2011 Husabergs get dirty

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Not just in the muddy sense, but also in the screw-emissions-we’re-going-two-stroke sense. For the first time ever, Husaberg is including two-stroke models in its product range. The 2011 Husaberg TE 250 and 2011 Husaberg TE 300 do what they say on the tin and benefit from all the upgrades the rest of the ’11 model range gets. Details below. >

Comprehensively redesigned for 2009 with 70° cylinder engines and other
enhancements, changes for 2011 are largely in detail. There’s bold new
graphics, strengthened head stocks for the supermotos, but most
importantly there’s new closed-cartridge forks across the range that are
claimed to bring “increased sensitivity” and deliver linear action
throughout the entire length of the fork’s action.

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  • Save Clear Creek and the Future of OHV

    After 10 years of 4 strokes dominating the high performance off road scene, riders are fed up with the rip off maintenance costs and weight penalty of thumpers. 2 strokes are much better suited for dirt bikes. And as for the screw the emissions point of view- what difference does it make? High performance 4 stroke dirt bikes don’t meet emissions standards either and are banned from suburban riding parks in CA from June till October along with the blue smokers.

    By the way, David Larsson shouldn’t show his bikes going off trail roosting virgin forest floor, that’s a big no no and reinforces negative stereotypes.

  • http://www.tripleclamp.net Sasha Pave

    Eff yea! I’m so happy to see a new 2-stroke dirt bike, this must be a first among manufacturers over the past decade.

    2-strokes make sense for off-road. Less/easier maintenance, lighter weight, usable power, reliability, cost of manufacture.

    I wish emissions laws in California reflected the reality of dirt biking. The bikes are ridden for only a few hours per year and there are very few of them compared to other bikes.

    Now if only KTM/Husky/Husa can come up with a dual sport 2-stroke that meets CA emissions, I’d be the first in line.

    (BTW: Save Clear Creek!)

  • g

    nice!

  • lemurpilot

    They’ve re-badged the KTM’s by the look of ‘em

  • PeteP

    Exactly. They’re using the new 2011 KTM six-speed two stroke engines.

  • Spoon

    Two strokes:

    “Because of the chronic nature of air pollution and the fact that its impacts fall disproportionately on the poor, it is not always recognized for its pervasive role in poor health, poverty and economic stagnation. A major source of outdoor air pollution is carbureted two-stroke engines, which power 100 million “two-wheelers” (e.g. motorcycles, scooters) and “three-wheelers” (e.g. tricycles, “tuk-tuks”) across Southeast Asia. Each of these carbureted two-stroke engines produces the pollution output of 50 modern automobiles, thus contributing the pollution-equivalent of approximately 5 billion automobiles. These engines represent one of the largest sources of vehicular emissions in the world.”

    http://www.envirofit.org/?q=our-products/2-stroke-retrofit

    … it is possible to have a ‘clean’ two-stroke (with direct injection), and it doesn’t seem that expensive.
    Why aren’t new manufacturers going with direct injection??

  • Core

    I always love these video clips… Its like “This is so fun”… Wish I could afford to enjoy a hobby like that.

  • Alfonzo

    Ride the 2-stroke out into the wilderness, hug a tree. Boom. Ecologically neutral.

  • MTGR

    I had heard the new two strokes are fuel injected and they supposedly run clean enough that there is talk of making a model that meets all the current epa standards. (ie; road legal)

  • MTGR

    Having looked closer, this just looks like a blue KTM and not the rumored fi 2 stroke, so who knows.

  • http://www.ninja250blog.com/ Mark Ryan Sallee

    I’ve got a new desktop, thanks!