The 2012 Husqvarna TC250 was developed using Husqvarna’s experience gained at the World MX2 Championship. The collaboration between the factory R&D technicians and the Ricci Racing team resulted into significant upgrades made to the engine and the mechanical design.
The motorcycle’s DOHC, 4-valve liquid-cooled, 49.5cc engine now features a modern design and is the most compact and lightest in its category. Among the numerous upgrades made to the new engine we want to note the completely redesigned twin cam valve train which comes with four titanium valves and a different piston.
The injection has also been completely changed, while the electronic ignition and the exhaust are new too.
Moreover, stability and maneuverability are improved by the new Kayaba monoshock with externally adjustable damping (high/low speed compression and rebound). The fork is also Kayaba and the preload has been changed to a firmer setting.
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The Husqvarna TC 250 was especially developed to race in the motocross MX2 class. The really good part is that’s also available in showrooms. The 2013 model is fitted with a series of modern technologies developed using the company’s experience in the MX2 World Championship.
One of the most important upgrades was made to the engine. The 2013 powerplant features a new cooling system which secures a constant temperature, a magnet in the crankcase oil plug as well as an improved throttlebody.
Another new feature offered for the 2013 model is the fresh handlebar protector which improves the rider’s safety. We also need o send a shout at the new softer handgrips which are now glued on the handlebar.
The stopping power is assured by a front 260 mm fixed disc with hydraulic control and double piston floating caliper and a rear 240 mm fixed disc with hydraulic control and single floating caliper.
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There is hardly any other motorcycle brand that is able to boast of a 108-year tradition of motorcycle production and racing like that of Husqvarna. The first Husqvarna motorcycles were built in 1903, with victory coming just 13 years later in 1916 at one of best known enduro races of the time, the Novemberkåsan. This laid the foundation for a success story which remains unparalleled to this day.
Today, Husqvarna has crafted a reputation as one of the most storied motorcycle manufacturers in the world and their expertise in the field is no more evident than in the bikes they produce, including the TC449.
The TC449 is the epitome of what a motocross bike is all about. The bike’s revolutionary mechanical design features a gas tank that has been moved below the seat with the fuel cap to the rear. The air filter box is located directly behind the headstock, making the overall set-up more balanced and user friendly. Likewise, the bodywork comes with integrated graphics that not only enhance the design and function of the TC449, but also resolve the problem of adhesives that peel off under the power wash.
Another significant aspect of the TC449 is the new frame, which has been modified at the steering-head area and reinforced with chrome-moly 25CrMo4 steel plates. The rear seat rail and engine supports have also been similarly strengthened while the preload of the Kayaba suspension was reset, allowing for the fork to carry a harder setting.
To lighten and simplify the electrical system, the 2012 Husqvarna TC449 has had its entire wiring completely redesigned. At the heart of it all is a 450cc twin cam four valve engine that’s fed by a Keihin electronic injection and comes with electric start.
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Husqvarna has always strived to innovate and bring new ideas to the world of off road motorcycles. Now, as always, the motorcycle brand with the longest tradition in the world in the Off Road sector is fully committed to the ongoing research and development of the perfect off road bike: easy to use, ready to race and easy to maintain. Full story
The design of the new 449/511 range outstrips that of other off road models and stands out immediately for its looks, exclusive layout and cutting-edge technology. A range of Husqvarna Special Parts will be available, developed by Husqvarna to provide the best combination of lightness, durability and performance to allow Husqvarna fans to personalise their bikes and offer them the ingredients for racing success.
For 2010, Husqvarna worked to deliver a new motocross range that is composed from models characterized by more engine performance and better handling, while also being more reliable and weighing less. The new Husky TC450 is the first example in that matter as it was derived from the racing machines of Husqvarna’s World Championship Teams.
Husqvarna keeps us on pins and needles in what concerns the launch of the 2009 TC 250, the bike that it’s suppose to be the lightest motocrosser yet to be produced. There are many chances that it will participate in the 2009 World Motocross Championship, but what we do know for sure is that it weighs 48.5 lbs.
Much of the massive weight reduction is due to the compactness of the four-stroke engine (13 percent smaller than everything else out there) featuring four titanium radial valves. Developed in collaboration with MX3 racer Andrea Bartolini, the new bike is expected to rule on the 2009 motocross scene.
But in order to do that, it will first have to be produced and rumors are that this autumn will bring racers face to face with it. Let’s hope so!
The exhibition in Barcelona was a perfect opportunity for Husqvarna to thrill its fans with two models that have just received green light for future production. The new TC 450 and TE 310 have been displayed for the first time in front of national press and audience by Andrea Bartolini and current MX3 riders Thomas Allier and Christophe Martin.
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Featuring brand news chassis and bodywork surrounding a revised engine, the two motocross models rely on versatility and sharp handling in order to make a good impression for 2008 model year. Proof of these bikes being real racers is also the fact that they donate their brand new features to the TE 450 and TE 510 Enduro models.
Husqvarna 2008 four-stroke models are radically revised in what concerns the chassis, leaving the already strong-pulling motors in expectancy for another revision, but that shouldn’t keep us from testing the new TC 250 and see if the improvements suit it well.