2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro

Thursday, February 2nd 2012. | Husaberg

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro motorcycles have always been unique. Originally famous for their almost agricultural simplicity, the Swedish engineers made lightweight, unusual and highly sought after racing four-strokes long before Yamaha’s marketing department ‘invented’ the four-stroke revolution.

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro in action

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro in action

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro in action

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro in action sliding

Enjoy your traveling in all of field, 2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro design in tril model, it very march to rider in facing the chalange, 565.5 cc give faster your travel, it has 4 stroke so the rider can replace the speed in kinds of field.2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro uses Fuel system Keihin EFI, the tank capacity 8,5 litteras.
The latest Brembo front brake with optimised front brake pads for maximum braking performance at minimal effort. Effective single-piston brake caliper in the rear. Ultra-light wave discs for the ultimate braking performance and better self-cleaning of the brakes.

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro back angel

When KTM bought Husaberg quality control began to improve, as did global race results. More and more KTM-spec parts appeared on the ‘Bergs, until last year when Husaberg reinvented the wheel and taught the world a lesson on mass centralization. By twisting, turning and massaging a bunch of KTM-sourced engine parts and wrapping them it a new-age frame Husaberg managed to create a big thumper that behaved like a little thumper. Here in Canada the Husaberg guys from the Corner Grass Racing Team, led by Shane Cuthbertson, racked up a very impressive collection of solid race results and fifth-overall in the 2009 Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship.

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro rear view

Some things about the FE570 will be very familiar to KTM owners, but other stuff, like the airbox location under the fuel tank and having the fuel tank mostly under the seat, are pure Husaberg.

Here’s a quick rundown. A very slick EFI system feeds the contorted engine’s laid-down cylinder head. The engine displaces 565.5cc and has a 12.2:1 compression ratio. A smooth juice clutch feeds a slick six-speed transmission. The bike has electric start and a claimed dry weight of 252.4 pounds. Forks and the non-linkage rear shock are by WP. The more you look the more you’ll recognize high quality KTM stuff, but it’s like you’re on some kind of a weird trip. You shake your head, rub your eyes and look again. Yup, you’ve seen that part someplace else, but it was over here…weird.

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro side view

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro view

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro view

Weirdness aside, the new generation Husaberg’s race effectiveness has been proven around the world. We ran our test bike on the MX track, on a wide-open cross-country track and in tight, hilly forest. We compared it to run of the mill Japanese 450Fs, the BMW G450X (which shares similar design goals but with clumsier execution) and our memories and notes from the 2010 YZ450F test, which again has a similar formula for meeting their mass centralization goals. We even compared it to the last of the ‘old school’ Husabergs, a mint 2008 FE550. Here’s what we found out.

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro

The 2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro is well designed from an enduro rider’s point of view. Everything is tucked up and out of harms way and the airbox and electrics are intelligently placed and ridiculously easy to service. The suspension is simple and has been proven on scores of KTMs. The seat is a little wider and a little softer than we’ve gotten used to.

When you first fire the bike up you’ll notice the exhaust is very quiet and there is less intake moan than an older Husaberg or even the BMW G450X or YZ450F. The motor makes big, big torque right off idle. It’s smooth and it hauls, but in a very gentle manner. To get an idea of just how much grunt the 570 has, our lighter testers were able to pull 4th gear starts on the MX track with little effort and then just wouldn’t shift. Ever. Heavier guys started in third, no sweat. The gear ratios feel spot on, with a low first and a sixth gear that is so tall we never really had to use it. If there is a weak part of the FE570s powerband it would be top end, where power flattens quickly. I know, I know, noise blah blah blah. It may not be politically correct, but we’d love to try this bike with a less restrictive muffler, at least when nobody is around. We bet it would absolutely rip!

The bike is heavy. No we didn’t weigh it, but it is noticeably heavier to pick up than a KTM530EXC, heavier than our race-stripped BMW or the 2008 ‘old school’ Husaberg we had on hand and about the same as a CRF450X or WR450F. And here’s something else weird. It feels lighter to ride than any of those bikes, or at least it felt lighter after some fiddling.

One thing we noticed last fall with the 2010 YZ450F, then again with the BMW and now with the ‘Berg is how fussy the new generation of mass centralized thumpers are about proper set-up. You know how on a ‘universal Japanese 250F’ you can make fairly drastic changes to fork height or sag before it really becomes all that noticeable? Not so with the ‘airbox up front, gas under the seat and weirdo engine layout’ brigade. Going from sled to scalpel is only a few mm away in fork height or suspension sag on any of the new-wave thumpers.

