2011 HUSQVARNAS REVEALED!
Hot on the heels of the recent unveiling of the 2011 KTM off-road range, Italian manufacturer Husqvarna has just pulled the wraps off a handful of its new models for next year, with brand new TE250 and TE310 (pictured) enduro weapons leading the way.
Here's the official press release direct from Husqvarna HQ in Varese, Italy:
"Look for some big changes on the motocross and enduro range from Husqvarna for 2011.
"The 250cc 4-stroke motocross (TC) and enduro (TE) models have seen big changes to both the chassis and engine.
"The new TE310 is fitted with the new 'small' 250cc motor increased to 302.4cc displacement and will be available soon.
"The whole range boast new frames, new hubs, new engine protection, and updated bodywork graphics.
"The TC250 engine has been renovated for what concerns the exhaust and also for the camshaft intake phasing. It has got battery-less fuel-injection and a pipe that has been prepared on purpose for Husqvarna with the aid of Akrapovic specialists.
"The TE250 has a new CDI with two maps selectable from a switch on the handlebar. The tank has been upsized to 8.5 litres and also the air box has been changed. The suspension setting has been updated on the strength of the experiences of the factory Husqvarna team in the World Enduro Championship.
"The TE310 has completely been changed: it's based on the TE250 and has a total weight of 106kg."
Details of the 2011 Husqvarna TE450 have yet to be announced, but it's predicted it will be a radical new machine based on the prototype BMW-engined 450 thumper currently being raced in the World Enduro Championship by the Husqvarna BMW Motorsport team.
As soon as the Paul Feeney Group, the Australian Husqvarna importer, releases more info on the trick new 2011 Husky range, rest assured you will read about it here!
-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au