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First Look: 2021 Husqvarna MX Range

4 months ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: Husqvarna Motorcycles

Husqvarna’s MX-bike range last came in for a major overhaul a couple of years back, when the 2019 models got a new-generation chassis, suspension, bodywork and engines. For 2021, that platform sees further refinement, rather than reinvention. But with significant changes to the bike’s WP air-sprung XACT fork and the introduction of smartphone tuning technology – an app and connectivity unit that look very similar to what was recently revealed on KTM’s 2021 MX models, which roll off the same production line in Austria – these new Husqvarnas promise to be quite different to their predecessors.

We can’t wait to get a crack at testing the next-level palm-of-your-hand tunability boasted by these 2021 machines, which start to arrive in Australian and New Zealand dealers from October.

For more details on Husqvarna’s nine-model 2021 MX range – the full-size bikes and minicycles – here’s the official news from Husqvarna Motorcycles Australia…

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce the launch of the new MY21 motocross range – nine true performance minicycles and full-size machines that all deliver superior riding experiences. Featuring the latest technological advancements, all motorcycles ensure uncompromised power-to-weight, leading ergonomics and aesthetics.

For 2021, Husqvarna Motorcycles has focused on further improving suspension performance and handling by adding a new mid-valve damping system to the WP XACT forks with AER technology, for increased rider comfort on landings as well as reducing pressure peaks for consistent damping performance. Additionally, new low-friction linkage seals offer refined suspension response on the WP XACT shock.

Engineered to keep ahead of the field, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ four-stroke models feature compact and modern engines with internal shaft arrangements at the ideal centre of gravity to notably benefit handling and manoeuvrability. Modern electronics and launch control ensure perfect acceleration.

Accompanying the launch of the 2021 motocross range is the new Husqvarna Motorcycles app. The Husqvarna Motorcycles app, together with the Connectivity Unit that needs to be mounted on the machine, will be available from 25th of July 2020 onwards as a Technical Accessory for MY21 four-stroke models and the 2020 FC 450 Rockstar Edition. Opening a whole new era of motorcycle performance tuning, the app enables riders to adjust their engine mapping and gives recommendations for the optimum suspension setting. Additionally, it allows for precise customisation and personalisation, while improving the overall rideability. Among the list of several adjustment options the highlights are the two main Engine modes, Prime and Advanced, which allow riders of all levels to fine-tune their engine’s performance according to their riding requirements and track conditions.

Delivering minimal weight, ease of handling and the highest levels of performance, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ TC line-up features the latest two-stroke technology with class-leading power and unrivalled attention to detail. Advanced ergonomics and modern bodywork combine to ensure all TC machines offer superior on-track comfort and control in all riding conditions.

The latest motocross line-up features all-new Swedish-inspired graphics, giving Husqvarna Motorcycles’ latest TC and FC models a fresh and vibrant, three-colour look.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2021

  • New Technical Accessory Husqvarna Motorcycles app allows adjustment of engine mapping and gives suspension set-up recommendations on all FC models
  • New mid-valve damping system WP XACT forks with AER technology
  • New 10mm shorter fork cartridges and outer tubes
  • The WP XACT shock features new low-friction linkage seals
  • New seat cover texture
  • Striking new electric yellow and dark blue graphics  
  • Progressive bodywork for optimal ergonomics
  • Chromium-molybdenum steel frame featuring precisely engineered flex characteristics
  • Innovative two-piece composite subframe design
  • Interchangeable airbox cover on FC models for optimised airflow
  • CNC machined triple clamps
  • Magura hydraulic clutch system offering perfect action in every condition
  • Brembo brake calipers and high-performance discs combining superior stopping power with great control and confidence
  • Traction and launch control with advanced settings (four-strokes)
  • Electric starter for easy starting when time is critical
  • Lightweight Li-ion 2.0Ah battery
  • ProTaper handlebar
  • Progressive throttle mechanism and ODI grips allow for adjustable throttle progression and easy grip mounting
  • Laser engraved D.I.D. wheels
  • Gearboxes produced by Pankl Racing Systems

2021 MINICYCLES

Guaranteeing the champions of tomorrow enjoy all the benefits of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ full-sized motocross models, the TC 85, TC 65, TC 50 and EE 5 ensure the highest levels of on-track performance. Prioritising youth-specific ergonomics and user-friendly aesthetics, each model inspires confidence and allows youngsters to focus on their riding while having fun.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2021

  • Unrivalled engine performance and rideability
  • WP XACT forks with AER technology – optimal performance and light weight
  • Confidence instilling ergonomics thanks to a broad, flat seat and one-piece airbox covers
  • Striking new graphics on the TC 85, TC 65 and TC 50 – showcasing Husqvarna Motorcycles dynamic approach to off-road motorcycling
  • New, high grip seat cover for greater comfort
  • New roller actuated throttle assembly for TC 85 – smoother throttle motion and improved durability
  • New Formula brake calipers, clutch and brake assemblies for TC 85 – excellent stopping power and improved reliability
  • New Neken tapered diameter, aluminium handlebars offer optimised ergonomics for TC 65 and TC 50

2021 APPAREL

Guaranteeing the champions of tomorrow enjoy all the benefits of Husqvarna Delivering comfort, protection and style, the Functional Offroad Apparel Collection 2020 ensures riders of all abilities and ages are fully prepared for their next ride. A complete range of protective equipment for adults and kids that takes into account the unique challenges of offroad riding, all products deliver durability and feature many innovative technical features. An extensive range of engine upgrade options, for both 2-stroke and 4-stroke machines, as well as wheels, suspension, brakes and graphics are available from the Technical Accessories line-up, which allow motocross riders to customise, protect and further improve the performance of all TC and FC models.

For more information about the full-size models, minicycles and apparel range, check out the Husqvarna website: www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com

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