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FIRST LOOK - 2017 HUSQVARNA TX 300 CROSS COUNTRY
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Following yesterday’s announcement of Husqvarna’s 2017 motocross models, Husqvarna USA have pulled the covers back on their cross-country TX 300, FX 350 and FX 450.

With elements of both motocross and enduro Husqvarnas, the bikes come in three sizes - FX 350, FX 450 and completely new for 2017 the TX 300. While fully rolled out in the USA, the TX and FX models will have limited availability in Europe too…

TX 300

Completely new for 2017, the TX 300 signifies the constant development and secure future of the historic 300cc 2-stroke in the Husqvarna off-road line-up. With a newly designed chassis based on the new generation 2016 FC and TC models, the TX 300 is a purpose-built closed course racing 2-stroke with off-road specific features. 

A larger fuel tank, an 18-inch rear wheel and a side-stand increase the ability and usability of the TX for its intended purpose. Additionally, the lightweight 2-stroke engine is efficient, centralises mass and features very little vibration thanks to a counter balancer shaft. As a result the TX 300 now offers a refined and manageable closed course racing package.

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Engine

The 300cc 2-stroke engine has long been the best combination of unsurpassed power and lightweight construction. The simplicity and low maintenance cost of the 2-stroke motor has made it a favourite amongst riders for generations. The TX 300 features an advanced construction with shaft arrangements aimed at centralising oscillating mass. A counter balancer shaft reduces vibration while a twin-valve controlled power valve ensures optimal performance.

Transmission

A 6-speed semi-close ratio gearbox compliments the off-road usage of the TX 300. An innovative shift lever reduces dirt build up guaranteeing easy operation in even the toughest conditions.

Crankcases

The TX 300 engine is designed with mass centralisation as a key theme. As a result the lightweight, die-cast engine cases are developed to accommodate the specific location of shaft arrangements. Additionally the counter balancer shaft is integrated in a very compact manner having little affect on the compact design.

Carburettor

The TX 300 features a 38mm flat slide Mikuni TMX carburettor. This carburettor provides a smooth and controllable power delivery with optimal performance over the entire RPM range. Additionally, the carburettor has minimal sensitivity to changes in temperature and altitude which reduces the need for setting changes in different conditions.

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Electric and kick start

The TX 300 is fitted with an electric starter located below the engine. This position ensures that the unit is always protected. Additionally, the system is powered by a lightweight and powerful Li-Ion battery which is 2.2 pounds lighter than a conventional battery. A standard kick starter is fitted as standard as a back up.

Map select switch

The engine characteristics can be tailored thanks to the standard map switch that modifies the CDI curve between two ignition curves according to rider preference, conditions and terrain. Further optimisation of the power delivery can be obtained by varying the spring stiffness in the exhaust valve.

WP AER 48

The 48 mm split air fork features an insulated air spring and pressurised oil chamber for progressive and consistent damping. The new component is lightweight and easily adjustable via a single air pressure valve for pre-load (on the left leg) as well as easy access clickers adjusting damping with 30 clicks (on the right leg). Additionally, the air pump needed to adjust air pressure in the fork will be provided as standard.

Standard off-road equipment

A large 2.65 gallon fuel tank gives the TX 300 the extra range needed for longer loops. The rear wheel is an 18-inch unit with Dunlop AT 81 off-road tires front and rear. Pro Taper handlebars, self-clewing foot pegs and a side stand complete the off-road transformation of the TX 300.

TECHNICAL SPECS

ENGINE

  • Design: 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
  • Displacement 293.2 cm³
  • Bore: 72 mm
  • Stroke: 72 mm
  • Starter: Kick and electric starter
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Primary drive: 26:73
  • Secondary gear ratio: 13:50
  • Clutch: Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
  • EMS: Kokusan

CHASSIS

  • Frame design: 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
  • Front suspension: WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
  • Rear suspension: WP shock absorber with linkage
  • Suspension travel (front): 310 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear): 300 mm
  • Front brake: Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
  • Rear brake: Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
  • Front brake disc diameter: 260 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter: 220 mm
  • Chain: 5/8 x 1/4"
  • Steering head angle: 63.9 °
  • Wheelbase: 1485 ± 10 mm
  • Ground clearance: 370 mm
  • Seat height: 960 mm
  • Tank capacity (approx.): 10 l
  • Weight without fuel: 98.4 kg

 

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FX 350

The FX 350 shares much of its engine and chassis architecture with the motocross FC 350, but is tailored for closed course off-road usage. With a maximum output of 58 hp, the FX 350 has a 450 rivalling power-to-weight ratio while retaining the light, agile handling of 250-class machines. This is matched with an advanced electronics package featuring launch control, switchable engine maps and traction control resulting in a versatile, high performance package. Include a larger 6-speed transmission, large fuel capacity and an 18-inch rear wheel and the FX 350 is one of the most advanced off-road machines created by Husqvarna Motorcycles.

