Husqvarna takes the WR 250 to a whole new level by improving the way it steers with the adding of new 45mm Marzocchi forks, new tapered Tommaselli handlebars with no cross bar and adjustable steering plate. But what’s most important is what first launched this model, qualities like reliability, two-stroke power and loads of fun.
Introduced to be ridden across the North America terrain, both these completely new models use a unique recipe that implies taking the best of both motocross and off road worlds. As a result, the TXC 450 and TXC 510 come fitted with a TC motocross engine offering better grunt and a better suited powerband, but with the convenience of an E-starter and the benefits of a six-speed transmission.
A combination between motocross and Enduro, the brand new TXC is designed for the North American market and takes the best of both worlds: the TC motocross engine attached to a six-speed transmission, both electric and kickstart assemblies and the 18” wheels which get it over rocks with great ease.
Riders who are looking for an extremely powerful and easy to handle motorcycle fitted with a two-stroke engine are offered by the Austrian manufacturer not just one, but two motorcycles that are meant to satisfy their riding needs. Tuned for hard enduro use, the 250 XC and XC-W (e) are true challenges for 250cc two-strokes and 450cc four-stroke motorcycles.
The 2008 KTM 200 XC and XC-W combine the performance of 250 XCs with the maneuverability of 125cc off-road bikes. It results two unique motorbikes that will not pass unnoticed by the motorcycling public. Reliability, power and easy handling are all keys to these bike’s successes.
Riders who compete in the E1 class and crave for that two-stroke low-end torque can now benefit of the new KTM 105 XC. The engine is more powerful than ever and the new chassis makes it handle like no other thanks to being lightweight. The only thing the new and smallest XC needed was the addition of new plastics.
KTM’s biggest two-stroke XC motorcycles combine toughness with loads and loads of torque in order to keep on rolling towards the culmination of their careers. Power and handling are always key to bike’s successes and these two will stand by you at every speed range.
The Austrian manufacturer has one of the largest off-road lineups, if not the largest as succeeding on the rough terrain is a true priority for KTM. Considering how selective the builder is and the fact that the 2008 450 XC-W (R) occupies one of the first places in the vast lineup you can get a pretty good idea of what you’re buying.