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Factory enduro rider for Husqvarna

- World Champion 2011, Class E1
- Bike: HUSQVARNA TE 310
- Nationality: Finnish
- Highlights of Resuts:
8x WEC Personal Champ.
5x WEC Overall Champ.
7x ISDE Champion
2x GNCC Champion (USA)

phpthumb_generated_thumbnailjpg2.jpgTE310 the E1 world champion's 2011 choice: Juha Salminen

The Finnish 8 times World Champion chose the Husqvarna TE310 to contest the E2 enduro category.

A courageous choice that is already becoming racing legend, and explained by the effectiveness of a rare balance of performance, weight and manoeuvrability. Just as suitable for the passionate amateur racer in challenges among friends, as it is for the wily and determined Husqvarna team champion.

The engine is directly derived from the little beauty developed for the TE250 - the lightest in its category at just 22 kg! But its compactness now has greater torque and power with an increase in cylinder capacity to 302.4 cc (bore and stroke 82 x 57.35 mm), and a specially new developed exhaust system to further improve performance of the 2012 version TE310. The basic design is unchanged: single cylinder, twin cam, with 4 titanium valves, Mikuni electronic injection with 45 mm throttle body and double CDI mapping, selectable by a switch on the handlebars.

The compact frame, a mixture of round, oval and rectangular tubing, was already modified in last year's model, and has been fine-tuned to further improve strength and rigidity, with plates of 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel added to the steering-head area. This important change is emphasized by the new black coloring, the anodized silver Excel hubs, and the new graphics that are common across the Husqvarna 2012 range To improve stability and manoeuvrability the TE310 has a new rear Kayaba shock, adjustable for both high and low speeds in both compression and rebound and a more rigid setting for the Kayaba 48 mm fork.

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