TECHNICAL SPECS

ENGINE

  • Design: 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
  • Displacement: 349.7 cm³
  • Bore: 88 mm
  • Stroke: 57.5 mm
  • Starter: Electric starter
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Primary drive: 24:73
  • Secondary gear ratio: 14:50
  • Clutch: Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
  • EMS: Keihin EMS

CHASSIS

  • Frame design: 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
  • Front suspension: WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
  • Rear suspension: WP shock absorber with linkage
  • Suspension travel (front): 310 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear): 300 mm
  • Front brake: Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
  • Rear brake: Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
  • Front brake disc diameter: 260 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter: 220 mm
  • Chain: 5/8 x 1/4"
  • Steering head angle: 63.9 °
  • Wheelbase: 1485 ± 10 mm
  • Ground clearance: 370 mm
  • Seat height: 960 mm
  • Tank capacity (approx.): 8.5 l
  • Weight without fuel: 100.6 kg

 

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FX 450

Husqvarna Motorcycles new for 2017 FX 450 offers class leading performance in a lightweight, capable package. All aspects are designed to offer exceptional performance in conjunction with rider comfort and ergonomics making the FX 450 equally appealing to amateur and professional off-road riders alike. Traction control, map select and WP AER 48 forks are just a few of the standard features which ensure the FX 450 embodies premium quality and feel.

TECHNICAL SPECS

ENGINE

  • Design: 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
  • Displacement: 449.9 cm³
  • Bore: 95 mm
  • Stroke: 63.4 mm
  • Starter: Electric starter
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Primary drive: 31:76
  • Secondary gear ratio: 13:48
  • Clutch: Wet, multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
  • EMS: Keihin EMS

CHASSIS

  • Frame design: 25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
  • Front suspension: WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
  • Rear suspension: WP shock absorber with linkage
  • Suspension travel (front): 310 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear): 300 mm
  • Front brake: Brembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
  • Rear brake: Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
  • Front brake disc diameter: 260 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter: 220 mm
  • Chain: 5/8 x 1/4"
  • Steering head angle: 63.9 °
  • Wheelbase: 1485 ± 10 mm
  • Ground clearance: 370 mm
  • Seat height: 960 mm
  • Tank capacity (approx.): 8.5 l
  • Weight without fuel: 101.6 kg

 

Information

www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/us

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They left a big hole in their line up! Where's the 250f??? Locally here dealers can't get enough 250xc-f or FE250 and have several 350-501 still sitting.

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They left a big hole in their line up! Where's the 250f??? Locally here dealers can't get enough 250xc-f or FE250 and have several 350-501 still sitting.

thats what i was thinking to, maybe next year they will release few more models 250 two and four stroke

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This was only the "motocross" release, along with the TX300.

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What I was told, this is about it for Husqvarna for year 2017 with the exception of a TC65. FE's are unchanged and MX bikes get SX updates.

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What I was told, this is about it for Husqvarna for year 2017 with the exception of a TC65. FE's are unchanged and MX bikes get SX updates.

Hmmmmm, interesting. There anticipating big changes on the KTM EXC line's. Didn't know if they try and do the same with the FE/EXC lines or not.

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What I was told, this is about it for Husqvarna for year 2017 with the exception of a TC65. FE's are unchanged and MX bikes get SX updates.

 

 

I was under the impression the FE's are getting the new WP air suspension.

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The TE- Enduro line up FYI

PRESS INFORMATION, 09.06.2016

HUSQVARNA 2017 ENDURO RANGE UNVEILED

FIRST LOOK AT HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES’ ALL-NEW 2017 ENDURO LINE-UP

Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to offer the first look at the sophisticated, all-new 2017 enduro model range, a line-up of seven bikes designed to excel in all conditions while supporting riders of all abilities as they blaze new trails and extend the limits of enduro riding.

Offering the next level of enduro experience Husqvarna’s 2-stroke TX 125, TE 250 and 300, as well as the 4-stroke FE 250, 350, 450 and 501 models represent further progression for the historic brand’s offroad motorcycle range. Featuring class-leading components combined with low weight and progressive design, the complete range of engines offers improved performance with a smooth and controllable power output across the full power range.

Reduced weight ensures the 2017 generation Husqvarna enduro models deliver best-in-class handling and performance on all terrain. Bristling with technological innovations such as composite carbon fibre sub-frames, WP Xplor 48 forks and linkage rear suspension, together with optimised frame flexibility it ensures riders can push their personal limits to the next level.

Retaining dynamic, sharp and sleek bodywork Husqvarna’s 2017 enduro models feature outstanding looks and perfect ergonomics.

All 2017 Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Enduro models will be available in Europe at authorised dealers from July 2016.

Full technical specifications as well as retail price list will be announced on July 11th, 2016.

Typos included...(TX125)

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Yea, KTM and Husky no longer produce "green sticker" bikes. There either plated or red sticker.

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No more Enduro 4 strokes, now the FE is the dual sport in 4 displacements. 

 

I think that is a brilliant move that others will soon follow. 

 

http://www.cyclenews.com/2016/06/article/2017-husqvarna-fe-off-road-dual-sport-first-look/

 

Here's your 250f Weantright, this looks like a great bike.

 

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They still have the FX for enduro line.

Hoping for a XCF with a light not a locked ECU XCF-W with road DS tires. But the body work is 1000x better, no more plastic gouging your knee/thigh.

Edited by weantright

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I don't think there's any more coming.

 

Motocross = TC & FC

Cross Country =  TX & FX

Street Legal Enduro = TE & FE (different in EU)

 

3 models instead of 4 is a good strategy. 

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So where are/will Husky and KTM be built,e.g.country of origin?

 

Austria.

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