2009 Husqvarna WR300
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– 2009 Husqvarna WR300
2009 Husqvarna WR300
WR 300 – HUSQVARNA. The WR 300 started life as a transformation kit for the WR 250 but is now a fully-fledged member of the Husqvarna Enduro family to meet the demand for machines of this engine size.
As a perfect replica of the winning machine raced by Seb Guillaume in Class 3 of the Enduro World Championship series, the WR 300 always offers the rider progressive, useable power but, at the same time, is capable of superb performance when outright power alone is what counts.
The increase to 300 cc is thanks to an increase in the bore and the new piston now measures 72 mm (66.4 mm on the 250) to give 293.1 cc. Apart from the piston and bore, there is also a completely new exhaust valve and changes to the cylinder head and exhaust pipe in comparison with the 250 version.
The engine now features a V Force reed valve system and 38 mm TMX Mikuni carburettor. The WR 300 chassis components have been updated as all the other Enduro models: New disc brakes, newly calibrated forks and shock absorber and a new headlamp unit with compact digital display.
A new capacity variant for 2009, the WR300 is based on the well-proven two stroke WR250 and offers winning performance for the open class rider. The capacity increase comes from a larger cylinder bore but the changes don’t stop there. Husqvarna factory engineers have redesigned the cylinder head, power valve and exhaust system to match the increased capacity, which ensures the WR300 delivers strong power right through the rev range.
Brief overview of new items on the 2009
WR 125 / WR 250 / WR300 Enduro two-stroke models:
– NEW SACHS REAR SHOCK ABSORBER
– NEW 50 MM MARZOCCHI FORKS WITH NEW CALIBRATION
– NEW WAVE TYPE DISCS
– NEW DIGITAL DISPLAY
– NEW HEADLIGHT UNIT
– NEW MIKUNI CARBURRETOR
– NEW “V FORCE 3” REED VALVE SYSTEM
– NEW WR 300 CC CAPACITY
– NEW 5 PORT CYLINDER FOR WR 125
– NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM
– BLACK ANODISED WHEELS
– NEW GRAPHICS AND COLOUR CODING
Wheelbase 1465 mm
Overall length 2230 mm
Overall width 840 mm
Overall height 1310 mm
Seat height 975 mm
Min. ground clearance 345 mm
Dry weight 104 kg
Fuel tank capacity 9.5 litres
TWO-STROKE ENDURO MODELS
The new Husqvarna two-stroke Enduro models have seen significant modifications aimed at making these history making Enduro racers both lighter and even more competitive.
The WR 125 in particular has been nearly completely renewed with much of the frame design coming from its four-stroke siblings. The new WR 300 is a perfect replica of the machine ridden by Seb Guillaume in the World Championship series.
All 2009 models are fitted with newly calibrated Marzocchi forks and a new Sachs shock absorber. All the brake discs are “daisy” or Wave pattern to improve stopping regardless of surface conditions.
As for looks, the headlamp unit is slimmer and more aggressive and houses a new, more compact, lighter, digital display.
The graphics on the side panels are new as are the black anodised wheels. All the TE 2009 models feature a fuel injection system that was developed in collaboration with Mikuni. They have both electric and kick start systems fitted as standard. Let’s look at the details model by model.
2009 Husqvarna WR300 Specifications
Type Single cylinder, 2-stroke, reed valve and H.T.S. valve with mechanical control on exhaust port
Bore 72 mm
Stroke 72 mm
Displacement 293.1 cc
Compression ratio 6.9 : 1
Lubrication Premix 50 : 1
Ignition Electronic C.D.I., analogue type with variable advance
Spark plug type NGK BR 8EG
Spark plug gap 0.6 – 0.7 mm
Carburetor Mikuni TMX 38
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, mechanic control
Driving disc number 8
Driven disc number 7
Type Steel single tube cradle with steel round tubes
Rear frame in light alloy
Front suspension MARZOCCHI USD telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle compression and rebound stroke adjustment
Fork leg diameter 50 mm
Fork travel 300 mm
Rear suspension SACHS Progressive Soft Damp type with single hydraulic shock absorber, spring pre-load adjustment. Compression and rebound adjustment (compression stroke – double adjustment)
Rear wheel travel 296 mm
Front brake 260 mm BREMBO fixed disc “wave” type with hydraulic control and floating caliper
Rear brake 240 mm BREMBO floating disc “wave” type with hydraulic control and floating caliper
Rim front 1.60″ x 21″, light alloy
Rim rear 2.15″ x 18″, light alloy
Tyre front 90/90-21″ MICHELIN Enduro Competition 3
Tyre rear 140/80-18″ MICHELIN Enduro Competition 3
Voltage 12 V
Head light 35/35 W
Pilot light 3 W
Tail light 5 W
Stop light 21 W
Turn signal 10 W