2013 Husqvarna TE Review


The 2013 Husqvarna TE is able to be ridden off road on rugged dirt roads on mountain sides, in between trees and forage of forested areas as well as on the streets and roads of the city thanks to the license plate. This dual sport bike has been given premium Kayaba shocks that offer stiffer suspension settings on both shocks and the front Kayaba inverted fork. A new Leo Vince exhaust system that improves air flow, which increases power as well, is combined with a compact, lightweight 302cc four-stroke motor with dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) and four titanium valves. Even though the 2013 Husqvarna TE has a displacement of only 302 cc, which is significantly smaller than the average for dual sport motorcycles, the bike is only 247 pounds which is approximately 37.5 percent lighter than other similar bikes. This translates to a premium dual sport motorcycle that has the power and agility to get around obstacles and have fun at the same time.

The new 2013 Husqvarna TE has a claimed boost in power courtesy of a revised velocity stack and new exhaust. They also get a new ECU map for more aggressive power and the suspension has been redesigned, including USA-developed settings for the 48mm Kayaba fork. The radiator has been reinforced to increase the durability and strength of its shell to prevent any disabling damage that can arise from hits and bumps from rocks, stumps and other debris encountered during off-road riding.

Riders who need to transition from off-road conditions to city streets and roads during the same ride should consider the dual-sport line-up offered by Husqvarna. The TE gets the same velocity stack and exhaust upgrades as the TXC models and the Red Head arrangement. The 350R joins its larger siblings, the TE440 and TE511, with more compact handlebar switches, redesigned fuel catch canister and DOT tires that are said to provide better off-road traction.

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.
  • A new Leo Vince exhaust system that improves air flow which also increases the bike's horsepower.
  • 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.
  • Added bearing inside ignition cover fine tunes crank balance.
  • Redesigned and repositioned fuel system catch canister.
  • 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.

2013 Husqvarna TE Specs

  • Model: 2013 Husqvarna TE
  • Engine Type: four-stroke, single-cylinder, 302.44cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.23 inches and 2.26 inches
  • Compression ratio:13.1:1
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: CDI electronic with adjustable adavance/kick
  • Transmission: six speed
  • Final Drive: n/a
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.25 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy:
  • 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, an adjustable shock, and is spring pre-loaded
  • Wheelbase: 58.9 inches
  • Rake: 26.5 degrees
  • Trail: 4.17 inches
  • Seat Height: 37.4 inches
  • Curb Weight: 247 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/90-21
  • Tires (Rear): 140/90-18


  • 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 TE

  • BETA 350RS
  • KTM 350 EXC-F
  • Suzuki DR-Z400S
  • Honda XR650L
  • Yamaha WR250R
  • Kawasaki KLX250S
  • Honda's CRF230L