The 2015 Husqvarna range has broken cover and the changes, while appreciated, are very familiar. Just a few weeks after the KTM range was unveiled, we find much the same updates on the white range as we found on the orange.

The look is new with enhanced and more intricate bodywork and from there we move into the mechanical changes which read much the same as the KTM crew’s updates, which includes the move to the WP 4CS fork which we saw on the enduro models last year and is reported to be popular in the States (while the stock 2014 WP MX forks were not). It has of course been re-tooled to suit motocross. This will be an interesting change and we’re keen to find out how they work in Aussie conditions.

 

Summary of Changes And Improvements For MY15

Motocross

  • New WP 4CS fork have been specifically designed for Motocross with improved damping
  • New 22mm front axle reduces unsprung weight and increases feeling
  • New linkage geometry with optimized rising rate and weight reduction
  • New shock with 4 mm more stroke and new setting
  • New clutch basket and springs on the FC 250 & FC 350 saves weight and improves consistency
  • New lighter swingarm on the TC 85
  • New fork protectors easier to replace and maintain
  • New handguards for better impact resistance
  • New graphics differentiated from Enduro models
  • New Neken handlebar and bar pad

Enduro

  • New headlight and mask for distinctive Husqvarna looks
  • Same front fender as the Motocross bikes for easier mounting
  • New CNC machined triple clamps adapted to new front fender
  • All models feature the advanced WP 4CS closed cartridge front fork with four separate chambers
  • New clutch basket and springs on the FE 250 & FE 350 saves weight and improves consistency
  • The FE 250 features a longer sixth gear for better transfer capabilities
  • New carburettor setting on the TE125 for better, smoother power delivery
  • New power valve and carburettor setting on the TE 250 for better, smoother power delivery
  • New shorter gearing on TE 250 & TE 300 electric starter aids better starting
  • Both TE 250 and TE 300 feature a new, lighter, more efficient 3Ah battery