Products 12 Jul 2016

Bike: 2017 Husqvarna FE and TE range

Wraps taken off updated new Husqvarna enduro models.

Husqvarna Motorcycles has officially unveiled its complete line-up of all-new enduro models at the historic brand’s homeland in Huskvarna, Sweden.

Embodying Husqvarna’s pioneering spirit, each of the enduro machines has been redesigned from the ground up for 2017. Featuring the most advanced technology they set the benchmark in terms of handling, power, weight and aesthetics.

Introducing completely new design, reduced weight, best-in-class handling and dynamic ergonomics, Husqvarna’s two-stroke TX 125, TE 250 and 300 and four-stroke FE 250, 350, 450 and 501 models offer the ideal blend of functionality and Swedish-inspired style.

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All 2017 models are equipped with new lighter and more compact engines, with the four-stroke range featuring unique traction control system as standard. Fitted within redesigned frames the engines offer class-leading performance that’s specifically tailored to ensure a next level enduro riding experience.

Designed to blaze new trails, excel in all conditions and deliver a next-level enduro experience the 2017 Husqvarna enduro range represent the next step for the historic brand’s off-road motorcycle range.

Husqvarna’s 2017 enduro models feature new frames, which ensure increased rider comfort and confidence. Manufactured to the highest standards by WP Performance Systems, the lighter frames offer 20 percent higher torsional rigidity for improved stability and agility, while longitudinal stiffness is reduced by 30 percent for improved suspension functionality.

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Remaining unique to Husqvarna, the composite subframe has been redesigned to fit the new chassis. Made with 30 percent carbon fibre, the sub-frame is one kilogram lighter than the previous part.

All 2017 Husqvarna models have CNC machined triple clamps with an offset of 22mm fitted as standard. Completing the chassis package the new swingarm has a specifically machined rear axle that allows for the chain adjuster markings to be seen from above.

A major update in the suspension department are the all-new WP Xplor 48 front forks. Featuring an open cartridge layout with a spring in each leg and split damping functions, all adjusters – including an innovative pre-load adjuster as standard – are situated on top of each fork leg. At the rear WP’s new DCC linkage shock is 0.36kg lighter than the previous version.

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Positioned 6mm higher than on Husqvarna’s motocross bikes, new self-cleaning footpeg mounts prevent dirt build-up. Along with the new ODI lock-on grips and adjustable throttle assembly (four-strokes), they ensure an improved riding experience.

High quality Brembo callipers and controls combine with GSK discs to deliver optimum stopping power. The rear brake features a 24mm piston (26mm on previous models) and a 10 mm longer rear brake lever for better control while braking.

The airbox has a new design with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at preventing air deformation and ensuring maximum airflow and protection. The filter cage now features a simple fail proof mounting system for safe and accurate filter installation. With futuristic new bodywork all models feature Swedish-inspired design and striking blue and yellow colours.

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From the lighter TX 125 to the class-leading TE 300, Husqvarna’s 2017 enduro models introduce a new era in two-stroke technology.

All engines have been redesigned from the ground up. Lighter and more compact, they feature a completely new construction that focuses on mass centralisation. Updated pistons are designed to match the reworked cylinders, while new crankshafts and counter balancer shafts significantly reduced vibrations.

A major upgrade across the 2017 two-stroke range is the new 38 mm flat slide Mikuni TMX carburettor. Providing an even smoother and more controllable power delivery the new Mikuni carburettor is less sensitive to temperature and altitude changes.

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One of the most significant upgrades for 2017 is the lightweight electric start system, which is now placed and well protected under the engine on all the TE models. The system can also be fitted to the TX 125 as an optional extra, available from Husqvarna Accessories.

A complete new exhaust system on the TX 125 is designed to match the specific characteristics of the new engines to deliver top-level performance. The larger displacement TE models have a new header for optimum durability.

For the smaller displacement TX 125 the gearbox is completely redesigned. All the updates have brought massive reduction in weight across Husqvarna’s 2017 2-stroke range.

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For 2017 all of Husqvarna’s four-stroke enduro machines feature redesigned engines that reach new standards in terms of performance and reliability.

Focused on providing enduro specific and rider-friendly power characteristics, all engines are lighter and more compact. Fitted as standard, unique traction control system allow further adjustment of engine characteristics to perfectly suit rider preference and track conditions.

In repositioning major engine components Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers have managed to further enhance both the performance and handling of these new bikes. The 2017 Husqvarna FE models feature reworked cylinder heads, updated cylinders and new crankshafts, which ensure optimum durability and guarantee long service intervals of 135 hours.

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The Keihin Engine Management System (EMS) on all four-strokes is specifically designed to be smaller, lighter and faster at processing data. It integrates selectable engine maps via the switch on the handlebar as well as traction control. Combined with the new gear sensor, power delivery is tailored for each gear.

An all-new Keihin 42mm throttle body sees its injector placed to provide an even more efficient flow of fuel to the combustion chamber.

All four-stroke models are also fitted with updated header pipes and shorter mufflers, which are now placed 50mm closer to the engine. The redesigned enduro-specific gearbox now has a gear sensor that allows for specific engine mapping for each gear. All the latest updates in the 2017 FE engines have brought significant weight savings, ranging from 0.kg to 1.7 kg.

Further Australian information will be provided once made official by HQVA, including pricing and release dates. We will also Review the models individually when the opportunity arises later this year. Visit www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/au for more.

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