Our off-roader samples a recent release from Husqvarna’s 449 line of bikes – the 2011 TXC449. Built around a BMW designed motor, the TXC performed well across open stretches of the Mojave Desert and earned high marks for its traction and stability. Read the full review in our 2011 Husqvarna TXC449 First Ride.
- 2011 Husqvarna TXC449
- 2011 Husqvarna TE449
- The 2011 TXC449 features German engineering under the guiding hands of Husqvarna's parent company, BMW.
- 2011 Husqvarna TE449 has a similar feel to the TXC but with a little bit softer power delivery and suspension.
- The 2011 TXC449 Husky contains several unique design elements such as a top mounted linkage system and a gas tank split into two parts.
- The closed chamber forks on the Husky performed well overall, but experienced issues over rocks where it would occasionally deflect.
- With a strong chassis the Husky performs well in open spaces, but hangs during quick directional changes.
- 2011 Husqvarna TXC449 First Ride
- A six-speed transmission in conjuction with a Brembo hydraulically actuated clutch allow for amooth shifting.
- The TXC449 has the makings of an enduro bike but is much more responsive due to its lighter mass.