2012 Husqvarna TE250
Husqvarna TE250: World Champion
To win a world championship is one
thing, and no small feat, but to stay on top is more
difficult. Meo's victory in 2010, the rising star
of Seistola and recent wins by Salminen confirm the
talent of these top class riders and the quality of
the Husqvarna TE250. A well-designed bike that gets
better season after season, thanks to the work of
the Husqvarna racing team and R&D technicians.
The new 2012 model TE250 guarantees better performance,
both in terms of mechanics and engine output. There
is a new Kayaba rear shock absorber to match the forks,
and a redesigned exhaust to boost the performance
of the compact engine.
Front and rear suspension now Kayaba
Along with the 48 mm forks, the rear shock absorber
is now also by Kayaba, with external damping adjustment
for low/high speed compression and rebound. The setting
of the front forks has been completely revised to
match the new shock, with new springs and internal
As with all Husqvarna 2012 models, the steel chassis
– a mixture of round, oval and rectangular tubing
– is painted black, and has been reinforced
at the steering head area with 25CrMo4 chrome-moly
steel plates to improve structural rigidity. The Excel
rims are anodised silver, and the new graphics are
in-mould, integrated to the plastic structure, making
them impervious to repeated power washes. The handlebar
also has new clamps.
Engine: lightest in its class
The 2012 Husqvarna TE250 single cylinder, twin cam,
4 valve titanium engine, in addition to clocking up
numerous victories at the EWC – the top international
championship – retains its ultra light weight;
at 22 kg it is the lightest 250 cc enduro engine on
the market. The 2012 version now has a completely
redesigned exhaust system, boosting maximum performance.
The compact engine is the result of resolute design
without compromise. All peripherals were developed
specifically for this engine, such as the Mikuni fuel
injection that feeds the cylinder head through a 42
mm throttle body and the electric starting with the
classic kick start back up.
To ensure optimum reliability even on the slowest
and most demanding circuits, the cooling system is
fitted with a thermostat and electric fan. The engine
power output can be altered for slippery conditions
using the standard fit ‘dual mode switch’
on the handlebars.
The wet sump crankcase houses a 6 speed gearbox,
and the clutch is hydraulically controlled.
With a world championship winning bike such as this
- what more could you want?