The 2019 Husqvarna Motorcycles model range introduces “a list of carefully-considered updates” across their enduro line-up and a classic Swedish look.
For model year 2019 Husqvarna Motorcycles unveil a new-look line-up of seven [eight with the TE 150 for the US market] two and four-stroke enduro bikes with minor changes after last year’s bigger model updates.
2019 Husqvarna key model updates:
- New graphics with a ‘classic’ Swedish Husqvarna look
- New WP fork and shock settings
- Stronger lithium ion battery
- More power for TX125 and TE150 models
Husqvarna’s 2019 enduro models feature brand new graphics, which acknowledge the brand’s Swedish heritage. The Husky log sits on a whiter bike overall for a subtle change to the overall look.
WP Suspension upgrade
MY19 Husqvarna’s get new settings for both the WP Xplor 48 forks and the WP DCC shock. The latest suspension on all Husqvarna enduro models improves damping characteristics with a stiffer setting for more bottoming resistance. The aim Husqvarna says, is to suit the needs of “a wider range of off-road riders.”
Improved fork oil flow
The new axle clamp on the WP Xplor 49 forks provides better oil flow. A new main piston and stiffer spring, together with a modified base valve setting guarantee improved damping characteristics and a better click adjustment range. The forks retain the preload adjuster as standard.
The new battery answers a few customer issues with the previous model a new generation of lithium ion battery produced by a different manufacturer to guarantee better quality and reliability.
Updates for the 2019 TX 125 and TE 150 include the a Diaphragm Steel Clutch and new clutch cover with improved wear resistance on all models. The change reduces overall engine width by 10mm on what is already an incredibly slender motor.
For MY19, both 125 and 150 models feature a machined finish to the upper edge of the main exhaust port for improved bottom end torque.
Premium extras on Husqvarna’s
Like all Husqvarna enduro models the MY19 bikes retain an extra spec compared to other stock bikes. That includes the map and traction control switches fitted to the Pro Taper handlebar.
For the two-stroke models the switch allows selection between the standard ignition timing and a slightly retarded timing, to be used in low traction conditions.
The map switch fitted to all four-strokes gives the ability to change engine characteristics and activate traction control while you ride.
Husqvarna Motorcycles have also released details of the new clothing and accessories range. We’ll run a separate post on the new ‘Gotland’ range.
The new Husqvarna Motorcycles MY19 enduro range will be available in Europe from May 2018 onwards, at all authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers.
Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.firstname.lastname@example.org