posted on January 28, 2009 22:59
The WR 300 started life as a transformation kit for the WR 250 but is now a fully-fledged member of the Husqvarna Enduro family to meet the demand for machines of this engine size.
As a perfect replica of the winning machine raced by Sebastian Guillaume in Class 3 of the Enduro World Championship series, the WR 300 always offers the rider progressive, useable power but, at the same time, is capable of superb performance when outright power alone is what counts.
The increase to 300 cc is thanks to an increase in the bore and the new piston now measures 72 mm (66.4 mm on the 250) to give 293.1 cc.
Apart from the piston and bore, there is also a completely new exhaust valve and changes to the cylinder head and exhaust pipe in comparison with the 250 version.
The engine now features a V Force reed valve system and 38 mm TMX Mikuni carburettor.
The WR 300 chassis components have been updated as all the other Enduro models: New disc brakes, newly calibrated forks and shock absorber and a new headlamp unit with compact digital display.
Overview of new items on the 2009 WR 300
NEW SACHS REAR SHOCK ABSORBER
NEW 50 MM MARZOCCHI FORKS WITH NEW CALIBRATION
NEW WAVE TYPE DISCS NEW DIGITAL DISPLAY
NEW HEADLIGHT UNIT
NEW MIKUNI CARBURRETOR
NEW “V FORCE 3” REED VALVE SYSTEM
NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM BLACK ANODISED RIMS
NEW GRAPHICS AND COLOUR CODING
The Husqvarna WR 300 is the flagship model of the Husqvarna 2 strokes Enduro range, priced at $11,995.00 + ORC, comes with a factory endorsed 24 month parts and labor warranty and is available through the Australian Husqvarna dealer network. For additional information please see www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au