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words - Mark Fattore
Complete with 600cc single-cylinder donks
If you want to see some real action on the new model front over the next few years, then don't wander too far away from the Husqvarna bunker.
Under BMW ownership, Husqvarna is playing some serious catch-up after a few years of relative famine, and it plans to release 20 new models over the next three years - with fellow European manufacturer KTM well and truly in its sights.
The new models are set to straddle a number of platforms, including mini and possibly adventure bikes.
The Pesaro-based manufacturer, now working out of pristine new corporate and production facilities, will certainly be pushing the proverbial envelope to meet its targets, but the rollout has already started with the updated TE and TC enduro and motocross range (keep an eye on the Bikesales Network for a full launch report), and now we've got word of two more tasty offerings - the SM630 supermoto and TE630 dual-purpose machines.
The duo were announced at this year's Milan motorcycle show, powered by 600cc, fuel injected single-cylinder engines which are claimed to produce 20 per cent more power than the existing 576cc SM610 and TE610 tackle, which are both sold in Australia.
In Milan, Husqvarna also unveiled the WRE125 two-stroke enduro bike for kids (the standard WR125 isn't sold in Australia), as well a bigger playground for the littlies in the shape of the CR50 and SM50.
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Published : Tuesday, 10 November 2009