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MXA’S 2013 HUSQVARNA CR125 TWO-STROKE TEST RIDE: IS IT THE LAST OF THE BREED OR THE FIRST OF A NEW SPECIES?

WHERE DOES HUSQVARNA STAND NOW THAT BMW SOLD THE BRAND TO KTM? A: We wish we knew, but KTM will not reveal all its plans for Husqvarna until later this year. As for BMW, they bought Husky right before the recession hit, and then tried to recover some of their investment by turning the iconic offroad brand into a gimmicky street bike brand. KTM’s known plans for the Swedish brand are to bring Husky to Austria (keeping the Italian factory for parts supply for older models). Q: WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE HUSABE…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: SUPERCROSS PURSE MONEY, TONY C IN SARDINIA, MORE HUSKY NEWS & FREE STUFF

                                                          CHAD’S HONDA CRF450 BRISTLES WITH DATA ACQUISITION DEVICES Chad Reed has been working on his bike and setup since the opening round five weeks ago, but at A3 he added data acquisition electronics (front and rear). The fork device is similar to the Race Tech stuff that was around a decade ago. It measures […]

BREAKING NEWS: BMW SELLS HUSKY TO PEIRER INDUSTRIE AG: THAT ISN’T EXACTLY KTM, BUT IT’S AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET

Press release: “The BMW Group is realigning its BMW Motorrad business. In the context of changing motorcycle markets, demographic trends and increasing environmental demands, BMW Motorrad will expand its product offering to exploit future growth potential…” “Therefore the BMW Group signed a purchase agreement with Pierer Industrie AG (Austria) for the acquisition of Husqvarna Motorcycles. The acquisition will proceed subject to approval by anti-trust authorities. Both companies have agreed not to disc…

MXA’S 2012 HUSQVARNA TC250 MOTOCROSS TEST: SOMETHING GOOD CAME FROM BMW QUITTING FORMULA 1

Q: WHAT’S THE STORY WITH THE TC250? A: After flying under the U.S. radar for a few years, Husqvarna debuted the current-generation TC250 as a 2010 model. The big buzz was about its all-new ?X Lite? engine, which was touted as the smallest, lightest 250cc four-stroke engine in the class. At 48 pounds, it was a whopping 10 pounds lighter than its competitors? mills. The new-generation 2010 bike wasn?t all about the engine, as Husky went over the entire thing. Highlights included a specifically designed fr…

FIRST LOOK! 2011 HUSQVARNA TC449 MOTOCROSS BIKE PHOTOS & SPECS:

The side panels and rear number plates are all one piece. The frame is chromoly steel with the gas tank where the airbox would normally be and the airbox is behind the steerer tube (where the gas tank would normally be). The gas cap is located at the rear of the seat. The white plastic box behind the engine is an additional gas tank. The countershaft sprocket is in alignment with the swingarm pivot. 2011 HUSQVARNA TC449 SPECIFICATION Unlike typical rising rate linkage bikes, Husqvarna put the linkage on…