2012 Husqvarna WR250
WR250: An Affordable Classic
After many years of honourable service
and continuous development, the WR250 has reached
a level of efficiency and reliability, with Kayaba
forks and the new Ducati Energy ignition. The latest
version of the Husqvarna WR250 also benefits from
a range of common updates for 2012: chassis painted
black, anodised silver Excel rims and redesigned graphics.
With outstanding performance, exceptional reliability,
coupled with affordability no further changes were
needed. This bike has all the winning traits, the
advantages of a big two-stroke engine with the joy
of off-road riding on a small budget.
The single piece chrome-moly steel
chassis of the 2012 WR250 is now black not white,
but the technical features remain unchanged. The light
alloy swing arm is attached to the Sachs rear shock
by a progressive linkage, while the front suspension
has the same 48mm hydraulic fully adjustable Kayaba
forks, as used on other Husqvarna enduro racing models.
The brakes are Brembo, with a large diameter (260
mm) daisy wheel disc on the front, controlled by a
twin piston floating caliper, while in the rear the
Husqvarna WR250 comes fitted with a solid disc, often
preferred by professional riders for greater control
and life expectancy of brake pads, especially over
The two-stroke 250 cc school of thought
Two-stroke engines typically have a less linear
power delivery than big four stroke single cylinder
engines, but they offer 2-stroke fans a riding experience
that can not be found elsewhere. After many years
of continuous development, Husqvarna technicians have
transformed aggressiveness into effectiveness. This
is thanks to fine tuning of the thermodynamics, the
cylinder, exhaust expansion chamber, and the adoption
as standard issue of the parts specially tested by
the CH racing team. The Mikuni TMX38 carburettor,
V-Force reed valve, Ducati Energy digital ignition,
calibration of the exhaust valve and the crank shaft
with the right compromise between inertia and reactivity.
The evolution of the WR250 engine aims to be perfectly
balanced between easy control and explosive performance,
essential in the more extreme enduro trials, where
only five gears are needed to tackle every terrain.
The advantage of the two-stroke's lightness and manoeuvrability.