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2017 Husqvarna TE300
2017 Husqvarna TE300

2017 Husqvarna TE300
2017 Husqvarna TE300

2017 Husqvarna TE300
2017 Husqvarna TE300



2017 Husqvarna TE300 Review

2017 Husqvarna TE300 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

LIMITLESS ENDURO…

There is no wiser choice for serious hard- and extreme-Enduro riders. Built to tackle extraordinary challenges, the 2017 model is completely new and boasts improved performance, reduced weight and smoother power across a wider rev range. Redesigned bodywork and chassis are thinner between the legs, slightly shorter front to back and less tall – keeping the centre of gravity low and centred. This makes movement easier in extreme situations. The new engine design has a laterally-mounted counter balancer shaft to significantly reduce vibrations and offers a smoother and more comfortable ride for even more hours in the saddle. WP’s new enduro-specific Xplor forks and shock will make tackling the roughest terrain much easier.


 

2017 Husqvarna TE300 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Husqvarna Motorcycles has today officially unveiled their complete line-up of all-new enduro models at the historic brand’s homeland in Huskvarna, Sweden.

Embodying Husqvarna’s pioneering spirit, each of the enduro machines has been redesigned from the ground up for 2017. Featuring the most advanced technology they set the benchmark in terms of handling, power, weight and aesthetics.

Introducing completely new design, reduced weight, best-in-class handling and dynamic ergonomics, Husqvarna’s 2-stroke TX 125, TE 250 and 300 and 4-stroke FE 250, 350, 450 and 501 models offer the ideal blend of functionality and Swedish-inspired style.

All 2017 models are equipped with new lighter and more compact engines, with the 4-stroke range featuring unique traction control system as standard. Fitted within redesigned frames the engines offer class-leading performance that’s specifically tailored to ensure a next level enduro riding experience.

Designed to blaze new trails, excel in all conditions and deliver a next-level enduro experience the 2017 Husqvarna enduro range represent the next step for the historic brand’s offroad motorcycle range.

MAJOR CHASSIS UPGRADES

Husqvarna’s 2017 enduro models feature new frames, which ensure increased rider comfort and confidence. Manufactured to the highest standards by WP Performance Systems, the lighter frames offer 20% higher torsional rigidity for improved stability and agility, while longitudinal stiffness is reduced by 30% for improved suspension functionality.

Remaining unique to Husqvarna, the composite subframe has been redesigned to fit the new chassis. Made with 30% carbon fibre, the subframe is 1 kg lighter than the previous part. All 2017 Husqvarna models have CNC machined triple clamps with an offset of 22 mm fitted as standard. Completing the chassis package the new swingarm has a specifically machined rear axle that allows for the chain adjuster markings to be seen from above.

A major update in the suspension department are the all-new WP Xplor 48 front forks. Featuring an open cartridge layout with a spring in each leg and split damping functions, all adjusters – including an innovative pre-load adjuster as standard – are situated on top of each fork leg. At the rear WP’s new DCC linkage shock is 0.36 kg lighter than the previous version.

Positioned 6 mm higher than on Husqvarna’s motocross bikes, new self-cleaning footpeg mounts prevent dirt build-up. Along with the new ODI lock-on grips and adjustable throttle assembly (4-strokes), they ensure an improved riding experience.

High quality Brembo callipers and controls combine with GSK discs to deliver optimum stopping power. The rear brake features a 24 mm piston (26 mm on previous models) and a 10 mm longer rear brake lever for better control while braking.

The airbox has a new design with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at preventing air deformation and ensuring maximum airflow and protection. The filter cage now features a simple fail proof mounting system for safe and accurate filter installation.

With futuristic new bodywork all models feature Swedish-inspired design and striking blue and yellow colours.

HUSQVARNA MY17 ENDURO CHASSIS HIGHLIGHTS
=>New frame with optimised geometry
=>WP Xplor 48 front fork designed specifically for enduro
=>Three-piece subframe made from composite materials
=>Swingarm design optimised for easy chain adjustment
=>Completely new bodywork with modern colours & graphics
=>Self-cleaning footpeg mounts
=>Longer rear brake lever
=>ODI lock-on grips
=>New airbox design

ALL-NEW 2-STROKE MACHINES

From the lighter TX 125 to the class-leading TE 300, Husqvarna’s 2017 enduro models introduce a new era in 2-stroke technology. All engines have been redesigned from the ground up. Lighter and more compact, they feature a completely new construction that focuses on mass centralisation. Updated pistons are designed to match the reworked cylinders, while new crankshafts and counter balancer shafts significantly reduced vibrations.

A major upgrade across the 2017 2-stroke range is the new 38 mm flat slide Mikuni TMX carburettor. Providing an even smoother and more controllable power delivery the new Mikuni carburettor is less sensitive to temperature and altitude changes.

One of the most significant upgrades for 2017 is the lightweight electric start system, which is now placed and well protected under the engine on all the TE models. The system can also be fitted to the TX 125 as an optional extra, available from Husqvarna Accessories.

A complete new exhaust system on the TX 125 is designed to match the specific characteristics of the new engines to deliver top-level performance. The larger displacement TE models have a new header for optimum durability.

For the smaller displacement TX 125 the gearbox is completely redesigned. All the updates have brought massive reduction in weight across Husqvarna’s 2017 2-stroke range.

