We shouldn’t be surprised to hear that Husqvarna will be following suit with its Austrian sibling, and adding fuel-injection to several of its two-strokes enduro motorcycle for the 2018 model year.
After a long history of rumors and development, KTM finally debuted fuel injection for a production two-stroke model just a few weeks ago, using the technology on two of its upcoming enduro models, the KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPI.
Husqvarna will use the same technology for its own motorcycles in the same segments, announcing today the the all-new 2018 Husqvarna TE 250i and 2018 Husqvarna TE 300i enduro models with transfer port injection.
With the models meeting Euro4 emissions in the European market, there is the hope that fuel-injected two-strokes can revitalize this still popular segment in the dirt bike sector, and perhaps make two-strokes popular not only in the woods, but also on city streets.
As you can imagine, there is still considerable overlap between the KTM and Husqvarna lineup, however this fuel-injection technology sets the European brands considerably apart from their Japanese counterparts.
As such, it will be interesting to see how the two-stroke models from KTM and Husqvarna fare during the 2018 model year. Husqvarna says it will have more information about its fuel-injected two-stroke models on May 30, 2017.