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The Legend – 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross

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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 …

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39 Miles – 2011 Husaberg FS570

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Post Listing Update: This ‘berg was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The Husaberg 570 shared a few components (like the swingarm and the WP suspension with the KTM 560 SMR supermoto), but this bike took it one step further. The seller calls Husaberg “the Lexus to KTM’s Toyota”, which sort of works as a comparison. No matter …

Rare Swedish MX – 1974 Monark 125 GS

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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.