The TC 125 is Husqvarna’s motocrosser that provides a smooth entry for younger riders transitioning from the mini scene to the full-size classes. But heck, it’s just as much fun for the seasoned too. Powered by the 125cc two-stroke engine with impressive character, this thing rips—without the hit of the larger TC 250. As is common in Husqvarna models, the TC 125 features WP suspension, chrome-moly frame, and Magura clutch system.
GNCC championship rider Jason Thomas races a TC 125 in the XC3 125 Pro-Am class and found that though riding for three hours on a 125 is tough it “works extremely well in mud races. In 2017, I finished seventh overall on a 125. That was out of every single Pro rider. People seem to think that was a big achievement. In reality, the 125 is lighter. It kind of floats on top of the wet stuff, even when mud sticks to the bike.”
In Dirt Rider’s 2016 first impression of the TC 125, test rider Kris Keefer found the engine to have unbelievable character. It was snappy and hard-hitting down low, then screamed into midrange to top-end with minimal clutch use.
Relevant models for your own side-by-side comparison include the TM MX 125, Yamaha YZ125, and KTM 125 SX.
Like the other 2020 TC and FC models in Husqvarna’s lineup, the TC 125 flaunts updated graphics.