We've seen our fair share of spy photos and specs from the European Husky intro over the last few days, but here are the goods on the U.S. motocross models, which are dubbed TC (two-stroke cross) and FC (four-stroke cross). There are also TE (two-stroke enduro) and FE (four-stroke enduro) models that through 250, 350, and 501 sizes, but we'll focus on the TCs here.

Husqvarna Introduces 2014 Special Edition Model Line
Husaberg and Husqvarna reunite to bring all-new range of two- and four-stroke motorcycles to North America - from 85 to 501cc!

Murrieta, CA - October 8, 2013 - "Reuniting what belongs together!" After 25 years apart, Husaberg and Husqvarna have come back together, reconnecting the heritage, classic style and innovative craftsmanship that introduced motocross to America. The first generation of this revitalized brand reflects a time that both Husaberg and Husqvarna can trace their roots back to - a time when blue, yellow and white Swedish-bred bikes ruled the off-road world. Husqvarna is now proud to recapture the spirit of this dominant era with the 2014 line of Austrian-built motorcycles, and return the iconic brand to the highest ranks of off-road competition.

Husqvarna kicks off this all-new chapter in its 110-year history with a full range of off-road and motocross bikes. Ten different models will be available in the United States and Canada, including two- and four-stroke motorcycles in a variety of sizes - from 501 all the way down to 85cc!

Several of Husqvarna's key innovations can be found on the full line of 2014 machines - most notably the polyamide rear subframe. Uniquely housing the airbox and electronics of each model, the high-tech composite construction of the polyamide subframe is designed to offer optimum rigidity while also allowing more flex than a traditional aluminum structure. The unique three-piece fiberglass-reinforced subframe also provides an ideal grab handle, and gives the bike greater impact resistance (polyamide will bend back into place unlike aluminum).

The innovative subframe is applied to every new Husqvarna - even the TCs which marks the first time a composite rear subframe has been offered on a production two-stroke motocrosser. The subframe is carefully calibrated to work in harmony with the lightweight chromium molybdenum (chromoly) frame. Precise longitudinal flex helps absorb impact from the rear wheel while torsional rigidity enhances handling and stability.

The single-component casting process of the aluminum swingarm eliminates the need for welds, further enhancing the 2014 Husqvarna chassis. Strong but light, the swingarm puts the Husqvarna power to the ground while offering the rider the utmost in comfort and confidence. The rear chassis assembly also incorporates a linkage system, standard on all Husqvarna motorcycles*, along with a fully adjustable WP shock.

Each model in the 2014 line also utilizes WP front suspension mounted by Husqvarna's distinctive CNC-machined black triple clamps*. With precisely engineered flex, the triple clamps provide even clamping force on the fork legs, and allow the tubes to flex under stress. In addition, the handlebar can be mounted in four different positions to adapt to rider preference.
*excluding TC 85

Motocross - FC & TC
Motocross has changed a lot since first coming to the United States at the hand of Edison Dye in 1966. Armed with two Husqvarna motorcycles and a Swedish world champion named Torsten Hallman, Dye kicked off America's fascination with motocross racing. The machinery has progressed significantly since then, but the Husqvarna marque remains the definitive emblem of the era. This emblem will once again adorn state-of-the-art motocross bikes, as Husqvarna's 2014 line is elevating the brand back to a world-class level.

Husqvarna is breaking ground in the youth motocross segment in North America with the all-new TC85. "We see quite a bit of opportunity in the minicycle segment in the United States," said Husqvarna's Andy Jefferson. "We're excited to introduce the Husqvarna brand to the youth motocross crowd."

The TC 85 brings Husqvarna's full-size performance into a small package. Young racers have a no-compromise approach to motocross with the same quality components as the big bikes - WP suspension, hydraulic clutch, and a high-performance two-stroke engine complete with power valve and six-speed gearbox.

Step-by-step advancement into the premier ranks of motocross is possible through Husqvarna's 2014 model range. Joining the TC 85 in the two-stroke motocross category are the TC 125 and the TC 250. Both the 125 and 250 feature class-leading two-stroke performance fed by Boyesen reed valves, and are tunable through a power valve and two pre-set ignition curves. The TC 125 and 250 ride on WP suspension, featuring the closed-cartridge fork and CNC machined triple clamp up front, and a fully adjustable link-mounted shock in the rear.

On the four-stroke side, Husqvarna has the FC 250 and FC 450 duo ready to go toe-to-toe with the best in the world. Husky is headed straight to the top of motocross competition with the all-new FCs, featuring potent engines, the ultimate in chassis and suspension technology, fuel injection, electric start and a host of state-of-the-art components.

The dual-overhead DOHC cam design of the FC 250 features a König forged box-type piston, titanium valves and DLC-coated finger followers. Fed by Keihin EFI and a 44mm throttle body, the FC 250's power is put to work by a five-speed gearbox. The Brembo hydraulic clutch enables smooth and consistent operation of the CSS (coil spring steel) clutch.

