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FIRST LOOK! 2014 HUSVARNA 701 CONCEPT BIKE FROM MILAN

Husqvarna unveiled a prototype Husqvarna 701 supermoto bike at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The concept bike was highlighted by its 690cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, Chromoly steel trellis frame and WP fork and shock technology. The styling is odd to say the least with its leftover pontoons from the ill-fated TC449. It looks like a bike covered by an Indian blanket. The yellow highlights are a nod to Husky heritage.

LARS LARSSON REVEALS SUPER-SECRET HUSQVARNA PROTOTYPES …FROM A TIME ALMOST FORGOTTEN

Lars in the background snooping around the race shop of some of his old Husqvarna buddies. Hi Jody, All is well here, but racing is not as much fun in Sweden as at Glen Helen. Here in Sweden I have to race against riders who are 30 or 40 years younger than me, so I keep to the “back of the pack!” I am sending you some pictures of things that very few people have ever seen. My guess is that it was a hush-hush deal back when the Italians bought Husqvarna and moved it to Italy. This rare prototype accident…

INSIDE THE HUSQVARNA MERGER: WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE ICONIC BRAND AND IT’S NEW OWNERS

KTM North America President Jon-Erik Burleson with Roger DeCoster. KTM’s Jon-Erik Burleson and Werner Kastenauer recently talked about KTM’s plans for the immediate future of Husqvarna in the in-house ?Husqvarna Motorcycle Journal? newsletter. Here is the what they said . It’s the question that has been on everyone’s lips after the sale of Husqvarna to Pierer Industry AG. We?re getting close to having answers to all the burning questions, but the first order of business ? and one Husqvarna and KTM are s…

2014 HUSABERGS: SEE THE LAST OF THE BREED… BECAUSE IN THE FUTURE WE WON’T HAVE HUSABERG TO KICK AROUND

Husaberg’s 2014 models are the result of 25 years of commitment, innovation, and passion for enduro sport. They also signify the final chapter in the companies celebrated history. As Husaberg’s state-of-the-art technology joins together with Husqvarna’s rich heritage, under the Husqvarna brand, the 2014 model range represents a unique opportunity to own a pure Husaberg for the very last time. Given that the majority of Husaberg parts are interchangeable with KTM parts?this bike will have a long life in …

HUSQVARNA & HUSABERG TO MERGE…OR IS THAT REUNITE?

KTM will merge Husqvarna and Husaberg into one brand…and Husaberg will go away as a marque. The new combined brand will be called Husqvarna Sportmotorcycles GmbH. Husaberg was a spinoff from Husqvarna 25 years ago when the Italians bought Husky and moved it to Italy. After Husqvarna left some former Husky employees started Husaberg. KTM bought Husaberg in 1995. Now that KTM’s CEO Stefan Pierer has bought Husky from BMW Motorrad the two formerly Swedish brands will be brought back under one umbrella. H…

MXA’S 2012 YAMAHA YZ125 MOTOCROSS TEST: A BIKE THAT MAKES DIRT BIKING LESS EXPENSIVE, MORE FUN & MORE INCLUSIVE

Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2012 YZ125 BETTER THAN THE 2011 YZ125? A: No. The 2012 YZ125 might as well have been sub-contracted out to Xerox because it is a carbon copy of the 2011 model, which was the same as the 2010 model. The 2012 YZ125’s original design concept goes back to the 2006 model, and although it has undergone numerous modifications over the past seven years, its genes remain the same. Q: IS THE 2012 YZ125 FASTER THAN THE 2011 YZ125? A: If it is, call the Paranormal Activities Bureau and…

2012 NEW MOTOCROSS BIKE BUYERS GUIDE: THE 2012 HUSABERG TE125, TE250 & TE300 TWO-STROKES

2012 Husaberg TE125 . For 2012 Husaberg will be 100 percent enduro (which means that they have dropped their Supermoto bikes). Husaberg will also open up access to the brand with the addition of a new model, the Husaberg TE125. TE125 engine…with special Husaberg clutch cover. Last year Husaberg introduced the TE250 and TE300 two-strokes and, in an attempt, to attract even more two-stroke fans, Husaberg new TE125 features closed-cartridge forks, machined triple clamps, translucent 11-liter tank and KTM…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (07/02/11)

MXA INTERVIEW: CHAD SANNER Chad Sanner is the man behind Darryn Durham’s engine. After five rounds, it’s clear that Darryn Durham’s excellent starts and time spent running up front hasn’t been a fluke. After jumping out to another great start on Lakewood’s power-draining start straight in the first moto, we decided to talk to Eleven10 […]

MXA TWO-STROKE NEWS: BELIEVE IT OR NOT HUSABERG HAS TWO-STROKE MODELS:

In Europe if you don?t make two-strokes, you have trouble finding good offroad dealers or meeting the needs of a large number of cross-country and offroad riders (Husaberg does not build motocross bikes). And while Husaberg has made its name with its unique brand of four-stroke engines (in 390cc, 450cc and 570cc versions), it knew that in 2011 it had to add two-strokes to its line up. Luckily, Husaberg is owned by KTM?thus the development time was greatly reduced. 2011 HUSABERG TE250: The TE250 uses a 2…

REAL TEST! 2010 MXA RACE TEST OF THE HUSABERG FX450:

Not fast, not powerful, not aggressive, the FX450 asks the rider to maintain momentum, and it doesn?t get in the way if he gets the FX450 rolling. It is like a mild-mannered Clark Kent (without the Superman alter ego). Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2010 FX450 BETTER THAN THE 2009 FX450? A: Yes, with a caveat. The FX450 is a new model that didn?t exist in 2009. The previous Husaberg was the enduro-based FE450. The FX450 is designed for cross-country racing, while the FE450 was largely a woods bike. Q: IS…

MXA RACE TEST: The New 2009 Husaberg FE450; Suspension Settings, Jetting Specs, Likes & Dislikes, Plus Much More About The Unusual Upside-Down Engine

MXA RACE TEST INSIDE THE 2009 HUSABERG FE450    Of all the motorcycle manufacturers in 2009, perhaps the one with the least effective American marketing is the Husaberg FE450. There are two reasons for this:    1. Limited edition: Even in the best of times, Husaberg has never been a big player in the American market. And with a $9500 price tag, it never will be. Husaberg doesn’t run fancy color ads or spend millions on professional racers because they believe that if you want a…