For 2016 Husqvarna is building upon its already very successful line of enduro and dual sport models. The FE450 will be included in the US model mix, but no “S” dual sport version. Overall the majority of the specifications carry over from last years models, with improvements in suspension and motor for this season. We expect news of bigger changes for Husky to come shortly when the 2016 motocross models are announced.
The change to a blue color scheme reflects the livery of the current factory enduro bikes of Jarvis, Gomez and the EWC team. Husky calls it a modern interpretation of the Swedish heritage. US spec models with come with the same Dunlop AT81 tires. Fours stroke models carry USFS approved spark arrestors.
Updates for 2016
The 48mm WP 4CS fork gets the new 22mm small diameter axle. The fork bosses are smaller (shorter) for a slight reduction in offset
The machined triple clamps are now a 22mm offset. This, combined with the change in the fork offset are aimed at providing the best balance of handing and stability
The 4CS fork and linkage shock get revised settings
WP has dropped the wrap around fork guard and gone back to the a traditional open back design. The wrap around style was problematic in heavy mud and made cleaning a bit more difficult. The new version feature inmould permanent graphics.
GFK now supplies the brake discs, front and rear
Lighter weight spokes
New Supersprox rear sprocket with anodized blue aluminum center and steel outer
FE250/350 gets revised transmission with new input shaft bearing
FE450/500 gets new DDS clutch basket, lighter weight and more durable
TE 250/300 now come standard with bar mounted map switch
New seat covers provide better grip
These updates apply to the entire line up of off road models, FE, TE and “S” model dual sports. US models will be: TE 125, TE 250, TE 300, FE 250, FE 350, FE 450, FE 501, FE 350 S, FE 501 S