|NEW 125 TRAIL AND SUPERMOTO FROM HUSQVARNA
May 21 2010.
The TE125 and SMS4 are the new four stroke 125 cc models from Husqvarna. Aimed at young fans of the brand, the TE 125 for those that prefer the off road look and the SMS4 for a touch of Supermoto style and speed in urban traffic. Both inherit a look that is particularly aggressive and appealing, reflecting the style of the race bikes used in world championship competition by the official Husqvarna team.
The chassis of the two new models is a monobeam in Cr-Mo steel with a circular cross section and rear seat rail, also in steel.
The engine is a single-cylinder, four-valve, four-stroke, with an actual capacity of 124.45 cc, offering a six speed gearbox and liquid cooling. For added convenience both bikes are fitted with electric start as standard.
The colours available are racing red for the TE and white for the SMS4. All graphics are incorporated into the bodywork using the innovative 'In-mould Plastic Decoration' (IPD) system.
Using techniques learnt from building championship winning competition bikes, Husqvarna engineers have worked hard to keep the weight of the two new models as low as possible, with both bikes having a kerb weight (exc. fuel) of just 117kgs. This makes both new bikes particularly manageable and easy to handle in every situation.
With a maximum power of 11KW (15 HP), these new Husqvarna 125 cc models are UK 'learner legal' and join the existing two stroke SMS125 and WRE125 learner legal bikes to complete the Husqvarna range.
The new Husqvarna TE125 and SMS4 will be available late June.
Pricing is £3495.00 for the TE125 and £3595.00 for the SMS4.
The single overhead camshaft (SOHC) 4-stroke, liquid-cooled 124.45 cc engine is the same for both versions, TE and SMS4. Cylinder bore and stroke are 52 mm x 58.6 mm, with a compression ratio of 11.2:1.
Both versions have a 6 speed transmission, but with different final drive ratios for the two models, to optimise performance in all conditions - urban traffic or dirt track.
The 125 cc engine ensures good fuel economy and reduced emissions, being compliant with Euro 3 emissions regulations.
Fuelling is taken care of by a Keihin 29 mm carburettor, with ignition being electronic. The lubrication is wet sump with claw pump and cartridge filter.
To ensure optimum response and power adequate to requirements, the exhaust system has been specially designed for the two different versions.
Both of the new Husqvarna 4T models are obviously "miniature" big bikes. The attention to detail and excellent quality of construction in all mechanical parts ensure that these two "new entries" to the highly competitive 125 cc market are close in design and aesthetics to the bigger bikes made by the original Swedish manufacturer with over 100 years of experience.
In fact, with their chassis size and design values, the TE125 and SMS4 could easily pass for the race bikes of Antoine Meo and Adrien Chareyre.
Just like the Husqvarna professional racing bikes, the tank and seat have been designed for maximum mobility and comfort: the rider can rapidly move forwards or backwards to cope with different road conditions or riding techniques.
The position of the handlebars and the distance between seat and footrests have also been designed to ensure rider comfort and improve overall handling of the bike.
The front forks have a diameter of 40 mm with 260 mm of effective travel. The rear suspension is a single shock absorber, with adjustable spring preload offering 282mm of travel on the SMS4 and 290mm on the TE125.
Front brakes are floating calliper doublllle piston with a disc diameter of 260 mm, the rear brakes are also floating calliper, with disc diameter 220 mm.
The wheels are made of light alloy, with 17 inch hubs in the Supermoto version, allowing the use of a 140 section rear tyre which is perfectly adapted to the chassis and gives the SMS4 the look of a big motorbike, with great cornering performance.
The TE125 trail bike has the full size 21" front / 18" rear wheels, just like the racing Husqvarnas allowing a wide choice of tyres.
The compact digital instrument panel completes the series design of the new Husqvarna four stroke models. The LCD display, in addition to the speedometer, can show rev counter, indicators, lights, odometer (total and partial), driving time and clock.
Principal Features - SMS4 and TE125
• Single cylinder engine, SOHC, 4 valves, 4 stroke, liquid-cooled, 124.45 cc
• Electric start
• Maximum power 11kW (15HP) at 9000 rev/min
• Maximum torque 12,1Nm at 8000 rev/min
• Six speed gearbox
• Rated Euro 3 emissions compliant
• Steel chassis
• Long travel suspension
• Multilink rear suspension with adjustable preload mono shock absorber
• Instrument panel complete with LCD display
• Bodywork graphics with in-mould plastic decoration
• Floating calliper disc brakes
• Wheels: 21" and 18" for the Trail version and 17" for the SMS4
• Saddle height 900 mm for the Supermoto version, 930 mm for the Trail
• Rear tyre 140 mm for the Supermoto version
• Colours available: white/red for the TE, white for the SMS4
For further information contact:
Dave Plummer - Sales & Marketing Manager
Tel: 07855 787152