Just two weeks after unveiling its latest motocross and off-road competition models, Husqvarna has presented its 2022 enduro and dual sport motorcycles. The enduro lineup is made of a pair of four-strokes including the FE 350 and FE 501 along with a trio of two-strokes such as the TE 300i, TE 250i, and TE 150i. The street-legal dirt bike offerings from Husky are the FE 350s and FE 501s.
The biggest news is that all of the bikes feature Braktec hydraulic clutches and brake systems. If the name Braktec sounds familiar, you may have seen the clutch and brake components on GasGas’ trials models or the 2021 GasGas EC 300. It appears as though Husqvarna is stepping completely away from using Magura components on its dirt bikes as the 2022 motocross and cross-country models now utilize Brembo hydraulic clutches and brake systems.
Suspension updates to the enduro and dual sport machines include a new oil bypass in the outer fork tubes that is designed to reduce friction, a revised cartridge joint for added damping performance, shock valve seals with 20 Shore less hardness (down from 90 Shore in MY21 to 70 Shore for MY22) for better feedback and more consistent damping performance, and revised fork and shock settings for improved performance and rider feedback. The TE 250i’s gearing has been changed from 13:50 in MY21 to 13:52 for MY22, with Husqvarna citing improved low-end response as the reason for the two-teeth larger rear sprocket size.
Although the radiator shrouds, headlight, side number plates, front fender, and rear fender are still white, the color scheme of the bikes has changed with the frame, seat, hand guards, and fork guards now being gray. Blue is out, but yellow accents are still found behind the headlight and on the radiator shroud and fork guard graphics. The 2022 Husqvarna TE, FE, and FEs models will be available at all authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers from May 2021 onward.