2012 Husqvarna CR65
Husqvarna CR65: A serious start
to a racing career
With the introduction of the 2012 CR65,
young champions can take to the track with the right
bike and a brand they will learn to love, because
in addition to its top-of-the-class performance, it
has the same lines and layout as the TC449. A great
bike for great riders, the new CR65 has 14/12"
wheels, 6 speed gearbox, and above all, suspension
that is externally adjustable for rebound and compression
damping. For Husqvarna the CR65 is not "like
a motocross bike", it is a motocross bike! Another
example of this is the aluminium rear sub-frame rail,
easily removed for ease of maintenance and transport.
The same care and thought went into the design and
development of all details, such as the disc brakes
and the hydraulic clutch.
Small and aggressive
The engine of the Husqvarna CR65 can threaten adversaries,
but the power delivery is just right for those learning
to handle a powerful bike and go on to become champions.
The single cylinder is 65cc, water cooled, with two
radiators, because the CR65's engine has all the horsepower
to win and make its riders the champions of the future.
Above all else, the engine is totally reliable. Air
intake is by means of reed valve and a big Mikuni
24 mm carburettor. The 6 speed gearbox has a clutch
with hydraulic command, for more sensitivity and less
strain on the rider.
Light and compact
The steel frame is a tried and tested mix of round
and oval tubing, the steering-head is inclined at
an angle of 25.6°: the right compromise for stability
and ease of handling, together with freedom of movement
of the slim and streamlined bodywork. The suspension
is to professional standard. The front forks are 35mm
upside down Marzocchi units, externally adjustable
for rebound and compression damping. The rear end
is suspended by a Sachs rear shock, fully adjustable
for spring preload, compression and rebound damping,
which controls an alloy swing arm.
The hydraulic disc brakes use a 4 piston caliper
at the front, 2 piston calipers in the rear and the
discs are outsized 200 mm (front) and 165 mm (rear).
The CR65 has an overall kerb weight of just 55 kg