Husqvarna entered in the minicross segment in 2010 with the CR 50 model. After a short period of time the company has decided that it’s time to make a step further and launched the new CR 65.
The bike is equipped with a liquid-cooled 64.9 cc engine, which is paired with a six speed gearbox and a hydraulic clutch. You also get a Mikuni 24 mm carburettor, reed valves and electronic ignition. The engine is mounted on a sporty chassis with circular and oval cross-section steel main frame tubing combined with an alloy rear sub frame.
As far as suspensions go, the Husqvarna CR 65 is equipped with 35 mm USD Marzocchi forks with rebound and compression damping adjustment and a rear Sachs shock absorber with compression and rebound damping adjustment.
For the brakes, Husqvarna opted for a front 4-piston caliper paired with a 200 mm ‘wave’ type disc and a rear 165 mm fixed disc with 2-piston caliper.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Husqvarna CR 65.
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.
Liquid-cooled engine, 6 speed gearbox, 14’/12’ wheels, hydraulic clutch, Mikuni 24 mm carburettor, reed valves, the CR 65 is a true competition bike.
The chassis replicates the larger Husqvarna models, with circular and oval cross-section steel main frame tubing combined with an alloy rear sub frame. The rear swing arm is also alloy, to which the rear suspension linkage is mounted.
Front suspension consists of 35 mm USD Marzocchi forks with rebound and compression damping adjustment helping to control the 220 mm of travel, whilst the rear shock absorber is a Sachs, with compression and rebound damping adjustment. The rear suspension allows for 270 mm of wheel travel.
The front brake is a 4-piston caliper acting on a 200 mm ‘wave’ type disc, ensuring powerful but controllable braking. The rear brake is a 165 mm fixed disc with 2-piston caliper.
The aesthetic design is the most revolutionary feature of the CR 65. It is absolutely futuristic, with dashing, modern lines replicating the look of the new Husqvarna 449/511 series.
All components on the CR 65 also reflect its quality ethic: wide footrest lugs, tapered handlebars, Pirelli tyres and alloy hubs. It weighs in at only 55 kg, without fuel.
|Engine Type||Single cylinder, 2-stroke|
|Compression ratio||9.1 : 1|
|Lubrication||Premix 25 : 1|
|Spark plug type||NGK BR8|
|Spark plug gap||0.6 mm|
|Carburetor||Mikuni TM 24 with flat valve|
|Clutch||Wet, multiplate, hydraulic control|
|Type||Steel single tube cradle, alloy rear frame|
|Front suspension||MARZOCCHI USD fork with advanced axle; rebound stroke adjustment|
|Fork leg diameter||35 mm|
|Fork travel||220 mm|
|Rear suspension||SACHS Progressive Soft Damp type with single hydraulic shock absorber, spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment|
|Rear wheel travel||270 mm|
|Front brake||200 mm fixed disc and caliper with hydraulic control|
|Rear brake||165 mm fixed disc and caliper with hydraulic control|
|Rim front||1.60 x 14", light alloy|
|Rim rear||1.60 x 12", light alloy|
|Tyre front||60/100-14" Pirelli Scorpion MX Mid Soft 32|
|Tyre rear||80/100-12" Pirelli Scorpion MX Mid Soft 32|
|Overall length||1640 mm|
|Overall width||770 mm|
|Overall height||1015 mm|
|Seat height||750 mm|
|Min. ground clearance||280 mm|
|Dry weight||55.0 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||3.5 litres|