The 2006 Husqvarna CR is one of the motocross bikes that Sweden-founded motorcycle manufacturer Husqvarna Motorcycles released for the 2006 model year. With a focus on the ability to handle off-road riding and considerable racing, the Husqvarna CR succeeds in being a decent off-road bike.
The CR comes with a two-tone finish: red-and-white. The motorcycle uses a unique blend of aluminum and steel, thus neither making it too light or too heavy while giving it a much-needed sturdiness. Covered in plastic, the Husqvarna has the requisite fenders, as well as fork guards, a side cover, and a skid plate for protecting its underside.
The 2006 Husqvarna CR is officially referred to as “2006 Husqvarna CR 125.” This is due to its engine displacement of 124.8 cubic centimeters (cc), which rounds up to 125 cc. The engine itself is a two-stroke, liquid-cooled single-cylinder, with a bore and stroke of 2.12 by 2.14 inches (54 by 54.5 millimeters) and a compression ratio of 8.8 to 1. Reed valves regulate the fuel-air mixture admitted to the engine’s lone cylinder, and a 38-millimeter Mikuni carburetor blends the air and fuel for the engine. A kick starter is integrated to the 2006 Husqvarna CR to start the engine, which is paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
Each 2006 Husqvarna CR has a length of 85.2 inches, a width of 32.3 inches, and a height of 52 inches. The wheelbase is measured at 57.5 inches, and the bike rides on front 21-inch and rear 19-inch wheels fitted with Pirelli® wheels. The ground clearance and height of the two-occupant vinyl seat are rather high: at 14.6 inches and 39 inches, respectively. Light and lithe, the 2006 Husqvarna CR has a dry weight of 197.3 pounds. For fuel, each bike has a 2.5-gallon (9.5-liter) gas tank.
Brakes and suspension on the 2006 Husqvarna CR are top notch. Brembo® hydraulic disc brakes--a 10.2-inch (260-millimeter) one in the front and a 9.5-inch (240-millimeter) one at the back--provide superior braking, especially over all-drum-brake or front-disc-brake/rear-drum-brake set-ups. For absorbing bumps during off-road driving, the Husqvarna CR has a front Marzocchi inverted fork and a rear Ohlins® twin-sided swing arm.
The 2006 Husqvarna CR is not exactly the most popular brand of off-road bike. However, that’s considering the stiff competition from perennial leaders, such as Suzuki, Honda, and Yamaha. In its own right, the 2006 Husqvarna CR is worth a look or two, if not an immediate purchase.