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First Look: Husqvarna 2022 Enduro Range

3 weeks ago

Fresh off the back of getting our first glimpse of Husqvara’s 2022 motocross model-range, the Swedish-born Austrian brand has dropped images and upgrade info about their seven-model line-up of 2022 enduro machines – both two-stroke and four – which are due to arrive in Husky dealers in Australia and New Zealand this July.

Despite our expectation that Husky’s 2022 enduro models would adopt the sophisticated smartphone tuning technology introduced to their MX-model cousins a year ago, they don’t. Not this year anyway. But the 2022 range does get a bunch of other notable componentry changes. For starters, there’s a new Braktec hydraulic clutch system (after four years of slave cylinder issues with the Magura clutch), and new Braktec brakes at both ends (again, moving away from Magura). Plus, there’s upgrades to the settings and componentry in the WP fork and shock, a move from Metzeler to Michelin tyres, all-new graphics and colour scheme and a new grey seat cover. Interestingly, there’s not a spec of blue on these 2022 machines – though there’s plenty of blue bling available through the Husqvarna Technical Accessories catalogue.

Here’s a snapshot of what’s new for Husky’s 2022 enduro range:

  • New colours, trims and graphics with rugged grey and electric yellow accents are a distinctive and stylish adornment for the Swedish-inspired design.
  • New Braktec hydraulic clutch system – for perfect modulation and reliable performance in all conditions.
  • New Braktec brake system and high-performance GSK discs – for superior stopping power with outstanding sensitivity and modulation.
  • Revised suspension settings for improved performance and rider feedback.
  • Oil bypass in the WP XPLOR fork’s outer tubes reduces friction for smooth, consistent travel through the stroke, and a revised cartridge joint offers added damping performance.
  • Revised shock valve seals with reduced hardness offer improved feedback and consistent damping performance.
  • Inspired and tested by Husqvarna’s Factory Racing Team, all 2022 enduro machines run Michelin Enduro tyres for maximum traction on difficult terrain.
  • New 13:52 gearing on TE250i for improved low-end response.

If you’d like to drill further down into the upgrade detail, here’s the full PR from Husqvarna Australia:

FRESH INNOVATION AND DESIGN DELIVER TOTAL PERFORMANCE PACKAGES OF POWER, SUSPENSION AND ERGONOMICS FOR ENDURO RIDERS AT EVERY LEVEL

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to introduce the 2022 enduro range. The seven-strong line-up of two-stroke and four-stroke models boasts a host of innovations, delivering light, manageable machines without rival in conquering all types of terrain. The new TE and FE range furthers the reputation of Husqvarna Motorcycles for its winning combination of dynamic performance and advanced ergonomics. Riders of every level from amateur to professional can choose from a line-up unequalled in their sector for power, performance and agility.

Revisions to the damping and action of the WP XPLOR fork and XACT rear shock featured across the enduro range let riders make the most of the torque and power of their choice of TE or FE machine. The reworked suspension combines with the chromium-molybdenum steel frame designed to deliver precision flex, progressive bodywork and two-piece carbon composite subframe, to deliver consistent damping, exact handling and peerless rider comfort.

All models come with a new Braktec hydraulic clutch system. Ensuring light action with perfect progression and reliable performance in all conditions, the hydraulic system is also self-adjusting and almost maintenance-free. Furthermore, new Braktec brake systems front and rear offer superior stopping power with outstanding sensitivity and modulation in conjunction with high-performance GSK wave discs.

All models in the enduro range come with an electric starter as standard and feature the latest electronic fuel injection technology for efficiency and economy. The four-stroke models continue to feature two switchable engine maps plus traction control, while the two-strokes have two switchable ignition curves for rider-selectable control in all conditions. Additionally, the TE250i has revised final drive gearing for improved low-end response.

As well as technical innovation for 2022, Husqvarna Motorcycles has also paid attention to aesthetics with new colours, trims and graphics bringing additional style to the Swedish-inspired design. A new seat cover blends in with the updated design without compromising on rider comfort or control. In addition, the 2022 enduro range passes the competition right from the dealer floor, thanks to superior traction of the new Michelin Enduro tyres.

Ensuring all enduro riders can fully enjoy their next ride, Husqvarna Motorcycles offers the Functional Offroad Apparel Collection 2021 – a range of high-performance gear and protective equipment that takes into account the unique challenges of offroad riding. Furthermore, the Husqvarna Motorcycles Technical Accessories catalogue features a host of performance and suspension parts, machine protectors and workshop equipment to customise and maintain both TE and FE models.

The 2022 enduro range will be available at all authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers in Australia and New Zealand from July 2021 onwards.

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