2010 Husaberg FE 390 First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Husaberg FE 390

2010 Husaberg FE 390 First

Can less really be more the radical Husaberg design? changes give the FE 390 a totally personality than its big brothers.

has built a true middle-ground to bridge the gap between high-strung 4-strokes and overbearing 450cc While we all wait for the elusive turned out what it considers the medium, at least for the enduro The 2010 FE 390 is unlike any other on the market, but does that it an odd-ball or genius?

Husaberg to do things differently, and always With innovation and rideability at the top of its the Swedish firm shocked with the release of its 2009 FE 450 and The radical engine and chassis produced a bike that had the abundant power of a 450 enduro and that resembled 250cc

The offshoot of parent company, decided to play on those to create a bike that those in-between riders – the trail bike. Our test in Olympia, WA proved that the 390 much accomplishes that across the board.

The engine is where the difference is at. A smaller turns this ride a much smoother, manageable of the 450 machine.

First off, didn’t reinvent the wheel to the 390. It’s virtually the as the FE 450 with a few minor changes – tweaks that add up to a big difference in and overall characteristics. The SOHC engine is the heart of what this bike so good. OEMs are constantly trying to the moving inertia inside a in an attempt to break away the typical 4-… handling.

Since it already had a superb-handling Husaberg went the other with the 390 and tried to boost “rideability” factor by increasing Engineers installed a new crank longer connecting rod that the … from 63.4mm to The 393cc engine uses a new with revised squish and slightly less compression.

A new tops off the engine with intake valves, a new chain oil control rings and nitrated rings. Other durability occur in the six-speed transmission gets reinforced idler for all but the third and fourth cogs.

gear was great though I have wanted it any lower, but and third could have a little more grunt off the bottom. I never used during the race, opting to use the instead for the higher gears. just one of those things you’ll have to ride it on own trails and mess around final gearing, like any bike.

However, the upside of our test was that it allowed me to the hydraulic Magura clutch. I one finger for about the first of the race before having to to two in the later stages, which is half-a-race longer than I do. The pull is light and the action is from the steel-braided lines.

It didn’t howl like hydraulics we’ve ridden in the even during our super-technical shoots. No complaints here.

under the seat is quick and

and the airbox/fuel tank

layout better weight

distribution and


The closed-loop fuel system feeds through a Keihin 42mm throttle I rode the bike using the aggressive of three available map settings, but the power was still smooth and linear. For a comparison, I the FX 450 very briefly and found the tamest setting worked which should give indication of how smooth the 390 really is.

revised the EFI mapping specifically for the 390 and an optional user setting which will make between options a simpler

There is some engine at higher rpm, but the lump best in the low-to-mid range. ‘Berg puts down traction than any other I’ve ridden. Off-cambers and sections are where the 390 shines. it excels at anything technical and you can all day without getting worn out – riders take note.

of the design features really the 390 towards the extreme enduro Of course, the ease of use and constant are extremely valuable, but other add up as well. Having the air filter up the fuel tank traditionally give the bike above water-crossing ability.

Changing the filter requires no with a cable noose release. With the cylinder at a 70-degree forward tilt, centralization is maximized and the stainless exhaust header is routed to the engine for a more compact The pipe is away from harm and the only time I my pants was when I manhandled it the side and stuck my knee the header.

My leg never touched it normal use. It also a new X-ring chain

The front end — everywhere.

So does the for that matter.

There is no lever. I know, I know… get the times, Hilderbrand; trust the KTM has a great reputation with electric-only systems and Husabergs to be holding up as well, but am I the only one out who likes having the option?

not like I’ll ever use it the choice, but it’s those when there is no choice I worry about. Do you want to this thing deep in to and have the battery go out? me paranoid… The starter worked during our test.

It never lit the motor immediately, but it never to get us going either, it just a few extra cranks. Regardless, claims the motor weighs 68 pounds in its current form.

Husaberg FE 390
Husaberg FE 390

I enjoyed the extra ground in the endurocross sections, but also on the where I crossed several logs and the occasional misstep the 390 over a trailside object. The just didn’t get unsettled. It bounce or deflect, and the only issue I had to adjust to was an overabundance of – not exactly something to complain

The ‘Berg just isn’t for this.

Try the FX 450 if you want to take

The double-cradle perimeter steel is a wonderful complement to the user-friendly Even though it weighs the it feels lighter than the 450 riding. Tip it over, however, and the shows all of its claimed 251 ready-to-ride A new black-anodized 22mm-offset triple (up from 19mm) keeps very precise without oversensitive, and the front tire as much grip as the rear.

The end feels a bit heavy at times, but it a lot of emphasis through the soft WP The 48mm open-cartridge unit up required some stiffening on the circuit, but I still could continued making improvements more tuning. However, on both ends is very and comfortable.

Remember that about never getting The fork and shock are very and there is little transfer the two. For instance, hard in front don’t cause end to squat and subsequently buck.

The linkless design in the rear independently of the fork, and I was generally with them all around on terrain. The fully adjustable still has to be completely removed to preload settings, a feat by removing two mount bolts.

The also get steel-braided lines and a new twin-piston caliper up front, came from the KTM SX models, amazing feel and power. brake pads are new as well and a 260mm wave rotor. I was happy with the progressive and combined with the excellent from the front wheel, bike is one of the easiest to command surgical precision.

All the FE models are legal with a headlight, and permeated 2.25-gallon fuel It’s also wired for a light and the handlebar-mounted control offers high/low beam and horn connection (though nothing attached), so dual-sporters instant options.

Husaberg a terrific trail bike, no but one that isn’t going to in all situations. It was fantastic in the tight trails, and once we got moisture on the it showcased its talents even The nastier the

It likes to play in the stuff. In fact, it just to play period. We would to have this bike in the because there isn’t else that competes as an trail bike for our needs.

the more we appreciated the FE 390’s However, soft suspension and a motor will suffer in open terrain, even the increased stability this Not to worry, that’s why they the FE 570 and cross-country-targeted FX 450.

Husaberg didn’t want to a 250cc machine since it that the existing 450 handled a smaller bike. However it did to offer a motor configuration isn’t as physically demanding as the big and caters to regular riders the racing crowd. We had plenty of fun it just for kicks, but the FE 390 is an excellent machine on virtually every

This bike isn’t for the enigmatic or wealthy collector, Priced at $8898, there are of enduro riders who will this bike attractive at all – especially those who embody the attitude.

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