Some motorcycles are notable, some are famous, but only a very few can claim to be legends and carry that legend for over 40 years. The Husky 400 Cross is one of those. Introduced in 1969 it was instantly the open class dirt racing standard. Many notable riders and victories were racked up in very short order. Steve McQueen owned and raced a ‘70 and a ‘71. Malcom Smith ran one in the Baja 1000 and in the film “On Any Sunday”.
The 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross featured a 396 cc single cylinder two stroke motor that made 40 HP. Pushed through a 4 speed gearbox and chain drive the bike weighed in at 231 LBS dry. Husky front forks boasted 6 inches of travel and the rear Girling shocks had 4 1/2 inches of travel that produced 9 inches of clearance. The bike has an aftermarket Hallman tank on it and is said to have run in the 1971 Trans AMA race. Claims to have been in a static display in a ‘prominent collection’ for the last several years, and has not been started. Bike is offered on a Bill of Sale and no shipping is available.
This particular Husqvarna 400 cc (frame # M13743) is located in Santa Monica, CA with a ‘Buy It Now’ price of $5900 .