Husqvarna is part of the BMW motorcycle group, and as such the quality is high and the fan base is quickly growing. The 2011 Husqvarna WR is an offroad bike that comes in three trims and sizes. These are the WR150, WR250, and WR350. The WR150 comes equipped with a 144-cc, single-cylinder engine that produces more torque than its WR125 predecessor does. The WR250 features a 249-cc, single-cylinder engine. The WR300 provides a slightly larger and more powerful 2930-cc, single-cylinder engine. The WR150 holds 1.9 gallons of gasoline while the others both hold 2.5 gallons when the tank is full. The transmissions include a six-speed for the WR150, and five-speed, manual transmissions for the other two models. The cooling is liquid, and the ignition is a kick-starter. The small WR150 comes equipped with a Marzchozzi front suspension, while the other two are fitted with a Kabaya front suspension. All three feature a Sachs rear suspension.
These bikes are meant for the dirt tracks and offroad usage. The two-stroke engines in these bikes make them stand out from the popular four-stroke engines, and the lightweight design and impressive agility allow Husqvarna to back up its claims that two-stroke engines are great for any obstacles seen off the road and on the track. The two-stroke power allows for quick bursts of speed, and the responsive handling makes it simple to get out of sticky situations. The rear tires may spin when pushed to go uphill, but two-strokes are known to be more tiresome than four-stroke motors.
The improvements for the 2011 model include a huge list of updates and equipment changes, and overall, these help the performance of the WR models. The excellent grip of the large tires and the high ground clearance make it excellent on the trail. The overall impression is that it may be a bit more tiresome, but these two-stroke engines can easily compete with the more popular four-stroke engines.