Husqvarna TE250 — Cycle Torque Magazine

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Husqvarna TE 250

Thumping great fun

Test by Moloney. Pics by Nigel

IT’S hard not to compare the tested Husqvarna TE310 to the ridden TE 250, both are equal in almost every

Of course on paper, you expect the TE 310 to that bit more power the board due to the slightly larger capacity, however on the trail the between the two is much closer, the TE 250 is one very capable enduro

On the stand

As covered back in the issue of Cycle Torque, the TE 250, and the entire TE range, a completely new frame design, improved handling and weight the object for the update. With oil but no the TE 250 tips the scales at a mere

Keeping the heart of this thumper beating is a four-valve, overhead cam, fuel motor. A new exhaust system – aluminium silencer – sees its way the 250, along with an oil relief valve, which pressure peaks under conditions and reduces overall temperatures.

Along with these the gearbox also received updates to the gear change gear lever and selector are said to provide faster and accurate changes. We can’t say the shifts were faster, but we had no problems in that department.

discs have also their way into the husky this year with brakes looking after the duties. Graphics are also new for along with a new headlight and black anodised Excel

On the bike

From a rider’s the cockpit of the TE 250 feels very and flat which is due to the seat and shape, enabling the rider to get weight forward with minimal effort.

Axis handlebars are a nice bend and suit riders of varying

A Magura hydraulic clutch looks after gear

A nice touch on the clutch is the decompression lever which to the reservoir cap and therefore if you have a get off and to break it, only the cap needs This unfortunately did happen to us testing, due to a little ‘get and it really makes sense to the cap instead of an entire perch or

Switch blocks with a on the right side and lighting on the keep those items in while the digital dash the necessary information such as time, engine revs and

On the dirt

Firing the engine up reveals a very gutsy and engine with a beefy note which certainly larger than what you expect on a 250.

The throttle is responsive, which can be attributed to the electronic fuel injection and while the bike starts hesitation from the electric a back up kick start is an in case of a dreaded battery

Located within the air box the battery is out of harm’s way and doesn’t present any issues getting to the air filter, is made easy thanks to the fastener to remove the seat.

Heading out onto some winding and open trail the TE 250 felt very torquey and we almost left wondering at if the stickers on the bike were to 250 from 310. Cracking the throttle revealed this the case, the 250 felt very but didn’t quite have the of the 310 – that said, it wasn’t far it either.

Heading further the tighter trails, it becomes apparent this little litre thumper just to rev. It’s no secret engines like to rev, but motor really feels in the top end of the rev range. A few times while through our test loop the was hit but it never bothered the 250, as a up change from the six speed was all that was needed to keep it on the

Husqvarna TE 250

At the other end of the scale, pulling up from a standing start, the was equally happy using the amount of torque on offer, climbing hills without to rev the engine skyward or work the over.

Suspension and brakes

Being the chassis and suspension package as the the 250 receives the 50mm Marzocchi forks up front and a Sachs on the rear. Once again we speak too highly of the front as it offers fantastic feel yet up anything thrown in its way.

is smooth yet firm and there is no in the … where you feel it is too or soft while giving the complete confidence from the of travel.

The only adjustment we any rider would require is to things in for their own personal regarding compression and rebound. On the the suspension was equally at home trail ridden or pushed our test loop.

The Progressive Damp rear shock all the adjustment one needs and it tracks well over the terrain which comprised of single with mud, rocks, roots and more rocks.

We were happy with the as it came and never felt the to play around with Of course it all depends on your and ability, heavier riders may to change the springs front and to suit individual applications.

You can be forgiven for overlooking the brakes come on bikes now as they so well. Brembo brakes are front and rear with the end stopping power coming a 260mm wave disc and piston caliper, while the end duties are from a single caliper and 240mm wave

Either end the brakes work well, with plenty of to the rider. Under very braking conditions the front end stable, leaving the rider very confident in any braking

The final word

We are big fans of litre thumpers and the Husqvarna doesn’t disappoint. It has sharp and handling, it’s nimble, has of grunt and it stops on a dime. is no particular failing that we find in the TE250 as it does expected of it.

Being a Husqvarna enduro it comes with a 24 month warranty, so the company has complete in the product. With what we experienced over the past of months in both the Husqvarna and TE250 enduro bikes, we absolute faith in these as well. $11,895 + ORC.

Husqvarna TE 250
Husqvarna TE 250
Husqvarna TE 250


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