Having been fascinated by the success of KTM’s 350cc motocross machine both here (under Mike Alessi) and in Europe (ridden by Antonio Cairoli), we took note of what Husqvarna has done to their own oddly displaced TE310. Essentially, it is an entirely new bike for the 2011 model year.
The TE310 now features a bored and stroked version of the super compact, super light 250cc Husqvarna engine, which Husky claims puts out “significantly higher torque and power” than last year’s TE310. As featured in the new TE310, it displaces 302.44cc, but is lighter than any other 250cc four-stroke engine available at only 48lbs. Husqvarna claims the TE310 is 13lbs lighter than its predecessor, and receives a new, larger 45mm throttle body for its fuel injection system.
Could the TE310 be the perfect amatuer, off-road play bike? We will try to get our hands on one to find out.