent, our test rider reported, but a slightly more responsive feel might improve the performance of the clutch further.

2021 Husqvarna FC 350
2021 Husqvarna FC 350 (Husqvarna/)

Handling

Chassis and suspension setting improvements for this year’s model are impressive because these make the bike much easier to corner and ultimately, the pair works more cohesively. The FC 350 handled well in both smooth track and small-bump-riddled faster sections. For some, the suspension may be a tad soft, but the units are plenty adjustable. The front end is equipped with a 48mm WP Xact fork that is adjustable for air pressure, compression damping, and rebound damping while the rear WP Xact shock is adjustable for spring preload, high-/low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping.

Brakes

The braking power is firm, but still progressive. Fitted with a front two-piston Brembo caliper and rear single-piston Brembo caliper with 260mm and 220mm (front/rear) discs. According to our test rider, “The 220mm rear rotor is smaller in comparison to the Japanese bikes, which makes it easier to modulate.”

Fuel Economy and Real-world MPG

Real-world mpg is currently unavailable.

2021 Husqvarna FC 350
2021 Husqvarna FC 350 (Husqvarna/)

Ergonomics: Comfort and Utility

The rider triangle remains very comfortable because the chassis is lower, not the seat. Seat height is listed at a claimed 37.0 inches.

Electronics

This Keihin EMS is integrated with launch control, traction control, and two selectable engine maps.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Husqvarna’s FC 350 comes with a 30-day warranty coverage.

Quality

Our test rider said the FC 350 is a lot of fun to ride, in fact, it was quite possibly the most fun he has had on a Husqvarna to date. Props to Husky for the great job on the updates.

2021 Husqvarna FC 350
2021 Husqvarna FC 350 (Husqvarna/)

2021 Husqvarna FC 350 Claimed Specifications

MSRP: $10,099
Engine: 350cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 57.5mm
Transmission/Final Drive: 5-speed/chain
Fuel Delivery: Keihin electronic fuel injection w/ 44mm throttle body
Clutch: Wet, multiplate; hydraulically actuated
Engine Management/Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Steel central double cradle
Front Suspension: 48mm WP Xact fork, air pressure, compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. travel
Rear Suspension: WP Xact shock, spring preload, high-/low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. travel
Front Brake: Brembo 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear Brake: Brembo 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Wheels, Front/Rear: Spoked D.I.D wheels, 21 x 1.60 in. / 19 x 2.15 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 80/100-21 / 110/90-19
Rake/Trail: 26.1°/N/A
Wheelbase: 58.5 in.
Ground Clearance: 14.6 in.
Seat Height: 37.0 in.
Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gal.
Wet Weight: 221 lb. (w/ all fluids except fuel)
Contact: husqvarna-motorcycles.com
Source : Motorcyclist More