Meet, the 2014 Husqvarna TE 250, a capable enduro motorcycle that was especially developed to be able to deal effortless with anything you throw at it.
The motorcycle weighs 14.4 kg and its center piece is represented by a 249cc, 1-cylinder, 2-stroke, water-cooled engine with reed intake and exhaust control. The unit sends its power to the rear wheel through a six speed claw shifted transmission. The engine is combined with an electric start system and is fed by a 11 liters fuel tank.
The motorcycle rides on Black DID rims shod with Michelin Enduro Competition tyres. The wheels are combined with a set of capable Brembo brakes that come with a new master cylinder and floating calipers.
The ride quality is assured by WP suspension components which include an adjustable 48mm WP 4CS front fork and a high performance rear shock which is completely adjustable for rebound and high/low speed compression damping.
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There is no hiding the TE 250’s unbeatable handling, stability and performance. One of the lightest chassis in the E2 category is mated to the most advanced 2-stroke engine in the business. The amazing 250cc engine not only delivers strong performance reliably, but it also offers an electric start system that will get experts and amateurs out of any situation. Enduro has never been more exciting than on the TE 250.
The TE 250’s power delivery has been tuned for Enduro-specific use, and thanks to the advanced power valve that optimises power throughout the rev range, the high performance 250cc 2-stroke engine offers usable power right from the lowest rpm. A Boyesen reed valve is mated to the latest generation of reed blocks for excellent response and durability, while the 6-speed gearbox maximises the power band, allowing riders to accurately select the correct gear for any task. The engine characteristics can be further tailored to rider preference by varying the spring stiffness in the exhaust valve.
A durable cylinder guarantees maximum reliability as well as performance, and is mated to a power valve that increases the usable rev range of the powerful engine.
An innovative DDS (damped diaphragm steel) clutch system is fitted to achieve smooth action and easy control. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a diaphragm spring instead of coil springs, an integrated damping system for better traction and durability, and a strong inner hub for increased stability. Riders of all levels will appreciate the precise Brembo hydraulic system for perfect clutch modulation.
The TE 250 has an electric starter as well as a kick starter, underlining the extreme versatility and technology of the Husqvarna 2-stroke Enduro line-up.
Husqvarna crown jewels
The strong and light chromoly frame is an exceptional partner for the powerful 2-stroke engine, and works in perfect harmony with the other jewels in the Husqvarna chassis. Although the overall frame design is the same on all the Enduro models, each model has slight variations in geometry and stiffness in key areas in order to tailor the behaviour of the bike to the varying engine characteristics and outputs. The engineers designed the frame with precise longitudinal flex that helps absorb impacts from the rear wheel, working together with the suspension and giving the rider greater feedback. The torsional rigidity has been calibrated to maximise sharp handling, and thus magnifying the intrinsic characteristics of two-stroke motorcycles.
The subframe has been accurately honed and exhaustively developed in order to maximise rider confidence and comfort on the bike. The high-tech, lightweight, three-piece construction of the polyamide rear subframe is more flexible than a traditional aluminium rear subframe, and works in perfect harmony with the flex characteristics of the frame. The composite construction of the subframe allows the engineers to have unlimited opportunities of integrating features such as the airbox, electronics and rear grab handle.
Putting 2-stroke power to the ground can be tricky in certain conditions, so the engineers developed a single-piece cast swingarm that optmises traction even on the most difficult Enduro terrain. The flex characteristics feed precise information to the rider, instilling confidence and improving overall performance. Strong but light, the beautifully styled aluminium cast swingarm provides perfect stability and safety.
The Black DID rims shod with Michelin Enduro Competition tyres are kept firmly under control thanks to maximum feeling in extreme situations combined with amazing stopping power of the latest generation of Brembo brakes, featuring a new master cylinder and floating calipers. Ergonomically perfect controls allow the rider to accurately gauge braking power to the 260mm and 220mm wave discs at the front and rear respectively.
When you think 2-stroke, you think "lightning fast handling"! The WP suspension components have been developed with exactly the same thought. The 48mm WP 4CS front fork employs 4 chamber technology that reduces weight compared to a typical closed cartridge fork, while maintaining the same performance levels. It provides a decisive advantage in terms of responsiveness, constant damping precision and handling, that perfectly matches the mind blowing agility of a 2-stroke Enduro bike. Additionally, the 4CS fork is completely adjustable to different terrain and conditions by simply twisting the dials on the top of the forks for rebound and high/low speed compression damping settings.
The high performance rear shock by WP is completely adjustable for rebound and high/low speed compression damping. The accurate construction and high quality components of the shock guarantee excellent and consistent damping characteristics over time.
The Husqvarna DCC (Dual Compression Control) linkage system developed by WP has excellent characteristics in fast and flowing sections, and excels on steep downhills. It offers great rider comfort in all situations and has great progressiveness in extremely rocky and bumpy sections. The versatile Husqvarna DCC linkage system is sure to meet the need of riders of all levels, with a consistent, confidence-inspiring and light feeling chassis in every situation.
CNC MACHINED TRIPLE CLAMPS
Front-end feel is extremely important in every motorcycle discipline, and more so in Enduro, where riders can encounter all sorts of varying terrain and conditions on a single outing. The CNC machined triple clamps have been developed to deliver maximum feedback to the rider under braking, in rough terrain and on jumps by allowing the fork tubes to flex in a controlled fashion. One of the main features of the forks is the uniform clamping of the fork legs, ensuring even distribution of the forces, maintaining the leg shape, and thus proper damping along the entire stroke.
A perfect match
The radiator shrouds, seat and side panels form a perfect shape that combined with the excpetional hand and foot controls and silver anodised Neken tapered handlebar, allow the rider to take complete control of this high performance Enduro bike. The aggressive looks and yellow, blue and white colour scheme highlight the TE 250’s credentials.
The airbox is integrated in the composite rear subframe and is designed to allow quick and easy filter change in seconds without tools. All models fit a Twin Air filter as standard and have dedicated air intake snorkels.
The polythene fuel tank fits perfectly within the tailor made bodywork and features an easy opening bayonet-type filler cap.
A complete range of accessories in the Husky Power catalogue complements the high quality standard equipment present on the TE 250.
|Engine||1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control|
|Starting aid||Kickstarter and electric starter|
|Transmission||6 gear, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Mixture oil lubrication|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:50 (13:50)|
|Cooling||Liquid cooling system|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / Brembo hydraulics|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan|
|Frame||Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing|
|Forks||WP Suspension Up Side Down 4CS|
|Shock absorber||WP Monoshock with linkage|
|Suspension travel||Front 300 mm|
|Suspension travel||Rear 330 mm|
|Brake system||Front Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper|
|Brake system||Rear Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs|
|Brake discs - diameter Front||260 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter Rear||220 mm|
|Steering head angle||63.5°|
|Wheel base||1,482±10 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||355 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||960 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity||approx. 11 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)|
|Weight without fuel approx.||104.4 kg|