The perfect balance between power, weight and ease-of-use! The epitome of versatility, the FE 350's engine has delivery and throttle response similar to a FE 250, but with broad tractable 450 rivaling performance. For 2017, the engine weighs 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg) less than the old design and is also 0.78 inches (20 mm) shorter. With improved performance, mass centralization and weight reduction, ride-ability has progressed to new levels. The FE 350 features a new six-speed gearbox with specific wide-range enduro type gearing. A low-friction shifter fork coating assists with shifting precision, while a new gear sensor allows the engine management system (EMS) to select a specific engine map for each gear. The smart new gear-lever design prevents dirt build-up, springing back into position for perfect control.