2018 Husqvarna TC250 Review

2018 Husqvarna TC250
2018 Husqvarna TC250
2018 Husqvarna TC250
2018 Husqvarna TC250
2018 Husqvarna TC250
2018 Husqvarna TC250
2018 Husqvarna TC250
2018 Husqvarna TC250

 

 

HIGH INTENSITY THRILLS.

The TC 250 signifies the constant development and secure future of the historic 250cc 2-stroke in the Husqvarna line-up. Featuring the latest in chassis and engine design, the lightweight TC 250 delivers unrivalled 2-stroke performance with agile handling and comfortable ergonomics.

MOTOCROSS IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE VERY CULTURE AND HISTORY OF THE HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLE BRAND.

With over 100 years of continuous production, developing some of the world’s first production offroad machines, Husqvarna are truly the pioneers of the sport as we know it today. Husqvarna Motorcycles continue pioneering cutting-edge technologies by developing motorcycles that are more agile, more powerful and more ergonomically advanced than previous generations. The attention to detail and innovative techniques used by Husqvarna engineers have resulted in continued development year-on-year, delivering premium products to the motocross market.

In model year 2018, Husqvarna Motorcycles look to continue their century-long success and maintain their position as one of the leading players in the segment. To achieve this, they will continue offering motorcycles that are at the pinnacle of performance, design and ergonomics.

Husqvarna Motorcycles’ new motocross line-up consists of eight premium TC and FC models that combine cutting-edge technology with Swedish-inspired design, offering class-leading performance across the range.

For model year 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers focused their attentions on introducing further engine and chassis advances, while presenting a new from the ground up TC 85 machine.

Raising the bar in terms of design, performance and handling, the all-new generation TC 85 shares the same levels of premium quality and advanced technology as found on Husqvarna Motorcycles’ full-sized motocross machines. Featuring an all-new frame and high-tech WP suspension the 2018 TC 85 will allow junior motocross riders to perform with total confidence.

A major upgrade to all full-sized 2018 TC and FC machines are the Magura front and rear braking systems. Utilising a similar layout to the previous design, the new brakes now offer the best in terms of sensitivity and feeling. Additionally, all 4-strokes receive a new Li-Ion battery.

Based on a simple yet distinctive design, new graphics across the 2018 motocross range highlight Husqvarna’s Swedish heritage.

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TC250 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to introduce their 2018 TC and FC motocross machines – a line-up of eight 2-stroke and 4-stroke models that combine cutting-edge technology with high-end componentry to offer riders of all ages one of the most efficient and enjoyable motocross ranges on the market.

Looking to maintain their position as one of the leading players in the motocross segment, in model year 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles offer an all-new TC 85 together with seven TC and FC models that receive major updates in order to continue offering class-leading performance across the range. With the new from the ground up TC 85 setting new standards in its class, Husqvarna’s full-size TC and FC machines feature a series of upgrades among which are new brakes, a new battery, new graphics and a high-grip seat cover.

Featuring high-tech componentry and rider-focused design, all eight new models are at the pinnacle of performance, design and ergonomics.

 

MAKING STRIDES

Remaining true to their commitment to deliver premium machines, Husqvarna Motorcycles have combined their engagement in top-level racing with extensive testing to further improve their entire motocross line-up for model year 2018. From the TC 50 and TC 65 minicycles to the full-size TC 125, TC 250, FC 250, FC 350 and FC 450 all new models set an even higher benchmark in terms of design and performance. On top of new models, revamped for 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles´ clothing and accessories collections feature a range of casual garments, functional gear and performance-enhancing parts for all dedicated Husqvarna riders.

For model year 2018 Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers focused their attentions on introducing further engine and chassis advances in all full-sized TC and FC models. A major upgrade is the Magura front and rear braking systems. Utilising a similar layout to the previous design, the new brakes offer the best in terms of sensitivity and feeling.

All FC 4-stroke machines feature new compact Li-Ion 2.2 Ah battery with improved output consistency. Based on a simple yet distinctive design, new graphics across the 2018 motocross range highlight Husqvarna’s Swedish heritage.

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR MY18

=>New Magura brake callipers

=>New Li-Ion Battery – better output consistency (all 4-strokes)

=>Mikuni carburettor with updated setting for TC 125/250

=>Bodywork with new colour trim & graphics

=>Extra grip seat cover

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TC250 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine

The 250cc 2-stroke engine has long offered the best combination of unsurpassed power and lightweight construction. The simplicity and low maintenance costs of the 2-stroke motor has made it a favourite amongst motocross riders for generations. The TC 250 engine features the latest 2-stroke technology aimed at centralising rotating masses and reducing vibration while delivering the highest level of performance in its class.

 

Cylinder

The 66.4 mm bore cylinder features an innovative power valve system that delivers a smooth and controlled power throughout the RPM range. This can be further customised by simply changing two springs supplied, altering the power delivery for different track conditions and rider preference.

             Cylinder and power valve → Smooth and controllable power delivery that can be customised

 

Engine casings

The TC 250 engine is designed with mass centralisation as a key theme. As a result the lightweight, die-cast engine casings are developed to house the shaft arrangements in the perfect position, centralising oscillating mass and improving ride-ability.

             Engine casings → shaft arrangements positioned for mass centralisation

 

Counter balancer shaft

The TC 250 features a laterally mounted counter balancer shaft. This shaft significantly reduces vibrations resulting in a smoother, more comfortable ride with less rider fatigue.

             Counter balancer shaft → significantly reduced vibration

 

Carburettor

The TC 250 features a 38 mm flat slide Mikuni TMX carburettor. With an updated setting for MY18, the carburettor provides a smooth and controllable power delivery with optimal performance over the entire RPM range.

             38mm Mikuni carburettor → improved power deliver, optimal performance

 

Gearbox

The TC 250 features a 5-speed gearbox with motocross specific ratios. Additionally, precise and easy shifting is guaranteed thanks to the no-dirt shift lever, which prevents the build-up of dirt from blocking the step plate in the toughest conditions.

             5-speed gearbox → precise and easy shifting

             No-dirt gear lever → prevents dirt build up and blockage

 

Clutch

The TC 250 features a DDS (Damped Diaphragm Steel) clutch. What this means is the clutch uses a diaphragm spring instead of the more common coil spring design, which allows for a much lighter clutch action. This design also allows for a damping system that increases both traction and durability.

This combined with the Magura hydraulic system guarantees a light and modular clutch feeling, which is almost maintenance and adjustment free.

             DDS clutch → light action with integrated damping system, increased traction and reliability

             Magura hydraulic system → light and modular clutch action, almost maintenance free

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TC250 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Displacement 249 cm³
Starter Kickstarter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 26:73
Secondary gear ratio 14:50
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Kokusan

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 12.2 inch
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Seat height 37.8 inch
Weight without fuel 211.2 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 11.81 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 1.85 US gal

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TC250 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Displacement 249 cm³
Bore 66.4 mm
Starter Kickstarter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 26:73
Secondary gear ratio 14:50
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Kokusan

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 310 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 300 mm
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1485 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 375 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 7 l
Weight without fuel 95.8 kg

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TC250 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £6899 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Displacement 249 cm³
Bore 66.4 mm
Starter Kickstarter
Transmission 5-speed
Primary drive 26:73
Secondary gear ratio 14:50
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Kokusan

 

Chassis
Frame design 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
Front suspension WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP shock absorber with linkage
Suspension travel (front) 310 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 300 mm
Front brake Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.9 °
Wheelbase 1485 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 375 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 7 l
Weight without fuel 95.8 kg

 

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