On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 139

responsible both in the 250cc and 500cc classes where his services were demanded on the highest level . " It was a superhot period and difficult deciding to which Grand Prix I should travel ," Ruben said , scratching his head .
Helmin stayed in the technical department for 19 years until 1983 , when he was appointed Head of Quality and Racing Department . At this time , he strongly recommended a future where the 2-strokes and the 4-strokes would be separated . Helmin was convinced that environmental concerns would soon prevail , and these machines would be held apart into two classes , where the 2-strokes would suffer . Being a forward thinker with strong visions was his specialty . Three years later , the Italian Cagiva factory bought Husqvarna , which meant that mister Helmin again changed positions . The wise old man now had the responsibility for domestic sales . In 1989 , Ruben went on to establish Husaberg as a new motorcycle company . Together with a small group of people , the machines were successful in enduro . In 1994 , Helmin ' s career came to an end . He had been in the two-wheel business for more than 40 years and at the age of 84 , Ruben died peacefully , knowing to have served Swedish motorcycling successfully .
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