Husqvarna upgrades WR250 and WR300 two-strokes

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The 2011 Husqvarna WR250 and WR300 receive subtle, racing-inspired cosmetic and chassis upgrades, as well as improvements to the engine and suspension.

Husqvarna unveiled the models at the recent dealer meeting held at Mid-Ohio in conjunction with AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, where Husqvarna was Marque of the Year. The 2011 WR 150, the third model in the company’s family of two-stroke enduros, was announced in June.

The WR250 and WR300 receive new graphics, a new rear racing mudguard with an integrated LED tail light, and a new reinforced mount for the headlight/front number plate. These changes, Husqvarna says, give the models the same race-ready look of the enduro models campaigned by World Enduro frontrunner Antoine Meo and match the looks of the rest of the 2011 Husqvarnas.

The WR250 and WR300 also receive a new Ducati Energia ignition borrowed from MotoGP technology. Husqvarna says the ignition allows for smoother power delivery and improved performance. “Riders in warmer climates,” the company adds, “will certainly appreciate the new thermostat which optimizes the working temperature of the engine.”

Both bikes get revised rear suspension settings (based on the works bikes), as well as improved airboxes.

Posted by Arlo Redwine