Comments from a mid-pack "B" racer - 6' 190#.
The 310 is "sneaky fast" so long as you don't ride "hike-a-bike" terrain since 1st gear is like a mx bike and as long as you don't need to run more than 65 or 70mph since 6th gear is out of a mx transmission also. If it had a slightly wider ratio trans it would be just about perfect.
I am faster by 8 - 10 minutes over the same 60 minute single track loop on the little Husky than on my recent KTM300XC and CRF450R. Best times in ideal conditons: Husky 58 minutes...CRF 65 minutes....KTM 68 minutes. This past weekend in dry, dusty, slick conditions on the stock Pirelli
's with 23 hours on them I ran 60 minutes flat on the Husky.
I've set the rear sag and taken 1/2 turn out of high speed in the back and taken 2 clicks out of compression in the front ... Tubliss inserts with 8psi ... Rekluse
... AKRA full system ... JD Tuner.
The rear feels pretty ok and the front is pretty good over rocks and junk but gets thru the middle of the stroke a little too quick. Suspension is well balanced so it gets into, through, and out of corners VERY well and never head shakes or does anything twitchy in rocks, hard pack, or sand. (not much good dirt here in Az)
The bike needed about 12 hours before the engine loosened up and the addition of the Akra and JD added what feels like the advertised 3hp down low and on top. I'd guess about 38 real world HP at the rear wheel. In the real world I've found that it has all the power needed for 20mph average single track and actually puts the power down and accelerates better than the KTM 200,250, and 300 ridden by the guys I usually ride with.
I hear Dirt Bike has a full test in the April edition but haven't got mine in the mail yet.
Edited by xxxbranham, 12 March 2012 - 05:05 PM.