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2012 Husqvarna Motorcycle

Over the years, Husqvarna has continued to develop the WR 250, the two-stroke reaching a high level of efficiency and reliability.

Due to these developments, the Husky WR 250 now arrives stock with performance upgrades such as Kayaba forks and the new Ducati Energy ignition.

And for 2012, Husqvarna didn’t have to change much mechanically on the WR250, although some styling has been redefined. The 2012 model now features a black chassis, anodized silver Excel rims and redesigned graphics.

Folllowing are the highlights of the 2012 Husqvarna WR250:

2012 Husqvarna WR 250: Black chassis

The single piece chrome-moly steel chassis of the 2012 WR250 is now black not white, but the technical features remain unchanged. The light alloy swing arm is attached to the Sachs rear shock by a progressive linkage, while the front suspension has the same 48mm hydraulic fully adjustable Kayaba forks, as used on other Husqvarna enduro racing models.

The brakes are Brembo, with a large diameter (260 mm) daisy wheel disc on the front, controlled by a twin piston floating caliper, while in the rear the Husqvarna WR250 comes fitted with a solid disc, often preferred by professional riders for greater control and life expectancy of brake pads, especially over muddy terrain.

2012 Husqvarna WR 250: The Two-Stroke 250cc School of Thought

Two-stroke engines typically have a less linear power delivery than big four stroke single cylinder engines, but they offer 2-stroke fans a riding experience that can not be found elsewhere.

After many years of continuous development, Husqvarna technicians have transformed aggressiveness into effectiveness. This is thanks to fine tuning of the thermodynamics, the cylinder, exhaust expansion chamber, and the adoption as standard issue of the parts specially tested by the CH racing team.

The Mikuni TMX38 carburetor, V-Force reed valve, Ducati Energy digital ignition, calibration of the exhaust valve and the crank shaft with the right compromise between inertia and reactivity.

The evolution of the WR250 engine aims to be perfectly balanced between easy control and explosive performance, essential in the more extreme enduro trials, where only five gears are needed to tackle every terrain. The advantage of the two-stroke’s lightness and maneuverability.

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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