2017 Husqvarna FC 350

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Husqvarna press release below:

The FC 350 shares much of its engine and chassis architecture with the smaller FC 250 but with a maximum output of 58hp, the FC 350 has a 450 rivaling power-to-weight ratio while retaining the light, agile handling of the 250. This is matched with an advanced electronics package featuring launch control, switchable engine maps and traction control resulting in a versatile, high performance package.

Engine

The 350cc DOHC engine weighs in at only 60 pounds and has a maximum power output of 58hp. The engine is specifically designed with performance, weight and mass centralization as key criteria. As a result, all shaft arrangements have been positioned to allow oscillating masses to occupy the ideal center of gravity while all parts are engineered to offer the best possible performance while adding the least possible weight.

  • Performance, weight, mass centralization - 58hp and only 60lbs.
  • Shaft arrangements - oscillating masses at ideal center of gravity.

Cylinder head

The FC 350 features the same DOHC design as the FC 250 with polished camshafts and DLC coated finger followers reducing friction and improving overall performance. Added to the design are larger titanium valves (36.3mm intake and 29.1mm exhaust) which allow the engine to rev freely to the 13,400 rpm ceiling.

  • Large titanium valves - 36.3mm intake and 29.1mm exhaust.
  • Polished camshafts, Finger followers with DLC coating - reduced friction, better performance.

Cylinder and piston

The 88mm bore and 57.5mm stroke cylinder features a large diameter and lightweight forged bridged-box-type piston by CP. As a result, the relatively low oscillating masses deliver exceptional power, high revs and a very wide power band. The compression ratio is 14:1.

  • Lightweight 88mm diameter piston - reduces oscillating masses.
  • Forged bridged-box-type piston - high performance and reliability.

Crankshaft

A superior quality crankshaft is at the heart of the high output, high-revving FC 350 engine. The plain big end bearing featuring two force-fitted bearing shells ensure maximum reliability and durability, guaranteeing long service intervals of 100 hours.

  • Plain big end bearing - increased durability and service intervals.

Crankcases

The FC 350 features an engine design with mass-centralization and weight reduction as the main goals. All the major components have been positioned to achieve the best possible center of gravity. As a result, the motorcycle benefits from superb handling while ensuring a light and compact engine design.

High-pressure die cast production processes keep the overall weight to a minimum, resulting in a thin wall thickness while retaining reliability. The iconic Husqvarna logo adorns the bronze finished crankcase covers.

  • Crankcases - mass-centralization.
  • High pressure die cast production process - thin walls for reduced weight, while maintaining strength.

Gearbox

The compact 5-speed gearbox features a low-friction coating on the shifting fork ensuring smooth and precise shifting. The gear lever features a design that prevents dirt build-up ensuring easy operation in the toughest conditions. An advanced gear sensor allows for specific engine maps in each gear.

  • 5-speed gearbox - smooth and precise shifting.
  • Integrated gear sensor - specific engine maps for each gear.

CSS clutch

The 250cc and 350cc engines feature CSS (coil spring steel) clutches with Magura hydraulics and lever. The CSS clutch has 6coil springs and 7 clutch plates, and a one-piece CNC machined steel clutch basket.

  • CSS clutch - lighter with more consistent clutch action.
  • Magura hydraulic system - German-made precision and quality.

Benefits

  • 450-class performance with less effort.
  • 250-class maneuverability and agility.
  • Standard map switch and launch control.
  • Magura hydraulic clutch for consistent, maintenance-free operation.
  • Reliable and dependable electric start.
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