The 2012 model Husqvarna TE250 is fitted with a single cylinder, twin cam, 4 valve titanium engine. The engine weighs only 22 kg which makes it the lightest unit in its class. Among the most important features offered by the engine we note the Mikuni fuel injection that feeds the cylinder head through a 42 mm throttle body, double mapping and the electric starting backed up by the classic kickstarter.
The 2012 model comes with a completely redesigned exhaust system, which further improves the engine’s performance.
Power is sent to the rear wheel through a 6 speed gearbox which is paired with a hydraulically controlled clutch.
The 2013 Husqvarna TE250 rides on 48 mm forks and a new rear Kayaba monoshock which is externally adjustable for low/high speeds in compression and rebound. The setting of the fork has been completely redesigned to match the new shock, with new springs and internal settings.
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The Husqvarna TE310 was chosen by the French champion Antoine Meo to compete in the E2 enduro category. Despite the fact that the motorcycle had a pretty weak engine compared with the ones of its rivals, it managed to outplay them thanks to its outstanding handling and the perfect balance between performance, weight and maneuverability.
The bike is powered by a lightweight (22kg) 302.4 cc engine, which makes it the lightest in its category. The basic design remained unchanged for 2012: single cylinder, twin cam, with 4 titanium valves, Mikuni electronic injection with 45 mm throttle body and double CDI mapping, selectable by a switch on the handlebars. However, the 2012 engine is combined with a newly developed exhaust system which further improves performance.
The frame is technically a mixture of round, oval and rectangular tubing, and remained unchanged as it was already modified in last year’s model.
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There aren’t many motorcycle manufacturers that can compete with Husqvarna’s 108 years history. The German manufacturer started to build motorcycles back in 1903 and since then, it continued to improve them and to develop new technologies.
Today’s Husqvarna enduros are considered among the best models in their class and the company continues to stay among the top dogs like it did 108 years ago.
The Husqvarna TE511 moves the company’s heritage further and rewards its rider with modern technologies and top notch performances. The motorcycle can deal effortless with any type of terrain as is powered by a potent 477.5 cc, DOHC, 4-valve liquid-cooled engine.
For 2012 Husqvarna’s technicians have focused mainly on ease of handling, and the new motorcycle has a new mapping for the Keihin injection (double flap 46 mm throttle body), developed specifically to make power supply from the single cylinder engine more linear and progressive.
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The Husqvarna TE 449 received a few modifications for the year 2013 which help it remain on top of the pack. The motorcycle keeps its basic profile, but the company says that it has become more streamlined and efficient. There is also a new color scheme available, a set of fresh black grips for the handlebar and higher-quality decals. However, the most important upgrades were made to the engine, which received minor changes to the power curve. Moreover, the ECU map has also received a few tweaks to improve the overall performances.
Power comes from a 4 stoke, DTS-i 180-cc engine which develops a maximum output of 17 PS. The engine is combined with ExhuasTEC (Torque Expansion Chamber) Technology for the exhaust system which improves torque at low rpm and provides abundant power at any stage.
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The Husqvarna TE 310 R earn its placed among the top dogs in the segment after has dominated the Enduro World Championship E2 class. However, Husqvarna decided to raise the bar even higher and put its engineers to work once more. As a result, the new 2013 Husqvarna TE 310 R comes with a completely reworked engine which offers more torque and power through the whole rev range.
These performances were achieved by using a new cylinder head and Keihin injection. Besides the improved power and torque levels, the changes also affect the ignition lock and the hot-start-lever which are no longer needed.
On the safety side of things the 2013 Husqvarna TE 310 R receives standard handlebar protection, stiffer radiators and a magnet in the crankcase oil plug. You also get softer handgrips for the handlebar.
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The Husqvarna TE 250R has conquered a lot of fans since its inception and many consider it one of the most capable bikes in its class. The motorcycle has already proven its value wining the 2010 and 2011 WEC (World Enduro Championship) E1, so it certainly deserves its good reputation. What even better, is that the company decided to improve this successful model even more. Thereby, the Husqvarna TE 250R received a new, high performance cylinder head and fuel injection system for 2013. As a result the bike gets improvements in power delivery and throttle response, as well as a significant 8% increase in both power and torque figures.
On the other hand, Husqvarna’s engineers have spent a lot of time to improve the motorcycle’s safety. One of the most significant upgrades made in this department is the fresh handlebar protection which is offered as standard equipment for 2013. The bike has also received stiffer radiators and a new magnet in the crankcase which improve the reliability.
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The 2013 Husqvarna TE449 is powered by a strong 4 valve, dual camshaft engine forged using the company’s experience in off road racing. Fuel delivery is managed by an electronic injection system and you also get two exhaust silencers which are Euro 3 compliant.
Compared to the old generation, the new one uses more 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel to reinforce the steering head, the seat rail and engine mounts. On the other hand, the bike also features new suspension settings and the rear Kayaba monoshock is shorter by 4 mm, further reducing seat height. The front suspension has been improved as well, and now it gets progressive dampening.
The stopping power is assured by Brembo brakes. Up front you get a 2600 mm disc with twin piston floating calipers, while out back there is a 240 mm disc paired with a single piston floating caliper.
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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.
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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For 2008, Husqvarna orientated on providing a better riding position, improved handling and stress on the frame, as well as delivering more powerful engines. It succeeded by moving the footrest forwards by 15mm and adjusting a steering angle between 26° and 28° while the rear suspension is brand new. But still, the masterpiece remains the fuel injected engines fitted on the TE450 and TE510. They have also been improved for better functionality and reliability.