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2016 Husqvarna TE250
2016 Husqvarna TE250

2016 Husqvarna TE250
2016 Husqvarna TE250

2016 Husqvarna TE250
2016 Husqvarna TE250

2016 Husqvarna TE250
2016 Husqvarna TE250



2016 Husqvarna TE250 Review

2016 Husqvarna TE250 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Performance without compromise…

The 250cc 2-stroke engine’s 4-stroke rivalling 52 horsepower is made accessible thanks to high-tech equipment such as the adjustable power valve and CDI, now with a standard handlebar map switch, and Boyesen reed valve. Power is channelled to the rear wheel through a precise 6-speed gearbox and high quality Brembo hydraulic clutch. Class-leading 11 litre fuel capacity ensures longer running in the remotest areas, with both electric and kick starting sure to get riders out of even the most difficult terrain.

The highly-tuned double overhead cam engine in the FE 250 is lightweight, compact and powerful, and with service intervals of up to 135 hours, it is also a champion of reliability. The agile chassis, featuring a high-tech WP 4CS fork and a versatile rear linkage suspension system, matched with premium standard equipment such as electric start and a standard handlebar map switch to alter the fuel injection mapping of the engine, make the FE 250 a top contender in the small displacement enduro category.

Engine
Tractable low-end torque and manageable high-end power are provided by the sophisticated power valve and Boyesen reed valve. The engine characteristics can be tailored thanks to the standard map switch that modifies the CDI curve between two ignition curves according to rider preference, conditions and terrain. Further optimisation of the power delivery can be obtained by varying the spring stiffness in the exhaust valve.
” Standard map switch = match engine characteristics to terrain and conditions
” Sophisticated power valve = smooth power delivery
” Boyesen reed valve = excellent response and durability
” Spring stiffness in exhaust valve can be varied = engine characteristics can be tailored

Benefits
” Revised front-end geometry and fork and shock setup for optimised handling
” Standard map switch enables riders to switch the ignition curves to better match terrain and conditions
” New disc brakes improve braking performance
” 250cc 2-stroke power output and low weight, top performance and agility
” Low maintenance costs
” 11 litre fuel capacity for extended riding
” Electric and kick starting for peace of mind in every situation
” Rear link suspension guarantees consistent performance on any terrain



 

2016 Husqvarna TE250 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The 2015 Husqvarna Off-Road models had many successes worldwide in 2014 and 2015, proving themselves repeatedly with race wins and championships. Andrew Delong captured Husqvarna’s first AMA National Enduro Championship in 28 years, Graham Jarvis topped the Hell’s Gate Extreme Enduro, Pele Renet was victorious in the E2 category of the World Enduro Championship and Mike Brown won the brand’s first ever X Games Gold Medal in EnduroCross. For 2016 the Husqvarna Off-Road Range is upgraded and finely tuned to battle for race wins and championships while conquering the hearts and minds of off-road enthusiasts.
Chassis upgrades and revised suspension settings on the already sharp-handling and lightweight TE and FE models improve handling, confidence and control. New colors and graphics highlight the high-tech nature of the bikes and are a modern interpretation of Husqvarna’s pioneering Swedish color scheme. Model-specific updates and additions ensure the very best throughout the off-road line-up, ensuring more titles and race wins in the future.

The record-breaking year of 2014 was packed with success for Husqvarna in sales and in competitions worldwide. Husqvarna’s enduro bikes proved themselves repeatedly on the world stage by conquering several race wins: Extreme Enduros such as the Hell’s Gate where Graham Jarvis was victorious; important national championships such as the AMA National Enduro where Andrew DeLong triumphed; gruelling rallies stacked with experienced riders such as the Sardinia Rally; and ultimately, victory in the Enduro World Championship in the E2 category in the hands of Pela Renet.

2015 promises to be another memorable year for Husqvarna, and the MY16 enduro range has been finely tuned to battle for race wins, as well as to conquer the hearts and minds of enthusiasts.

