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FIRST LOOK: 2023 HUSQVARNA ENDURO RANGE

2 weeks ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: Husqvarna Motorcycles

Husqvarna’s 2022 enduro models came for a fair bit of refinement, but their 2023 counterparts have been widely expected to be the last of their generation and – just like KTM’s recently revealed 2023-model enduro machines – see little more than cosmetic updates. Well, last week’s unveiling of Husqvarna’s 2023 FE and TE models confirmed exactly that – a graphics update and a change in frame colour from gunmetal grey to metallic blue for the 2023 bikes. And is it just us, or are these new 2023 graphics reminiscent of the Swedish-inspired retro looks of the first of the KTM-owned Huskys back in 2014?

Husqvarna’s 2023 enduro range will be available from dealers in Australia and New Zealand from August, 2022. Prices remain TBA at this stage.

Here’s a snapshot of the 2023 FE and TE models’ technical highlights, plus the full PR from Husqvarna Motorcycles…

2023 TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • All-new colours, trim and distinctive dark blue graphics with electric yellow accents contribute to a unique look and stylishly adorn the Swedish inspired design and complement the new metallic blue of the frame.
  • A two-piece carbon-fibre composite subframe weighs just over 1kg and is a major contributor to outstanding handling and rider comfort.
  • WP XPLOR front fork and WP XACT monoshock for consistent damping and exceptional handling.
  • Two switchable Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) maps on four-stroke models, plus traction control. Two selectable ignition curves and automatic fuelling adjustment on two-strokes,
  • Advanced linkage progression, shared with the Husqvarna motocross range, for optimum control and comfort,
  • Pankl Racing Systems six-speed gearbox with endure-specific ratios for perfect command in all conditions.
  • Unparalleled attention to detail and high-quality components for a pure riding experience; and
  • The enduro range is fitted with class-leading Michelin Enduro tyres for superior traction; tyres that are race-proven by the Husqvarna Factory Racing team.

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce its 2023 TE and FE enduro line-up, a range of seven two-stroke and four-stroke machines which will take enduro riders of all levels of experience and skill to their best possible results. Dynamic performance and advanced ergonomics combine in the 2023 enduro range to deliver unrivalled power and handling to the competitive enduro rider.

Riders of every level will find a machine in a line-up unequalled in its sector for technical advancement, and race-winning reliability and durability. The model range consists of the TE150, TE250 and TE300 two-strokes and the FE250, FE350, FE450 and FE501 four-strokes.

A distinctive bodywork demonstrates Husqvarna Motorcycles’ progressive approach to Swedish-inspired off-road motorcycle design. Dark blue graphics with electric yellow accents use the familiar colours in all-new combinations for 2023.

The ergonomics of the bodywork are specifically tailored to deliver comfort and control, with narrow contact points making it easy to shift between riding positions. Unique to Husqvarna Motorcycles, a carbon composite subframe weighs just over 1kg and has been engineered for specific rigidity using computational dynamics, and also contributes to outstanding handling and rider comfort.

Offering unsurpassed damping capability and comfort, compliant WP suspension makes light of the severest bumps, giving all TE and FE models optimal handling and control. The XPLOR 48mm front fork has a split damping function and easy access preload adjusters. At the rear, a progressive linkage, 300mm of travel and pressure balance in the shock absorb every surface change.

Predictable control makes for confident riders, able to take on any terrain. Braktec hydraulic braking and clutch systems are used across the enduro range for their consistent operation, no matter how tough the going gets. The clutch delivers even wear and reliable, modulated operation and the braking system is tailored for enduro riding, with abundant stopping power and precise feedback.

In winning yet another FIM SuperEnduro World Championship title, Billy Bolt has again demonstrated the relentlessly effective technical package of his FE350; a victory which furthers the reputation of Husqvarna Motorcycles, and once more confirms the whole enduro line-up as a competition benchmark.

HUSQVARNA APPAREL

Enduro riders will be kitted out for every event with the 2023 Husqvarna Motorcycles Functional Offroad Apparel Collection, featuring the Gotland Jacket, Pants, Shirt and Waterproof Gear, expressly designed for enduro competition. There is also a wide selection of Husqvarna Motorcycles Technical Accessories performance and suspension parts, machine protectors and workshop equipment to customise and maintain all TE and FE models.

For more info, check out Husqvarna Motorcycles Australia’s website.

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