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2010 Husqvarna TE 250 Quick Ride Photo Gallery

Check out what we thought after our 2010 Husqvarna TE 250 Quick Ride.

Husky has done everything else right by us in the looks department, but for some reason has switched from red to black on the cylinder head and hose connectors.
Our B-level rider had a harder time getting the front end to loft over obstacles.
Husqvarna is the first to offer a real 250cc dirt bike that is street legal.
A 57.8-inch wheelbase and the same double-cradle steel chassis as the TXC make it a quick-handling, agile mount.
The closed-cartridge 48mm fork is new for Husqvarna rather than the Marzocchi unit previously used on TE models.
New Mikuni fuel injection is perhaps the most desirable one of the best features since it’s destined to see a wide variety of terrain, temperatures and elevations in a single ride.
The chassis and suspension encourage aggressive riding and the new Kayaba/Sachs suspension is a welcome addition. The fork has less bottoming resistance than on the TXC, likely due to the extra weight.
We don’t like the grips. At first they feel great, but once the riding starts, a hard ridge in the thumb flange wears a hole in gloves and skin.
A six-speed transmission gives a little extra leg room, though we argued about whether a gearing adjustment could make up for the lack of bottom end.
Husqvarna is the first to offer a real 250cc dirt bike that is street legal.
Ergonomics were comfortable for our six-foot-tall riders with a 37.4-inch seat height.
The motor uses titanium valves operated by dual overhead cams. A 79 x 50.9 bore and stroke pump out power that is definitely best on the top end.
The computer is small and doesn't offer a ton of information.
Electric start is mandatory these days in our opinion and the Husky system works well. It also comes with a kickstarter for you masochists and paranoids.
The small heat shield on the midpipe is crucial.
Husqvarna puts high-quality wave rotors on the TE for excellent stopping power.
The kickstand is a little goofy.
Our machine was shod in Metzeler Karoo 2 tires. The front is awesome on the pavement, but the rear isn’t great anywhere.
Throw in fuel injection, sexy European styling and a growing dealer network and the Husky really starts to shine; this new quarter-liter Italian lumps technology, styling, performance and utility into a very tidy package.
The best thing about the TE250 is what it represents for small-bore dual sport riders – its an extension of the dirt-first line of thinking.
The TE250 comes with a spark arrestor.