New Husqvarna TE310

By John Westlake -

First rides & tests

 12 August 2010 15:54

Based on the super-light super-revvy TE250 (which currently leads the E1 world enduro championship), this bike found universal approval at the launch.

While a 450 dirt bike can be a bit of an animal to all but the professional and a 250 can be a little too small (especially for the stouter rider), the 310 plugs the gap, just right.

Last year Husky’s TC/TE250 created headlines for having the smallest (dimensioned) motor in the class, weighing in at just 22kg.

Miraculously Husqvarana have bored and stroked this engine out to 302.44cc to create a significantly more powerful machine – without any additional weight penalty.

Read the full test in next week’s MCN, out on August 18.

Husqvarna TC310 (TE250 in brackets where different)

Engine
Type: liquid-cooled, single cylinder, four-valve, DOHC four-stroke
Capacity: 302.44cc (249.5cc)
Bore & stroke: 82 x 57.35mm (79 x 50.9mm)
Compression ratio: 13.0:1 (13.6:1)
Starter: electric
Fueling: Mikuni D45 fuel injection
Transmission: six-speed, wet multi-plate hydraulically operated clutch
Final drive: Chain 13:40 ratio

Chassis
Type: Chro Mo steel tube cradle, aluminium subframe
Front suspension: 48mm USD Kayaba forks, 300mm travel
Rear suspension: Sachs shock, 296mm travel
Wheels: 1.6 x 21” front, 2.15 x 18” rear
Front brake: 260mm disc, Brembo caliper
Rear brake: 240mm disc, Brembo caliper

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 1470mm
Seat height: 950mm
Ground clearance: 290mm
Rake & trail: NA/106mm
Fuel tank: 8.5-litres
Claimed dry weight: 106kg