The 2010 edition has some significant changes such as a swingarm shorted by 15mm for improved traction and turning as well as massive changes in the suspension department with the addition of closed cartridge KYB 48mm forks and damping improvements to the Sachs rear shock.
The super-light 22kg engine is up on power for better and more linear torque as well as a faster delivery. The bike weighs in at the FIM category limit so it really is a light bike and a credit to the factory. The TC250 incorporates all the changes that have been made across almost the entire range with the reinforced frame, integrated graphics in the plastics and new fork clamps.
The ride on the TC250 is smooth and easy with no major surprises. The track was hard in places and the little Husky hooked up and tracked its way around the various cambers and degrees of turn on offer. The power felt a little restricted and there seems to be more in the way of horsepower trying to get out of the motor. This will be an interesting bike to keep an eye on to see if it can get up and play with the world MX big boys in the four-stroke game as the 125 used to in the days of two-stoke GPs. Handling is massively improved with the Kayaba forks and these are a great addition to the range while the Sachs shock coped adequately even with my large frame.
Bore and stroke: 79mm x 50.9mm
Fuel tank capacity: 7 litre
Front suspension: 48mm Kayaba (300mm travel)
Rear suspension: Sachs (296mm travel)
Front brake: 260mm disc
Rear brake: 240mm disc
Seat height: 985mm
Ground clearance: 325mm
Kerb weight: 97kg