As riders build up the skills and confidence to get up to full-size motocross bikes, there are gradual levels that help ensure the rider is ready for higher-displacement machines. The Husqvarna TC 85 is one such level. With two wheel size options, the 19/16 and 17/14, these models cater to young teens with different inseams who are looking for a machine powered by a smooth-delivering 85cc two-stroke engine. This dirt bike is supported by a chrome-moly frame and WP AER fork that uses air pressure as an additional available adjustment for complete adjustability.
In Dirt Rider’s 2017 Husqvarna TC 85 17/14 project bike build the engine was applauded for being “a great starting point, with very smooth and linear power—a lot of it,” but this was a project bike after all and updates were easily made to the machine with aftermarket parts showing that riders can tinker this Husky to their personal preferences.
The TC 85 does have its share of competitors: Suzuki RM85, Yamaha YZ85, KTM 85 SX 19/16 and 17/14, Kawasaki KX85, and TM MX 85.
The TC 85′s along with all the other motocross models in the Husqvarna lineup feature new graphics for 2020.