Off-road riders don’t stay still, and neither has Husqvarna. The Austrian-Swedish bike manufacturer has revealed what its plans are for the 2023 model year.
Husqvarna’s next year’s lineup includes a whole slew of bikes. The company is bringing things to the TE 150, TE 250, and TE 300 two-stroke bikes and the FE350s and FE501s street-legal dual-sport bikes. Additionally, Husqvarna is rolling out the new FE 450 four-stroke competition-only bike.
The immediately noticeable change in the lineup is the all-new colorway. Dark blue and electric yellow highlights — hinting at Husqvarna’s Swedish heritage — combine with a metallic blue frame in new color combinations.
All of the bikes feature Husqvarna’s unique two-piece carbon fiber composite subframe. Weighing only 2.2 pounds, the subframe offers each bike improved handling, durability, and rider comfort.
Complementing the subframe is a chrome-moly steel frame, crafted from hydro-formed tubes and featuring forged aluminum cylinder heads on all bike models. The frame has advanced longitudinal and torsional flex characteristics, providing good rider feedback and straight-line stability.
Each model also has a six-speed gearbox by Pankl Racing Systems. The transmission has off-road specific ratios, which Husqvarna says are set to improve bike handling in all riding and weather conditions.
Another range-wide highlight is the WP Xplor front fork and Xact rear monoshock which provide consistent damping to suck up irregularities on rough off-road surfaces. The 48mm Xplor fork offers split damping and easy-access preload adjusters. The Xact monoshock has 300mm of travel and uses the same advanced linkage progression as Husqvarna’s motocross range.
The two-stroke bikes come with two selectable ignition curves and automatic fueling adjustment. Additionally, the off-road range now comes with Dunlop MX33 front tires that complement the Dunlop AT81 in the rear with excellent traction. The dual-sport models continue to rely on Continental TKC80 tires.
The new FE 450 competition model has a light and agile chassis, housing a 450cc engine. It boasts two switchable electronic fuel injection (EFI) maps and traction control.
Husqvarna also offers a range of technical accessories for the bikes. These range from lighter wheels and alternative seats to LED headlights, handguard kits, skid plates, Hinson clutch covers, Akrapovič Racing Line exhaust systems, and Factory Racing triple clamps.
Finally, Husqvarna complements the 2023 bike lineup with a range of enduro apparel. This range includes the Moto 9 MIPS Gotland helmet, Racecraft goggles, Gotland shirt and pants, Ridefit Gotland gloves, and Crossfire 3 SRS boots.