2008 Husqvarna TXC Review


The Husqvarna company is something of an enigma. This company originated over one hundred years ago in Switzerland. However, the Husqvarna design center and assembly plant is now in Varese, Italy, and they are owned by the German company BMW. Furthermore, the Husqvarna company has been attempting to break into the North American market by creating high-quality motorcycles and dirt bikes that are specifically designed to appeal to American motorcyclists. The TXC motorcycle demonstrates the unique vision of the Husqvarna company, creating a one-of-a-kind niche in the United States market. The 2008 TXC melds aspects of motocross motorcycles and dirt bikes into one flawlessly designed machine.

The TXC was built to appeal to both off-road motorcyclists and motocross racers. Husqvarna created this bike in three versions. Owners can choose a 2008 TXC with a 250, a 450, or a 510-cc motor. All three of these bikes are virtually identical except for the engine size. Husqvarna decked out the TXC with race-worthy red, white and black coloring and aggressive graphics. The plastic body on the bike is minimal, giving onlookers a great view of the mechanics of the bike. The TXC has excellent ground clearance, and it is obvious from the height of this motorcycle that this is one bike that was designed to go anywhere. The protective shields and fenders on the TXC demonstrate that this motorcycle was created for the really rough stuff, like deep ruts, rocks and abrupt hills.

The 2008 TXC is a bike that is fun to ride. For those who like to explore off the beaten path, the TXC has what it takes to get deep in the middle of nowhere. The TXC features a knobby 21-inch front tire and an 18-inch rear tire, fitted to ensure that no trail is too tough to tackle. The engine of the TXC is a liquid cooled, four-stroke with four valves. The clutch is equipped with a sixth gear to make sure that every rider has exactly what is needed in any situation. The TXC has a 41-mm Keihin carburetor and a Brembo braking system that provides good stopping power even in loose dirt and mud. As with all Husqvarna bikes, the TXC was crafted with high-quality, durable parts so that riders will not be stranded miles from help. The 2008 Husqvarna TXC was an unusual bike that gave the Husqvarna company a good in-road to the North American motorcycle market.

New For 2008

  • The Husqvarna TXC features a sixth gear for the 2008 year.
  • The TXC comes with a motocross style engine, but it also has an electric starter.

2008 Husqvarna TXC Specs

  • Model: 2008 Husqvarna TXC 250, 450 and 510
  • Engine Type: Single cylinder, four stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: TXC 250- 76 millimeters/ 2.99 inches; 55 millimeters/ 2.17 inches; TXC 450- 97 millimeters/ 3.81 inches; 60.8 millimeters/ 2.39 inches; TXC 510- 97 millimeters/ 3.81 inches; 67.8 millimeters/ 2.67 inches
  • Compression ratio: 12.9:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Keihin carburetor
  • Ignition: Electric/ kick
  • Transmission: Manual, six speed
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.2 liters / 1.9 gallons
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Marzocchi, inverted fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided, swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 1495 millimeters/ 58.9 inches
  • Seat Height: 963 millimeters/ 37.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: TXC 250- 104 kilograms/ 229.3 pounds; TXC 450- 108.5 kilograms/ 240 pounds; TXC 510- 109 kilograms/ 241.5 pounds;
  • Tires (Front): Michelin 90/90 R21
  • Tires (Rear): Michelin 140/80 R18


  • Since the 2008 Husqvarna is several years old, many easily found motorcycling accessories will suit it even if they are not specifically designed by the Husqvarna company.
  • Owners can find fancy racing accessories for the 2008 TXC 510, such as handgrips, handlebars and flashy donuts.

Key Competitors For The 2008 Husqvarna TXC

  • 2008 TM Racing MX 250 F
  • 2008 Kawasaki KX250F
  • 2008 Honda CRF 250 R
  • 2008 Mikilon CD250D-1