2013 Husqvarna TC Review


The 2013 Husqvarna TC has been overhauled since its last annual release. Husqvarna has made changes and modifications to nearly every part of the bike to give the rider the best possible experience. To begin, the motor features a new finger-following head design which makes it much more streamlined and dependable compared to its traditional design. The radiators were enlarged for more efficient cooling of the engine and the fuel injection system was updated to a Keihin Electronic system. Despite these impressive improvements, the bike is not very fast. The power delivery to the wheel is a bit weak but if the rider keeps the throttle revved up, the bike can achieve a descent top speed. When the bike feels like it is ready to shift, the rider can hold down the throttle a bit longer and the bike will continue to produce power. This can be very useful for jumps and maneuvering around corners.

The suspension was also improved with the addition of Kayaba components in the front and rear rather than sticking with the traditional Sachs shocks and WP forks. The new suspension makes it much easier to set the bike up for any level of rider, and furthermore is easier to find a suspension shop to dial it in and re-valve. The suspension is a more soft set up however the bike does turn remarkable well. The turning capabilities of the TC is considered one of the more desired systems on current 250cc four-strokes. Other impressive parts on the bike are over-sized bars, a titanium Akrapovic exhaust system, Brembo brakes, Regina chain and sprockets, and a hydraulic clutch.

This bike is built for the weekend warrior rider more than it is for the advanced intermediate. This is a reliable bike with well-equipped parts for the rider looking for a quality weekend bike.

New For 2013

  • DOHC Red Head design inspired by BMW's F1 race program which not only offers a better engine arrangement but gives a stark contrast between the engine compartment and the rest of the bike.
  • Fuel system upgraded to Keihin EFI which increases fuel flow to the engine when the throttle is engaged as well as increases efficient use of fuel which prevents any engine flooding and helps increase riding time. In addition, it eliminates the need for a hot start lever.
  • WP radiator units are reinforced to give it a stronger casing and improve cooling capacity so the rider can push the motorcycle harder and longer than seen on previous models.
  • Akrapovic exhaust system which increases air flow and increases horsepower with a power-boosting resonance chamber.
  • Added bearing inside ignition cover fine tunes crank balance.
  • DOT-approved performance off-road tires to give the rider what he or she will need when climbing mountain sides or traversing through the rough terrain of forested areas.
  • A magnetic oil sump plug has been repositioned to make it easier for the owner to change the oil and other maintenance jobs.
  • Domino all-black handgrips with softer compound gives the rider all the grip he or she would need but is soft enough to make the gripping of the handle bars easier on the hands at the end of the day

2013 Husqvarna TC Specs

  • Model: TC 250R
  • Engine Type: Single-cylinder, DOHC, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.1 inches and 2 inches
  • Compression ratio: 13.5:1
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: CDI electronic with adjustable adavance/kick
  • Transmission: five-speed
  • Final Drive: chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.7 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: Approximately 50 miles per gallon
  • Brakes (Front): Brembo 10.2 inch hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Brembo 9.5 inch hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Kabaya inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping
  • Suspension (Rear): Kabaya twin sided swing arm with adjustable rebound damping and a pre-loaded spring
  • Wheelbase: 57.48 inches
  • Rake: 26.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.37 inches
  • Seat Height: 38.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 222.7 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 80/100-21
  • Tires (Rear): 100/90-19


  • Black or red racing carpet that personalizes any work station or door way.
  • Racing tent to block out the heat or rain during a day spent outside riding.
  • Black Husqvarna folding chair to give yourself a place to rest in between rides or a place to sit while working on your bike.
  • Protective indoor cover to shield your bike from the hazards of a garage and any dirt or dust.
  • Aluminum stand to stand you bike on when you need to work on it or just change a tire.
  • Battery charger to quickly charge your bike's battery if it happens to run low or dead.
  • Engine hour meter to tell how much time has been spent riding your bike and to tell when routine maintenance is needed.
  • Carbon fiber kit that replaces all the stainless steel components of the engine, exhaust and brake system. This kit is not only better quality but it personalizes your bike so it does not look like just another dual sport motorcycle.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Husqvarna TC

  • Kawasaki KX250F
  • Honda CRF250R
  • KTM 250 SX-F
  • Suzuki RM-Z250
  • Yamaha YZ250F