HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES LIFT THE COVERS FROM THEIR ALL-NEW 2017 off-road and dual-sport LINE-UP
2017 TE 150
Husqvarna Motorcycles has today officially unveiled their complete line-up of all-new off-road and dual-sport models at the historic brand’s homeland in Huskvarna, Sweden.
Embodying Husqvarna’s pioneering spirit, each off-road and dual-sport machine 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 2-stroke TE 150, TE 250, TE 300 and 4-stroke FE 250, FE 350, FE 450 and FE 501 models offer the ideal blend of functionality and Swedish-inspired style.
2017 TE 250
All 2017 models are equipped with new lighter and more compact engines. Fitted within redesigned frames, the engines offer class-leading performance that’s specifically tailored to ensure a next level riding experience.
Designed to blaze new trails, excel in all conditions and deliver a next-level enduro experience the 2017 Husqvarna off-road and dual-sport ranges represent the next step for the historic brand’s off-road motorcycle range.
MAJOR CHASSIS UPGRADES
Husqvarna’s 2017 TE and FE 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% higher torsional rigidity for improved stability and agility, while longitudinal stiffness is reduced by 30% for improved suspension functionality.
2017 TE 300
Remaining unique to Husqvarna, the composite subframe has been redesigned to fit the new chassis. Made with 30% carbon fiber, the subframe is 2.2 pounds lighter than the previous part. All 2017 Husqvarna models have CNC machined triple clamps with an offset of 22 mm 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 is 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 0.8 lbs lighter than the previous version.
Positioned 6 mm 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 (4-strokes), they ensure an improved riding experience.
2017 FE 250
High quality Brembo calipers and controls combine with GSK discs to deliver optimum stopping power. The rear brake features a 24 mm piston (26 mm 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. In the FE models a new Velocity Focused Intake system utilizes a reed valve in the intake boot to dampen noise while improving power and ride-ability.
With futuristic new bodywork all models feature Swedish-inspired design and striking blue and yellow colors.
2017 FE 350
HUSQVARNA MY17 ENDURO CHASSIS HIGHLIGHTS
- New frame with optimized geometry
- WP XPLOR 48 front fork designed specifically for endure
- Three-piece subframe made from composite materials
- Swingarm design optimized for easy chain adjustment
- Completely new bodywork with modern colors & graphics
- Self-cleaning footpeg mounts
- Longer rear brake lever
- ODI lock-on grips
- New airbox design
ALL-NEW 2-STROKE MACHINES
2017 FE 450
From the lighter and more powerful TE150 to the class-leading TE 300, Husqvarna’s 2017 off-road models introduce a new era in 2-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 centralization. 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 2-stroke range is the new 38 mm flat slide Mikuni TMX carburetor. Providing an even smoother and more controllable power delivery the new Mikuni carburetor is less sensitive to temperature and altitude changes.
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.
A complete new exhaust system on the TE 150 is designed to match the specific characteristics of the new engines to deliver top-level performance. The larger displacement TE models have new pipes for optimum durability.
2017 FE 501
For the smaller displacement TE150 the gearbox is completely redesigned. All the updates have brought massive reduction in weight across Husqvarna’s 2017 2-stroke range.
HUSQVARNA MY17 ENDURO 2-STROKE MODELS HIGHLIGHTS
- Completely new 2-stroke engines
- New piston TE 150
- Updates on power valve systems
- Counter balancer shaft for reduced vibrations (TE 250 and TE300)
- New 38 mm Mikuni TMX carburetor
- Electric start system placed under all engines
- Completely new exhaust system (TE 150)
- New pipes (TE 250 & TE 300)
- Redesigned gearbox TE 150
- Massive weight reduction
4-STROKES THAT REACH NEW HEIGHTS
For 2017 all of Husqvarna’s 4-stroke dual-sport machines feature redesigned engines that reach new standards in terms of performance and reliability. Focused on providing dual-sport specific and rider-friendly power characteristics, all engines are lighter and more compact.
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.
The Keihin Engine Management System (EMS) on all 4-strokes is specifically designed to be smaller, lighter and faster at processing data. Combined with the new gear sensor, power delivery is tailored for each gear.
An all-new Keihin 42 mm throttle body sees its injector placed to provide an even more efficient flow of fuel to the combustion chamber.
All 4-stroke models are also fitted with updated header pipes and shorter mufflers, which are placed 50 mm closer to the engine. The redesigned 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 1.5 lbs to 3.7 lbs.
HUSQVARNA MY17 ENDURO 4-STROKE MODELS HIGHLIGHTS
- New engine design focusing on mass-centralization
- Increased power & torque across the range
- Faster data processing Keihin EMS
- Gear sensor allowing for specific engine maps
- Revised injector positioning
- New header pipes, shorter mufflers
- New crankshafts
- Longer service intervals of 135 hours
- Massive weight savings
Please refer to the adjoining press kit, by clicking the link below for full information on all the updates of the all-new Husqvarna 2017 off-road and dual-sport model ranges. Detailed technical specifications can be found on www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com
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The new Husqvarna 2017 off-road and dual-sport range will be available Fall 2016 at all authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers.
For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealer.