2020 Husqvarna FC 250

The most softly suspended 250cc four-stroke motocrosser available in 2020.

FC 250 right side
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For 2020, Husqvarna went in a different direction with the suspension for its four-stroke motocrossers. More softly sprung and damped at both ends, the setup spec’d for the FC 250 is naturally liked by riders who weigh 155 pounds or less and lap at novice-to-intermediate levels. Conversely, the fork and shock sag too much and lack bottoming control for faster intermediate-to-pro-level riders who weigh more than 155 and those of any skill level who tip the scales at 170 pounds plus. The FC 250 has a midrange-to-top-end-oriented powerband, making 40.7 peak hp at a sky-high 13,900 rpm; bottom-end improves using the optional ventilated airbox cover supplied with the bike. With its broad power delivery, the FC 250 can carry a gear for a remarkably long time.

FC 250 left side
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With an MSRP of $9,199, the FC 250 is the most expensive 250cc-class four-stroke MXer on the market and one of the best-equipped: Magura hydraulic clutch, Brembo brakes, and ODI lock-on grips. “I personally value comfort, so I appreciate the FC 250’s softer valving,” tester Eric Storz noted. “The suspension is supple and composed through choppy sections of the racetrack.”

FC 250 rear right
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Manufacturer Claimed Specifications

Price $9,199
Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, single-cylinder
Displacement 249.9cc
Bore x Stroke 78.0mm x 52.3mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 37.4 in.
Rake 26.1°
Trail N/A
Front Suspension 48mm fully adjustable; 12.2-in. travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable; 11.8-in. travel
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 110/90-19
Wheelbase 58.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 1.9 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 219 lb.

Cycle World Tested Specifications

Seat Height 37.2 in.
Dry Weight 234 lb.
Rear-Wheel Horsepower 40.7 hp @ 13,900 rpm
Rear-Wheel Torque 19.3 lb.-ft. @ 9,100 rpm
0–60 mph N/A
1/4-mile N/A
Braking 30–0 mph N/A
Braking 60–0 mph N/A