Out of the box the 2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro was wallowy soft at both ends, making it hard to hold a line when charging through corners. It also under-steered, which surprised us since we’ve read all the hype about how great these bikes were supposed to turn. We spent hours fiddling and making small adjustments, eventually agreeing on sliding the forks up in the triple clamps 10mm and moving the bar mounts to the forward position. The forks were very soft, even for our 150-pound woods weasel. We cranked the compression damping in 10 clicks and the rebound in 6. The shock clickers also got a workout, going six clicks stiffer on compression and four on rebound. In the woods it was still soft, and on the motocross track it was really soft, but now the bike turned. Turned isn’t the right word. It carved, with a light steering feel that was more like an RM250 than a mega-thumper. Like we said, zero to hero is just a few clicks away. Weird. The conventional frame 2008 Husaberg, by comparison, was more stable but didn’t turn anywhere near as well as the 2010 model and required a much more aggressive riding style to make it work.

We called the super-fast Husaberg guys at Corner Grass to talk about this, who immediately recommended stiffer fork springs to help cure the stinkbug feel of the bike. Hard core woods riders will say, “Ya, but it’s not a motocross bike.” Well duh. We ride every test bike everywhere we can, just like every other dirt biker does. Besides, with the emphasis on special tests at Enduros and wide-open GNCC-style racing these days sometimes you need to be able to hammer stuff, hard! With the compression cranked we had the suspension working smoothly enough to make our Vet tester happy in the tight woods and kept our young guys from whining too much on the XC or MX course. But with stiffer springs the suspension would be better, simple as that.

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro action

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro Actions

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro Front

On to other stuff. KTM 530s have a rep for steaming like a teakettle in tight woods. The Husaberg does too, which should be no surprise since the engines are mechanically very similar. The Husaberg’s EFI system is flawless, contributing hugely to the engine’s great powerband and gentle manners except for one thing; it doesn’t like to start in gear. We’ve noticed this trait with other manufacturers fuelie four-strokes this season as well. It pretty much makes getting a solid dead-engine start at a hare scramble a hit or miss affair, unless you start in neutral. Once it’s running the 570 ‘Berg almost never stalls, and will chug down to almost nothing before it gives a little shudder to remind it’s idiot rider to downshift. By comparison, the older, carbureted 550 Husaberg had a raspy feel, was easy to stall and would sometimes flame out. We’ll take the new 570s trade of a hit or miss dead-engine start for smooth, powerful, seamless torque anyday!

Other tester notes? The seat and tank are wider than most, but strangely enough you get used to it in a big hurry and then wonder why other bikes are so damn skinny. Unlike every other European bike we’ve tested lately the kickstand on the Husaberg actually works! The exhaust pipe header will melt your pants and your boot. This bike has incredible ground clearance, and between that and the light steering and the impossible to stall engine it practically begs you to try trials-type stuff. The brakes are average, which probably has more to do with simple physics than anything else. We have no idea how much gas is in the tank at any given time, but at least the bike does have a low fuel light.

So what do we really think? One of our testers, the Vet off-road guy, loved it but says it’s too soft. Our second Vet tester also loved it, thinking the FE570 could easily be transformed into a great hardcore dual sport bike. Our fast motocross guy wants an FE570 to use for ice racing this winter. The spode likes it better than the KTM530 for trail riding, but even he wants the suspension a little stiffer.

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro In action free style

The new-school 2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro is a huge technological leap over previous ‘Bergs, ushering in a new wave of big four-strokes. Husaberg’s execution of the mass centralization theory makes the similarly designed YZ450F look a little old fashioned and the BMW G450X look almost homemade. The2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro is a cool bike. Really cool, actually.

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro engine

Engine 2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro

* Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke
* Displacement 565.5 cc
* Bore/Stroke 100 / 72 mm
* Compression ratio 12,2 : 1
* Starter/Battery Electric starter/12 V 7 Ah
* Transmission 6 gears
* Fuel system Keihin EFI
* Control 4 V / OHC with rocker levers
* Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
* Engine Oil Motorex, SAE 10W-50
* Primary ratio 33 : 76
* Secondary drive 13 : 38 (13 : 52)
* Cooling Liquid cooling
* Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically operated
* Engine Management System Keihin

Chassis 2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro

* Frame Double cradle perimeter design 25CrMo4
* Subframe Cross-linked Polyethylene (PE)
* Handlebar Magura, Aluminium Ø 28 / 22 mm
* Front suspension WP-USD Ø 48 mm
* Rear suspension WP-PDS shock absorber
* Suspension travel front/rear 300 / 335 mm
* Front/rear brakes Disc brake Ø 260 mm/Disc brake Ø 220 mm
* Front/rear rims 1.60 x 21″ DID/2.15 x 18″ DID
* Front/rear tires 90/90-21″; 140/80-18″
* Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
* Silencer Aluminium
* Steering Head Angle 63.5°
* Wheel base 1,475 ± 10 mm
* Ground clearance 390 mm
* Seat height 985 mm
* Tank capacitiy approx. 8.5 litres
* Weight (Ready to Race) approx. 114,5 kg

2010 Husaberg FE570 Enduro Front View

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