2020 Husqvarna FE 350: The new Enduro21 test mule

Say hello to our new long term test bike, a fresh Husqvarna FE 350 ready and primed for some Enduro21 testing duties…

 

The new Enduro21 test mule has arrived – this Husqvarna FE 350 has been a long time coming! We’ve been suffering a bit of a drought of test bikes during 2019 not least because the editor and test rider went and broke his leg. There’s nothing like not being able to ride to make you badly want to go ride.

The Husqvarna FE 350 is a bit of a departure for us after two seasons of fuel injected two-stroke action on different KTMs. Why the 350 four stroke? Because it is a popular configuration of bike, not just for Husqvarna but across the board for all manufacturers producing this engine size models. 

That “middle ground” thing, which owners always talk about, the blend of stability, power and weight make it a useful tool whatever the circumstances. We’ll be honing in on some of those aspects with a range of riding at events and trails.

 
Enduro21 long term test mule Husqvarna rear FE350 560
 

The new chassis on the 2020 Husqvarna range needs some quality time testing as well. The MY2020 launch test in Sweden in the early European summer was all-too brief so some extended hours on the bike will give us a better picture of how it performs across different riding conditions. 

As ever we’re also looking forward to getting some bits bolted on and doing exactly what it says in the E21 test mule job description: testing parts. 

With the rider back and at least medically fit (lack of physical fitness is gonna come as a shock!), we’re entered a couple of events through October already and looking forward to clocking some hours.

We’ve already got a small stock of new parts to try from new Galfer brakes, Airmousses, an XC Gear MAKO 360 set of bar clamps, a sweet AXP blue sump guard and more. 

Stay tuned and, as always, if you have questions or have a 350 four stroke then get in touch at the email address below. Don’t be shy.

For more information on the 2020 Husqvarna enduro range, click this link to see our “First look” post from earlier this year.

 

Photo Credit: Enduro21
 
 
 
 
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Jon Pearson
Enduro21 Editor and Bike Tester
jon.pearson@enduro21.com