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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES LAUNCHES NEW GENERATION MY20 OFF-ROAD AND DUAL-SPORT RANGE

Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to launch the complete range of MY20 TE, FE, and FEs models – a revamped line-up of competition, off-road and dual-sport machines that introduce key chassis, suspension and engine developments to allow riders to further extend their limits of off-road potential.

All-new for 2020 are the off-road only FE 501 and FE 350. These models shed the road-going components of their dual-sport counterparts, the FE 501s and FE 350s, and feature more aggressive mapping and a less restrictive power pack, resulting in a lighter overall package and more power to put to the ground. Controlling this power is made easy with industry-leading Traction Control and a handlebar-mounted Map Select switch that allows the rider to select between two EFI maps, easily changing the engine character to suit the terrain or rider preference.

Delivering high levels of dynamic performance, class-leading power across all engine sizes and equipped with updated WP suspension, all 2020 models benefit from comfortable ergonomics and a progressive design. Thanks to a new frame, subframe, shock linkage and bodywork, updated fork and shock settings, and premium components as standard, the entire Husqvarna Motorcycles off-road and dual-sport range will allow riders of all skill levels to easily find seamless flow and confidence while riding off-road or on.

Primed for the unpredictability of off-road riding, the new generation MY20 range combines unparalleled performance with advances in engine and chassis technology. Continuing the progression of off-road motorcycling, the new models offer improved handling, comfort and usability for both professional and amateur riders alike.

MAJOR CHASSIS UPGRADES

Continuing the brand’s leading approach to innovation, the entirely new generation of MY20 machines features new frames, subframes and bodywork and updated suspension and engines. All frames feature increased longitudinal and torsional rigidity, which when added to the new, lighter composite carbon fiber subframe, ensures exceptional handling, stability and rider feedback. New aluminum cylinder head mountings provide reduced vibration and optimized flex to further improve handling.

Updated 48 mm WP XPLOR front forks and WP XACT shocks offer simple adjustment, more consistent damping and better resistance to bottoming. Superior performance, comfort and traction is further enhanced thanks to the linkage system that reduces seat height, ensuring that riding over technical terrain is easier than ever.

ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD

Husqvarna Motorcycles MY20 off-road and dual-sport models are primed for the unpredictability of tackling challenging terrain thanks to new engines across the range, as well as revised exhaust systems and wiring harnesses.

An all-new TE 150i now stands beside the pioneering TE 250i and TE 300i, sharing the same proven 2-stroke fuel injection technology. Giving all the convenience of a modern 4-stroke at a fraction of the weight, the machine mixes a nimble and lightweight chassis with a compact and powerful engine. Benefitting from an electric starter as standard, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ continuous 2-stroke development ensures the TE 150i delivers maximum performance.

The entire 4-stroke range features extensive engine upgrades for increased performance and rideability, with the FE 501 and FE 501s receiving a new cylinder head, as well as extensive revisions to the FE 350 and FE 350s engine.

Showcasing Husqvarna Motorcycles pioneering design direction, the MY20 off-road and dual-sport range features distinctive, new bodywork and graphics. Allowing riders to perform at the highest level for extended periods, the slimmed down bodywork and 10 mm reduction in seat height deliver ergonomics that ensure easier movement on the bike and confidence inspiring riding positions.

WHAT´S NEW IN MY20

• New frame on all models offering increased longitudinal & torsional rigidity
• TE 150i featuring electronic fuel injection
• New 250 g lighter 2-piece subframe across the model range
• Updated WP XPLOR fork with new mid-valve piston & setting
• Updated WP XACT shock with new main piston & setting
• New shock linkage dimension providing reduced seat height & added control
• All-new exhaust systems for optimal performance & durability
• New seat places the rider 10 mm closer to the ground
• Improved cooling circuit with radiators mounted 12 mm lower
• Progressive new bodywork design offering new and improved ergonomics
• Updated 4-stroke engines offering improved performance & rideability
• Off-road only 4-strokes with Map Select switch and Traction Control
• 1° lower mounting on TE 250i/300i engines for improved front end traction
• Updated TE 250i/300i cylinder for superior 2-stroke performance

Complimenting the launch of the MY20 off-road and dual-sport range is Husqvarna Motorcycles´ GOTLAND CLOTHING – a complete range of apparel and protective equipment that takes into account the unique challenges of off-road riding. In addition, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ ACCESSORIES provide an extensive line-up of performance engine and suspension components, protective parts and tools.

