Out of ALL the 300 two-stroke bike tests and comparisons, I have yet to see you put the Husqvarna WR300 against the Husaberg, KTM etc. Do you guys consider the bike out of date just because it hasn’t been updated in a while? I can tell you this much, if I would have had this bike at the ’12 Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro, instead of my KX450F, I would not have gotten “knocked out” after the second race of pro day!
So come on, put the beastly WR in one of your comparisons and tell us what you think, or do some tuning and put on some aftermarket accessories for a special race test! I love my Husky, and I love 2 strokes, so show me the love :- )
We just hit up Husky today to test the WR300, a bike that is, as you stated, unchanged for many years. It is still a great bike and with new entries into the 300 off-road two-stroke world it will be interesting to see how it stacks up against the KTM, Husaberg, Beta and Gas Gas. I’ve ridden the Husky WR300 a bit and while it is a great off-road machine, it isn’t quite as good as a KTM or Husaberg two-stroke. Because of limited supply we can’t get one to test and there are rumors they might not be offered in the 2014 line up. We are hoping that is because Husky is going to hit the market with an all-new direct/fuel injected 300 two-stroke we’ve heard rumors about! We are currently putting time on the new Beta 300 and traveling back east next week to ride the new Gas Gas 300 so you’ll see what we think of those machines soon. I fully agree that the WR300 would have been a way better choice than the full motocross KX450F you raced at the Tennessee Knockout. That is so far from the right bike to attempt a hard enduro on but kudos to you for getting out there and going for it! - Adam Booth