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.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Husqvarna TE250.
To win a world championship is one thing, and no small feat, but to stay on top is more difficult. Meo’s victory in 2010, the rising star of Seistola and recent wins by Salminen confirm the talent of these top class riders and the quality of the Husqvarna TE250. A well-designed bike that gets better season after season, thanks to the work of the Husqvarna racing team and R&D technicians. For example? The new 2012 model TE250 guarantees better performance, both in terms of mechanics and engine output. There is a new Kayaba rear monoshock to match the forks, and a redesigned exhaust to boost the performance of the compact engine.
The 2012 model Husqvarna TE250 single cylinder, twin cam, 4 valve titanium engine, in addition to clocking up numerous victories at the WEC – the top international championship – maintains its unbeaten record lightness: at 22 kg it is the lightest 250 cc enduro engine on the market. The 2012 version now has a completely redesigned exhaust system, boosting maximum performance. The compact engine is the result of resolute design, without compromise, immediately noticeable at first glance for its small size and sophisticated mechanics. All peripherals were developed specially for this engine: the Mikuni fuel injection that feeds the cylinder head through a 42 mm throttle body, the electric starting backed up by the classic kickstarter .
To ensure optimum reliability even on the slowest and most demanding circuits, the cooling system now has a thermostat and electric fan. A double mapping configuration of the control panel is now provided (soft/hard), controlled by a switch on the handlebars.
The wet sump crankcase houses a 6 speed gearbox, and the clutch is hydraulically controlled. More than this...what can you ask for?
Along with the 48 mm forks, the rear monoshock is now also by Kayaba, 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.
As with all Husqvarna 2012 versions, the steel chassis – a mixture of round, oval and rectangular tubing – is painted black, and has been reinforced at the steering head area with 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel plates to improve structural rigidity. The Excel hubs are anodised silver, and the new graphics are in-mould, integrated to the plastic structure, making them impervious to repeated power washes. Handlebar has also new clamps.
|Engine Type||Single-cylinder, four-stroke, four titanium valves with DOHC|
|Bore & Stroke||79 mm x 50.9 mm|
|Cooling||Thermostat and electric fan|
|Fuel System||EFI w Mikuni D42|
|Ignition||Electronic with adjustable advance|
|Rake and Trail||26.9 degrees / 4.20 in.|
|Wheel Base||57.87 in.|
|Seat Height||37.4 in.|
|Front Suspension||Kayaba 48 mm fork, open-cartridge|
|Rear Suspension||Kayaba single shock, fully adjustable|
|Front Brake||Brembo hydraulic Brakes|
|Rear Brake||Braking wave rotors|
|Fuel Capacity||2.25 gal.|
|Dry Weight||246.4 lbs. (Wet)|
Rider Magazine----"Dirt-aggressive and street-legal, the revamped TE dual-purpose bikes in the 2012 Husqvarna motorcycle lineup are ready to invade the U.S. All four TE models receive new reinforced all-black chromoly frames, silver rims and fresh styling (shared changes with the rest of the 2012 Husqvarna range). Key features also include suspension upgrades and the new TE250 “Low.” The 48mm open-cartridge Kayaba fork is stiffened up with revised damping for a comfortable and capable ride on road and trail. The TE250 and TE310 are both also upgraded to the Kayaba shock."
Ultimate Motorcycling----"The 2012 version now has a completely redesigned exhaust system, boosting maximum performance. The compact engine is the result of resolute design without compromise. All peripherals were developed specifically for this engine, such as the Mikuni fuel injection that feeds the cylinder head through a 42 mm throttle body and the electric starting with the classic kick start back up."