Ever since 1969, the Husqvarna WR series has been synonymous with inexpensive, durable fun. One of the longest lived models from the motorcycle company with Swedish origins, the WR has been known for its two stroke engine and nice suspension. All through the 1970s and 1980s, Husqvarna continued updating the look and technology of the WR. During this era, the Husqvarna WR had a larger, more cumbersome body, but during the 1990s, Husqvarna cut back the plastic, giving the WR lighter, more aerodynamic styling. In this decade, Husqvarna also replaced the old-fashioned drum brakes with much improved disc brakes. Classic 1990-era WRs feature a distinctive blue and yellow color scheme. Until 2006, only minor changes were made to the Husqvarna WR line-up, but in 2007, Husqvarna engineers completely redesigned the WR. They gave these bikes new seats, new fuel tanks and a new color scheme, featuring red and white. The WR was outfitted with up-to-date instrumentation, and the handlebars were completely changed. The 2008 Husqvarna WR 250, like its predecessors, is a classically styled motorcycle with years of history and development behind it. Its smaller sibling, the 2008 Husqvarna WR 125, is a two-stroke Enduro bike that puts up a serious fight, even against the bigger, 250-cc bikes on the track.