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2012 Husqvarna TXC 310 | Preview

2012 Husqvarna Motorcycle

Due to the popularity of the race-inspired, cross country TXC 250 and TXC 511, Husqvarna has released a brand new middleweight model in the lineup – the TXC 310.

The TXC310 is built upon the TE310 dual-sport platform, but is modified to be a purebred, off-road motorcycle. The TXC310 features a fuel-injected, bored and stroked version of the 250 motor, which offers more aggressive power characteristics than its quarter-liter sibling, and fills a “significant gap in the current range of off-road bikes.”

Husqvarna says: “For riders looking for robust power delivery that can run with the 450s, and still provide lightweight maneuvering of a 250, the all-new TXC310 is the ideal tool for the job.”

The TXC 310 features a black frame, silver rims, Kayaba suspension and a LeoVince Exhaust system.

Following are some highlights and specs for the 2012 Husqvarna TXC 310.

2012 Husqvarna TXC 310 Highlights:

  • New all-black chromoly frame with higher rigidity and improved strength.
  • Kayaba suspension front and rear.
  • New 48mm Kayaba closed-cartridge fork re-valved with stiffer settings.
  • Silver Excel rims.
  • New style IPD (in-mold plastic design) graphics.
  • All-new model for 2012!
  • Race-inspired Leo Vince exhaust system.
  • 302cc four-stroke motor bored and stroked from TXC250 motor platform.
  • Kayaba suspension tuned specifically for demands of U.S. off-road competition.
  • Red sticker designation in California

2012 Husqvarna TXC 310 Specs:

  • Engine: Single-Cylinder Four Stroke
  • Displacement: 302.4cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 82 x 57.35mm
  • Gears: 6
  • Starting: electric/kick
  • Front Suspension: 48mm Kayaba closed-cartridge
  • Rear Suspension: fully-adjustable Kayaba shock
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.25 gal
  • Wheelbase: 57.9 in
  • Seat Height: 37.4 in
  • Curb Weight: 240.5 lbs

2012 Husqvarna TXC 310 MSRP:

  • $7,899

 

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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