2011 Husqvarna WR Review


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.

New For 2011

  • The WR125 is now the WR150, with additional torque and horsepower as well as some other minor touches to improve performance.
  • The WR250 and WR300 receive new graphics and racing styled mudguards.
  • The WR250 and WR300 also receive an integrated LED tail light along with reinforced mounts for the headlight.
  • A new Ducati Energia ignition allows for smoother delivery of power and performance
  • A new thermostat gives off the engine's heat readings
  • Rear suspensions settings in the WR250 and WR300 are adjusted

2011 Husqvarna WR Specs

  • Models: WR150, WR250, WR300
  • Engine Type: 144-cc single-cylinder / 249-cc single-cylinder / 293-cc single cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.28 inches and 2.14 inches / 2.61 inches and 2.83 inches / 2.83 inches and 2.83 inches
  • Compression ratio: 8.8:1 / 8.4:1 / 6.9:1
  • Valve Train: Reed
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Kick
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual / five-speed manual / five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gallons / 2.5 gallons / 2.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Brembo hydraulic, 10.2-inch disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Brembo hydraulic, 9.5-inch disc / Brembo hydraulic, 8.7-inch disc / Brembo hydraulic, 8.7-inch disc
  • Suspension (Front): Marzocchi, 2-inch inverted fork with front adjustable rebound damping / Kabaya, 1.9-inch inverted fork with front adjustable rebound damping / Kabaya, 1.9-inch inverted fork with front adjustable rebound damping
  • Suspension (Rear): Sachs, twin sided swing arm with rear adjustable rebound damping and shock
  • Wheelbase: 57.7 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 38.4 inches
  • Curb Weight: 216 pounds / 227 pounds / 227 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 140/80 R17
  • Tires (Rear): 170/80 R15


  • A full-bike cover is available to protect the 2011 Husqvarna WR from dirt, dust, and debris while being stored indoors. An outdoor cover is also available.
  • An engine hour meter is available to help the driver track the amount of time put on the vehicle. This helps regulate and determine the need for adjustments and regular maintenance.
  • A tire warmer kit is available for racing needs
  • An exhaust silencer plug is available to reduce the amount of noise created by the exhaust

Key Competitors For The 2011 Husqvarna WR

  • KTM XC 200 W
  • Yamaha TT R 230
  • Suzuki RM-Z 250
  • KTM SX 350 F
  • Kawasaki KLX 140