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FIRST LOOK: 2023 HUSQVARNA MX & CC MODELS

1 month ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: Husqvarna Motorcycles

Husqvarna’s motocross (FC and TC) and cross-country (and FX and TX) models all get a ground-up redesign for 2023, boasting new engines (including throttle body fuel injection and electric-starters on the two-strokes for the first time), suspension, frames, subframe, swingarms, fuel tank and bodywork. Using innovative engineering techniques, each of the two-stroke and four-stroke machines receive tailored upgrades to optimise their performance.

So, let’s take a more detailed look at the upgrades these new-generations models get for 2023. Here are some key excerpts from Husqvarna Motorcycles PR…

Continuing to deliver true motocross performance, the all-new 2023 Husqvarna Motorcycles’ TC and FC models further enhance the on-track riding experiences of all riders. Highly capable of competing at the highest levels of racing as standard, technical advancements across the five-motorcycle-strong range include new engines, suspension, frames, swingarms, and bodywork. Each of the two-stroke and four-stroke machines receive tailored developments for maximum performance.

2023 MODELS … AT A GLANCE

  • New bodywork with specifically tailored ergonomics for easier movement on the motorcycle;
  • New hydro-formed chromium-molybdenum frames significantly improve anti-squat behaviour;
  • New topology-optimised die-cast aluminium swingarm provides optimal rigidity and low weight;
  • New throttle body fuel injection on two-stroke engines ensures class-leading power and rideability;
  • New FC/FX250 and FC/FX350 DOHC engines deliver class-leading torque and peak power;
  • New Quickshift sensor ensures seamless upshifting on all four-stroke models;
  • New electric-start on both two-stroke models;
  • New aluminium-polyamide hybrid subframe construction provides specifically calculated rigidity and advanced durability;
  • New WP XACT 48mm front fork with AER technology offers more progressive end-of-stroke damping;
  • New WP XACT rear shock design with CFD-optimised main piston and tool-free adjusters;
  • New multi-functional Map Select Switch also activates the Quickshifter, Traction, and Launch Control;
  • High-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system;
  • Premium-quality ProTaper handlebars; and
  • Electric start powered by a lightweight Li-Ion 2.0Ah battery.

TWO-STROKE MODELS

Strengthening their positions as the leading two-strokes on the market, the TC125 and TC250 are now equipped with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) and E-Start as standard. The throttle body fuel injection system ensures class-leading power and rideability, as well as enhancing reliability, and lowering overall running costs. Both machines are now easily started with the simple press of a button. These significant enhancements underline the continued evolution of these popular models, which set the benchmark for premium motocross machinery in the highly competitive two-stroke sector.

Enjoying the same, innovative throttle body fuel injection for 2023, the all-new TX300 continues to lead the way in off-road two-stroke development. 

FOUR-STROKE MODELS

The 2023 FC250, FC350 and FX350 are powered by all-new four-stroke engines that are designed to be faster, lighter, and play a vital role in enhancing overall handling. Utilizing the latest technology and electronic rider aids, these models remain at the forefront of motocross and cross-country machinery development alongside the FC450 and FX450, which feature a revised and repositioned engine to improve mass centralisation.

CROSS-COUNTRY MODELS

Taking charge in the off-road segment is the all-new, technologically advanced cross-country TX and FX models, which share the innovative platforms found on the 2023 motocross range. With off-road suited features such as large capacity fuel tanks, cross-country specific settings in the WP XACT suspension, convenient, newly designed sidestands and a 21/18-inch D.I.D DirtStar wheel set fitted with Dunlop MX33 fronts and AT81 rears, this new generation of TX and FX machines is ready to take off-road riding and racing to the next level of performance and control.

All machines in the motocross and cross-country line-up are engineered to outperform the competition. Expertly assembled with high quality components for enhanced performance, reliability, and customisation, these models are equipped with WP suspension for unsurpassed comfort and straight-line stability. The new WP XACT 48mm front fork offers more progressive end-of-stroke damping thanks to an improved hydrostop. In addition, the WP XACT rear shock is designed with a refined main piston for improved comfort and features tool-free adjusters for fast setting changes. Complete with ProTaper handlebars, a Brembo clutch, and Dunlop tyres, each model is equipped with a map select switch for selectable engine maps and a personalised riding experience.

ACCESSORIES & APPAREL

A competition-focused range of Technical Accessories and Apparel accompanies the release of all 2023 TC and FC and TX and FX machines. Included within the collection of high-quality components designed to improve performance and reliability are wheels, triple clamps, an exhaust, as well as many protective parts. For comfort, safety and style, the Apparel Collection ensures riders of all abilities are fully equipped for every ride. Offering a full head-to-toe range that includes protective equipment and riding gear for all racers, all designs truly compliment Husqvarna Motorcycles’ 2023 motocross and cross-country models.

2023 MODELS – ETA & PRICING

The 2023 motocross and cross-country four-stroke range will be available from August 2022 at authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers in Australia and New Zealand. Availability of the 2023 TC and TX two-strokes will begin later in the year, from November 2022. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

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