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2011 Husqvarna WR250, WR300 | Preview

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Staying faithful to the steadfastness of two-stroke dirt bikes, Husqvarna has updated their WR250 and WR300 models for 2011.

Taking knowledge from their World Enduro motorcycle racing experience, the subsidiary of BMW has updated many technical features on the WR 250 and WR 300. The biggest change is the new Ducati Energia ignition, which allows smoother power delivery and improved performance.

A huge advantage for riders in warmer climates will be the new thermostat, which optimizes the working temperature of the engine. Both bikes also have revised rear suspension settings and an improved airbox.

Husqvarna didn’t skimp on appearance, updating the visible aspects of the two motorcycles. The updates include news graphics, new rear racing mudguard with an integrated LED tail light and a nee reinforced mount for the headlight/front number plate.

These changes give the same race-ready look of the endure models campaigned by World Enduro frontrunner Antoine Meo and match the looks of the rest of the 2011 Husqvarnas.

2011 Husgvarna WR 250 / WR 300 Motorcycle Specs:


Wheelbase: 57.7 (inches)

Overall Length: 87.79

Overall Width: 33.07

Overall Height: 51.57

Saddle Height: 38.38

Min. Ground Clearance: 13.58

Trail 4.49

Weight without fuel: 227.1 lbs.

Engine (WR 250/300)

Single cylinder, two stroke

Bore: 2.64 (inches)/2.83

Stroke: 2.83 / 2.83

Displacement 15.21 / 17.87

Compression Ration: 8.4:1 / 6.9:1

Timing System: Reed valve in the cylinder and H.T.S. valve with mechanic control on the exhaust port

Carburetor: Mikuni TMX 38


Forks: Kayaba upside down telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle; compression and rebound stroke.

Fork Diameter: 1.89 (inches)

Travel on legs Axis: 11.8

Wheel travel: 12.6

Shock Absorber manufacture: Sachs

Front rim: 1.60 x 21

Rear rim: 2.15 x 18

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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