2013 Husqvarna CR125 – Reviews, Comparisons, Specs – Motocross / Dirt…

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2013 Husqvarna CR125

125 Pro Challenge Husqvarna CR125/144”

was a time when two-strokes …. They went a once prevalent design to by the tens of thousands…not unlike the bison.

Once numbering in the the grazing beasts were … off so quickly that, in the of just a few decades, only a few remained before people that their extinction be a bad thing…damn pioneers! However, some serious conservation the species was saved, but the population never return to what its numbers (feel free to a tear).

Now, I hate to be the of bad news for all of the premix …-hards out but two-strokes will also return to their former (hey don’t shoot the I’m just telling it like it Still, in no way does this two-strokes are extinct.

Just the buffalo, the few two-strokes that do are far more cherished than in heyday when they roosting on the pro tour at the hands of the fastest racers.

For this when Husqvarna recently up the chance for VitalMX to enter one of the CR125s into the MTA Two-Stroke we didn’t hesitate. After we’re premix fans like you are, and the idea of 40 tiddlers on the line is about as nowadays as a buffalo stampede.

Husqvarna not only sponsored the Championships, but also created the 125 Pro where the winner of the 125 Pro Class go home with a brand new CR125.

We were basically to do whatever we pleased to the machine. includes a 144cc kit with the so going to the larger bore was a no From there it was a matter of the bike to perform to its true pimping it out!

Of course we to win, so we called upon one our fast dudes to help the challenge: Andrew Silverstein. with being a longtime Fox supported rider, Andrew comes with some amateur racing and Loretta credentials and is currently working earning enough points for his AMA Pro

If you haven’t already seen the here’s how Silverstein’s day went for the 125 Pro

Okay, so we didn’t get the “w”, but Andrew said in his post-race the bike won in his heart. Thanks to key from a whole slew of we were able to turn the CR125 from a tame bike into a race-ready, 144cc WMD.

The 2013 Husqvarna CR125 is the oldest bike in the European lineup. This year the 40 th anniversary of the little MX machine rolling off the assembly line. the bike has not been a big seller in the for quite sometime, Husky stopped developing this

In stock trim, the CR125 has a power plant with handling characteristics. I have able to ride several iterations of the CR125 since the 1990s, and I can say that the 2013 is the best handling version to

Cornering does not even a second thought. Just the bike where you want it to go and it with no fuss. This can as a surprise to someone who is riding the for the first time since it feel a bit on the tall side.

is also a non-issue.

With a Brembo front brake, you not stop on a dime, but the bike stable both in the front and In the air, there is no question this is probably one of the most MX machines you could ever to ride although it certainly has a cockpit than some of its brethren.

Since Husky moved to the KYB (which are essentially the same as the regarded KYB SSS forks that has used since 2006), the suspension action has improved While the stock Sachs feels a bit under sprung for over 160lbs. it is still an from their older and Silverstein even reported it was a bit on the stiff side for him.

To the suspension setup, we called the crew at Race Tech. right down the road Husqvarna’s west coast Race Tech actually with the Italian made on a regular basis, and was able to get the and shock fairly well before the bike ever hit the dirt.

Once we got the first out of the way, it was time to start the suspension in. Over the course of a Silverstein went back and with the Race Tech to create the most balanced and sprung setup as possible. The settings compared to the finished were drastically different.

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the test day, there was little rebound dampening in the front and the rear, making for an and harsh ride. However, Race Tech really got hands into the project, created what could be described as an extremely plush smooth fork and shock that allowed the suspension to into the … and soak up all square-edged bumps; a key aspect at a like Glen Helen the Two-Stroke Championships were

It should be noted that setup was specifically tailored to who tips the scales at barely 160lbs and is about the same as Tyrion Lannister (sorry I couldn’t resist). This the finished product for suspension was much rider specific. fitting Silverstein’s dimensions and ability would be fine; much everyone else, not so (my 6’3, 190lbs frame exactly fit the criteria).

In the engine the changes were actually simple. The bike was originally in with its stock trim the normal 125cc configuration. Andrew was comfortable with the then the big guns were out with the 144cc piston and lubricated by some Motul 800 2T Line premix.

To kick the up another notch, FMF supplied new Factory Fatty pipe and II silencer designed specifically for the To get the beast breathing better, we a DT1 air filter. Top it off with a Renthal and sprocket set (Andrew ran 13T/50T and the original bike suddenly had a ready power plant.

The CR125 on its own has plenty of power up but is a little difficult to keep on the easily dropping out of the powerband for but an expert two-… rider. In words, there is a lot of clutch In contrast, the CR144 as we had it, has plenty of end hit, builds through the and keeps on climbing into the RPMs.

At the hands of a pro, machine could easily run a 250 four-….

You may have noticed the on this bike. Good, that’s what we were for. Afterall, a pro bike doesn’t look like a pro without some siiiik right.

Warp 9 Racing up this custom set for the Husky, their CNC machined, red anodized black powder coated red nipples, black Warp 9 and wave rotors. To say these are is an understatement. Add to the wheels some Dunlop MX51 tires in the and rear, and it’s a shame Husky ever had to get dirty.

At the controls, Renthal supplied Twinwall handlebars, grips, and a IntelliLever for the clutch.

Last, and not least, DeCal Works put a custom set of graphics with new T-11 base design. the final pieces came we were blown away by the product. The stock Husqvarna is a good-looking machine on its own with modern lines and a minimalist but throw a little work it, and the bike can look like it is for the big leagues.

Thanks to all of the companies who in support:

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