Upgraded suspension geometry and revised settings, combined with updated engine details and a standard handlebar map switch, improve handling, confidence and control. The new colours and graphics highlight the high-tech nature of the bikes and are a modern interpretation of the traditional Swedish colour scheme.

 

GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCE THE INTRODUCTION OF THEIR 2016 ENDURO RANGE

Closely linked to their continued sporting successes, Husqvarna’s new 2016 enduro model range sees notable improvements and refinements. Engine, chassis and suspension upgrades focused on improving off-road performance ensure the highest grade of Enduro development available.

Sharp and modern bodywork with a Swedish design approach, high-tech chassis and engines, rear link suspension, premium components together with long service intervals and high reliability, plus the largest capacity fuel tank on the market, guarantee Husqvarna Motorcycles have not rested in the development of their MY16 enduro range.

From the light and super-agile two-stroke TE 125 through to the breath taking performance of the four-stroke FE 501, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ premium enduro bikes once again feature seven models to cater for the needs of both competitive racers and weekend trail warriors. With easy rideability to support the rider in every situation there is no better choice when pioneering new terrain.

Together with Husqvarna’s off-road race teams, experienced designers and engineers have worked tirelessly to deliver important updates for the coming year. Extensive input into the 2016 models has come from Husqvarna’s top-level racers – Enduro 2 World Champion Pela Renet, Extreme Enduro star Graham Jarvis and AMA National Enduro Champion Andrew DeLong. Knowledge gained from competition lies at the heart of Husqvarna’s 2016 model improvements.

Chassis, suspension and engine enhancements deliver a lighter, more comfortable and competitive ride. Upgraded suspension geometry and revised settings, combined with a standard handlebar map switch improve handling, confidence and control.

On all 2016 enduro bikes a new lighter 22 mm front axle with optimised axle clamp dimensions replace the previous 26 mm axle to offer improved stability and better front-end feel. Shorter axle clamp offset also helps improve fork function.

High quality, anodised black CNC machined triple clamps on all bikes now feature a 22 mm offset. Designed to evenly distribute the clamping force on the fork leg, when combined with the new front axle and axle clamp geometry it ensures improved agility and stability. The triple clamps also allow for four handlebar positions to suit the needs of a wide variety of riders.

Complementing the front axle and triple clamp updates, the 4CS fork – now in its fourth year of production – has been further developed to improve damping, handling, plushness and rider comfort. Easy access clicker dials provide quick adjustments on the go. The high performance DCC (Dual Compression Control) rear link suspension made by WP has a revised setup perfectly matching the geometry and setup changes on the front-end, allowing the rider to command the trail with confidence.

An updated lightweight six-speed gearbox with enduro specific gearing has been fitted to all enduro models to ensure easy and precise shifting. Combined with the DDS clutch system and the premium Brembo hydraulic system means the MY16 enduro range delivers smoother shifting and consistent clutch action. For 2016 the FE450 and FE 501 clutch basket is now 80 grams lighter.

Modifications to the lubrication system on the FE 250 and FE 350 improve lubrication in extreme conditions while also helping to prevent damage against excessive oil fill-up.

Further developments for 2016 see new fork protectors, a standard ignition map switch, GFK disc brakes front and rear, lighter spokes with a weight saving of 100g, a sporty looking blue anodised Supersprox 2K rear sprocket, new seat cover and finally new colours and graphics that reflect Husqvarna’s traditional colours.

 

ENDURO MY16 NEWS AND UPDATES

o New 22 mm front axle
o 22 mm offset triple clamps
o Revised 4CS fork setup
o New rear shock setup
o New fork protectors with inmould graphics
o Updated gearbox on FE 250 and FE 350
o Updated DDS clutch on FE 450 and FE 501
o Standard map switch
o Modified lubrication system on FE 250 and FE 350
o New front and rear disc brakes
o New lightweight spokes
o Blue anodised rear sprocket
o New seat cover with high-grip and durable material
o New colours and graphics

New 22 mm Front Axle
A new, lighter 22 mm front axle replaces the previous 26 mm axle. This smaller diameter not only reduces weight by 40 grams but also allows for shorter fork shoes. This results in less offset and increased trail for more stability with improved front end feel.

22 mm Offset CNC Triple Clamp
Black CNC machined triple clamps on all models now feature a 2 mm increase in offset to 22 mm, reducing trail and balancing the increased trail from the new fork shoes. An optimal balance between agility and stability has been achieved due to the combination of the new clamp and fork shoe offset.
The triple clamps are made from precisely machined high-quality materials and are anodized in a deep black. Designed to evenly distribute clamping force on the fork leg, the CNC clamps maximize contact area for world class sensitivity along with minimum friction. Accurate flex has been designed into the triple clamps, perfectly complementing the front fork to transfer detailed information to the rider. Four different handlebar positions ensure proper ergonomics for a wide variety of riders.

Revised 4CS Fork Settings
WP Suspension stands for top quality and offers the best performance levels available today. Precision engineering, quality materials and advanced production processes create the premium suspension on the Husqvarna model range. With a new offset on the triple clamp and fork shoes, the premium WP 4CS fork settings have been revised to suit the new front-end geometry. Now in its fourth year of production, the 4CS has achieved a perfect balance between performance, fell and reliability. Model-specific damping settings on the four-chamber system of the 4CS increase handling and plushness with more comfort – the ideal combination for off-road competition.

New Rear Shock Settings
The high performance DCC (Dual Compression Control) rear shock made by WP features revised damping to match the geometry and settings of the new front-end. Maximum feedback and comfort is guaranteed along with an excellent damping character specifically designed for off-road racing. The rear WP shock is fully-tunable with rebound, high/low speed compression and preload adjustment.

New Fork Protectors with Inmould Graphics
The fork protectors have been redesigned for improved access to the fork leg for easier maintenance and cleaning. No longer does the protector wrap around the lower leg which also makes for easier replacement. High quality inmould graphics in white plastic ensure long-lasting and stylish looks.

New Front and Rear Brake Discs
New brake discs by GFK on the front and rear feature stronger braking power and increased control.

New Lighter Spokes
The 2016 Husqvarna off-road range features lighter spokes for an overall unpsrung weight reduction of 100 grams to optimized handling.
Blue Anodized Rear Sprocket
Taking sporty looks to a new lever while improving quality and performance, a blue anodized Supersprox 2K rear sprocket has been added to the 2016 off-road range. The sprocket features a lightweight aluminum inner ring for 50% less unsprung weight matched to a high-strength steel outer ring of teeth for three times the durability of a full aluminum sprocket.

New Seat Cover
A new seat cover greatly improves grip compared to the previous material. Its deep blue color integrates perfectly with the new bodywork colors and graphics.

New Colors and Graphics
New color tones for the 2016 models have evolved into a dark blue pearl with bright yellow accents. The front fender, rear fender and headlight mask plastics are a bright white to complete the traditional Husqvarna color scheme.

 

 

 

2016 Husqvarna TE250 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


ENGINE

Tractable low-end torque and manageable high-end power are provided by the sophisticated power valve and Boyesen reed valve. The engine characteristics can be tailored thanks to the standard map switch that modifies the CDI curve between two ignition curves according to rider preference, conditions and terrain. Further optimisation of the power delivery can be obtained by varying the spring stiffness in the exhaust valve.


CHROMIUM MOLYBDENUM STEEL FRAME

High-strength steel of the highest quality is laser cut and robot welded to exacting standards by WP Performance Systems, according to precise torsional rigidity, longitudinal flex and weight defined by our R&D department. Finely-tuned torsional rigidity provides sharp handling and stability, while calculated longitudinal flex helps absorb impacts from the terrain, working together with the suspension for better comfort and greater feedback. The lightweight design allows riders to confidently pick faster lines while maintaining race-winning pace over extended periods of time.


POLYAMIDE REAR SUBFRAME

The lightweight, three-piece polyamide rear subframe is more flexible than a traditional aluminium rear subframe. Combined with the longitudinal flex of the frame and the rear linkage system, this gives riders a more comfortable and confidence-inspiring feeling on the bike, allowing them to push the limits in every condition and on any terrain. The design of the composite subframe features an integrated airbox and rear grab handles.


