The TE610 is Husqvarna's entry in the unlimited enduro bike class. Based around the firm's liquid-cooled single-cylinder 576cc engine, the TE shares many parts with the SM610 Supermotard and the TC570 motocross bike. The TE610 slots the 576cc motor into a conventional dirtbike cradle-type frame, with adjustable front forks and rear monoshock. Enduro-style lights and instruments make the TE road-legal, just about, although the small 9-litre (2 gaT) fuel tank and narrow seat rule out any serious distance work. Like the SM610, many owners use the TE as a dual-purpose on/off road machine. A spare set of 68cm (17in) spoked wheels are quickly swapped for the enduro bike's knobblies.
The 610 has been around for a long time and the latest version has been comprehensively updated. The overall quality of the componentry has been improved, says Husqvarna. The engine has a new CDI unit, and has been tuned to give beefy performance with good fuel consumption. The seat has been changed again (but is still too hard). The fork is a 45mm Marzocchi and the shock of Sachs.
Husqvarna TE610 E specifications
Model: Husqvarna TE 610 E
Category: Enduro / offroad
Engine and transmission
Engine type: Single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 98 x 76.4 mm (3.9 x 3 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor
Valves per cylinder: 4
Cooling system: Liquid
final drive: Chain
Dry weight: 149.6 kg (329.8 pounds)
Seat height: 900mm, lowest setting.
Ground clearance: 285 mm
Chassis and dimensions
Front tyre dimensions: 90/90-21
Rear tyre dimensions: 140/80-18
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 260mm
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 220mm
Fuel capacity: 9.10 litres (2.40 gallons)