The new Husqvarna 2020 TE models will be available at authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers starting in July of 2019, while the 2020 FE and FEs models arrive in September of 2019.

Monday, 10 June 2019 15:09 Published in Industry News


THE NEW KTM SX RANGE IS OUT NOW!

The world-beating KTM SX motocross range just got better. From the junior KTM 50 SX right up to the KTM 450 SX-F powerhouse the model year 2020 KTM SX line-up, which will be arriving in dealers soon, has received refinements and performance updates to ensure these machines are more READY TO RACE than ever.

After the race is before the race and when it comes to competing in the most prestigious championships around the world, this mantra is an important one to live by. KTM’s desire to win in AMA Supercross and the FIM Motocross World Championship continues to be demonstrated with outstanding performances in each series thanks to KTM’s focus on creating the sharpest weapons for the toughest battles. This READY TO RACE mindset and development in the most challenging arenas is translated directly into our serial production models.

Following on from last year’s ground-breaking introduction of a new KTM SX generation, for model year 2020 the 2-stroke KTM 125 SX, KTM 150 SX and KTM 250 SX, and the 4-stroke KTM 250 SX-F, KTM 350 SX-F and KTM 450 SX-F have received performance enhancing engine updates to ensure they remain at the fore and as battle-ready as ever. These detailed refinements, that have been developed with KTM´s test riders in Europe and the USA along with factory racers around the globe, complement the high-quality serial components that the KTM SX range already boasts.

New graphics and colors give the range a fresh look for the new season, while an E-starter and a map select switch with integrated traction control and launch control on 4-stroke machines, premium brakes supplied by Brembo, No-Dirt footpegs are fitted as standard to KTM’s class-leading line-up. High quality exhaust systems, plastics and seats join the reworked WP XACT suspension with the proven AER technology, which offers enhanced handling for model year 2020.

Designed by the very same engineers that are responsible for the bikes raced by the likes of Jeffrey Herlings, Antonio Cairoli and Cooper Webb, the KTM sportminicycle line-up continues to set the benchmark in out-of-the-crate performance for junior riders. For MY2020 the KTM 50 SX, KTM 65 SX and KTM 85 SX have a new look and feature the WP XACT suspension for precise handling and stability in the toughest motocross terrain.

All of the junior models boast premium components such as high-quality Formula brakes, a high-strength steel frame, ergonomically designed bodywork and high-performance engines. For model year 2020 the KTM 65 SX has a reworked ignition curve for improved performance, while the carburetor has been optimized for better power delivery. Its bigger brother, the KTM 85 SX, has a new transmission drive shaft fixing for safer sprocket fixation. The KTM 85 SX also has a reworked muffler with improved packing wool, which saves weight.

In addition, the KTM SX-E 5 will join the sportminicycles as another competitive option for junior riders. Based on the KTM 50 SX with its high-end chassis, but powered by an electric motor, the KTM SX-E 5 is easy to ride, has zero emissions, low noise and requires minimal maintenance – giving riders more options for places to ride, whilst being easy to use. The height of the bike is also completely adjustable, and it is aimed at riders aged from 4 to 10 years old, making it an exciting new model in the KTM line-up. The KTM SX-E 5 will be launched this summer.

“To be the consistent performer at any level of racing, you have to continue to progress in development. The work never stops – whether that’s here in Mattighofen, or with our engineers in the USA. The KTM SX range model year 2020 has received a number of updates to complement last year’s groundbreaking new generation models, and we can see that our continued efforts in development are paying off – our athletes both in Supercross and Motocross have enjoyed some fantastic results so far this season. Utilizing the same R&D team as their bigger brothers, the KTM sportminicycle models remain at the very forefront of junior racing competition with detailed refinements for MY2020. In addition, we are excited for the highly anticipated launch of the all-new KTM SX-E 5 electric minicycle, which will arrive this summer,” said KTM´s Senior Product Manager Offroad, Joachim Sauer.

To intensify any new KTM SX and KTM sportminicycle with either aesthetic individualization or performance upgrades, look no further than the KTM PowerParts range. Designed by the engineers in Mattighofen, Austria, these premium components can take any KTM SX to new heights.

In addition, adult and junior riders alike can stay READY TO RACE with the KTM PowerWear collection. High-quality riding gear, premium protection and casual clothing created by KTM and with partners are included in the KTM PowerWear line-up, ensuring KTM fans can state their stance whilst gearing up to ride to the limit.

