First Test: 2010 Husqvarna TE 450 — Dirt Rider Magazine

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Husqvarna TE 450

First Test: 2010 TE 450 – Dirt Rider

Pro Circuit helped with (at FIM spec) and pit support, but the CLS team their familiar suspension.

you seen the movie Transformers? In stock condition, this TE 450 is pretty wimpy with a top near 35 mph, so all of our impressions are the supplied off-road kit installed and the transformed. With the engine at full power it has fairly strong acceleration to within an of 100 mph (indicated, with perfect and it runs with any other 450 getting there.

Regrettably, it is for an off-road bike with a muffler, but it is louder to the rider to bystanders. Thank the close-ratio-feel for some of the performance, but we’d to see the gears stretched with a first and a taller fifth and Engine response is steady and with few hiccups, though the injection isn’t as polished as other Euro enduros.We all these traits and, flaws in our early times the bike.

Aside from street miles, every we put on the TE was on technical trails in the company of off-road competition motorcycles. each mile we appreciated the more. At the end of the testing, we’d one crash-damaged turn signal, but light was still burning and the was still honking.Even with gearing-the first road-legal we’ve been able to with stock gearing-the more than held its own the more focused models.

We mounted Dunlop MX51 both because of the tread and the profiles, and they made a improvement in the bike’s feel and it possible to forget it was a street The Husky has a classic four-… grunty torque feeling low you can use in nasty conditions, since is no tendency to hiccup or flame out Above that torque you have to open the throttle a bit and be a patient waiting for it to spin up.

that point it catches up and enthusiastic pulling hard and all the way to the rev-limiter. Get the engine singing, and the clutch and transmission do the job. All in the TE powerplant works so well the vibes (it is designed for a balance but Husky doesn’t put one in) aren’t as

A KTM 450 with off-road gearing much snappier yet isn’t as and requires more clutch use to it from stalling. Also, the KTM spacing feels wider.What the rest of the TE? It is slim and easy to around despite being 287 full of fuel. The well-padded is a plus since several commented that the bike was a fit for those with a lowboy, style.

The suspension is a little firm and doesn’t have much control in the front, but it holds a instead of wallowing or feeling The braking is strong and consistent, but by the overall weight. The tank is too for long-loop hounds.

We never it to empty but saw a low-fuel light 40 trail miles.On a rocky mountain ridge, just we were most impressed the relentless bottom-end torque of the it started to run strangely. The electronic cluster no longer displayed with just the word replacing the full display. To the credit, the EFI failure didn’t the party.

The TE ran well enough to back to the truck. The dealer it to his computer, and the problem was a bad jumper that came as part of the kit. None of the dealers we with had ever seen a code like this. It was fixed, but in this electronics age a trip to the dealer, not the usual Band-Aid. Our only other complaint was that the Husky really seems to start

It always starts, but you would an EFI e-start bike would right up; instead, this one along for a few seconds before

How do you make it run? Install the kit that comes with the Freeing the TE’s herd of requires a new air filter cage, a throttle stop, inserting a into the oxygen sensor and plugging a jumper clip the wiring harness where the O2 plugs in. You can also remove a converter located inside the junction, but that didn’t much of a difference in either or sound.

These changes easy and fast.With time and the rough edges and oddities we at first have faded, and the of the bike that work, and are a lot of them, make up a greater of our impression. Like a quirky who is always there for you, the is there when and where it It comes with a plate, but everything you’d expect of a bike, and it costs $1,000 than a KTM.

Only should buy one to ride any distance on the since it isn’t much fun on the The TE isn’t designed as a commuter. It is to open horizons and let you ride and where you want. Specifications: Husqvarna TE 450

Claimed Weight (Tank 247 lb

Actual Weight (Tank 287 lb

Seat Height: 37.7 in.

Distance: 21.2 in.

Footpeg 16.5 in.

Ground Clearance: in. What’s Hot!

Tractable and power with great chug.

Slim ergonomics, a seat and two-position handlebar

An enduro gearbox that more like a moto on the trail.

Easy to maintain and on.

A shop manual on a thumb comes with the bike.

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chassis feel and crisp (with off-road tires).


Small tank, vibes.

Nearly impossible to in restricted showroom stock

Too loud with off-road kit

Jetting: Off-road map engaged installation of off-road kit. Notes: Adding oil to the fork decrease bottoming.

Modifications Like To Try: Some exhaust systems that are


Jimmy Lewis

lb/Sr. ExpertComing from me, the Husky TE 450 a modern Honda is high praise, but let me explain. A few ago (maybe almost 10, don’t me or this bike!) while at Cycle World we chose a similar Husky TE 450 as Enduro of the Year, because frankly it was an do-all package that importantly had few flaws even it never excelled in any one area-except being the easiest bike to

Jump forward to today and of the same is true of the performance. I say the Husky kicks … at any one but it doesn’t really suffer either. Now with fuel better suspension and a lot of the rest of the bike, plus the license it is in that same happy Only now its competition has stepped it up a bit. But back to the XR400, a that does nothing and everything OK.

A bike you just go out and because you just want to not show your friends you are riding. If the Husky’s durability can the test of time and abuse, I’d have no problem one to a guy who wants to wear out tires, if he likes to sit down and ride Chris Barrett

6’1″/185 Husky took a little to get used to. It wasn’t that it had an crazy setup; it just had a feel compared to your everyday motorcycle (i.e. peg to to handlebar ratio). But after I got this bike felt well balanced and was easy to get a rhythm and flow through the on.

The bike really shined the tight and medium-paced trails. It was stable and fun to ride on the street, but on the surface I noticed quite a bit of The motor was very linear and a little underpowered on open but when it came to the tight this bike would down low and tractor up just any steep technical section ease.

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