After emerging as an all-new model in the 2012 lineup, the TXC310R now has a year under its belt, and has proven its mettle in the media and on the racetrack. The peppy motor and race-ready chassis earned rave reviews from journalists, racers and consumers alike, but Husqvarna engineers weren’t about to leave “well enough” alone.
The technologically advanced Red Head, Keihin EFI and upgraded settings to the Kayaba suspension make the 2013 TXC310R an even more potent, refined and capable off-road weapon.
Husqvarna’s 302cc motor fills a wide gap in the off-road market, and is quickly being recognized as the ideal displacement for a do-it-all, go anywhere dirt bike. Bored and stroked from the 250cc platform, the TXC310R makes impressive torque in the low- to mid-range of the power spread, and Husqvarna’s signature Red Head now adds even more spice to the mighty mill. Larger diameter valves are driven by finger followers, which replace the previous shim-and-bucket design. New cams, which allow for longer valve lift, actuate the DLC-coated finger followers creating smooth, responsive power in a more efficient capacity.
Between the cases, an added crankshaft bearing inside the ignition cover gives the motor a touch of fine-tuning for smoother operation and improved longevity. In the suspension department, the TXC310R is upgraded to US-developed specifications. Stiffer spring rates and more aggressive valving allow riders to push the 310R in racy off-road conditions, as well as make it more capable on the motocross track. The resulting suspension is ideal for spanning the spectrum between motocross and off-road racing conditions, and pairing it with the 310R motor results in the ultimate do-it-all dirt bike.
Refinements to the all over fit and finish of the TXC310R further the improvements to the 2013 model. New WP radiator units are stronger and more efficient, handlebar switches are now equipped with waterproof connectors, and the new magnetic oil plug now allows for oil changes without filter removal. The shared changes to the 2013 Husqvarna line (grips, graphics and handlebar pad) complete the changes to the TXC310R.
Wheelbase: 57.9 in.
Rake: 26.5 degrees
Trail: 4.17 in.
Ground Clearance: 11.4 in.
Seat Height: 37.4in.
Dry Weight: 231.5 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 2.25 gallons
Type: Single-cylinder, four-stroke
Head: Four titanium valves operated by DOHC
Bore x Stroke: 82 x 57.4mm
Clutch: Wet multi-plate with hydraulic control
IGNITION: Digital CDI
FUEL SYSTEM: EFI w Keihin D42
TRANSMITTION: 6 speed