Check out the new KTM SX model year 2020 at the local dealer soon or visit www.ktm.com.

 

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 15:26 Published in Industry News


HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES LAUNCH MY20 MOTOCROSS AND CROSS-COUNTRY RANGE

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce the launch of the MY20 motocross and cross-country range – nine premium minicycle and full-size motocross machines and three cross-country models that feature carefully considered developments targeted at further improving the pioneering European manufacturer’s cutting-edge off-road line-up.

Following on from the introduction of the revolutionary MY19 motocross models, Husqvarna Motorcycles engineers have continued to refine the handling, aesthetics and overall performance of the FC and TC models. Delivering functional improvements, the entire motocross range yet again offers state-of-the-art technologies with premium, high-end componentry.

Continuing to develop motorcycles that are more agile, more powerful and more ergonomically advanced, the MY20 range sees upgrades to the FC 250, FC 350, FC 450 4-strokes and TC 125 and TC 250 2-stroke machines, as well as to the TC 50. Notably, the entire motocross range features striking new graphics that offer a modern-day salute to the brand’s rich racing history.

The cross-country range, based on the advanced 2-stroke and 4-stroke motocross motorcycles, has been equally equipped for 2020 and sees the continued development of 2-stroke technology by proudly introducing the 2020 TX 300i, now with electronic fuel injection, ensuring unmatched performance and ease of use. This exciting new machine rounds out the line-up, which includes the 4-stroke FX 350 and FX 450.

The list of MY20 technical highlights includes a new additional interchangeable airbox cover for optimized airflow on all FC models. Focused on delivering optimum efficiency, all models enjoy progressive bodywork for optimized ergonomics together with chromoly steel frames that ensure precisely engineered flex characteristics and Husqvarna Motorcycles’ innovative 2-piece composite subframe.

WP XACT suspension ensures accurate and responsive handling in all conditions thanks to progressive settings and the AER front fork technology. High-end components guarantee all models deliver class leading performance with CNC machined triple clamps on all full-size models, Magura hydraulic clutch system, ProTaper handlebars, Brembo brake calipers and high-performance discs as standard. All 4-stroke models are equipped with electric start as well as traction and launch control.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS MY20:

• NEW TX 300i with electronic fuel injection
• Additional interchangeable airbox cover on FC models for optimized airflow
• Striking new graphics as a modern-day salute to Husqvarna’s racing heritage
• Progressive bodywork for optimal ergonomics
• Chromoly steel frame featuring precisely engineered flex characteristics
• Innovative 2-piece composite subframe design
• Progressive setting on the WP XACT forks with AER technology
• WP XACT shock featuring progressive setting
• CNC machined triple clamps on full-size models
• Magura hydraulic clutch system offering perfect action in every condition
• Brembo calipers & high-performance discs combining superior stopping power with great control
• Traction & launch control with advanced settings [4-strokes]
• Electric starter for easy starting when time is critical
• Lightweight Li-ion 2.0 Ah battery
• ProTaper handlebar
• Progressive throttle mechanism & ODI grips offering easy grip mounting
• Laser engraved D.I.D. wheels
• Gearboxes produced by PANKL

Featuring the same level of quality and much of the same technology found in the successful full-size motocross models, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ minicycle range continues to offer up-and-coming youngsters of all skill levels a comprehensive line-up of premium quality bikes. Giving all new minicycles striking new graphics, for MY20 Husqvarna Motorcycles engineers also focused their attentions on the TC 50, fitting it with a new lightweight, cast aluminum swingarm.

The MY20 motocross line-up is complimented by Husqvarna Motorcycles’ FUNCTIONAL APPAREL OFF-ROAD COLLECTION and ACCESSORIES. Ensuring that riders of all abilities and ages are fully prepared for their next ride, the OFF-ROAD CLOTHING COLLECTION is a complete range of protective equipment that takes into account the unique challenges of offroad riding. All products deliver comfort, durability and style while featuring many innovative technical features.

Husqvarna Motorcycles’ ACCESSORIES allow motocross riders to customize, protect and further improve the performance of all TC and FC models. As well as an extensive range of engine upgrade options for both 2-stroke and 4-stroke machines, the ACCESSORIES range covers graphics, wheels, suspension, brakes and much more.

The new MY20 motocross range is available worldwide at all authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers.

For all details on pricing and availability, please visit your local Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealer.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 12:40 Published in Industry News