First look: Husqvarna Motorcycles 2022 MX and Cross-Country Models
Husqvarna Motorcycles have announced the first of their 2022 off-road motorcycle line-up, the new Motocross and Cross-Country models.
Along with a new twist in the “Swedish-inspired” dark blue and white colour scheme, the FC/TC and FX/TX two-stroke and four-stroke range will each now feature a Brembo hydraulic clutch system, a “high-performance component thoroughly race-tested to guarantee even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect action in all conditions”.
That means a change to the long-standing Magura systems on the Husqvarna off-road models, matching the KTM equivalent machines.
Behind that switch, the 2022 models are largely unchanged which means the same line-up of two-stroke machines beginning with the TC 125 and TC 250 and moving up to the TX 300i with the fuel injection system in the 300cc powerplant.
The four-stroke stable features the FC 250, FC 350 and FC 450 plus the FX 350 and FX 450 machines in the off-road or dual-sport range. For 2022 the four-stroke engine on all models has a new friction bearing on the counter-balancer shaft which Husqvarna say increases durability of the high-revving engines.
The MX and XC models share the same basic platform but the Cross-Country range features larger capacity fuel tanks, side stands and 21/18-inch D.I.D DirtStar wheels fitted with Dunlop Geomax AT81 tyres.
2022 Husqvarna TC/FC and TX/FX model technical highlights:
- New high-performance Brembo hydraulic clutch system
- New “Swedish-inspired” dark blue and white graphics
- WP XACT forks with AER technology
- WP XACT shock features low-friction linkage seals
- High-grip seat cover texture
- Progressive bodywork for optimal ergonomics
- Chromium-molybdenum steel frame featuring precisely engineered flex characteristics
- Innovative two-piece composite subframe design
- Interchangeable airbox cover on FC models for optimized airflow
- CNC-machined triple clamps
- Brembo brake calipers and discs
- Traction and launch control (four-strokes)
- Electric starter (four-strokes and TX 300i)
- Lightweight Li-ion 2.0 Ah battery (four-strokes and TX 300i)
- ProTaper handlebars
- Adjustable progressive throttle mechanism and ODI grips
- Laser engraved D.I.D DirtStar wheels
- Gearboxes produced by Pankl Racing Systems
Husqvarna Motorcycles has also announced the full range of minicycles for 2022. The TC 50, TC 65, TC 85 and EE 5 models receive the same new dark blue and white graphics.
More information and your nearest dealer: www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com