Husqvarna will be introducing fuel injection in their upcoming 2018 model year two-stroke enduro bikes, a release from the company said. The all-new 2018 Husqvarna TE 250i and 2018 Husqvarna TE 300i enduro models will be equipped with transfer port injection. Production of these fuel-injected two-stroke motorcycles will begin in June 2017 and the company says more details will be released on 30 May 2017. The move follows Husqvarna owner KTM also announcing fuel-injected two stroke enduro motorcycles just a few weeks ago, on the KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPI.
Husqvarna will use the same technology for its own enduro motorcycles in the same segments. The new models will meet Euro 4 emission regulations, leading to hopes that fuel-injected two-stroke motorcycles, already popular in the off-road category, may make a comeback in the road bike segment too. So far, there is no word on any such development, with both KTM and Husqvarna focussing on pure off-road machines with the two-stroke, fuel-injected engines.
Husqvarna has remained a dominant force in the segment of high-performance two-stroke off-road motorcycles, right from Rolf Tibblin's first Motocross European Championship in 1959 to the golden age of motocross during the 60s and the 70s. One of the first motorcycle manufacturers to build a purpose-built off-road bike, Husqvarna has always been a great advocate of two-stroke technology.. The new generation of fuel-injected two-strokes will mark a new chapter in the history of Husqvarna Motorcycles. The question that still remains unanswered is - will two-stroke road bikes make a comeback?