Husqvarna has announced its 2019 enduro and dual sport lineup, with another round of improvements to the bikes.
While much of the motorcycling world is content to rely on Bold New Graphics to update the lineup each year, the off-road scene is a bit more competitive, so Husky has upped its game by adding a host of minor updates to its machines, which should make a noticeable difference when all added together.
Smaller changes to both the two-stroke(TE250i, TE300i and the all-new TE150) and four-stroke lines (FE250, FE350, FE450, FE501) include minor updates to the frame, modified suspension settings for the WP XPlor 48 front fork and DCC rear shock, and new DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutches, which lighten the clutch pull by using a diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of coil springs. All bikes have electronic start with a new, lighter li-ion battery.
All the four-strokes now feature traction control, and the TE250i and TE300i also feature EFI, presumably the same two-stroke fuel injection system that was introduced by KTM last year. Those two-smokers also have new engine covers which are supposed to be more wear-resistant than previous models, as well as a new handlebar throttle assembly.
Other changes this year include updated Akropovic exhaust options and a brighter LED headlight for competition two-strokes (presumably of special benefit in all-day racing events). Competition two-strokes are also able to buy aftermarket DID wheels, same as the pro teams are using.
Check out the Husqvarna website for a full bike-by-bike rundown of specs and other details.
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“TE250i and TE300i also feature EFI, presumably the same two-stroke fuel injection system that was introduced by KTM last year. ”
You might want to check your facts here. If I’m not mistaken, the fuel injection was introduced on Husky’s last year (2018), and KTM is adding for 2019. I know its kind of irrelevant, as they are virtually the same bikes from the same parent company, but lets not use alternative facts 😉