Husqvarna 2015 motocross, off-road highlights

Publish Date: 
Jun 30, 2014

MURIETTA, Calif. - Husqvarna released the following information on upgrades to the 2015 model line, which includes four new motorcycles. Information below is from a Husqvarna press release.

All FC, TC (excluding TC 85) 
 
New 4CS WP fork 
Four-chamber fork specifically designed for motocross with improved damping and lighter weight. Clicker settings can be easily adjusted without tools via dials on top of the fork tubes (rebound on the right side, compression on the left). 
 
New 22mm front axle 
Lighter weight 22mm front axle – replacing previous 26mm axle. Axle clamps have a 2mm shorter offset and increased trail for improved stability. 
 
New linkage 
The revised linkage features new geometry for improved handling and shock performance. The optimized rising rate offers a more linear curve for better overall control and a more positive feel throughout the entire stroke of the shock. Advanced production techniques of the triangle and pull rod result in a 40g weight savings. 
 
WP rear shock 
Husqvarna’s DCC (Dual Compression Control) shock made by WP features new valving and a 4mm increase in stroke. Slightly longer stroke complements the new link geometry without changing the rear wheel travel. 
 
Subframe reinforcement 
Lightweight subframe is reinforced with an additional screw on the left side that improves fitment and seal with the airbox. 
 
New fork protectors 
Distinctive yellow fork protectors are redesigned, and no longer wrap all the way around the fork leg. The new design allows easier access to the fork seal for service. 
 
Oil pump 
4-stroke engines receive new O-rings for increased durability under extreme conditions. 
 
Improved hand guards 
Husqvarna motocross bikes come standard with hand guards, which are stronger and have better impact resistance thanks to a new compound. 
 
Neken handlebar 
Black anodized Neken aluminum handlebar with high quality Neken bar pad. 
 
Seat cover 
Improved seat features new cover material for improved grip and durability. The material is also more robust, making the entire seat firmer than before. 
 
Dunlop MX52 
Lightweight black anodized D.I.D rims carry new Dunlop MX52 tires featuring a directional front tire, and “block-within-a-block” design on the rear. 
 
New graphics 
Signature blue and yellow look of Husqvarna evolves with edgy new graphics. 
 

FC 250, FC 450 

Subframe 
Exclusive to the North American market, the 2015 Husqvarna FC 250 and FC 450 feature a carbon-fiber-reinforced polyamide subframe. The material is constructed through an advanced injection-molding technique, which integrates carbon fiber into the polyamide composite, for an exceptionally durable and lightweight compound. 
 

FC 250, FC 350 

CSS Clutch 
CSS (coil steel spring) clutch is updated with lightweight one-piece machined steel clutch basket, which integrates the primary gear for maximum strength and reliability. Clutch springs are also upgraded with new material that ensures more consistent performance. 
 

TC 85 

Swingarm 
The single-component cast swingarm has been redesigned for MY15 on the TC 85. It is now 0.5kg lighter while maintaining the same structural characteristics. The new swingarm also features a redesigned chain guide, chain slider and brake hose bracket that optimize safety and performance. 
 
Tires 
TC 85 receives new Maxxis “Maxx Cross SI” tires for exceptional straight line stability and excellent traction. 
 

Off-road Highlights:

All FE, TE 
 
New headlight and front number plate and fender 
Husqvarna look evolves with a new front mask and headlight. The new front fender (same as the motocross fender) provides easier mounting, and complements the slim, stylish lines of the 2015 Husqvarna’s distinctive bodywork. 
 
New CNC machined triple clamps 
Black anodized CNC machined triple clamps are revised to accept the new front fender, and provide a more stable and secure fit. Husqvarna’s distinct triple clamps provide uniform clamping of the fork leg in order to distribute forces evenly and maintain the leg shape. Controlled flex of the fork ensures proper damping along the entire stroke for optimum performance. 
 
Oil pump 
4-stroke engines receive new O-rings on the suction screen for increased durability under extreme conditions. 
 
Subframe reinforcement 
Lightweight subframe is reinforced with an additional screw on the left side that improves fitment and seal with the airbox. 
 
New speedometer cover 
Redesigned speedometer cover thoughtfully conceals all warning lights – except high-beam – for a cleaner display. 
 
Improved hand guards 
All Husqvarna FE and TE models come standard with hand guards, which are stronger and have better impact resistance thanks to a new compound. 
 
Seat cover 
Improved seat features new cover material for improved grip and durability. The material is also more robust, making the entire seat firmer than before. 
 
New graphics 
Signature blue and yellow look of Husqvarna evolves with edgy new graphics. 
 

FE 250 

Transmission 
The FE 250’s gearbox is upgraded with a longer sixth gear for better performance and a higher top-speed. 
 

FE 250, FE 350 

DDS clutch 
The DDS (damped diaphragm steel) clutch of the FE 250/350 receives a redesigned clutch basket for lighter weight. 
 

TE 250

Power valve and carburetion
The TE 250 receives a new power valve setting and improved carburetion. The opening point of the power valve is adjusted (+200 rpm from MY14) to provide smoother power delivery. 


TE 250, TE 300 

Electric starter 
Shorter gearing on the electric starter delivers higher initial torque and ensures stronger starting. 
 
DDS clutch 
New gasket on the inner clutch cover provides improved sealing and better durability under extreme conditions. 
 
Battery 
TE 250 and TE 300 receive a new, lighter and more efficient 3Ah battery.