On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 136

In the test bench , the lab people noted an output of 15 horsepower at 6,000 rpm - a satisfactory figure ! The leading-link front forks were overhauled for better suspension . Only 10 units were built and distributed among the following leading riders : Rolf Tibblin , Stig Richardsson , Lennart Dahlén and Torsten Hallman . There were also a few other selected riders who enjoyed these machines . Everybody looked forward to an exciting season and all the efforts paid off with Rolf Tibblin ' s 1959 overall victory in the
250cc European Championship .
Describing Helmin ’ s character is a mixture of enthusiasm and strictness . Ruben : " A lot of our customers were looking for highquality machinery and when they saw that Husqvarna was winning motocross-titles , they jumped on the winning wagon ". Competition victories are selling bikes in modern times - not only in reminiscence . In 1963 , Husqvarna built their first factory replicas for sale on Helmin ’ s recommendation . In
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