Husqvarna 2013 Off-Road Motorcycle Lineup officially revealed (Photos)
Husqvarna sales for the month of May saw tremendous response and with that the company has announced their lineup for the 2013model year. During the period January to May 2012, Husqvarna sold 4,420 motorcycles, a 43.5% increase as compared to the same period in the previous year.
For the year 2013, the company has a number of offerings which include TE250R, and TE 310R besides TXC250R and TXC310R. The “R” tag is due to several updates being offered on the earlier models. Among these updates will be a new Keihin fuel injection system, revised cylinder heads with steel valves and new manifold layout. Increased power and torque are also in the offing – 250R models will receive a 7% increase in torque and power while the 310R models will be up 5% where power is concerned and 8% up where torque is concerned.
Husqvarna TXC models will be specially designed with suspension settings gearing them for cross country racing and will come with homologated engine maps. For North American markets the TE310R will also have DOT approved street tyres and competition tyres, a charcoal filter system while the TEC models will have competition engine maps and racing tyres.
Read the press release below for complete information.
Auto News Release
Husqvarna Motorcycles offroad model year 2013.
Husqvarna Motorcycles, an international manufacturer of motorcycles for competition, off-road and on-road use, was originally founded in Sweden and has been part of the BMW Group since 2007. A motorcycle brand with Scandinavian roots, Husqvarna can look back on more than a century of building motorcycles, making it the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer with an uninterrupted production history.
Based in Cassinetta di Biandronno in the north Italian province of Varese, the company’s flair for technical innovation has received a lasting and dynamic boost from the alliance between Husqvarna Motorcycles and BMW Motorrad.
During its more than ten decades of existence, Husqvarna Motorcycles has chalked up some tremendous successes in international off-road racing events, with a total of 82 world championship titles to date.
Furthermore, the introduction of the Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Husqvarna Nuda 900 R models signalled the brand’s return to the street bike segment in 2011. Developed in partnership with BMW Motorrad, these models, too, are distinguished by Husqvarna’s typically pure, sporty and dynamic design idiom. Most recently, prospects of additional expansion of the model range have been opened up by the prototype Husqvarna Concept MOAB, Husqvarna Concept Strada and Husqvarna Concept BAJA studies.
The model offensive that Husqvarna Motorcycles kicked off with the successful launch of its street bike models is now being smoothly extended to its traditional off-road sector with extremely dynamic results – not just technically speaking but in the sporting arena, too.
In fact, 2012 got off to a flying start with a stage win at the legendary Dakar Rally. This was followed up by a victory at the International Italian Motocross Championship 2012, triumphs at the German Cross Country Championship and Spanish Enduro Championship, top ten finishes at the MX2 World Championship, race wins at the Enduro World Championship and even a maiden victory on asphalt for the new Nuda 900 R, leaving no doubt as to the sporting clout of Husqvarna Motorcycles even at this early stage of the 2012 season.
With its sights already set on the year ahead, Husqvarna Motorcycles is now pursuing its major model offensive with the presentation of the new line-up of off-road models for 2013, comprising high-performance bikes designed for enduro and motocross racing as well as recreational use, which are more dynamic and technically advanced than ever.
Entire 2013 line-up of Husqvara off-roading motorcycles