The FC 450 is powered by a single overhead cam engine, featuring DLC-coated rocker arms, Pankl crank and connecting rod. Like the 250, the FC 450 is equipped with a König forged box-type piston and five-speed gearbox, but the 450 utilizes Husqvarna's innovative DDS (damped diaphragm steel) clutch. Brembo clutch hydraulics ensure smooth action and easy control of the FC 450's exceptional power, which climbs to a breathtaking 60 hp.

The power plants of both the FC 250 and FC 450 come together in streamlined, compact designs thanks to the advanced production process of the engine cases. High-pressure die-casting allows for thinner wall thickness and lower overall weight without sacrificing strength. To reduce weight even further the FCs do without the kickstart casting.

Dunlop MX51 tires, a tapered aluminum 827 Renthal Fatbar, hand guards and Brembo brakes complete the finishing touches of Husqvarna's 2014 motocross family.

2014 Husqvarna TC 85 Cross

Highlights
• Potent 84.9cc two-stroke engine with power valve
• 43mm WP fork
• PDS rear suspension with WP shock
• Aluminum rear subframe
• Black Excel rims, CNC-machined hubs
• Formula hydraulic brakes
• Formula hydraulic clutch
• Six-speed gearbox
• Tapered aluminum handlebar

Specifications
Engine type: Single cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement: 84.9cc
Bore/stroke: 47/48.95mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Fuel System: Keihin PWK 28
Transmission: 6 gears
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
Ignition: Moric digital 2M1
Frame: Double grinded central double-cradle-type frame
Subframe: Aluminium
Handlebar: Tapered aluminium, Ø 28/22mm
Front suspension: WP Upside-Down Ø 43mm
Rear suspension: WP-PDS mono shock
Suspension travel front/rear: 10.6/11.8in. | 270/300mm
 Front/rear brake: Disc brake Ø 220/210mm
Front/rear rims: 1.40 x 17"; 1.60 x 14" Alu
Front/rear tires: 70/100 x 17"; 90/100 x 14"
Exhaust: Aluminium
Steering head angle: 66°
Triple clamp offset: 14mm
Wheelbase: 50.8±.4in. | 1,290±10mm
Ground clearance: 13.9in. | 352mm
Seat height: 33.7in. | 855mm
Tank capacity: 1.3 gallons | ca. 5 liter
Weight (without fuel): approx. 149.9 lbs. | 68 kg


2014 Husqvarna TC 125 Cross

Highlights
• Powerful 124.8cc two-stroke engine with power valve
• Closed-cartridge 48mm WP fork
• CNC-machined triple clamps with four handlebar positions
• Boyesen reed valves
• CDI with two ignition curves, switchable by plug
• Vertex piston
• Magura hydraulic clutch
• Six-speed gearbox
• Link-mounted rear WP suspension
• Polyamide rear subframe
• Tapered aluminum 827 Renthal Fatbar
• Black D.I.D. rims, CNC-machined hubs
• Dunlop MX51 tires
• Hand guards

Specifications
Engine type: Single cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement: 124.8cc
Bore/stroke: 54/54.5mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Fuel System: Keihin PWK 38S AG
Transmission: 6 gears
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch, Magura hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Cross-linked Polyamide
Handlebar: Renthal, Aluminium Ø 28/22mm
Front suspension: WP-USD, Closed Cartridge, Ø 48mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with linkage
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8/12.4in. | 300/317mm
Front/rear brake: Disc brake 260/220mm
Front/rear rims: 1,60 x 21"; 2,15 x 19" DID
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21"; 100/90-19"
Exhaust: Aluminium
Steering head angle: 63.5°
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Wheelbase: 58.3 ± .4in. | 1,480 ± 10mm
Ground clearance: 15.6in. | 395mm
Seat height: 39in. | 992mm
Tank capacity: 2 gallons | 7.5 l
Weight (without fuel): approx. 203.4 lbs. | 92.3 kg


2014 Husqvarna TC 250 Cross

Highlights
• Powerful 249cc two-stroke engine with power valve
• Closed-cartridge 48mm WP fork
• CNC-machined triple clamps with four handlebar positions
• Boyesen reed valves
• CDI with two ignition curves, switchable by plug
• DDS clutch with Magura hydraulics
• Five-speed gearbox
• Link-mounted rear WP suspension
• Polyamide rear subframe
• Tapered aluminum 827 Renthal Fatbar
• Black D.I.D. rims, CNC-machined hubs
• Dunlop MX51 tires
• Hand guards
• 300cc kit available through Husky Power

Specifications
Engine type: Single cylinder, 2-stroke
Displacement: 249cc
Bore/stroke: 66.4/72mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Fuel System: Keihin PWK 36S AG
Transmission: 5 gears
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS-clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Cross-linked Polyamide
Handlebar: Renthal, Aluminium Ø 28/22mm
Front suspension: WP-USD, Closed Cartridge, Ø 48mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with linkage
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8/12.4in. | 300/317mm
Front/rear brake: Disc brake 260/220mm
Front/rear rims: 1,60 x 21"; 2,15 x 19" DID
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21"; 100/90-19"
Exhaust: Aluminium
Steering head angle: 63.5°
Triple clamp offset: 20mm
Wheelbase: 58.3 ± .4in. | 1,480 ± 10mm
Ground clearance: 15.1in. | 385mm
Seat height: 39in. | 992mm
Tank capacity: 2 gallons | 7.5 l
Weight (without fuel): approx. 215.6 lbs. | 97.8 kg


