The 2012 Husqvarna CR125 has received a series of upgrades for 2012 which help it remain ahead of the pack.
The most significant upgrade is the new single cylinder two-stroke engine which is technically an updated version of the old one. The new unit features Mikuni TMX38 carburettor, V-Force reed valve, the same clutch bell-housing as the 4-stroke TC250, ultra-light exhaust and silencer and better protection of the filter box underside.
The engine is mounted on a semi-perimeter frame made of chrome-molybdenum steel tubing. The frame features a black paint job which gives the entire motorcycle a pretty aggressive stance. What’s more interesting however, is the fact that the frame has now reinforcement plates at the steering-head area.
As far as suspensions go, the 2012 Husqvarna CR125 comes with a 48 mm Kayaba fork, hydraulically adjustable for both rebound and compression damping, and a rear Sachs monoshock.
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There aren’t many motorcycle manufacturers that can compete with Husqvarna’s 108 years history. The German manufacturer started to build motorcycles back in 1903 and since then, it continued to improve them and to develop new technologies.
Today’s Husqvarna enduros are considered among the best models in their class and the company continues to stay among the top dogs like it did 108 years ago.
The Husqvarna TE511 moves the company’s heritage further and rewards its rider with modern technologies and top notch performances. The motorcycle can deal effortless with any type of terrain as is powered by a potent 477.5 cc, DOHC, 4-valve liquid-cooled engine.
For 2012 Husqvarna’s technicians have focused mainly on ease of handling, and the new motorcycle has a new mapping for the Keihin injection (double flap 46 mm throttle body), developed specifically to make power supply from the single cylinder engine more linear and progressive.
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The 2012 WR300 is the largest engine capacity 2-stroke model in the Husqvarna range. Despite its strong nature, the engine rewards you with a linear power delivery which makes it easy to ride on any road conditions.
The engine is based on the crankcase of the WR250, which houses a larger bore cylinder (72 mm, giving an engine capacity of 293.1 cc). Perhaps it goes without saying that all components are top of the range including Ducati Energy digital ignition, Mikuni TMX38 carburettor and V-Force reed valve.
The engine is paired with a similarly capable five speed gearbox which offers smooth shifts and is pretty efficient.
The front suspension consists of a Kayaba 48mm open-cartridge fork with fully-adjustable compression and rebound damping, while out back, there is a Sachs single shock with remote reservoir, adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping.
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The American Beta team has released three new models namely the 350, 450, and 520. The Beta 350 RS was especially developed to deal great with dirty race tracks but also with casual riding.
The motorcycle sports a single cylinder, 4‐valve, 4‐stroke liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 349 cc. The engine is mated on a six speed transmission and features electric start with back up kick starter.
When it has to deal with difficult terrains the BETA 350 RS is helped by its rugged suspensions which are able to keep the wheels in check and to offer a proper ride quality. The front wheel features a 45mm Marzocchi fork with compression and rebound damping adjustments for Dual Sport use while the rear wheels received an adjustable Sachs shock absorber.
For the Beta 350 RS is available the Beta BYOB (Build Your Own Beta) program. This program allows you to build your own Beta online by adding several suspension settings or various accessories.
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It is light, efficient, agile and pretty powerful as well. Moreover it also has a pretty rugged character, since it was designed as an electric dirt bike. Judging by these specs the new Zero X certainly sounds like a lot of fun. Not to mention about its capacity to hit maximum torque from the instant you start the motor.
Talking about the motor, the new Zero X is equipped with the same power train as the Zero MX. Unlike its sibling, the Zero X is also capable de deal decently with public roads and regular city streets, so is much practical. The company says that thanks to the direct drive gearing and weight-optimized components the motorcycle is able to aggressively race up hills, fly over jumps and cut through streams.
The electric motor is powered by a Z-Force lithium ion power pack which is mounted on the aircraft grade aluminum Zero X frame. Zero says that the battery cells will last for 3,000 charge-discharge cycles before hitting 80% capacity.
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With every year that passes the electric motorcycles gain more and more terrain and in the latest years they managed to be more successful than ever.
The motorcycle is propelled by a highly efficient air-cooled, DC Axial Flux Permanent Magnet motor which is powered by a set of Lithium-Ion Intelligent Power Pack batteries with a life expectancy of from 34,000 to 70,000 miles. The normal recharge time is ranging from two to four hours, but there are also available optional quick charge units which can cut the required recharge time approximately in half. The battery charging may be accomplished via either standard 110V or 220V outlets and the costs of recharging are ranging from $0.21 up to $0.48.
The motorcycle’s suspension was especially developed for off road riding, so it can deal with any type of terrain without any problems.
Among the features offered by the motorcycle you’ll find a locking front fork assembly, ignition key and high performance compound brake pads.
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The Husqvarna TC 250 was especially developed to race in the motocross MX2 class. The really good part is that’s also available in showrooms. The 2013 model is fitted with a series of modern technologies developed using the company’s experience in the MX2 World Championship.
One of the most important upgrades was made to the engine. The 2013 powerplant features a new cooling system which secures a constant temperature, a magnet in the crankcase oil plug as well as an improved throttlebody.
Another new feature offered for the 2013 model is the fresh handlebar protector which improves the rider’s safety. We also need o send a shout at the new softer handgrips which are now glued on the handlebar.
The stopping power is assured by a front 260 mm fixed disc with hydraulic control and double piston floating caliper and a rear 240 mm fixed disc with hydraulic control and single floating caliper.
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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.
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The Husqvarna CR 50 was created to meet the demands of Australia’s junior racing fraternity. Thereby, the motorcycle is fitted with state of the art technologies and is packed with numerous features especially developed to offer top notch performances and first class comfort. Thanks to its faultless performances and build quality, the new 2013 Husqvarna CR 50 continues to be considered a benchmark in its category, just like its predecessors.
At the heart of the new Husqvarna CR 50 lies a single cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 49.0 cc. The engine is paired with a dual clutch transmission which “enables the Husqvarna CR 50 to be tailored to the individual requirements of both entry level and experienced riders alike.”
As far as suspensions go, the Husqvarna CR 50 is equipped with front MARZOCCHI telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle and a rear SACHS Progressive Soft Damp type shock absorber with spring pre-load adjustment.
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The 2013 Husqvarna TE449 is powered by a strong 4 valve, dual camshaft engine forged using the company’s experience in off road racing. Fuel delivery is managed by an electronic injection system and you also get two exhaust silencers which are Euro 3 compliant.
Compared to the old generation, the new one uses more 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel to reinforce the steering head, the seat rail and engine mounts. On the other hand, the bike also features new suspension settings and the rear Kayaba monoshock is shorter by 4 mm, further reducing seat height. The front suspension has been improved as well, and now it gets progressive dampening.
The stopping power is assured by Brembo brakes. Up front you get a 2600 mm disc with twin piston floating calipers, while out back there is a 240 mm disc paired with a single piston floating caliper.
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