It’s only June, but Husqvarna’s already rolling out the details of its 2021 dual-sport and offroad bikes in Canada. This year, the news is … there’s not much news, at least for now.
Husqvarna says the TE150i has a new piston, but aside from that, we don’t really know about any changes to the seven offroad machines Husky is bringing to Canada. There’s another update coming out on June 22, so maybe we’ll learn more then.
Otherwise, here’s the deal: Husqvarna has three two-stroke models in the lineup (TE 150i, TE 250i and TE 300i) and four four-stroke offroaders (FE250, FE350, FE450 and FE501). Typically, the four-strokes are available with a street-legal light kit in Canada. The two-strokes are dirt-only. As for the technical highlights of this year’s line, they’re mostly familiar from last year—see below:
TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS MY21
- Chromium-molybdenum steel frame featuring precisely engineered flex characteristics
- Innovative 2-piece carbon composite subframe design
- WP XPLOR fork with advanced mid-valve piston delivering consistent damping function
- WP XACT shock with integrated pressure balance offers superior rider comfort and handling
- Progressive bodywork for optimal ergonomics
- CNC-machined triple clamps
- MAGURA hydraulic clutch system offering perfect action in every condition
- MAGURA brake calipers and high-performance GSK discs combining superior stopping power with unsurpassed sensitivity and modulation
- Adjustable engine mappings on all off-road models and state-of-the-art traction control (4-stroke off-road models)
- Electric starter for easy starting when time is critical
- Lightweight Li-ion battery
- ProTaper handlebar
- Progressive throttle mechanism and ODI grips → adjustable throttle progression and easy grip mountin
- Gearboxes produced by Pankl Racing Systems
So far, it’s been a good year for Husky, with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt bagging the 2020 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship title on an FE 350. There’s not much exciting news for next year’s models, but given the tough times the moto industry faces as a whole, that’s unsurprising. Offroad bike sales are doing well, but Husqvarna’s part of Pierer Mobility, a very large company, and no doubt the suits are trying to be as cautious as possible.