Husqvarna Motorcycles reveal all-new mini bike models.
Husqvarna Motorcycles has unveiled their 2017 TC 50 and TC 65 models – two new from the ground up mini motocross machines that share the same levels of premium quality and advanced technology as featured across the brand’s latest motocross line-up.
Entering the 50cc and 65cc mini bike sector for the first time in its new era, Husqvarna has modelled the all-new TC 50 and TC 65 machines on their full-sized motocross bikes.
Featuring the same stylish look as Husqvarna’s full size motocross bikes, the new TC 50 features a well-considered ergonomic package to perfectly suit the stars of tomorrow.
With mass centralisation a key design feature, the modern two-stroke engine uses a three-shaft design that brings the crankshaft near the centre of gravity. To make things easier for young riders, the engine is also fitted with an automatic centrifugal clutch.
Specifically designed to match the performance characteristics of the TC 50 engine, the exhaust is made using a three-dimensional stamping process for added durability. Available from Husqvarna Accessories is a power reduction kit, which brings peak performance down to 5.5 hp for absolute beginners.
Fitted with the new WP AER 35 fork and a fully adjustable WP monoshock, the TC 50 features the latest in suspension and chassis technology. Modelled after Husqvarna’s full size motocross machines, the bodywork of the TC 50 offers the same contact points and ergonomic characteristics in a smaller scale.
In the braking department the 2017 Husqvarna TC 50 features hydraulic brakes front and rear with wave discs for increased performance, these are paired with black aluminium rims and Maxxis tyres right off the showroom floor.
Featuring a six-speed gearbox and a manual hydraulic clutch, the TC 65 gives the opportunity for young riders to experience a fully-fledged competition motorcycle for the first time. With premium components featured as standard, it gets as close to Husqvarna’s full-size motocross machines as possible.
Built using the lightest and most durable materials, its two-stroke engine incorporates a pressure controlled exhaust valve (PCEV) and offers performance characteristics unrivalled in the 65cc category.
Made by WP Performance, the high-strength steel frame comes with a lightweight aluminium subframe and a cast aluminium swingarm that work together to provide optimised handling characteristics.
Adopting a scaled-down version of Husqvarna’s big bikes’ bodywork design, the TC 65 offers riders the same contact points and ergonomic characteristics. Inspiring comfort in all riding conditions, the bodywork allows youngsters to perform at their best for longer.
In the suspension department, the innovative WP AER 35 forks with 215mm of wheel travel are adjustable with the use of an air pump. Linked directly to the swingarm, the WP monoshock is matched perfectly to the forks for optimum damping characteristics. The shock offers 270 mm of travel and is fully adjustable.
The TC 65 features striking white, yellow and blue graphics in praise of Husqvarna’s Swedish heritage. The graphics on both the TC 50 and TC 65 minicycles are applied using in-mould technology for optimal durability.
These all-new additions to the Husqvarna Motorcycles range are expected to hit Australian shores in January 2017 at a recommended retail price of $4995.00 for the TC 50 and $6595.00 for the TC65. Head to www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com for more information.