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– 2011 Husqvarna WR300
2011 Husqvarna WR300 Review
WR 300 – HUSQVARNA. The WR300 started life as a transformation kit for the WR250 but in 2008 it became a fully fledged member of the Husqvarna family and has been hugely popular with enthusiasts of this category.
As a perfect replica of the machine raced by Seb Guillaume in Class E3 of the Enduro World Championship series was a real winner against its more powerful, bigger four-stroke rivals. The WR 300 always offers the rider progressive, useable power but, at the same time, is capable of superb performance when power alone is what counts.
Kayaba and Sachs components look after suspension and calibration has been carefully worked out so as to make the bike flexible and easy to handle on slower, rough surfaces. The new exhaust pipe has been completely redesigned taking advantage of lessons learned in the World Championships.
Like the whole 2010 Husqvarna range, the WR 300 has new stronger plastics and graphics.
The brand new WR 250 and WR 300 demonstrate Husqvarna’s ongoing commitment to two strokes.
Learned from World Enduro racing, a series of upgrades to the WR 250 and WR 300 have been incorporated in 2011.
Visible changes for both models include news graphics, new rear racing style mudguard with an integrated LED tail light and a new reinforced mounts for the headlight/front number plate.
Less visible, but even more important from a technical point of view is the new Ducati Energia ignition. The new ignition is responsible for a smoother power delivery and much improved performance for both WR 250 and WR 300.
Riders in Australia will appreciate the new thermostat which optimizes the working temperature of the engine.
Also both models come with new rear suspension settings, based on the World Enduro Championship bikes ridden by Sebastien Guillaume and Bartosz Oblucki and a new improved airbox.
For 2011 the WR300 gains a revised ignition system to increase and smooth out the power as well as fresh new looks with the new IPD design graphics
Husqvarna and Enduro are intrinsically linked. They are connected by races, victories and mile after mile of off-road riding in the most extreme conditions. It is thanks to their years of experience that Husqvarna lead the field in this sector and continue to manufacture state-of-the-art machines.
The new 2011 range has been further improved by heeding the recommendations of official team riders such as Antoine Meo, Seb Guillaume and Bartoz Oblucki. Champion in their fields. Champions at testing.
Thanks to them, the new Husqvarna enduros now come with new suspension systems, new frames with improved handling, new exhaust pipes with improved engine response and there is also a completely new machine, the fuel-injected TE 250.
Summary of new items on enduro models for 2011:
– NEW IPD (IN–MOULD PLASTIC DECORATION) GRAPHICS ON TANK SIDES AND NUMBER PLATE HOLDER.
– NEW STRONGER, MORE FLEXIBLE PLASTICS.
– NEW 48 MM KAYABA FORKS (EXCLUDING WR 125 AND TE310).
– NEW FORK CLAMPS FOR KAYABA FORKS
– NEW MORE POWERFUL FRONT HEADLIGHT (ON TE MODELS)
– NEW REAR MUDGUARD WITH INTEGRATED RACE NUMBER PLATE AND HOMOLOGATED NUMBER PLATE. MORE
AGGRESSIVE, COMPACT LOOK.
– NEW REAR LAMP CLUSTER WITH MORE POWERFUL/BETTER-PROTECTED LED LIGHTS.
– NEW EXHAUST PIPE (WR 125 – WR 300) FOR IMPROVED POWER DISTRIBUTION
– NEW SILENCER (WR 125)
– FRAME REINFORCED IN THE MOST CRITICAL AREAS (WR125 AND ALL TES)
– REAR SWING ARM SHORTENED BY 15 MM (TE) FOR IMPROVED TRACTION AND MANOEUVRABILITY.
– NEW RADIATOR CONNECTORS AND HOSES. (TE MODELS ONLY)
– NEW MORE POWERFUL WATER PUMP (TE MODELS ONLY)
– NEW SACHS REAR SHOCK ABSORBER (WR125)
– TE 250 COMPLETELY NEW MODEL WITH FUEL INJECTED ENGINE
2011 Husqvarna WR300 – International Specifications
MSRP* $ See your local Husqvarna dealer for pricing.
Type Single cylinder, 2-stroke, reed valve and H.T.S. valve with mechanical control on exhaust port
Bore 72.0 mm
Stroke 72.0 mm
Displacement 293.1 cc
Compression ratio 6.9 : 1
Lubrication Premix 50 : 1
Ignition C.D.I. electronic, 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 type, 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 KAYABA USD telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle, compression and rebound stroke adjustment
Fork leg diameter 48 mm
Fork travel 300 mm
Rear suspension SACHS Progressive “Soft Damp” type with single hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment. Compression and rebound adjustment (compression stroke – double adjustment)
Rear wheel travel 320 mm
Front brake 260 mm fixed disc “wave” type with hydraulic control and floating caliper
Rear brake 220 mm fixed 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