July 22, 2010 - Woodcliff, NJ - At the recent dealer meeting held at Mid-Ohio in conjunction with AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, Husqvarna took the wraps off a couple more new 2011 models. In a fitting tribute to the AMA's "Marque Of The Year" brand new WR250 and WR300 demonstrate Husqvarna's ongoing commitment to two-strokes. The two big brothers to the previously announced 2011 WR150 make for a comprehensive range of serious 2-stroke enduro models.
A series of subtle upgrades to the WR250 and WR300 learned from World Enduro racing have been incorporated. Compared on the 2010 models, readily visible changes include new graphics, new rear racing mudguard with an integrated LED tail light and a new reinforced mount for the headlight/front number plate. These changes give the same race-ready look of the enduro models campaigned by World Enduro frontrunner Antoine Meo and match the looks of the rest of the 2011 Husqvarnas.
Less visible, but even more important from a technical point of view is the new Ducati Energia ignition. Borrowing from MotoGP championship-winning technology, this ignition allows for smoother power delivery and improved performance for both WR250 and WR300 displacements. Husqvarna riders in warmer climates will certainly appreciate the new thermostat which optimizes the working temperature of the engine.
In addition to the engine improvements, both bikes get revised rear suspension settings (based on the works bikes), as well as improved airboxes. Inside and out, top to bottom, Husqvarna has a complete renewal of their 2-stroke bikes for 2011.