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2012 Husqvarna Motorcycle

Always catering to the younger rider, Husqvarna revamped the WR 125 two-stroke enduro racing motorcycle for 2012.

This lightweight enduro not only features a chassis that is the same as the Husqvarna motocross version and the high-revving 125cc single, but also is the lowest-priced Husky in the enduro racing range.

Husqvarna has modified the new, all-black chassis at steering-head with 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel plates to improve strength and rigidity. The chassis aesthetics reflect the improvements made to this models mechanics and easy handling.

Also new for 2012 is the styling; the Husqvarna WR125 features new graphics, and the same anodized silver Excel rims as its older brothers.

Following are some highlights of the 2012 Husqvarna WR125.

2012 Husqvarna WR125: Better Engine Protection

They say "don’t change a winning formula", and the compact single cylinder engine with exhaust valve, crank-case V-Force intake, Mikuni TMX38 carburetor, and the new exhaust (introduced in 2011), has been so successful that the combination remains unchanged for the 2012 version. The design team focused on reliability and the new WR125 now has protection for the lower filter box.

2012 Husqvarna WR125: Kayaba Forks and Brakes

The new WR125 retains the quality fittings from the previous model, such as Kayaba 48 mm forks with external adjustment for both compression and rebound damping, Sachs rear monoshock with progressive linkage and Brembo brakes with daisy wheel discs. All have proved their worth and needed no modification.

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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