Husqvarna is adding the all-new WR 150 two-stroke to its 2011 model line-up. The bike is based on the WR 125 enduro model which was updated for 2010. The swedish engineers expanded the engine capacity and redesigned the WR125’s chromoly trellis frame with stronger engine mounts and added reinforcement to support the larger engine. The riding geometry also gets a tweak, the company equipped the off-roader with 50mm Kayaba forks and a Sachs remote reservoir rear shock.
Husqvarna’s highlights also include IPD (in-mold plastic decoration) graphics technology and the updated headlight/rear taillight assemblies that came on the 2010 WR125 are featured as well. “The 2011 WR 150 is an impressive package any way you measure it,” says Mark Brady, president of Husqvarna Motorcycles NA. “It makes for an ideal complement at the other end of the model line spectrum to its TE630 and SMS630 siblings.” The company launched these 2011 models earlier this spring. “With three hot new models already on U.S. shores, the 2011 model year is shaping up to be a break-out year for Husqvarna,” Brady says. “We are looking forward to the return to dominance in the off-road motorcycle scene here in America.”