GAS GAS EC300: $8199
You can get the Gas Gas EC300 without electric start
if you so desire. The bike will be slightly lighter and less
expensive. In fact, it is the least costly of the full-size
300cc two-strokes and yet still has high-quality components, including Brembo brakes, a Marzocchi fork and
top-shelf bars, rims, levers and parts. All the ECs have
headlights and taillights.
HUSQVARNA TC250: $7799
This is the newest bike in the Husqvarna line and is
the foundation for a whole family of two-strokes. The
TC250 motocross bike has a new five-speed motor with
a Mikuni TMX carburetor. It uses the same power-valve
configuration as the motor it replaces, but everything
else is new, including a counterbalancer shaft.
HUSQVARNA TC125: $6999
This bike was completely new in 2016, which was the
first indicator that Husqvarna was reinvesting in the concept of two-stroke dirt bikes. For 2017 the bike is further
refined, and it gets a new Mikuni carburetor and the WP
AER 48 air fork. It still has a Magura hydraulic clutch, a
six-speed gearbox and DID Dirt Star rims.
GAS GAS EC300E: $8399
Gas Gas has a new importer and a new parent company. What remains the same is the mission of the 300 two-stroke. It’s still a traditional two-stroke off-road bike with
core values that include torque and an ability to conquer
the roughest, ugliest terrain. The EC300E has electric start,
a six-speed gearbox and excellent value.
HUSQVARNA TE150: $7999
This bike begins with the TE prefix, which, in Husky
language, makes it less aggressive and more trail-oriented
than a TX. The 150 now has the same stroke as the TC125, so
this bike is only a cylinder and a piston away from being 125
legal in many Schoolboy classes. It has softer suspension and
a headlight for the trail-riding part of its personality.
HUSQVARNA TC85: $5599
Husqvarna is rapidly becoming a full-line motorcycle-maker with all the bases covered. The Husky TC85 currently shares the position of most-coveted 85 with its blood
brother, the KTM 85SX. The TC has a power valve and WP
suspension, just like larger Huskys, and features that some
Japanese 450s don’t have, like a hydraulic clutch and oversized bars. There’s a big-wheel version for $5799.