HERO TALK – TORSTEN HALLMAN
Not strictly enduro but it’s always cool to watch race footage from the ‘good old days’ of motocross.
Husqvarna’s motocross legend Torsten Hallman gives a fascinating insight into a time when racers were their own mechanics, and travelling around the world wasn’t anything like as easy as it is today…
Mixing rarely seen footage of Hallman in action, the four-time Motocross World Champion – a true pioneer of motocross – delivers a personal insight into what it was like being a factory racer during the 1960s. Working his way to the very top during a defining era of our sport, Torsten, who celebrates his 75th birthday today, offers words of wisdom to today’s factory racers.
Torsten Hallman is a Husqvarna legend. Winning his first Motocross World Championship title in 1962, the Swede went on to earn a total of four world championships and was one of the men responsible for introducing motocross to the United States in the late 1960s. Hallman won a total of 37 Grand Prix during a 14 years as a Husqvarna factory racer. In 2000 he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.