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2012 Husqvarna TE310

2012 Husqvarna TE310

TE310: The choice of Husqvarna Champion Antoine Meo

A weapon of choice you wouldn't expect, and the one chosen by Antoine Meo. The French champion chose the Husqvarna TE310 to contest the E2 enduro category, against competitors racing with significantly more powerful engines (up to 450 cc). A courageous choice which is already becoming racing legend and is justified by the effectiveness of the balance of performance, weight and manoeuvrability that is the TE310. This model is just as suitable for the passionate amateur racer challenging his friends, as it is for the wily and determined Husqvarna team champion. Even with major updates such as the new Kayaba shock and completely redesigned exhaust system, the 2012 Husqvarna TE310 will have a competitive price.

The classic allure of black

The compact frame, a mixture of round, oval and rectangular tubing, already modified in last year’s model 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 emphasised by the new black colouring, the anodised silver Excel rims, and the new graphics that are common across the Husqvarna 2012 range. The 2012 TE310 also has new handlebar clamps.

To improve stability and manoeuvrability the TE310 has a new rear Kayaba shock, adjustable for both high and low speeds compression and rebound damping and a more rigid setting for the Kayaba 48 mm fork.
The Brembo braking system has large diameter braking discs (front 260 mm), controlled by compact twin piston floating calipers (front), and single piston in the rear.

The best of all worlds

The engine is directly derived from the engine 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 new specially developed exhaust system, to further improve performance. 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. A practical system for changing engine performance to match the terrain and running conditions, selecting between "hard" for top performance, and a "soft" setting for less aggressive power delivery.

Reliability is ensured by the high specification cooling system, with a thermostat and electric fan to prevent overheating in the tougher and slower trials.