The Husqvarna TE 250i is the brand’s two-stroke enduro model that features electronic fuel injection (indicated by the “i” in the model name). Although two-strokes have been increasingly replaced by four-stroke models, Husqvarna still sees value in enhancing the two-strokes with the new-age tech—no more premixing fuel or making jetting changes. Getting into the internals of the machine, Husqvarna says, “With a heavier ignition rotor, the crankshaft produces more inertia than its motocross counterpart [TC 250], which improves control in the lower rpm,” a valuable feature for when traversing the single-track where slow riding technique is key.
When the fuel-injected model was introduced in 2018, test rider Andrew Oldar found the 250 was “noticeably more flickable” than its 300 counterpart, which is good news considering the 250 was the one to make it stateside that year. Oldar wrote that the 250i engine performed well at super-low rpm in first gear but even better in second gear on more technical single-track trails.
Spinning the rear wheel on our in-house dyno, the 2019 Husqvarna TE 250i’s fuel-injected engine produced 40.74 hp at 8,230 rpm and 27.49 pound-feet of torque at 7,580 rpm.
For 2020, Husqvarna updated the cylinder for better performance, added a new water pump casing to improve cooling by optimizing the flow of coolant, lightened the subframe by 0.6 pound, updated suspension, swapped out a new exhaust, and wrapped new bodywork around a new frame.