Following in sister company KTM’s footsteps, Husqvarna today released more information on its first-ever fuel-injected two-stroke off-road machine, the 2018 Husqvarna TE250i Here is what the company has to say about this revolutionary new two-stroke model:
Adding a significant benchmark to its timeline for model year 2018, Husqvarna Motorcycles introduces the next generation of 2-stroke machines – the all-new, fuel-injected TE 250i. Offering unprecedented advantages in terms of performance, rideability, fuel consumption and ease of use, the introduction of fuel-injection by Husqvarna Motorcycles is a bold new step into the future of off-road 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 TE 150, TE 250, TE 250i, TE 300, FE 250, FE 350, FE 450 and FE 501 remain true to Husqvarna Motorcycles’ commitment to offer premium motorcycles across their enduro range.
Perfectly embodying Husqvarna’s pioneering spirit, the new from the ground up fuel-injected TE 250i machine features engine technology that revolutionises the field of 2-stroke off-road motorcycles.
Featuring a pair of fuel injectors positioned at the transfer ports, the new system delivers the perfect amount of fuel into the engine at all times and across all conditions. Offering a significant reduction in fuel consumption and emissions, it also provides a smooth and clean power delivery.
With the injectors delivering the fuel mixture downwards into the transfer port, the system ensures a much more efficient combustion. Carefully placed at the rear of the cylinder, a special tube relays intake pressure data to the updated ECU.
Gathering information from the throttle position sensor, the air and intake pressure sensors, together with the oil and water temperature sensors, the ECU automatically compensates for temperature and altitude changes eliminating the need to modify carburettor jetting.
Vital for internal engine lubrication, the 2-stroke oil is stored in a separate tank thus eliminating the need for pre-mixing. With its filler tube running through the frame, the 700 cc tank contains oil for five full tanks of fuel depending on conditions. Controlled by the EMS the oil pump delivers the ideal amount of oil reducing waste as well as excessive smoke.
2018 Husqvarna TE 250i Fuel Injection Highlights
• Fuel injectors at the transfer ports → Ideal amount of fuel in all conditions
• Oil pump & oil tank → Convenient, eliminates pre-mix
• 39 mm throttle body → Regulates air flow, TPS relays airflow data
• New EMS → Modern engine management, no need for jetting changes
• Standard map select → Customise power characteristics
• Frame integrated oil filler cap → Simple refills
• Translucent fuel tank → Large capacity, fuel pump integrated
• New intake snorkel → Adapted to throttle body
A Complete Lineup
Combining the most advanced engine technology with a series of dynamic upgrades, all Husqvarna Motorcycles 2-stroke and 4-stroke machines set the benchmark in terms of handling, power, weight and aesthetics.
Developed by WP Performance System the front forks are specifically designed for off-road riding. For MY18, the forks feature new outer tubes offering improved flex characteristics and reduced friction. A stiffer setting also provides extra sensitivity and improved bottoming resistance.
Also new for MY18 are the Magura front and rear brake systems. Featuring a similar layout to the design used on previous model Husqvarna off-road bikes, each system features optimal sensitivity and a progressive feel while retaining the highest level of performance.
Second to none in terms of functionality and style, the new ProTaper handlebars feature class-leading fatigue resistance while adding minimal weight.
2018 Husqvarna Enduro Model Highlights (all models)
• WP Xplor 48 front fork → New fork tubes & setting for added sensitivity & bottoming resistance
• Magura brake callipers & GSK discs → Excellent sensitivity & progression
• New ProTaper handlebar → Class-leading function & style
The 2018 TE 250i will be available in North America in late Fall of 2017. The rest of the new Husqvarna MY18 off-road range will be available in North America in Summer 2017 at authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers. North American spec images will be released at a later date.