Rare Swedish MX – 1974 Monark 125 GS

In Off-Road, Sweden by Abhi1 Comment

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. …

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2011 Husqvarna SMS630

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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.

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1975 Husqvarna 450 WR

In Off-Road, Sweden by Abhi7 Comments

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 …

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1977 Husqvarna 390CR

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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.

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1969 Husqvarna Sportsman 360C

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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 …

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John Penton’s Racer – 1970 Husqvarna 360 Sportsman

In Dual-Sport, Sweden by Abhi1 Comment

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 …