Sunday, June 26, 2011

2012 Husqvarna Enduro

BMW subsidiary Husqvarna has revealed its 2012 range of enduro bikes. All get black frames, silver Excel wheel rims and updated, more durable ‘in-mould’ graphics. Beyond that, the extent of any technical changes varies by model.

The revised bikes will be available from this July, although prices have yet to be confirmed.


Although the WR125 was comprehensively revamped for 2011, the 2012 version has received a few extra tweaks. These include a stronger, more rigid steering head and protection for the single-cylinder engine’s filter box.

Husqvarna WR125 (2012) Front Side


Apart from the cosmetic changes common across the range, Husqvarna hasn’t done anything else to the WR250 for 2012.

Husqvarna WR250 (2012) Front Side


It’s a similar story with the WR300, which still shares its chassis and suspension with the WR250. The carburettor-fed 293.1 cc engine - the largest capacity two-stroke in the Husqvarna line-up - also continues unchanged.

Husqvarna WR300 (2012) Front Side


The four-stroke TE250 gets heavily revised suspension, including a Kayaba rear damper in place of the previous Sachs item. It features adjustment for low / high speed compression and rebound, while up front the 48 mm forks have been recalibrated and had new springs fitted to complement the rear set-up.

The frame has been reinforced at the steering head, and the handlebar is secured with new clamps. Although the engine is unchanged, the exhaust has been altered to help liberate more performance.

Husqvarna TE250 (2012) Front Side


All of the TE250’s 2012 updates have also been applied to the larger capacity TE310.

Husqvarna TE310 (2012) Front Side


Modifications to the TE449 include a new frame, which has additional strengthening around the engine mounts, seat rail and steering head. There’s also a single piece rear mudguard, which is claimed to be stronger than the old one.

Suspension revisions comprise a shorter Kayaba rear damper, which is fully adjustable and now better protected from dirt and debris. The 48 mm diameter front forks have also been improved with more progressive damping. Finally, the Keihin fuel injection has been remapped to fine tune power delivery from the 449 cc single-cylinder engine, and the radiator is upgraded.

Husqvarna TE449 (2012) Front Side


The TE511 receives the same improvements as the TE449, with the aim of improving rideability, especially in terms of handling and throttle response.

Husqvarna TE511 (2012) Front Side

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