In the seller’s words, this ‘berg has been “upgraded to be a reliable extreme technical offroad bike and comfortable to ride on regular roads.”
Gorgeous Swede – 1962 Lito 500cc MXView Post
If you’re like me, then a.) I’m sorry, you’ve got a ton of problems, and b.) you’d rather enjoy a ‘rider’ than a show queen because then you’re not worried about getting dirty.
Back in the day, everybody that rode in the dirt lusted for a Husqvarna. They may not have always been the fastest, but they always looked good.
Monark was a Swedish motorcycle company that was established in 1908 and then merged into another company in 1961. They no longer make motorcycles, but they had some off-road competition success, including the 500cc World Championship in 1959. In 1970, the company released their first 125 motocross bike, which was available in a few variants – MX, T, and ISDT. …
This beautiful Husky was from the estate of Mike Owens, vintage racer and co-founder of the ‘Legends & Heroes’ traveling motocross museum – it was ridden by him in competition.
1988 Husqvarna XC430View Post
The Husqvarna SMS630 is a continuation of the SM610, a bike that took the supermoto market by storm. Husky has won 13 world supermoto championships, and this is their newest attempt at a bike for non-racers.
In the 1960’s, Husqvarna had led the charge in turning British off-road bikes into relics. By the 70’s, Husky had become a dominant force in motocross, winning multiple world championships and Baja 1000s. 1972 was a banner year for the firm – their entire lineup was upgraded to 5 speed gearboxes with left-hand shifters, new frames, Motoplat injections, and a …
When this bike came out, it was a bit of a revelation. It wasn’t cheap, but many reviewers considered it to be the best supermoto you could buy at the time.
Introduced in ’77, the 390CR was (according to Cycle magazine) “a no-compromise, expert-level motocrosser” that can “double as an enduro mount, woods play-bike or desert racer.” They summarized it as “probably the most versatile dirt bike to ever be produced by Husqvarna.” Granted, that was almost four decades ago, but here’s an example of what used to be Husky’s finest.
Made famous as Malcom Smith’s ride in On Any Sunday, the Husqvarna WR 250 is right up there with the 400 Cross as the most famous bikes Husky ever produced.
Post-Listing Update: This Husqvarna Sportsman 360C was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. 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 …
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. But today I’ll do you one better – this Sportsman …
Here’s a Husqvarna 360 that’s claimed to have a history that no other bike can have – it’s the first Husky that Steve McQueen owned.