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2006 Husaberg FS650E

In Austria, Sport, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

Husaberg was acquired by KTM in 1995, but Bergs weren’t built in Austria until 2003. That new generation of bikes utilized many KTM parts, and the press loved the Austrian-Swedish hybrids. One of the interesting options was a dedicated supermoto called the FS650E. This example has been impressively modified and it needs someone to ride it aggressively.

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Outboard Motor Powered GP Racer – 1974 König 500

In Race, Sweden by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

The König 500 and Kim Newcombe will be forever intertwined, as you can’t tell the story of one without the other. The tale of the Kiwi and his outboard motor-powered GP racer is an unlikely one, boasting equal parts triumph and tragedy. Born in New Zealand in 1944, Newcomb was raised in Auckland where he discovered two passions early on: …

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Ending Soon – 1983 Husqvarna 500 XC

In Dual-Sport, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Husky sold for $4,100 after 37 bids on eBay. In 1983, Husqvarna introduced a new 500cc motor for their Open Class bikes, and they promptly won the 1983 Baja 1000 in 14:48:10 with the US team of Dan Smith and Dan Ashcraft. While there were obviously plenty of modifications to the race bike, the production motorcycle …

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102 Miles – 1982 Husqvarna 430WR

In Off-Road, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This Husky sold for $5,700 after 38 bids on eBay. In 1981, Husqvarna released a new motor for their Open class platform. Even though it was the smallest in a class of 500cc bikes at 430cc, the engine made up for it with a wide and predictable powerband. Thanks to a rest of about 35 years, this …

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1 of 300 – 2002 Husqvarna NOX

In Sport, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times before, but my favorite bikes to share on Bike-urious are the ones I’ve never heard of before. So here’s another one I enjoyed researching – the Husky NOX. It’s basically a supermoto race bike with the bare minimum that the feds required for a motorcycle to be street legal, and just from looking …

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1973 Husqvarna Two-Fer – 400 CR and 125 WR

In Off-Road, Sweden by AbhiLeave a Comment

By 1973 Husky had near domination in dirt racing world wide. The list of winning Husqvarna riders reads like an all star list: Malcolm Smith, Bob Grossi, Heikki Mikkola, Arne Kring, Brad Lackey and many more rode Husky to wins. The 400 CR was known as a ‘ready to race’ out of the crate motorcycle. The open class thumpers were …

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A Double Hand Full of Husqvarnas

In Off-Road, Sweden by Tom WackerLeave a Comment

Here we have a guy that is selling 7 vintage Husqvarna (and two Penton) motorcycles at the same time. It seems to me like he may have overestimated the number of Husky collectors that are available at any given time. It nearly ensures he won’t get much competitive bidding.