Husqvarna Motorcycles officially unveiled its 2017 two-stroke and four-stroke Enduro families during a press conference in the brand’s ancestral homeland of Huskvarna, Sweden, today. The new models will be available in North America in Fall 2016.
Following the path of its 2017 Motocross and Cross Country lines, Husqvarna’s 2017 TE 150, TE 250, TE 300 and FE 250, FE 350, FE 450 and FE 501 models feature redesigned frames, and the two-strokes boast new engines. Husqvarna says that the chassis are now lighter while offering 20% higher torsional while longitudinal stiffness is reduced by 30%. Part of the chassis upgrades include a redesigned composite subframe made with 30% carbon fiber, shaving 2.2 pounds from the package. All 2017 Husqvarna models also receive new CNC machined triple clamps with 22mm offset and a new swingarm with a specifically machined rear axle that allows for the chain adjuster markings to be seen from above.
Along with the chassis changes is a new airbox design that positions the inlet ducts in such a way as to prevent what Husqvarna calls air deformation for maximum airflow while maintaining protection against foreign material from entering the airbox. The filter cage features a simple fail proof mounting system for accurate filter installation. In the four-stroke models a new Velocity Focused Intake system utilizes a reed valve in the intake boot to reduce airbox noise.
Other chassis changes include “self-cleaning” footpeg mounts that place the footpegs 6mm higher than on Husqvarna’s motocross bikes, new ODI lock-on grips and an adjustable throttle assembly on the four-stroke models.
The 2017 Husqvarna Enduro and Dual Sport models also receive all-new WP XPLOR 48 front forks, featuring an open cartridge design that places a spring in each leg and but splits the damping functions. All of the suspension adjusters, including preload are located on top of each fork leg. Outback, the WP DCC linkage shock is 0.8 lbs lighter than the previous unit.
Braking chores are handled by Brembo calipers and controls, combined with GSK discs, and the rear brake now features a 24 mm piston, 2mm smaller than previous models, and a 10 mm longer rear brake lever for easier modulation.
Naturally, all of the 2017 models also receive new bodywork with blue and yellow Husqvarna graphics.
2017 Husqvarna Enduro/Dual Sport Chassis Highlights
– New chassis
– WP XPLOR 48 front fork designed specifically for endure
– Three-piece subframe made from composite materials
– Swingarm design optimized for easy chain adjustment
– All-new bodywork with updated colors and graphics
– Self-cleaning footpeg mounts
– Longer rear brake lever
– ODI lock-on grips
– New airbox design
Like we said, all 2017 Husqvarna two-stroke engines have been redesigned from to be lighter and more compact for better mass centralization. Updated pistons ride in reworked cylinders, while new crankshafts and counter balancer shafts are incorporated to reduced engine vibration. The two-strokes also feature a redesigned lightweight electric-start system that is better protected from damage than on previous models. The entire two-stroke line also gets a new 38 mm flat slide Mikuni TMX carburetor that offers smoother power and is less sensitive to temperature and altitude changes.
The TE 150 also features a redesigned exhaust system to help deliver the desired power curve of the new engine. Its gearbox has also been completely redesigned.
2017 Husqvarna Two-Stroke Model Highlights
– All-new engines
– New piston TE 150
– Updates on power valve systems
– Counter balancer shaft for reduced vibrations (TE 250 and TE300)
– New 38 mm Mikuni TMX carburetor
– Electric start system placed under all engines
– Completely new exhaust system (TE 150)
– New pipes (TE 250 & TE 300)
– Redesigned gearbox TE 150
– Weight reduction
Husqvarna’s 2017 Dual Sport models also benefit from redesigned engines that focus on providing dual-sport specific and rider-friendly power characteristics. All the latest updates in the 2017 FE engines add up to weight savings ranging from 1.5 lbs. to 3.7 lbs.
The 2017 Husqvarna FE models feature reworked cylinder heads, updated cylinders and new crankshafts designed to guarantee long service intervals of 135 hours. A new Keihin Engine Management System (EMS) is also used. Husqvarna says that the system is smaller, lighter and faster at processing data. It also boasts a new gear sensor that is intended to better tailor power delivery in each gear. The 2017s also receive an all-new Keihin 42mm throttle body with a different injector placement for more efficient fuel flow into the combustion chamber.
All four-stroke models are also fitted with updated header pipes and shorter mufflers, which are placed 50mm closer to the engine.
2017 Husqvarna Four-Stroke Model Highlights
– New engine design focusing on mass-centralization
– Increased power & torque across the range
– Faster data processing Keihin EMS
– Gear sensor allowing for specific engine maps
– Revised injector positioning
– New header pipes, shorter mufflers
– New crankshafts
– Longer service intervals of 135 hours
– Massive weight savings
For all details on pricing and availability, see your Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealer.