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2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride Photo Gallery

We spin laps on the 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 at a private EnduroCross course and head to the high desert for real-world off-road riding. Read the full story in our 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride report.

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A six-speed transmission lets the rider keep hold of the powerband, though we spent most time in the bottom four gears, letting the high-rpm engine do its own thing.
- 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Other class entries like the Yamaha WR250F and Honda CRF250X come with headlights, but the TXC is a daytime-only ride and saves considerable weight as a result. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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The fork stays high in the stroke through corners and rock gardens. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Between Zip-Ty’s private EnduroCross course used exclusively for testing by factory teams and top EX rider training, and an afternoon session in the open desert, the TXC 250 proved that it has the motor to run wild and a dissecting chassis. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Husqvarna equipped the bike with electric start while also retaining the kickstart option. Plus, the hot-start lever now sits above the adjustable clutch lever. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Though Husqvarna pushes the TXC as a cross-country/desert machine, we found it most effective in the tight terrain where its 229 pounds (claimed dry) allowed it to take any line and dance through obstacles – it just has to be ridden hard for the motor to keep up.
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Husqvarna is attacking the 250cc 4-stroke market with its new line of fuel-injected quarter-liters. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Husqvarna’s TXC 250 is one of the all-around best we’ve experienced. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Compared to the rest of the 250 enduros, Husqvarna’s TXC is closest to the KTM 250 XCF-W, which means it’s in the upper echelon of 250 off-road bikes. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Light and flickable, the TXC 250 is right at home in technical riding. Alternate gearing would help match the motor, but the hydraulic clutch can handle the abuse. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Drop-offs and slap-landings are absorbed nicely. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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The 2010 TXC 250 is the cross-country and desert racing model, but it competes in a class where relatively few offerings are disproportionate to their wide range of use. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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The TXC represents a serious bid for 250F off-road dominance. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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With electric start and fuel injection technology, we had no problem with the TXC at higher, colder elevations. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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More time with the calibration software would have netted even better performance gains. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Aggressive riding from our high-caliber tester maxed the suspension, but overall it was very good. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Overall length, width and height of the motor are reduced by 13% via compressed internals. The primary drive and center cases are 16% closer, and the gap between the center case and transmission is roughly 7% less. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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In a matter of about 10 minutes we were able to clean up the bottom end. Originally the fuel mixture was set at 111%, but we went as low as 105% and as high as 120%, ultimately settling on 113.5%.
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Still utilizing a left-side exhaust, the motor is fed through a new electronic fuel injection system which is easy to modify with the use of a laptop computer. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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The kickstand angle is funky and its footprint is small. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Husqvarna still utilizes a left-side exhaust. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Like any 250F, big power and weight is traded for tight handling and svelte dimensions. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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The heart of this racy Thumper is Husky's new lighweight 249.5cc engine. The compact motor is said to weigh 48.5 pounds with
a DOHC, four-valve arrangement. It works best in the upper rpm range. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Husky uses a Sachs “Soft Damp” rear shock with new leverage ratio, and is adjustable for preload, high and low-speed compression and rebound. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Redmond compared it to a 125cc 2-stroke with its unwillingness to roll on and off the throttle. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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High-quality components like the hydraulic clutch, steel-braided brake lines, wave rotors, plastic skidplate, full gripper seat cover and quick-access airbox give the TXC a racy feel. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride
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Redmond was more than happy to slam into every rock, log and tire on the EX course. - 2010 Husqvarna TXC 250 First Ride