2009 Husqvarna TC Review


The TC series is an off-roading lineup of motorbikes manufactured by Husqvarna. The base MSRP for the 2009 Husqvarna TC motorbikes ranges from $6,700 for the TC 250 model to around $7,700 for the TC 510 model. The engines for these motorbikes are liquid-cooled. The 2009 Husqvarna TC 250 is around 7.27 feet long, 32.3 inches wide, around 51.4 inches high and has around 12.8 inches of ground clearance. The Husqvarna 450 and 510 off-roading motorbikes are about 7.24 feet long, 32.3 inches wide, around 50.6 inches high, and have around 11.8 inches of ground clearance.

All of these motocross motorbikes have aluminum wheels, aluminum rear suspensions and frames made from a steel-aluminum composite. These bikes come with a vinyl seat and foot pegs that are designed to accommodate one rider. The 2009 Husqvarna TC models come equipped with a standard chain guard, a drive shaft guard, heel guards, a skid plate, an exhaust guard, and a side-cover as well. The bikes also come equipped with standard front and rear fenders. Adjustable handlebars are also standard on all of the 2009 Husqvarna TC models.

Some riders complain that the suspension is too soft for the 2009 TC series. Riders also say that this motorbike can be hard to start sometimes. Riders praise this motorbike for its speed, torque and powerful engine performance. Riders say that these bikes feel heavy for some, and may be hard to handle for smaller bikers. Many experienced riders say that the Husqvarna TC series are some of the best motocross bikes currently available. Riders should expect to be routinely replacing minor parts from collisions or close calls while off-roading with these 2009 TC motorbikes.

The 2009 Husqvarna TC 250 has a lightweight engine that makes this model one of the lightest motorbikes currently available. The 2009 TC 250 was also redesigned with a new lightweight frame alongside improved traction and chain tension effect. The body of the TC 250 model was also redesigned to make these motorbikes more compact. The 2009 Husqvarna TC 450 is designed after the motorbike that won the World Indoor Championships during 2008. These motorbikes also have a lighter frame for 2009, and a headlamp that was designed to be more compact.

Husqvarna upgraded the gearbox in the TC 450 in order improve the speed and accuracy of the motorbike’s gear change. Husqvarna also improved durability in the TC 450 motorbikes by using a new timing gear chain tensioner. The frames for these motorbikes are around 202 pounds lighter than in 2008. Husqvarna focused on making the TC 510 more comfortable and more durable for 2009. The 2009 Husqvarna RC 510 is also around 202 pounds lighter than the model from 2008. Husqvarna also added new protection systems to the engines in the 2009 TC 510 motorbikes.

New For 2009

  • The TC 250 was upgraded by Husqvarna for 2009.
  • The TC 450 and TC 510 were carryover for 2009.
  • New colors and graphics for 2009.
  • Oil Filer was new for 2009.
  • Gear control was new for 2009
  • Shock absorber settings were new for 2009.
  • Steel drive draft for the gearbox forks was new for 2009.
  • Right and left side protectors were new for 2009.
  • Distribution chain slider was new for 2009.
  • Titanium exhaust pipe was new for 2009.
  • Rigidity was adjusted in new frame for 2009.

2009 Husqvarna TC Specs

  • 2009 Husqvarna TC 250, TC 450, TC 510
  • Engine Type: 249.5 cc, 449 cc, 501 cc four-stroke single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.11 x 2 inches, 3.81 x 2.39 inches, 3.81 x 2.67 inches
  • Compression ratio: 13:6:1, 12:9:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Carburetor
  • Ignition: Kick
  • Transmission: five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 57.5 inches, 58.9 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 38.8 inches, 38.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 211.6 pounds, 229.3 pounds, 231.5 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Pirelli 80/100 R21, Pirelli 80/100 R21
  • Tires (Rear): Pirelli 100/90 R19, Pirelli 110/90 R19


  • The 2009 Husqvarna TC lineup is available in Red/White.
  • KIT Electric Start

Key Competitors For The 2009 Husqvarna TC

  • 2009 Kawasaki KX 450F
  • 2009 Honda CRF 450X
  • 2009 Yamaha YZ 450F
  • 2009 Suzuki RM-Z 450
  • 2009 Husaberg FE 570
  • 2009 KTM SX 250