Post-Sale Update: After 13 bids on eBay, this Husqvarna 360C Sportsman sold for $9,500.
In the 60’s, Edison Dye, known by some as the father of American Motocross, convinced management at Husky to build a street-legal dual-sport to compete with the proliferation of similar bikes in the American market, like the Yamaha DT-1. The resulting bike was a high-tech wonder, the Husqvarna 360 Sportsman.
Malcolm Smith won a gold medal with the Sportsman in the ISDT, but the high MSRP ($1,089) was too much of a barrier for consumers, and it sold poorly. The bike had a 4.2 gallon fuel tank, 8-speed hi-lo transmission, and only 252 pounds of weight. Want to learn more? Check out a period review of the bike from Cycle magazine in 1969, hosted by Ye Olde Cycle Shoppe.
This specific Husqvarna 360 Sportsman has a 1969 tank (though it comes with the original ’70 tank), an original tank bag, the original NOS battery, NOS Trelleborg tires, and more. You’ll get “basically” a rebuilt engine, and the whole package is in great condition. Unfortunately, the electrics haven’t been tested by the seller as he did not want to put water in the NOS battery.
Find this Husqvarna 360 Sportsman for sale in San Juan Capistrano, California with bidding up to $6,100 and the reserve not yet met