2018 Husqvarna TE300 Review

2018 Husqvarna TE300
2018 Husqvarna TE300
2018 Husqvarna TE300
2018 Husqvarna TE300
2018 Husqvarna TE300
2018 Husqvarna TE300
2018 Husqvarna TE300
2018 Husqvarna TE300

 

 

LIMITLESS ENDURO.

There is no wiser choice for serious hard Enduro riders. Built to tackle extraordinary challenges, the TE 300 boasts a lightweight construction with formidable but remarkably smooth power across a wide rev range. The engine features the latest in 2-stroke technology with a twin valve controlled power valve and counter balancer shaft. The latest generation chassis delivers outstanding agility with WP’s enduro-specific Xplor 48 forks and DCC rear shock making light work of the roughest terrain.

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE300 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE300 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine

The 300cc 2-stroke engine is the benchmark in unrivalled power in a lightweight construction. The engine features precisely positioned shaft arrangements for optimal mass centralisation, a counter balancer shaft reducing vibration, a twin-valve controlled power valve and 6-speed enduro gearbox.

 

Counter-balancer

The engine houses a laterally mounted counter balancer shaft. The balancer significantly reduces vibration delivering a smoother and more comfortable ride.

 

Crankcase

The TE 300 engine is designed to improve mass centralisation. As a result the lightweight, die-cast engine casings are developed to accommodate a shaft arrangement aimed at centralising oscillating mass and improving ride-ability.

 

Carburettor

The TE 300 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.

 

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.

 

Pro Taper handlebar

The Pro Taper handlebar is second to none for function and style. Manufactured to exacting standards, the Pro Taper handlebar features class-leading fatigue resistance while adding minimal weight. The Pro Taper logos are chemically applied and are scratch and peel resistant.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Electric and kick start

The TE 300 is fitted with an electric starter neatly tucked away below the engine casings. The system is powered by a lightweight and powerful Li-Ion battery which is 1 kg lighter than conventional lead battery. A standard kick starter is fitted for added peace of mind.

 

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 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.

 

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 Metzeler 6 days extreme tyres which offer superior grip on a wide variety of terrain.

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE300 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

 

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Displacement 293.2 cm³
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) 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 225.75 lb.
Suspension travel (rear) 12.99 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 2.64 US gal

 

 

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE300 – 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 Kick and electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Primary drive 26:73
Clutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
EMS Synerject

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 °
Wheelbase 1495 ± 10 mm
Ground clearance 370 mm
Seat height 960 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 9.25 l
Weight without fuel 105.2 kg

 

 

2018 Husqvarna TE300 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in  GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Displacement 293.2 cm³
Bore 72 mm
Starter Kick and electric starter
Lubrication Oil-mixture lubrication 1:60
Transmission 6-speed
Cooling Liquid cooled
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 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 102.4 kg

 

 

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