Husqvarna has launched another fuel-injected two-stroke, adding EFI to the TX300.
For years, many people thought the end of two-stroke dirtbikes was near, and that nobody would ever bother developing EFI for smokers. But they were wrong: In 2017, KTM announced it was bringing fuel injection to some two stroke models in its lineup, which logically progressed to the Husqvarna lineup, since they’re just another branch of the same company.
Previously, Husqvarna had EFI on its TE300i and TE250i, but those weren’t intended for race use. The TX300i is designed for closed-course enduro racing.
So what are the stats? You’re looking at a 293 cc counterbalanced single-cylinder two-stroke, with EFI, as said above. The engine has electric start and a PANKI gearbox, six-speed. Bore is 72 mm, and stroke is 72 mm. The bike ships with multiple engine maps, able to be switched out to suit specific riding conditions.
There’s a 21-inch front wheel, 18-inch rear wheel, Magura hydraulic wet clutch, and 8.5-liter gas tank. The WP XACT suspension (48 mm forks, with 310 mm travel up front and 300 mm in back) is fully adjustable. Front forks are adjustable with air preload, and clickers handle compression and rebound adjustments.
ProTaper provided the handlebars. Brakes are by Brembo, with 260 mm front disc and 240 mm rear disc. Seat height is 950 mm, and there’s 370 mm of ground clearance. The frame is chrome-moly steel, with composite carbon-fibre subframe. Hubs are CNC-machined, sourced from D.I.D. and shod with Dunlop Geomax rubber.
All very cool! But we’re still waiting for Husqvarna/KTM to once again bring out a street-legal dual sport with EFI …