Husqvarna 310 TE

Category: Enduro Bike

1. Review

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It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book: Take a lightweight chassis, insert an engine that is physically the same size as the original but has more displacement, and reap the benefits of a superior power-to-weight ratio. This is essentially what Husqvarna has done with the TE310, a bored-and-stroked version of the TE250 we reviewed in March 2010. The end result is a street-legal enduro/dual-purpose bike that strikes an appealing balance between being too big and being too small.

The compact TC250-derived dohc engine’s bore and stroke were increased from 79.0 x 50.9mm to 82.0 x 57.3mm. Fueling is handled by a Mikuni EFI system, just like the TE250, but the 310 gets a 45mm throttle body instead of the 250’s 42mm unit.

Husqvarna 310TE

The 310’s power output is impressive when compared to its smaller TE sibling, as one might expect. The 302cc mill’s top-end performance is similar to that of a Japanese 250cc motocrosser, but with more bottom-end grunt provided by the larger displacement.

Due to poor fuel mapping, one of our complaints about the 2010 TE250 was a lean spot and subsequent bog right off idle. The throttle response on the 310 is noticeably improved, but there is still a slight burble at the top of the rev range. Despite its smaller displacement, the TE will blow bigger Japanese dual-sport bikes like the Suzuki DR-Z400S and Honda XR650L into the dust.

2. Highlights

What makes the TE310 so appealing is its light weight. It is significantly lighter than any 450 dual-sport enduro and not much heavier than a Lites-class MXer at a claimed 234 pounds dry. This low mass, when combined with an excellent chassis and steering, results in flickable handling and immediate response to rider input. And the 48mm Kayaba fork and Sachs shock are well-balanced from front to back—except when pushed hard on a rock-strewn grass track or landing from bigger jumps, when both the fork and shock were too soft. However, the suspension should be adequate for typical enduro riding.

The TE310 is a lot of fun off-road and on tight, twisty asphalt roads—think supermoto on knobbies. If you need a dual-sport bike for commuting, you should look elsewhere. Because stock gearing isn’t designed for long-distance cruising, you’re stuck in sixth gear, hoping for “seventh” or another dirt trail to appear.

Another issue we had with the TE line was the short range of the fuel tank, which Husky has addressed with the new 310. The fuel tank capacity has been increased from 1.9 to 2.2 gallons, which is an improvement but may still be insufficient for unsupported expeditions into remote areas.

Fortunately, the Husky’s few flaws can be addressed through aftermarket modifications. Its excellent power-to-weight ratio, flickable handling, and extra low-rpm grunt make it an appealing package, particularly for anyone looking for a lightweight, street-legal enduro that will spend more time in the dirt than on the road.

Husqvarna 310TE

3. Specs


Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Cylinders 1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valves 4
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve Configuration DOHC
Bore (mm/in) 82 / 3.23
Stroke (mm/in) 57.4 / 2.26
Displacement (cc/ci) 302.4 / 18.4
Compression Ratio 13:1
Starter Electric / Kick
Fuel Requirements Regular
Fuel Type Gas
Carburetion Brand Mikuni
Fuel Injector Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm) 42
Carburetor No
Carburetion Type Fuel Injected


Transmission Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 6
Overdrive Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5/6)2.14 / 1.75 / 1.45 / 1.23 / 1.04 / 0.81
Reverse No


Wheels Composition Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in) 1.6
Rear Wheel Width (in) 2.2
Tire Brand Michelin®
Front Tire Width 90
Front Tire Aspect Ratio 90
Front Wheel Diameter21
Rear Tire Width140
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio90
Rear Wheel Diameter18
Front Tire (Full Spec)Michelin® 90/90 R21
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Michelin® 140/90 R18


Brake Brand Name Brembo®
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)10.2 / 260
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm) 9.5 / 240


Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm) 1.9 / 48
Front Travel (in/mm) 11.8 / 300
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut No
Front Suspension Brand Name Kabaya
Steering Damper No
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm) 11.6 / 294.6
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers 1
Rear Suspension Brand Name Kabaya
Rear Suspension Material Aluminum
Air Adjustable No


Steering ControlHandlebar


Length (ft) 7.42
Width (in/mm) 32.3 / 820
Wheelbase (in/mm) 57.9 / 1471
Ground Clearance (in/mm) 11.4 / 290
Length (ft/ft)7
Length (ft/in)5
Dry Weight (lbs/kg) 247 / 112
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)2.3 / 8.7
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)1.22


Seat Type One-Piece
Adjustable No
Seat Material Vinyl
Seat LocationDriver
Folding No
Seat Height (in/mm)37.4 / 950
Number Of Seats1


FrameChromium Molybdenum
Body Material Plastic
Hand Grips Standard
Foot Peg Location Driver
Adjustable No
Chain GuardYes
Drive Shaft Guard No
Fork Guards Yes
Saddle Bag Guard No
Belt Guard No
Hand Guards Yes
Brush Guard No
Heel Guards Yes
Exhaust Guard Yes
Light Guard No
Side Cover Yes
Front FenderStandard
Rear FenderStandard
Top Crown Material Aluminum
Stand Type Kick
Handlebars Standard
Skid Plate Standard
License Plate Standard


Digital InstrumentationStandard
Trip OdometerStandard
Temperature Warning Type Light
Fuel Level Warning Type Light
Service Reminder Standard


Warranty (Months)6
Battery Warranty (Months)0


Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road
Manufacturer Country Italy
Introduction Year 2009
Parent Company Husqvarna
Display Name TE310




Headlight Mounts Standard
Halogen Headlight (s) Standard
Headlight (s) Standard


Rearview MirrorsStandard


Adjustable Handlebars Standard
Handlebar Lock Standard

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