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Husqvarna introduces new line, available fall 2015

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The new Husqvarna 2016 motocross line-up represents a revolutionary step forward. Beginning a new era, every detail of this new from the ground up motocross range has been specifically designed to improve performance. Featuring massive weight savings, totally new bodywork, new engine design and new carbon fiber subframes, the 2016 motocross bikes embrace Husqvarna’s rich racing heritage to ensure premium motorcycles with state-of-the-art technology.

Presenting the all-new FC 450, FC 350 and FC 250 4-stroke models, plus the all-new TC 125 machine, Husqvarna Motorcycles offers a range of bikes that effortlessly supports riders of all ages and abilities, in all situations. Husqvarna’s six-strong MY16 model range ensures racers and riders alike have the perfect machinery to achieve their goals.

LIKE NOTHING BEFORE IT

Rethinking torsional rigidity and longitudinal stiffness, the hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot welded chromium molybdenum steel frame is lighter and more compact to offer better handling and feeling than its predecessor. Coupled with its new three-piece carbon fiber subframe – 1 kg lighter than the previous subframe – and a new cast aluminum swingarm, it ensures a motorcycle with unrivalled rideability and ease of use.

Perfectly matching the new chassis characteristics, new CNC machined triple clamps, WP’s 4CS forks, a new shorter and 500 grams lighter WP rear shock are mated to a new rear link geometry, which improves both damping and balance. It ensures optimum traction and control across all riding situations and terrains.

THE FUTURE IS HERE

In the engine department the FC 450, FC 350 and FC 250 enjoy further developments and improvements and together with the TC 125 benefit from a significant reduction in engine weight. Smaller and lighter 4-stroke motors are completely reconfigured for optimal mass-centralization.

2016 Husqvarna FC 450

2016 Husqvarna FC 450

 

FC 450 in action

FC 450 in action

Across all 4-stroke models a new Keihin engine management system processes data faster while a 44 mm throttle body – compact and 100 grams lighter – provides immediate throttle response thanks to the elimination of a throttle linkage. New for MY16 is launch control, integrated into the standard handlebar map switch. With the ability to alter engine characteristics, the launch control feature seeks out maximum traction to deliver consistently perfect starts as standard.

Overall weight savings have been significant. The FC 450 is now 5.2 kg lighter than the previous model, while the FC 350 is 4.7 kg less than the 2015 machine. The FC 250 has been lightened by 4.0 kg.

2016 Husqvarna FC 350

2016 Husqvarna FC 350

FC 350 in action

FC 350 in action

Importantly, the exhaust system has been completely redesigned to improve mass centralization and reduce sound levels in keeping with FIM limits. Notably shorter and sleeker, the FC 450 sees its resonance chambers integrated into the header pipe.

Keeping in line with a more compact and sleeker generation of motorcycles, the distinctive and futuristic bodywork with striking pearl blue and electric yellow colors and graphics marks a new era in Swedish inspired design. The revised ergonomics and new seat provide greater comfort and superior control in all riding situations.

2016 Husqvarna FC 250

2016 Husqvarna FC 250

FC 250 in action

FC 250 in action

Finally, new GSK brake discs, Pro Taper handlebars, ODI lock-on grips, new WP radiators, new 7-litre polythene fuel tanks, a new airbox design with tool-less air filter access, as well as black DID alloy rims, CNC machined hubs and Dunlop MX52 tires further ensure that the all-new MY16 motocross line-up is one of the most sophisticated on the market.

While considerable effort has gone into the release of the all-new 4-stroke models, the 2-stroke range also sees improvements – in particular the TC 125.

 

2016 Husqvarna TC 125

2016 Husqvarna TC 125

TC 125 in action

TC 125 in action

The eighth-liter machine receives a significantly smaller and lighter engine. Redesigned and repackaged with a new power valve and exhaust it has an increased power output from 38 hp to 40 hp. The 2016 TC 125 is 3.2 kg lighter compared to the previous model.

For the youngest racers in the Husqvarna family, the agile and powerful TC 85 is the ideal entry machine into motocross. Adorned with stylish colors and graphics, it is the perfect motorcycle for the champions of tomorrow.

Refinements to the TC 250, including new CNC triple clamps with rubber damping, new seat cover and new disc brakes, make it a formidable competitor to its 4-stroke brothers.

The new Husqvarna MY16 motocross range will be available from all authorized European Husqvarna dealers from September.

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