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– 2012 Husqvarna TXC310 Review
2012 Husqvarna TXC310
All-new model for 2012, the 310 displacement comes to the TXC line of race-inspired off-road motorcycles. A bored and stroked version of the 250, the 302cc fuel-injected four-stroke is a creature all its own capable of providing the best of both worlds – able to run with the 450s and maneuver with the agility of a 250.
From your favorite woods rides to wide-open GP racing, Husqvarna’s exclusive Coaxial Traction System is designed to put the power to the ground. Speaking of power, delivery is seamless, thanks to a Keihin dual throttle body EFI system.
2012 Husqvarna TXC310 Features and Benefits
A bored and stroked version of the 250 motor, the 302cc fuel-injected four-stroke offers more aggressive power characteristics than its quarter-liter sibling, and fills a significant gap in the current range of off-road bikes. For riders looking for robust power delivery that can run with the 450s, and still provide lightweight maneuvering of a 250, the all-new TXC310 is the ideal tool for the job.
Up front, the TXC line features premium Kayaba suspension on all three bikes. The 48mm closed-cartridge fork receives revised damping, making the TXC more capable than ever of tackling tough terrain while providing a supple ride for everyone to the casual trail rider to aggressive crosscountry racer.
TXC 310 key features
* All-new model for 2012! * Race-inspired Leo Vince exhaust system. * 302cc four-stroke motor bored and stroked from TXC250 motor platform. * Kayaba suspension tuned specifically for demands of U.S. off-road competition. * Red sticker designation in California.
TXC range features
* New all-black chromoly frame with higher rigidity and improved strength. * Kayaba suspension front and rear. * New 48mm Kayaba closed-cartridge fork re-valved with stiffer settings. * Silver Excel rims. * New style IPD (in-mold plastic design) graphics.
2012 Husqvarna TXC310 – North American Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: $7,899 USD
Wheelbase: 57.87 in.
Overall Length: 85.67 in.
Overall Width: 32.28 in.
Rake: 26.5 degrees
Trail: 4.17 in.
Seat Height: 37.40 in.
Ground Clearance: 11.42 in.
Curb Weight (no gas): 240.5 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 2.25 gallons
Oil Capacity: 0.95 quarts
Chromoly single-tube frame cradle utilizes rounded-rectangle elliptical tubing for maximum strength and durability.
FORK – Kayaba 48mm closed-cartridge fork featuring 11.8 inches of front wheel travel. Upside down (USD) telescopic fork features fully-adjustable compression and rebound damping.
SHOCK – Kayaba Progressive “Soft Damp” hydraulic single shock with 11.65 inches of travel. Features adjustable spring preload and fully-adjustable rebound and dual (high/low-speed) compression damping.
Front: Braking 260mm wave rotor, Brembo dual-piston floating caliper; Hydraulic actuation.
Rear: Braking 240mm wave rotor, Brembo single piston floating caliper; Hydraulic actuation.
Front: 1.60×21 Excel rim, 90/90-21
Rear: 2.15×18 Excel rim, 120/90-18
Type: Single-cylinder, dual overhead cam (DOHC) four-stoke
Head: 4 titanium valves in radial arrangement operated by DOHC
Bore x Stroke: 82 x 57.35mm
Compression Ratio: 13:1
Starting: Electric and kick start
Clutch: Wet multi-plate with hydraulic control
Cooling: Liquid, 2 radiators with electric fan
IGNITION: Electronic with adjustable advance
FUEL SYSTEM: EFI with Mikuni D45 throttle body
LUBRICATION: Dry sump with 2 oil pump rotor and cartridge filter
TRANSMISSION: 6 speed
2012 Husqvarna TXC310 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.
Model not available in Australia.
2012 Husqvarna TXC310 – International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.
Dimensions, weight, capacities
Min. ground clearance13.19in
Kerb weight, without fuel242.51lb / 110kg
Fuel tank capacityU.S. Gallons 2.51 / Imp. Gallons 2.09
Transmission oilU.S. Quarts 1.04 / Imp. Quarts 1.01
TypeSingle cylinder, four stroke
Displacement27.44cu.in / 449.6cc
Water radiator No. 2
TypeDry sump with two oil pump rotor and cartridge filter
TypeC.D.I. electronic, with variable advance (digital control)
Spark plug typeNGK CR 9EKB
Spark plug gap0.0275in
TypeElectronic fuel injection
Brand and typeKeihin D46
TypeWet, multiplate type; hydraulic control
Number of driving discs6
Number of driven discs6
TypeConstant mesh gear type
Number of gears6
Transmission sprocketTeeth 15
Rear wheel sprocketTeeth 51
Brand and typeRegina 135 ORN 6-LKS (5/8″x1/4″)
TypeDouble beam and double cradle high resistance Cr/Mo steel (round and elliptical section); Light alloy rear frame
TypeUpside-Down telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle; compression and rebound adjustment
Fork legs dia.1.89in
Travel on legs axis11.81in
Front fork manufacturerKayaba
TypeProgressive “Soft Damp” type with single hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment (compression stroke: double adjustment)
Shock absorber manufacturerKayaba
FrontFloating disc, “Wave” type, with hydraulic control and four Ã˜24 pistons floating caliper
RearFloating disc, “Wave” type, with hydraulic control and single Ã˜26 pistons floating caliper
FrontPirelli Scorpion MX Extra
RearPirelli Scorpion MX Extra
Clutch gearTeeth 22
Torque limiterTeeth 36/20
Primary gearTeeth 32
Battery12V – 6Ah
Timing system TypeDOHC, 4 valve