2018 Husqvarna TE150 Review

2018 Husqvarna TE150
2018 Husqvarna TE150
2018 Husqvarna TE150
2018 Husqvarna TE150
2018 Husqvarna TE150
2018 Husqvarna TE150

 

 

FEATHERWEIGHT ENDURO.

While keeping the same lightweight and nimble handling character of a 125, the TE 150 delivers impressive torque and power catering for close competition with 250cc 4-strokes. The TE 150 is fitted with an electric starter as standard for easy starting in challenging situations. Additionally, the latest generation chassis offers precise flex characteristics and combined with adcanced WP suspension offers advanced rider feedback and comfort.

Husqvarna Motorcycles today launch their complete line-up of 2018 enduro models – a sophisticated new series of 2-stroke and 4-stroke machines that take the historic brand’s enduro model line-up to a whole new level in terms of technology and performance.

Introducing the next generation of 2-stroke machines – the all-new, electronic fuel-injected TE 250i and TE 300i – Husqvarna’s latest enduro offerings deliver unprecedented advantages in terms of performance, rideability, fuel consumption and ease of use. The introduction of electronic fuel injection by Husqvarna Motorcycles represents a bold new step into the future of offroad motorcycling.

Together with the fuel-injected 2-strokes, Husqvarna Motorcycles present a heavily updated range of TE and FE machines for model year 2018. Collecting feedback from top-level competition and combining it with extensive research, the brand’s engineers ensured that the 2018 TX 125, TE 150 (only for US), FE 250, FE 350, FE 450 and FE 501 remain true to Husqvarna Motorcycles’ commitment to offer premium motorcycles across their complete enduro range

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE150 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Continuous 2-stroke development offering maximum performance & low running costs
Low weight & agile handling
Hydraulic clutch
High quality standard components

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE150 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine

The TE 150 engine has an advanced construction featuring the latest in 2-stroke technology. As a result the engine is powerful, light and very compact .Additionally, the engine is designed to centralise mass providing outstanding ride-ability and minimal rider fatigue.

 

Cylinder and piston

The cylinder features a 58 mm bore with an innovative power valve design that delivers class leading power and torque. The piston is designed to perfectly match the cylinder layout offering premium reliability.

 

Crankcase

High-pressure die cast production processes results in a thin wall thickness and a low overall weight. The shaft arrangements are located in the ideal position reducing the effect of oscillating mass for more precise handling. The historical Husqvarna logo adorns the bronze finished crankcase covers.

 

Carburettor

The TE 150 features a 38mm 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.

 

Chromoly steel frame

The hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot-welded frame is expertly crafted by WP Performance Systems. The flex character of the frame is specifically tailored to benefit suspension functionality, handling and comfort. The frame fitted with standard frame protectors and an engine protector which mounts directly to the frame guaranteeing superior protection and durability.

 

Composite carbon fibre subframe

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

 

Functional bodywork

Distinctive and futuristic bodywork highlight the enduro range while striking pearl blue and electric yellow graphics stylishly adorn the Swedish inspired design. The advanced ergonomics provide superior comfort and control allowing the rider to perform at their peak for extended periods of time.

 

Aluminium swingarm

The hollow, cast aluminium swingarm is designed to offer optimal stiffness and reliability while adding minimal weight. The machining above the rear axle allows the chain adjuster markings to be seen from above for easy maintenance.

 

WP Xplor 48

The WP Xplor 48 front fork is 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. For MY18, the forks feature new outer tubes with improved flex characteristics and reduced friction while a new stiffer setting offers more sensitivity and greater bottoming resistance.

 

WP rear shock

The WP DCC rear shock is designed to provide advanced damping characteristics while keeping to a compact and lightweight design. With a pressure balance inside the shock, the stroke is more seamless resulting in greater rider comfort and handling while the corrugated outer contour of the reservoir improves cooling. .

 

Wheels and tyres

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

 

CNC machined triple clamp

The 22 mm offset black-anodised CNC machined triple clamps offer premium quality and style standard on all Husqvarna enduro models. The triple clamps are expertly crafted using superior techniques and materials to provide high levels of quality and reliability. A 2-way handlebar adjustment is standard and allows for customisable ergonomics.

 

Large capacity fuel tank

Hours of riding are guaranteed with a lightweight fuel tank made of translucent plastic. The design allows the rider to easily see the fuel level while the 10 litre tank features a quick release fuel cap for quick refuelling.

 

Magura hydraulic clutch

The reliable, high quality, German-made clutch system guarantees even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect modulation in every condition. Meaning that play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and function of the clutch remains identical in cold or hot conditions, as well as over time.

 

Tool-less air filter access

The airbox is designed with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at preventing air deformation and ensuring maximum airflow and filter protection. The air filter is easily accessed, without tools, by removing the left side panel. Easy maintenance is guaranteed by the Twin Air filter and filter cage design that features a simple fail proof mounting system for safe and accurate filter installation.

 

Magura braking system

New for MY18 is a Magura front and rear braking system. The system features a similar layout to the previous design with improved sensitivity for a more modulated feel while still retaining the highest level of performance. 260mm disc front and 220mm rear.

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE150 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Displacement 143.99 cm³
Starter Kick and electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS MEDJ digital

 

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) 11.81 inch
Front brake Magura two-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Magura single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5 °
Seat height 37.8 inch
Weight without fuel 202.82 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 12.99 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 2.64 US gal

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE150 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Displacement 143.99 cm³
Bore 58 mm
Starter Kick and electric starter
Lubrication Oil-mixture lubrication 1:60
Transmission 6-speed
Cooling Liquid cooled
Clutch Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS MEDJ digital

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 Magura two-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brake Magura single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
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 92.0 kg

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE150 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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