As a woods machine, the small-bore two-stroke might be an ideal platform. Light and nimble, the bike is able to weave around trees, hop over streams, and bounce off of logs and rocks in a moment's notice. Thanks to the supple WP Xplor 48 fork, the front wheel deflections typical of Northeast riding are handled with ease. In stock trim, the TE 150 is surprisingly well balanced; enough to hold the fork up high enough in the stroke yet offer excellent high- and low-speed absorption off of square-edged and rounded obstacles alike. Out back, where KTM's off-road machinery have retained a link-less swingarm paired with the PDS shock, the Husqvarna TE models have switched to a linkage system complete with the WP DCC shock.