Husqvarna Australia has received the all-new fuel-injected TE 610 i.e.
Husqvarna press release:
The Paul Feeney Group received in April its allocation of the new 2009 Husqvarna TE 610 IE enduro.
The 2009 version of the Husqvarna Dual Purpose model TE 610 i.e. has been completely redesigned in appearance and technical content.
The new Husqvarna TE 610 i.e. benefits from having many parts in common with other four-stroke, racing Enduro Husqvarna. With the TE 610 i.e., Husqvarna intends to widen its range to include those less competition-minded riders who use their bikes every day and need more comfort and practicality but want to combine this with the thrill of owning a race bred bike. The Husqvarna TE 610 i.e. is perfect for those of you that want a bike with muscle but also class. The TE 610 i.e. combines a strong character with looks. Part of its brilliance comes from the chassis that has been tuned to cope with daily road use but the machine is still powered by one of the best engines in production today, especially in the low-medium rev band.
The TE 610 i.e. is an Enduro/off-road bike that can be used for medium/long journeys yet has all the creature comforts you would normally find on a road bike. The 12.5 litre tank is fitted with a locking cap. The digital instrumentation displays speed, time, mileage, rpm and has a trip-meter as well as the normal warning lights (indicators, full beam, dipped beam, service due etc.). The handlebars and controls are very much along the same lines as the TE racing version and the riding position can be changed by adjusting the clamps where the handlebars are connected to the forks.
The rear arm is the same as used on the TE 450/510 models and has a new Sachs shock absorber with compression and rebound adjustment using a redesigned link. At the front is a pair of Marzocchi 45 mm inverted forks. The Brembo brakes feature a floating 4-caliper 260 mm front disc while rear braking is left to a 220 mm disc.
The TE 610 i.e. was also designed to allow for comfortably carrying a pillion passenger. The saddle has different density padding and anti-slip foot pegs. A main stand can be fitted as an optional extra. The rear mudguard has a separate number plate carrier with an independent illumination light.
A balancing counter-shaft is fitted to the 610 engine to off-set the vibration one would normally expect with a large single cylinder unit. Lubrication is by means of two lobe type pumps. One pump supplies oil to the head and crankshaft, while the second pump draws oil from the crankcase and supplies it to the gearbox. Breathing is via a 4-valve, single overhead cam and twin arm rocker system with variable valve springs. A new timing chain tensioner has also been introduced to further dampen noise. The 610 TE i.e. now has an electronic injection system that was developed in collaboration with Mikuni. The engine features a 42 mm throttle body with the starter command on the handlebars and there is now a 300 Kpa Mitsubishi “twin jet” fuel injector fitted to the throttle. The pressure regulator (3 Bar) regulates any return of excess fuel to the tank and the MAQS (Modularized Air Quantity Sensor) consists of air temperature, mapping and TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) sensors. The Kokusan 360W three-phase ignition flywheel is also new. The water temperature sensor is positioned on the head. The injection ECU processes signals and governs the operation of the solenoid-operated valve fitted to the right hand side of the radiator.
New components include the rugged polyethylene petrol tank with a 40l/h pump; the non-return fuel circuit has quick-fit connections. The exhaust system has a “closed loop” lambda probe and the three way catalyser has been redesigned and optimized to meet Euro 3 requirements. The catalyser section on the silencer and the area around the passenger foot pegs have been covered with stainless steel protection. Maximum output has been increased to 39 kW at 7.000 rpm at the crankshaft.
The Husqvarna TE 610 i.e., will line up alongside the TE 250, TE 310, TE 450 and TE 510 to complete the 2009 Husqvarna Enduro range. All Husqvarna road legal motorcycles have a factory endorsed 24 month parts and labor warranty.
The Husqvarna TE 610 IE will be priced at $12,395.00 + ORC and is now available through the Australian Husqvarna dealer network.
For additional information please see www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au