The Husqvarna TE 449 received a few modifications for the year 2013 which help it remain on top of the pack. The motorcycle keeps its basic profile, but the company says that it has become more streamlined and efficient. There is also a new color scheme available, a set of fresh black grips for the handlebar and higher-quality decals. However, the most important upgrades were made to the engine, which received minor changes to the power curve. Moreover, the ECU map has also received a few tweaks to improve the overall performances.
Power comes from a 4 stoke, DTS-i 180-cc engine which develops a maximum output of 17 PS. The engine is combined with ExhuasTEC (Torque Expansion Chamber) Technology for the exhaust system which improves torque at low rpm and provides abundant power at any stage.
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The experience gained over the last year has made the new TE 449 MY 2013 an even more competitive bike. The basic profile is unchanged, the 449 is still the bike that inspires love at first sight, with all the innovative technical features that put it amongst the market leaders in the sector. It was already exclusive, now it has become more streamlined and efficient.
The single cylinder, four valve, twin cam titanium valve engine received minor changes to the power curve. For better power delivery the ECU map has been improved to get the most out of the light steel Akrapovic exhaust, developed in collaboration with a prestigious Slovenian manufacturer.
For 2013 a new colour scheme as been applied, as well as higher-quality decals designed to better cope with the tough demands of riding off-road. Apart from new black grips that are already bonded to the handlebar to prevent twisting, the TE 449 is now also equipped with a handlebar pad to provide effective protection for the rider’s.
|Engine Type||4-stroke single cylinder, four vales, two overhead camshafts, wet sump lubrication|
|Bore / Stroke||98 mm x 59.6 mm|
|Mixture Control / Engine Management||Electronic injection / digital engine management, capacitive discharge ignition, with variable advance|
|Clutch||Wet, multiplate type, hydraulic control|
|Gearbox||Constant mesh 6-speed|
|Final Drive Ratio||15T / 51T (3.400)|
|Frame||Steel single tube. Aluminium rear subframe|
|Front Suspension||Kayaba upside-down telescopic open cartridge fork; compression and rebound damping adjustment; ø 48 mm|
|Rear Suspension||Kayaba progressive type wiht single hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, rebound damping adjustment, and compression damping adjustment for low-speed and high-speed|
|Front Suspension Travel||300 mm|
|Rear Suspension Travel||293 mm|
|Wheels||Aluminium alloy spoked wheels|
|Tyres, Front||90/90 - 21"|
|Tyres, Rear||120/90 - 18"|
|Brake, Front||260 mm fixed disc, "Wave" type, with hydraulic control and double piston floating caliper|
|Brake, Rear||240 mm fixed disc, "Wave" type, with hydraulic control and single floating caliper|
|Seat Height, unladen weight||952 mm|
|Ground Clearance, unladen weight||333 mm|
|Dry Weight||113 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||8.5 l|