Developed to be a perfect match for the beginner riders, the 2014 version of the Husaberg TE 125 continues to delivers great off road performances.
The Husaberg TE 125 is light, strong, tough and affordable, so what more could you want from a beginner’s bike? Moreover, with the 2014 model year it just became even better.
The motorcycle rides on a set of modern 4CS closed-cartridge forks that have been totally modified for 2014 featuring new fork springs and settings. The forks are combined with updated PDS shocks that were carefully tuned to endure the toughest demands of enduro racing. Needles to say that rebound and compression damping can be adapted individually to track and rider.
The motorcycle has also received a few improvements to the engine that now has a redesigned reed valve housing featuring Boyesen high-performance reeds.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Husaberg TE 125.
The only way is up!
The TE 125 is the ideal bike for youngsters in the E1 class and all those seeking ultra-easy handling, minimum weight plus the lowest acquisition and maintenance costs. The renowned high performance is regarded as the two-stroke benchmark in the E1 class.
The revolutionary 4CS closed-cartridge forks have been radically revamped for MY 2014 and, together with new fork springs and settings, now provide greater reserves against bottoming out as well as improved responsiveness. In addition, the ease of maintenance has also been improved. In combination with the PDS shock absorbers, which likewise impress with updated settings, they supply optimum damping behaviour specially designed for enduro use, with maximum traction and plenty of comfort. As ever, rebound and compression damping can be adapted (on the fork from the cockpit; on the shock absorber for high and low speed as well) individually to track and rider in no time at all.
The wheels are fitted with lightweight, CNC-machined hubs and high-end DID rims, plus spokes with lightweight, aluminium nipples, guaranteeing the highest levels of stability while keeping weight to a minimum. The Michelin Enduro tyres stand for excellent traction and outstanding performance.
Brakes from Brembo are standard equipment on HUSABERG bikes and, together with lightweight wave brake discs, they are recognised as the measure of all things in terms of brake technology. A new handbrake armature has been developed for the 2014 model year, with new remote reservoir, smaller brake piston diameter (9 instead of 10 mm) and optimised lever kinematics. As a result and together with optimised brake pads, brake performance and application have been perceptibly improved again.
A new, refined, 25th anniversary graphic design with clear, straight lines underlines the high demands made of a modern, state-of-the-art offroad motorcycle.
Airbox and air filter bracket have been reinforced with fiberglass so that the air filter is kept even more securely in its intended position. The filter is replaced as quickly as ever, without any tools of course.
All HUSABERG models are equipped with extremely stable, tapered Neken handlebars made from a high-strength aluminium alloy. The four handlebar position settings are the tried and tested HUSABERG standard. Redesigned handguards made from ultra-sturdy, 2-component plastic have been fitted as standard for MY 2014 to both brake and clutch levers.
The new speedo developed in collaboration with TRAIL TECH impresses above all with its outstanding ergonomics. It is simpler to operate and easier to read. Moreover, the time is now shown additionally in every display mode.
The cast aluminium swingarm has been developed with state-of-the-art calculation and simulation software and constructed, in terms of design and wall thickness, for minimum weight with optimum stiffness and sufficient flex. For MY 2014 model year, the chainguide has been revised for the benefit of greater reliability, while simultaneously reducing the weight.
The lower triple clamp has been optimised in order to distribute force transmission from the triple clamp to the fork outer tube more evenly. As a result, the damping behaviour of the fork is less impaired by unwanted influences.
The engine has a redesigned reed valve housing featuring Boyesen high-performance reeds. Thanks to the innovations, performance has been optimised and responsiveness improved. Further optimisations include a new piston grinding pattern and an adjusted carburettor setting. The new developments make the TE 125 even more steadfast.
|Engine type||1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control|
|Starting aid||Kick starter|
|Transmission||6 gear, claw shifted|
|Secondary ratio||14:50 (13:50)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch / Brembo hydraulics|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan|
|Frame||Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing|
|Fork||WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 4CS|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC|
|Suspension travel Front||300 mm|
|Suspension travel Rear||335 mm|
|Brake system||Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings|
|Brake discs - diameter Front||260 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter Rear||220 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4"|
|Steering head angle||63.5°|
|Ground clearance, unloaded||355 mm|
|Seat height, unloaded||960 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity, approx.||10.7 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)|
|Weight without fuel, approx.||94.5 kg|
Husaberg has never disappointed us as far as reliability is concerned so the TE 125 shouldn’t give you any problems at this chapter. Strong agile and light, the previous model year was certainly a great beginner’s bike, so with all the improvements made to the 2014 model year that put accent on power and handling, the new generation has all it needs to be pretty impressive.