Husqvarna has launched new enduro motorcycles for model year 2018, introducing the next generation of fuel-injected two-stroke machines — the […]
Husqvarna has launched new enduro motorcycles for model year 2018, introducing the next generation of fuel-injected two-stroke machines — the TE 250i and TE 300i. The new bikes feature technology that revolutionises the field of two-stroke enduro motorcycles, featuring a pair of fuel injectors positioned at the transfer ports. The new system is the same technology which was unveiled recently by sister brand KTM. The fuel-injected two-stroke engines are said to offer significant reduction in fuel consumption and emissions, and also provide smooth and clean power delivery.
Featuring a pair of fuel injectors positioned at the transfer ports, the new system is said to deliver the perfect amount of fuel at all times, across all conditions. With the injectors delivering the fuel mixture downwards into the transfer port, the system ensures a much more efficient combustion. Carefully placed at the rear of the cylinder, a special tube relays intake pressure data to the new ECU. Gathering information from the throttle position sensor, the air and intake pressure sensors, together with the crankcase pressure and water temperature sensors, the ECU automatically compensates for temperature and altitude changes eliminating the need to modify carburettor jetting.
Vital for internal engine lubrication, the 2-stroke oil is stored in a separate tank thus eliminating the need for pre-mixing. With its filler tube running through the frame, the 0.7 litre tank contains oil for five full tanks of fuel depending on conditions. Controlled by the EMS the oil pump delivers the ideal amount of oil reducing waste as well as excessive smoke.
Additionally, Husqvarna also has presented a heavily updated range of TE and FE machines for model year 2018. The company says the changes have been done after collecting feedback from top-level competition and combining it with extensive research. For MY 18, all models feature front forks with new outer tubing, improved flex characteristics and reduced friction. A stiffer setting also provides extra sensitivity and improved bottoming resistance. Also new for MY18 are the Magura front and rear brake systems. Featuring a similar layout to the design used on previous model Husqvarna enduro bikes, each system features optimal sensitivity and a progressive feel while retaining the highest level of performance. The company says full technical specifications will be released later in June 2017.