HUSQVARNA MY17 ENDURO 2-STROKE MODELS HIGHLIGHTS
=>Completely new 2-stroke engines
=>New piston (TX 125)
=>Updates on power valve systems
=>Counter balancer shaft for reduced vibrations
=>New 38 mm Mikuni TMX carburettor
=>Electric start system placed under all engines (kit for TX 125)
=>Completely new exhaust system (TX 125)
=>New exhaust header (TE 250 & TE 300)
=>Redesigned gearbox (TX 125)
=>Massive weight gains

 

 

 

2017 Husqvarna TE300 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine

The 300cc 2-stroke engine sets the benchmark in unrivalled power and lightweight construction. The engine has a completely new construction featuring new shaft arrangements for improved mass centralisation, a new counter balancer shaft reducing vibration, a new twin-valve controlled power valve and re-worked 6-speed enduro gearbox.

Counter-balancer

The new engine design allows for the implementation of a laterally mounted counter-balancer. The balancer is integrated in a very compact way and significantly reduces vibrations resulting in a smoother and more comfortable ride.

Crankcase

The lightweight, die-cast engine casings are developed to accommodate new shaft arrangements. The clutch shaft is now 8mm higher while the crankshaft position is 27mm higher centralising oscillating mass and improving ride-ability.

Carburettor

The TE 300 features a 38mm flat slide Mikuni TMX carburettor replacing the previous Keihin model. This new carburettor provides a smooth and controllable power delivery with optimal performance over the entire RPM range. Additionally, the new Mikuni model is less sensitive to changes in temperature and altitude which reduces the need for setting changes in different conditions.

Electric and kick start

The TE 300 is fitted with a new electric starter located below the engine. This position ensures that the unit is always protected while the new design is less complex and more reliable. Additionally, the system is now linked to a lightweight and powerful Li-Ion battery which is 1 kg lighter than the previous model. A standard kick starter is fitted as a fail safe.

Map select switch

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.

Large capacity fuel tank

Hours of riding are guaranteed with a new, lightweight 10 litre fuel tank made of translucent plastic. The design allows the rider to easily check the fuel level in the tank while quick refuelling is guaranteed with a quick release fuel cap.

Wheels and tyres

Black high-strength alloy rims by DID are coupled to CNC machined hubs using lightweight spokes and silver anodised aluminium nipples. Fitted to the wheels are Dunlop Geomax AT81 tyres which offer superior grip on a wide variety of terrain.

Chromoly steel frame

While keeping the same successful geometry from MY16, the hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot-welded frame is expertly crafted by WP Performance Systems. The 6mm wider and 2 mm lower steel tubes offer 20% higher torsional rigidity while longitudinal stiffness is reduced by 30%. The increased torsional rigidity improves stability and agility while reducing the longitudinal stiffness creates increased flexibility for better bump absorption and suspension functionality. The new frame weighs only 8.8 kg making it 0.6 kg lighter than its predecessor.

Composite carbon fibre subframe

The composite subframe is a design unique to Husqvarna motorcycles showcasing pioneering technology and innovation. This 3 piece component is made up of 30% carbon fibre making it remarkably light (1.4 kg) saving 1 kg over the previous design. Specific care is taken to create a calculated rigidity for optimal handling and rider ergonomics.

WP Xplor 48

The WP Xplor 48 front fork is a completely new feature developed by WP Performance Systems specifically for enduro type riding. The forks consist of an open cartridge layout with a spring in each circuit and split damping functions. Compression can be adjusted from the left side and rebound on the right via clickers situated on the top of the fork tube. Additionally, with the standard pre-load adjuster, pre-load can be adjusted by the rider without the use of tools making the new system simple and easy to set up.

WP rear shock

The WP DCC rear shock is designed to provide advanced damping characteristics while keeping to a compact and lightweight design. The new rear shock weighs only 3.7 kg which is 0.36 kg lighter than the previous version. With a pressure balance inside the shock, damping is improved resulting in greater rider comfort and handling while the outer contour of the reservoir increases cooling. The component is also fully adjustable and matched to a linkage system with a specific geometry to deliver the best possible traction and absorption.

Neken handlebar & ODI grips

Manufactured to exact standards, the aluminium Neken handlebars offer high-strength and premium quality standard. Fitted to the handlebars are ODI grips, the lock-on grip on the left side does not require gluing, while on the right, the vulcanised grip features an integrated throttle mechanism. The assembly has easy free-play adjustment.

Brembo brakes

Class-leading Brembo callipers and controls with high quality GSK discs deliver superior stopping power instilling confidence in all situations. For MY17, the rear brake calliper uses a smaller piston diameter 24mm instead of 26mm, coupled with a 10mm longer rear brake lever the system delivers improved modulation and feeling.

Magura hydraulic clutch

The high quality German-made 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 Magura clutch also features even wear characteristics and is nearly maintenance-free.

Self cleaning footpeg mount

The Husqvarna frame features a clever, self -cleaning footpeg mount which prevents the build-up of dirt collected through deep ruts or muddy terrain. As a result, the footpeg will spring back into its original position ensuring perfect control. The large aluminium footpegs have an Enduro specific grip pattern while the position of the pegs is 6mm higher than that found on the MX models to further increase ground clearance over rocks and deep ruts.


 

2017 Husqvarna TE300 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 72 mm
Starter Kick and electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Clutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Kokusan

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD Xplor 48 with preload adjuster
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 300 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 330 mm
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter 260 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5 °
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 10 l
Weight without fuel 102.4 kg

 

 


 

2017 Husqvarna TE300 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 72 mm
Starter Kick and electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Clutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Kokusan

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD Xplor 48 with preload adjuster
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 300 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 330 mm
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter 260 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5 °
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 10 l
Weight without fuel 102.4 kg

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