The new Huskies are here! Husqvarna Motorcycles this week revealed its seven model 2022 Enduro range with key updates including revised WP suspension, new Braktec hydraulic brakes and clutch. Michelin tires now standard across the line up. The maker retains the FE four-stroke and TE two-stroke range with seven variants being the 250, 350, 450 and 501 4T plus fuel injected 150, 250, 300 2T bikes.
Here’s what’s new this year:-
- New colors, trims and graphics with rugged grey and electric yellow accents are a distinctive and stylish adornment for the Swedish-inspired design
- New BRAKTEC hydraulic clutch system – perfect modulation and reliable performance in all conditions
- New BRAKTEC brake system and high-performance GSK discs – superior stopping power with outstanding sensitivity and modulation
- Revised suspension settings for improved performance and rider feedback
- Oil bypass in the outer fork tubes reduces friction for smooth, consistent travel through the stroke and a revised cartridge joint offers added damping performance
- Revised shock valve seals with reduced hardness (Model Year 21 = 90 Shore / Model Year 22 = 70 Shore) offer improved feedback and consistent damping performance
- Inspired and tested by our Factory Racing Team all 2022 enduro machines run Michelin Enduro tyres for maximum traction on difficult terrain
- New 13:52 gearing on TE 250i for improved low-end response
Bye Bye Magura
The switch from Magura brake and clutch systems is probably the biggest change of all on this 2022 Enduro range. KTM use Brembo systems and the new GASGAS models also use the Braktec set-up as standard, since last year.
Husqvarnas are said to be the higher-end bikes – they cost a bit more but you get better equipment for the extra $$ – like ProTaper bars, CNC triple clamps, clicker suspension adjusters, engine map and traction control switches.
Husqvarna says the new Braktec braking system “offers the highest level of performance and is specifically tailored for enduro riding”. The new clutch gets particular attention in the press information which they say guarantees even wear with “reliable, near maintenance-free operation and perfect modulation in every condition.” The Braktec design also compensates for free-play to keep the biting point and function of the clutch consistent in cold or hot conditions, and over time.
The new Braktec front brake has an 11mm master cylinder, monoblock caliper with a pair of 25mm pistons and a 260mm GSK wave disc. The rear brake has a 12.7mm master cylinder, single 25mm piston caliper and a 220mm GSK disc.
“Improved damping consistency and rider feedback” is how Husqvarna describes the changes made to the front and rear suspension set-up and that is down to new valve seals which have reduced from 90 Shore to 70 Shore (measurement of hardness) for 2022. That means improved feedback from the XACT shock absorber Husqvarna say. The linkage system continues to run with the same ratio as the motocross models by the way, which is one of the reasons the standard set-up works well for Enduro.
The XPLOR forks which also have revisions to help with rider feedback. A new oil bypass in the outer tube reduces friction for smoother, more consistent travel throughout the stroke they say, plus a revised cartridge joint improves damping performance.
The 2022 Husqvarna Enduro range is available this month in Europe and the US.
2 Stroke Models
TE150i : $10,299
4 Stroke Models