2013 Husaberg TE300 Review Enduro360.com

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Husaberg TE 300

2013 Husaberg TE300

2013 Husaberg TE300

Testing The Graham Jarvis Bike

Is there any motorcycle ubiquitous to the off road world the 300 two …? It is the every-man’s enduro bike. It is so a part of our collective world and that I find myself to come up with anything new to say it.

In the guise of the Husaberg TE, this is an all new one we have never ridden Still, in the bigger picture, not has changed in the basic technology.

We tested at least three in the last year. Looking there was our 2008 KTM 300xcw build, the 2012 TE300 I at Romaniacs and of course the 2012 Gas Gas test bike. While seem like vastly bikes, but the commonalities are stronger the differences are. The same is for the new Husaberg.

Other than and a few details, you could almost them all together.

This is not a bad The 300 has always been a great and a strong American seller. I one of the real reasons is  they are so easy to ride. The 300 favors the rider and the smooth racer.

I raced 300′s for a number of I was always torn between it and the A few years ago the 300′s were not in with the top racers. I recall David Lyke about why of the top riders chose the big two … to

He explained that the challenge for riders is the 300 is a little slow to then hits too hard. He felt the 250 was actually easier for the top to use.

That sentiment has changed some in years, as more riders moved to the 300, particularly the extreme enduro crowd. I some of the subtle advances in the packages from all manufacturers the bikes a bit easier to race. I think that many have adjusted their style to fit the bike and take of its strengths.

When it comes to about the 2013 version on the there are lots of details to The biggest is the suspension package. Up the Bergs are the first production to get the all new WP 4CS (four chamber) fork. 48mm fork has an entirely new design that is intended to the gap between the current open and closed chamber designs.

It is said to be easier to service the closed chamber fork.

In form the forks show real promise. In most situations they work well. They are plush, and soak up most bumps. feel is somewhere between the current designs.

The forks are a tad harsh on small stuff. do particularly well on medium hits. But they don’t enough rebound force to handle back-to-back hits as

Larger riders will bigger springs.

They are and more race competent the stock open chamber on the KTM XCW/EXC models. For some we have tested the FE350 and the together, the same bikes different forks.  The 4CS is than the stock EXC open set up. But with a spring and oil adjustments, the chamber forks go back the lead.  We have not had time to any changes to the 4CS forks yet.

For now, I say the 4CS shows potential, but I am not to ditch my favorite open just yet for them.

The Husaberg of the PDS shock runs the same 6.9 as many of the KTM models, but with far valving. Again it has a more inspired feel. The strong valving works for most situations.

But on some shock speed hits, it to kick. This accentuates of the traditional shortcomings of the PDS system, if you get your body weight out of Going to a stiffer spring and up the clickers should help

Overall the suspension settings close to idea for most world riding. 180lb riders will probably right at home and need to very little.

The next unique feature is the all new plastic common for all Husaberg models. the previous generation subframe, one mimics the KTM unit in design and it just happens to be plastic. It to work fine. The seat two bolts.

The side panels and are completely unique. The airbox and right side panel are a to get on and off. I have put together a just on that subject, you can see it

I like the aesthetic design of the Berg. I find it to be cleaner than the KTM. The airbox to seal better and should the filter cleaner, particularly in wet

The seat is not interchangeable with the neither is the fuel tank.

Now for the question, is the subframe and bodywork better than a KTM? not, it all works fine, but not better. I see it primarily as a design exercise to the blue bikes from the ones.

Personally, I wish would have left the and fuel tank the same as the KTM

There are a few more substantial of interest that come on all the models. They get the black triple clamps. The offset is back to 20mm from This is the longtime KTM spec for corner stability. The bar clamps the two sets of mounting holes.

combined with the offset bar there are a total of four positions.

This year the also get the compact and light I love this clutch for the lever pull. I know some of the top racers have had with the durability, but I have not any issues in the models we have

I am a big fan of the design.

Other details the DID Dirt Star wheels in blue color. These are probably more durable the current OEM Excels. I am not much of a fan of the color. It looks great new, but does not hold up to very well.

Good ol’ silver is the choice for me. The skid plate comes on all the models. As you can see in the photos, off road is also standard.

The only detail is a spark arrestor. We an FMF “Q” model for our testing.

Husaberg TE 300

Surely by now you read our King of the Motos/Graham tales. This is the same With the race over and on his way back home, we cleaned up the and headed out riding. After an as grueling as KoM, one might the Berg would look for wear. But Graham is such a rider, that he did very damage to the bike.

With a air filter, oil change and new rear the 300 was ready for action again. For we took our FE350 four along too.

These I spend most of my time four strokes, it is just one of facts of life. Getting on the 300 takes just a little bit of The first impression is how lively the feels. It responds to everything quicker.

The is always dancing a bit, as is the end. It takes a little for me to find my two … rhythm again. It is not a bad thing; it is entertaining and sort of a fun challenge.

At the power delivery seemed harsh. Then I remembered Graham had played with the preload adjustment some. It was the real performance change he used.

He even raced with the jetting. So I did some trailside to turn the adjuster back in This adds tension to the and it requires more force to the powervalve.

The effect is to calm the down.

I confess to not taking a scientific approach to the matter, I went in a couple of turns. It ended up with more than stock. But everyone was with the result for tight conditions.

Technically there is a tool for this job that you can but many blunt objects can be into the square hole in an (4mm allen key). this adjustment, the power of the 300 very close to the 350 in many

After a day of riding fantastic trails, the TE300 succeeded in a smile on everyone’s face, the most talented rider in the He seemed to think the 300 was a trials and had the confidence to try nearly any crazy or challenge on it.

As for me, I switched between the 300 and 350 a of times. Initially I felt at home on the FE350, but with the 300 felt equally as comfortable.  I write a more detailed 300 vs 350 soon.

As for conclusions, what can I Technically speaking, there is not very much new in the world on But then, who says they anything more?

The newest Husaberg brings a of small refinements and additions make a very good even better. I had the privilege to Graham Jarvis race bike. It is enough to make you that the laws of physics changed. He does things don’t seem possible.

so, he does them in such a manner that they do not appear particularly difficult.

it just magnifies the realization, it is the rider more so than the Never the less, all the best enduro riders in the world are choosing 300 two strokes to ride. at the other end of the scale, the 300 is the bike of for many casual trail too.

Is there any other that is so well suited to a wide range of riders and levels?

If you have a preference for the blue, or just want to be a bit from the rest of the crowd, you go wrong with the TE300.

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