ALUMINIUM SWINGARM

A great deal of development effort has been put into designing the aluminium swingarm to reach the incredible targets that our pro riders set. The precisely designed flex of the swingarm allows riders to accurately feel the terrain, enabling them to feed the right amount of power to the rear wheel in order to optimise traction and speed. The single component construction of the aluminium swingarm eliminates welding, providing more reliability, stability and safety, as well as superior quality and consistent behaviour over time compared to other construction processes.


4CS FRONT FORK

With the new offset on triple clamp and fork shoes, the 4CS setup has been revised to suit the new front-end geometry. Now in its 4th year of production, the 4CS fork has reached the perfect balance between performance, feeling and reliability. The four-chamber system on the 4CS fork has been developed to improve damping, handling, plushness and rider comfort, ideal characteristics for enduro. The clicker settings can be easily and quickly adjusted via the dials on the top of the fork tubes. The red dial on the right alters rebound damping, while the white dial on the left is for compression damping. WP suspension stands for top quality and offers the best performance levels. Precision engineering, quality materials and advanced production processes characterise the WP forks on the Husqvarna model range.


REVISED GEOMETRY

Detail improvements and optimisation on the MY16 enduro bikes are based on the updated front end where a new 22 mm front axle with specific fork shoes replaces the previous 26 mm axle. The new axle is lighter, and the shoes have shorter offset and increased trail, for more stability and better front-end feel. The CNC machined triple clamps on all the bikes now feature a 22 mm offset. The resultant reduction in trail balances the increased trail due to the new front axle and fork shoes, for optimal balance between agility and stability.


REVISED REAR SHOCK SETUP

The high performance DCC (Dual Compression Control) rear shock made by WP has a revised setup and has been re-valved to match the geometry and setup changes on the front-end. The new setup features improved damping characteristics and balance. The high performance DCC (Dual Compression Control) rear shock is designed by WP Performance Systems; it guarantees excellent damping characteristics, ensuring maximum feedback and comfort. The shock is completely adjustable for rebound and high/low speed compression damping.


REAR LINK SUSPENSION

Now in its third year of development, the rear linkage on the Husqvarna enduros has proven itself as the optimal choice for all riding styles and levels of rider ability. The versatile system performs well on the widest variety of terrain, from tight and technical trails, to wide open, high-speed tracks. The high level of comfort guaranteed by our linkage system allows riders to tackle rough terrain with optimal feeling and traction in every condition.


TOOL-LESS AIR FILTER ACCESS

Tool-less access to the airbox, combined with a screwless air filter mounting system, makes air filter maintenance and inspection quick and easy. All models fit a Twin Air filter as standard and have specifically designed air intake snorkels for maximum power.


LARGE CAPACITY FUEL TANK

The largest fuel tank in the competition enduro category is featured on the Husqvarna 2-strokes. Be it in typical European forest terrain or out in the wide-open spaces of Australia or the USA, the 11 litre fuel tank on the 2-strokes is 1.5 litres bigger than the closest rival. The polythene fuel tanks feature an easy opening bayonet-type filler cap.


ELECTRIC AND KICK START

Standard electric start ensures effortless and reliable starting that is especially useful in difficult terrain. The TE 250 and TE 300 2-strokes have both an electric and a kick starter as standard.


NEW BREMBO HYDRAULIC CLUTCH

The TE 250 now features a new Brembo hydraulic clutch system. The high quality clutch system guarantees perfect modulation of the clutch in every condition. This means that the play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and the function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions and over time. The Brembo clutch also features even wear characteristics and is nearly maintenance-free.


BODYWORK

The stylish and modern bodywork has been designed for a perfect fit of man and machine, allowing for total control in all conditions for the most diverse body sizes.


NEW SEAT COVER

The new seat cover is highly resistant and greatly improves grip compared to the previous material. The colour is now a deep blue that integrates perfectly with the new colour of the bodywork.


NEW FORK PROTECTORS WITH INMOULD GRAPHICS

The fork protectors have been redesigned and no longer wrap around the fork leg. The new design allows for improved access to the fork leg for better maintenance and cleaning, while also being easier to replace. The white plastic now features high quality inmould graphics for long-lasting and stylish looks.


NEW COLOURS AND GRAPHICS

The new colour tones of the MY16 enduros further evolve into dark blue pearl with bright yellow accents, and white front and rear fenders and headlight mask.


 

 


 

2016 Husqvarna TE250 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in USD

ENGINE
Design
1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control

Displacement
249 cm³

Bore
66.4 mm

Stroke
72 mm

Starting aid
Kickstarter and electric starter

Transmission
6 gear, claw shifted

Engine lubrication
Mixture oil lubrication

Primary ratio
26:72

Secondary gear ratio
14:50 (13:50)

Cooling
Liquid cooling system

Clutch
Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / Magura hydraulics

Ignition system
Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan

CHASSIS
Frame
Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing

Forks
WP Suspension Up Side Down 4CS

Shock absorber
WP Monoshock with linkage

Suspension travel Front
300 mm

Suspension travel Rear
330 mm

Brake system Front
Disc brake with two-piston floating brake caliper

Brake system Rear
Disc brake with single-piston floating brake caliper

Brake discs – diameter Front
260 mm

Brake discs – diameter Rear
220 mm

Chain
X-Ring 5/8×1/4″

Steering head angle
63.5°

Wheel base
1,482±10 mm

Ground clearance (unloaded)
355 mm

Seat height (unloaded)
960 mm

Total fuel tank capacity approx.
11 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)

Weight without fuel approx.
104.2 kg




 


 

2016 Husqvarna TE250 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN

ENGINE
Design
1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control

Displacement
249 cm³

Bore
66.4 mm

Stroke
72 mm

Starting aid
Kickstarter and electric starter

Transmission
6 gear, claw shifted

Engine lubrication
Mixture oil lubrication

Primary ratio
26:72

Secondary gear ratio
14:50 (13:50)

Cooling
Liquid cooling system

Clutch
Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / Magura hydraulics

Ignition system
Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan

CHASSIS
Frame
Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing

Forks
WP Suspension Up Side Down 4CS

Shock absorber
WP Monoshock with linkage

Suspension travel Front
300 mm

Suspension travel Rear
330 mm

Brake system Front
Disc brake with two-piston floating brake caliper

Brake system Rear
Disc brake with single-piston floating brake caliper

Brake discs – diameter Front
260 mm

Brake discs – diameter Rear
220 mm

Chain
X-Ring 5/8×1/4″

Steering head angle
63.5°

Wheel base
1,482±10 mm

Ground clearance (unloaded)
355 mm

Seat height (unloaded)
960 mm

Total fuel tank capacity approx.
11 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)

Weight without fuel approx.
104.2 kg


 



 

2016 Husqvarna TE250 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: OTR £ See Dealer GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


ENGINE
Design
1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control

Displacement
249 cm³

Bore
66.4 mm

Stroke
72 mm

Starting aid
Kickstarter and electric starter

Transmission
6 gear, claw shifted

Engine lubrication
Mixture oil lubrication

Primary ratio
26:72

Secondary gear ratio
14:50 (13:50)

Cooling
Liquid cooling system

Clutch
Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / Magura hydraulics

Ignition system
Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan

CHASSIS
Frame
Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing

Forks
WP Suspension Up Side Down 4CS

Shock absorber
WP Monoshock with linkage

Suspension travel Front
300 mm

Suspension travel Rear
330 mm

Brake system Front
Disc brake with two-piston floating brake caliper

Brake system Rear
Disc brake with single-piston floating brake caliper

Brake discs – diameter Front
260 mm

Brake discs – diameter Rear
220 mm

Chain
X-Ring 5/8×1/4″

Steering head angle
63.5°

Wheel base
1,482±10 mm

Ground clearance (unloaded)
355 mm

Seat height (unloaded)
960 mm

Total fuel tank capacity approx.
11 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)

Weight without fuel approx.
104.2 kg


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