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2012 Husqvarna CR65

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After Husqvarna stated to be part of the BMW Group, the company’s motorcycles received a boost of new technologies which help them rise even higher in the motorcycle’s food chain.

Perhaps it goes without saying that the Husqvarna CR65 has also received a lot of attention from BMW’s technicians, and now has everything it needs to be considered one of the most capable compact off roaders in its class.

The Husqvarna CR 65 is propelled by a lightweight 64.90 cc which is perfect for those who are starting to learn how to ride a powerful motorcycle. The single cylinder unit is water cooled, has two radiators and a large Mikuni 24 mm carburetor. Power is sent to the rear wheel though a 6 speed gearbox combined with a clutch with hydraulic command, for more sensitivity and less strain on the rider.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Husqvarna CR65.

Press Release

Engine

Husqvarna CR65

The engine of the Husqvarna CR65 can threaten adversaries, but the power delivery is just right for those learning to handle a powerful bike and go on to become champions. The single cylinder is 65 cc, water cooled, with two radiators, because the CR65’s engine has all the horsepower to triumph and make its riders the champions of the future. Above all else, the engine is absolutely reliable. Air intake is by means of reed valve and a large Mikuni 24 mm carburettor. The 6 speed gearbox has a clutch with hydraulic command, for more sensitivity and less strain on the rider.

Light and Compact

Husqvarna CR65

The steel frame is a tried and tested mix of round and oval tubing, the steering-head is inclined at an angle of 25.6°: the right compromise for stability and ease of handling, together with freedom of movement of the slim and streamlined bodywork. The suspension is professional standard. The front forks are 35mm upside down Marzocchi units, externally adjustable for rebound and compression damping. The rear end is suspended by a Sachs rear shock, fully adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping, which controls an alloy swing arm.
The hydraulic disc brakes use a 4 piston callipers at the front, 2 piston callipers in the rear and the discs are outsized: 200 mm (front) and 165 mm (rear). The overall weight is just 55 kg on the kerb without fuel.

A Serious Start to a Racing Career

Husqvarna CR65

With the introduction of the 2012 CR65 young champions can take to the track with the right bike and a brand they will learn to love - because in addition to its top-of-the-class performance, it has the same lines and layout as the TC449. A "great" bike for great riders, the new CR65 has 14/12" wheels, 6 speed gearbox, and above all, suspension that is externally adjustable for rebound and compression damping. For Husqvarna the CR65 is not "like a motocross bike", it is a motocross bike!

Another example? The aluminium rear sub-frame rail is easily removed for ease of maintenance and transport. The same care and thought went into the design and development of all details. For example the disc brakes and the hydraulic clutch.

Specifications

Husqvarna CR65
Displacement64.90 ccm (3.96 cubic inches)
Engine typeSingle cylinder, two-stroke
Compression9.1:1
Bore x stroke45.0 x 40.8 mm (1.8 x 1.6 inches)
Fuel systemCarburettor. Mikuni TM 24 with flat valve
IgnitionElectronic
Lubrication systemPremix 25 : 1
Cooling systemLiquid
Gearbox1-speed
Transmission type,
final drive
Chain
ClutchWet, multiplate, hydraulic control
DrivelineSingle speed, chain final drive
Frame typeSteel single tube cradle, alloy rear frame
Front suspensionMarzocchi USD fork with advanced axle
Front suspension travel220 mm (8.7 inches)
Rear suspensionSachs Progressive Soft Damp type with single hydraulic shock absorber, spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment
Rear suspension travel270 mm (10.6 inches)
Front tyre dimensions60/100-14
Rear tyre dimensions60/100-12
Front brakesSingle disc
Front brakes diameter200 mm (7.9 inches)
Rear brakesSingle disc
Rear brakes diameter165 mm (6.5 inches)
Dry weight55.0 kg (121.3 pounds)
Seat height750 mm (29.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height1,015 mm (40.0 inches)
Overall length1,640 mm (64.6 inches)
Overall width770 mm (30.3 inches)
Ground clearance280 mm (11.0 inches)
Wheelbase1,130 mm (44.5 inches)
Fuel capacity3.50 litres (0.92 gallons)

Quotes

Bikez----"With the new CR 65 Husqvarna enters further into the world of competitive minicross. Husqvarna joined the market in early 2010 with the automatic CR 50, a minicross for those just starting their off road racing career; with the CR 65 Husqvarna has decided to compete right from the first true bike a young off-roader rides."

Auto Evolution----"Husqvarna CR65: A serious start to a racing career With the introduction of the 2012 CR65 young champions can take to the track with the right bike and a brand they will learn to love - because in addition to its top-of-the-class performance, it has the same lines and layout as the TC449. A "great" bike for great riders, the new CR65 has 14/12" wheels, 6 speed gearbox, and above all, suspension that is externally adjustable for rebound and compression damping. For Husqvarna the CR65 is not "like a motocross bike", it is a motocross bike! Another example? The aluminium rear sub-frame rail is easily removed for ease of maintenance and transport. The same care and thought went into the design and development of all details. For example the disc brakes and the hydraulic clutch. "


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