|In 1978 Leif Persson began his work at the Husqvarna Factory in the R&D Department. He was part
of the design team for the Husqvarna 390 and 420 Automatics as well as the Husqvarna 430 and
488. He became the Swedish 500cc Champion in 1980 riding a Husqvarna 420 that had been
modified for him at the Husqvarna Development Department.
This 1988 KTM 500 was Leif's last factory ride. The inner motor cases on this bike are sand cast,
the cylinder ported and the suspension has been re-worked to Leif's specifications. He placed 17th
in the 500cc World Championships. Eric Geboers won the Championship that year aboard a factory
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|1988 factory KTM 500