The TE125 and SMS4 are two variations on a new four stroke 125 from Husqvarna, with the old Swedish bike brand now owned by BMW. Aimed at younger fans of the brand, the TE 125 is for those who prefer the off-road look, whilst the SMS4 offers a touch of Supermoto style and speed in urban traffic. Both inherit a look that is 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 type, made from Chrome-Moly 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 for novice riders.
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 2010. Pricing is £3495.00 for the TE125 and £3595.00 for the SMS4.