2014 Husqvarna FC 250 Cross

Highlights
• High-revving 249.9cc DOHC four-stroke engine with DLC-coated finger followers
• Closed-cartridge 48mm WP fork
• CNC-machined triple clamps with four handlebar positions
• Pankl crankshaft and connecting rod
• König forged bridged-box-type piston
• Electric start only
• Keihin EFI, 44mm throttle body
• Five-speed gearbox
• Brembo brake hydraulics
• Link-mounted rear WP suspension
• Polyamide rear subframe
• Black D.I.D. rims, CNC-machined hubs

Specifications
Engine type: Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement: 249.9cc
Bore/stroke: 78/52.3mm
Compression Ratio: 13.9:1
Starter: Electric starter / 12V 3Ah
Fuel System: 5 gears
Transmission: Keihin EFI, throttle body 44mm
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc CSS-clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Cross-linked Polyamide
Handlebar: Renthal, Aluminium Ø 28/22mm
Front suspension: WP-USD, Closed Cartridge, Ø 48mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with linkage
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8/12.4in. | 300/317mm
Front/rear brake: Disc brake 260/220mm
Front/rear rims: 1,60 x 21"; 2,15 x 19" DID
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21"; 100/90-19"
Exhaust: Aluminium
Steering head angle: 63.5°
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Wheelbase: 58.9 ± .4in. | 1,495 ± 10mm
Ground clearance: 14.76in. | 375mm
Seat height: 39in. | 992mm
Tank capacity: 2 gallons | 7.5 l
Weight (without fuel): approx. 229.5 lbs. | 104.1 kg


2014 Husqvarna FC 450 Cross


Highlights
• Powerful 449.3cc SOHC four-stroke engine with DLC-coated rocker arms
• Closed-cartridge 48mm WP fork
• CNC-machined triple clamps with four handlebar positions
• Pankl crankshaft and connecting rod
• König forged bridged-box-type piston
• Electric start only
• Keihin EFI, 44mm throttle body
• Five-speed gearbox
• DDS clutch with Brembo hydraulics
• Brembo hydraulics brakes
• Link-mounted rear WP suspension
• Polyamide rear subframe
• Black D.I.D. rims, CNC-machined hubs

Specifications
Engine type: Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement: 449.3ccm
Bore/stroke: 95/63.4mm
Compression: 12.6:1
Starter: Electric starter / 12V 3Ah
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, throttle body 44mm
Transmission: 5 gears
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS-clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Cross-linked Polyamide
Handlebar: Renthal, Aluminium Ø 28/22mm
Front suspension: WP-USD, Closed Cartridge, Ø 48mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with linkage
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8/12.4in. | 300/317mm
Front/rear brake: Disc brake 260/220mm
Front/rear rims: 1,60 x 21"; 2,15 x 19" DID
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21"; 110/90-19"
Exhaust: Aluminium
Steering head angle: 63.5°
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Wheelbase: 58.9 ± .4in. | 1,495 ± 10mm
Ground clearance: 14.6in. | 371mm
Seat height: 39in. | 992mm
Tank capacity: 2 gallons | 7.5 l
Weight (without fuel): approx. 237.2 lbs. | 107.6 kg

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9 comments
  • TeamGreen

    10/9/2013 8:26 PM

    Still...I'm not changing my name to TeamWhite...
    But, I'm quite determined to make a TC300 TH Edition.
    There's a few of us old guys that're already conspiring. Husky is back. Nicely.

  • Zesiger 112

    10/9/2013 10:47 AM

    Very cool bikes. The subframe is cool, I'm interested to see what it would cost to replace, more because it's subframe and airbox? Or less because it's plastic and doesnt have to be welded or cut, probably just molded. The front fender needs help.

  • queen of spodes

    10/9/2013 8:00 PM

    Agree on the front fender.. not quite as bad as the '84-87 RMs but close. Rest of the bike is sharp. Love the white frames.

  • indy_maico

    10/9/2013 7:29 AM

    I like the idea of the composite subframe, too. Any pics of it on it's own, off the bike?

  • GuyB

    10/9/2013 1:33 PM

    Not off the bike, but here you go...

  • mikebrownsound

    10/9/2013 2:37 PM

    A little bit funny the twin air filter says KTM

  • mikebrownsound

    10/9/2013 3:55 AM

    Im curious how much of their own " technology will be applied in the future of Huskys? The employes and enginers at Husky may want something that makes the bike different except the plastic from a KTM" i like the idea but it is a KTM with a different colour, i hope husky will be able to put some own influence in the future r&d even if KTM owns the brand. But for now they have a awsome platform.

  • GuyB

    10/8/2013 11:43 PM

    Digging the composite subframes.

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