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FIRST LOOK: HUSQVARNA’S ALL-NEW “HERITAGE” MODELS


4 hours in the past | Phrases: Andy Wigan | Photographs: Husqvarna Bikes

Lately, the one up-specced Husqvarna fashions obtainable have been the ‘Rockstar Version’ bikes. However not like their Austrian-made stablemates, KTM (which has 5 completely different ‘6 Days’ machines, plus the ‘Erzberg Version’ and a number of ‘Manufacturing facility Version’ fashions), Husqvarna has centered their special-model consideration on simply two enduro machines, the 300cc two-stroke and 350cc four-stroke (okay, three, in case you depend the particular Graham Jarvis TE300i mannequin launched as a one-off in 2019), together with the flagship MX mannequin, the FC450. Presumably, that’s as a result of Husqvarna is positioned because the premium model within the KTM Group and subsequently already comes with a bunch of up-specced componentry.

Properly, that every one modified with this week’s out-of-the-blue Husqvarna announcement about its all-new “Heritage” motocross and enduro line-ups for 2023 – a restricted run of machines which can be enhanced with a Swedish-inspired look that pays tribute to the model’s wealthy racing historical past. Right here is the Husqvarna PR that particulars the variations these sweet-looking machines include…

Constructing on the confirmed technical platforms of Husqvarna Bikes’ 2023 motocross and enduro ranges, the thrilling Heritage fashions are competition-focused machines designed for racing on the highest degree. Enhancing these world-renowned off-road machines, a particular new look impressed by the Swedish heritage of the model, along with black anodised Excel rims, create an understated and unique look.

Delivering true motocross and enduro efficiency, the Heritage fashions are able to competing on a worldwide stage as normal. Each complete ranges embody two-stroke and four-stroke fashions with each outfitted with the newest technical developments and premium elements to offer all trendy racers a decisive benefit.

Remaining aggressive in top-flight motocross and enduro, Husqvarna Bikes has secured 15 FIM Motocross World Championship titles since Swedish racer Invoice Nillson claimed the model’s first in 1960. Honouring the racing achievements of Invoice and those that adopted in his profitable footsteps, a restricted run of motocross and enduro machines have been created with a particular livery. Impressed by the racing machines of the previous, the distinctive look celebrates and pays tribute to the wealthy, aggressive historical past of Husqvarna Bikes.

2023 HERITAGE (MX) – TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Husqvarna Racing heritage-inspired graphics
  • New high-strength Excel alloy rims present wonderful sturdiness and a premium end
  • New bodywork with particularly tailor-made ergonomics for simpler motion on the bike
  • New hydro-formed chromium-molybdenum frames considerably enhance anti-squat behaviour
  • New topology-optimised die-cast aluminium swingarm offers optimum rigidity and low weight
  • New throttle physique gasoline injection on two-stroke engines ensures class-leading energy and rideability
  • New FC250 and FC350 DOHC engines ship class-leading torque and peak energy
  • New Quickshift sensor ensures seamless upshifting on all four-stroke fashions
  • New electrical begin on each two-stroke fashions
  • New aluminium-polyamide hybrid subframe development offers particularly calculated rigidity and superior sturdiness
  • New WP XACT 48mm entrance forks with AER expertise supply extra progressive end-of-stroke damping
  • New WP XACT rear shock design with CFD-optimised essential piston and tool-free adjusters
  • New multifunctional Map Choose Change additionally prompts the Quickshifter, Traction and Launch Management
  • Excessive-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system
  • Premium-quality ProTaper handlebars
  • Electrical begin powered by a light-weight Li-Ion 2.0Ah battery.

2023 HERITAGE (ENDURO) – TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Husqvarna Racing heritage impressed graphics
  • New high-strength Excel alloy rims present wonderful sturdiness and a premium end
  • A two-piece carbon fibre composite subframe weighs simply over 1kg and is a serious contributor to excellent dealing with and rider consolation
  • WP XPLOR entrance forks and WP XACT rear shock for constant damping and distinctive dealing with
  • Two Digital Gasoline Injection (EFI) maps on stroke-stroke fashions plus Traction Management
  • Two selectable ignition curves and computerized fuelling adjustment on two-strokes
  • Superior linkage development, shared with the Husqvarna motocross vary, for optimum management and luxury
  • Pankl Racing Techniques six-speed gearbox with enduro-specific ratios
  • Unparalleled consideration to element and high-quality elements guarantee an distinctive using expertise
  • Class-leading Michelin Enduro tyres, as utilized by Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing for superior traction.

To reinforce the Heritage fashions, an prolonged checklist of Technical Equipment permits riders to enhance engine efficiency, dealing with and sturdiness of their machine. Included within the complete vary of competition-focused elements are triple clamps and wheelsets developed with Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing, along with exhaust techniques, sprockets and protecting components.

Thrilling new strains added to the Attire Assortment embody a premium Moto-10 Spherical Railed Helmet and Origin Shirt. Each are designed to match the distinctive Heritage machines with consolation, security and elegance.

Characterised by the distinctive new look, matching blue seat cowl, and black Excel rims, the Heritage fashions can be found from November 2022 onwards worldwide, and in restricted numbers at authorised Husqvarna Bikes sellers in Australia and New Zealand.



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