2010 Husaberg FE390 Review

Intro

Since its acquisition by the Austrian manufacturer in 1995, Swedish motorcycle manufacturer Husaberg has become somewhat of a testing ground, bringing new designs to market in its Enduro motorcycle line. The 2010 Husaberg FE (four-stroke, Enduro) series consists of three models: the new for 2010 FE 390, the FE 450, and the FE 570.

The 2010 Husaberg FE 390 is the little brother of the three different models. Other than the 393cc engine, and other minor modifications, the FE 390 is actually quite similar to its middle sibling, the FE 450. It was designed to occupy the sweet spot between the maneuverability of 250cc bikes and the abundant power of other more robust 450cc models. The result is not quite like any other Enduro bike on the market, delivering an Enduro bike that handles nimbly, but without the high-strung nature of a 250cc model. The 2010 Husaberg FE 390 is noted for offering great traction, being more fuel efficient than its larger counterparts, and being a good choice for long trail riders, or for hobbyists who ride simply for fun.

While the Husaberg FE 450 is not quite as light and maneuverable as its smaller sibling, it does offer more power. The throttle response is instantaneous, and the electronic fuel injection delivers a smooth, linear power band, an excellent trait for an Enduro bike. While they are a bit heavier than ideal for racing bikes, Husaberg’s unusual engine placement makes them feel and handle like much lighter motorcycles on the road.

The big thumper of the trio is the 2010 Husaberg FE 570. The larger motor puts out plenty of torque, but with a smooth response. The gear ratios on the 570 allow for fast starts and high speeds in those coveted open spaces. Some riders have criticized the stock suspension settings of the 570 as being too soft, but this is easily remedied, just by adjusting the suspension settings. While the bike is, of course, heavier than its smaller-displacement siblings, Husaberg’s unique mass centralization makes this model handle like a much lighter bike.

The electronic fuel injection system on the Husaberg FE series motorcycles is adjustable, using the optional fuel injection tuning software. Also available is a multiple-map ignition switch, which allows riders to change the engine settings from mild to aggressive. The EFI is noted for delivering excellent throttle response, and for being relatively low-maintenance.

All three of Husaberg’s Enduro series models utilize the unique 70-degree engine placement, which contributes to more manageable handling and a deceptively lightweight feel.

New For 2010

  • 2010 was the Husaberg FE 390's first model year.
  • The 450 and 570 receive emissions compliant fuel tanks, along with green ignition mapping, making them easier to pass street-legal standards.

2010 Husaberg FE390 Specs

  • Model: FE 390, 450, 570
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 95 x 55.5mm; 95 / 63.4 mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.1:1; 11.8:1
  • Valve Train: N/A
  • Induction: Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final Drive: 13/52
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.25 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Disc Brake 260 mm
  • Brakes (Rear): Disc Brake 220 mm
  • Suspension (Front): WP 48mm, 11.8-inch travel
  • Suspension (Rear): WP PDS shock, 13.2-inch travel
  • Wheelbase: 58.1 inches
  • Seat Height: 38.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 250 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/90-21""
  • Tires (Rear): 140/80-18""

Accessories

  • Adjustable Footrest
  • Aluminum Skid plate
  • Multiple-Map Ignition Switch
  • Supermoto Kit

Key Competitors For The 2010 Husaberg FE390

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