Husqvarna is attacking the 250 cc motocross segment with its fresh 2013 Husqvarna TC250 R.
The new 2013 model comes with a range of significant upgrades that improve its performances in terms of both power and handling.
One of the most important upgrades was made to the 249.5 cc, DOHC, 4 valve liquid cooled single cylinder engine that now comes with new valves, piston and crankshaft.
The new TC250 R also comes with a standard handlebar protector for enhanced safety; new softer handgrips glued on the handlebar and an improved final drive with a complete new designed chain guide.
The ride quality is kept in leash by a front 48 mm Kayaba closed cartridge fork and a rear Kayaba shock.
As far as prices are concerned, the 2013 Husqvarna TC250R can be yours for no less than $ 7,199.
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Husqvarna Motorcycles is also offering a highly competitive machine to race in the motocross MX2 class in the form of the 2013 model TC250R. Drawing on the brand’s MX2 World Championship experience, the development engineers at Husqvarna Motorcycles succeeded in incorporating a raft of technical improvements into series production to give the TC250R even more punch. Just as on the enduro and cross-country models, the advances to the engine are documented by the “R” tagged onto the model name.
The engine form last year received additional improvements. A new cooling system secures a constant working temperature, the magnet in the crankcase catches small iron parts which makes the whole engine more reliable. Additionally an improved throttlebody allowed to delete the hot-start-lever from the handlebar.
The new TC250R also comes with more serial equipment which improve the usability. The handlebar protector improves the safety of the rider, the new softer handgrips are now glued on the handlebar which makes it almost impossible to lose them. Also the final drive received improvements with a complete new designed chain giude.
Husqvarna is certainly using a pretty aggressive strategy to conquer the 250 cc class. Its 2013 TC250R has a pretty tasty pedigree and on top of that, its low $ 7,199 price tag makes it one of the best deals from the market.
With a weight of only 22.7 pounds the 2013 TC250R is also very light. This low weight is combined with a quick handling and the result is a very capable motocross bike.
Husqvarna’s motorcycles have always offered top notch performances in terms of ride, handling and agility, but their only fault was the fact that they were a bit under-powered.
Luckily, the company’s technicians decided that it’s time for some changes and in 2012, they’ve introduced the Red Head engine together with a fresh chassis. The wave of upgrades continued in 2013 with the addition of an upgraded Keihin Electronic Fuel injection system and capacitor. The list of improvements didn’t stop here and the new version is certainly the best TC250R ever.
|Engine:||DOHC, 4-valve liquid-cooled Single|
|Bore x Stroke:||79 x 50.9mm|
|Fueling:||EFI, Keihin D42 throttle body|
|Front Suspension:||48mm Kayaba closed cartridge fork, adjustable compression/rebound, 11.8 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension:||Kayaba shock, adjustable preload, H/L compression, rebound, 11.8 inches travel|
|Frame:||Double-cradle Chromoly, removable aluminum subframe|
|Front Brake:||260mm fixed rotor, 2-piston Brembo caliper|
|Rear Brake:||240mm fixed rotor, single-piston Brembo caliper|
|Ground Clearance:||12.8 in.|
|Seat Height:||38.8 in.|
|Dry Weight:||222.7 lbs (claimed)|
|Fuel Capacity:||1.7 gal.|