HUSABERG TE300 T WO-S TROKE
These are curious times. Five years ago, any one of the Big Four manufac- turers would have blatantly laughed in your face if you just mentioned
KTM as having the biggest market share in off-road motorcycle sales. But
times have certainly morphed since the carefree days of Senator Barack
Obama’s campaign trail, Apple’s introduction of the iPhone, new rocker Amy
Winehouse’s ironic song “Rehab,” Barry Bonds breaking the home-run record
prior to a little inquiry where he was dealing with performance-enhancing
drugs, and the retired Ricky Carmichael taking three Supercross wins, racing
six Outdoor Nationals (where he won them all) and then leading Team USA to
victory at the Budds Creek MX of Nations.
KTM is the powerhouse of the industry, throwing technology into their
machines, pushing for an escalation in their evolution and stabbing these buttons for both their four-stroke and two-stroke lines. They pretty much own the
current off-road world, and the two-stroke revolution continues to gain steam
with the top five in the National Enduro Series all racing two-strokes.
Incredibly, two of the five are not mounted on orange KTMs, but rather fly the
flag of the very blue Husaberg machine. Husaberg, known for their radical
four-stroke-engine design, is perched under the KTM Power Sports Group
and has leveraged their relationship with the mother planet into a very potent,
stunning and effective racing weapon, the Husaberg TE300.
Is it more than a blue KTM 300?