The Air Group Radiant Racing team of Nick Fahringer and Ryder Lafferty are fielding the Husqvarna TE 250 2-strokes for the 2014 season. You would think that with the likes of these two riders and the competitive nature of the National Enduro series, these bikes would be tricked-out. That’s really not the case.
For the most part, the modifications to the Air Group bikes are available to laymen. The first modification includes running the KTM XC head and ignition box, like we did with our test bike. They then added V-Force Tassinari Reeds. This combination gives the bike the more aggressive spread of power that Nick and Ryder require. The transmissions are then converted from wide ratio to close. Gearing is changed from 13/50 to 13/51 before adding an FMF Fatty Pipe and Turbine Core exhaust.
The suspension is revalved by Factory Connection to suit each rider’s style. Nick runs 22mm offset triple clamps while Ryder runs the stock 20mm triple clamps. Mika bars, Enduro Engineering guards and a BRP chain guide close things out.