In the 60s, American motocross was full of heavy street bikes that had been poorly modified to play in the dirt. A man named Edison Dye was on a trip to Europe and noticed how riders were utilizing smaller and lighter bikes. After getting Malcolm Smith to try out a Husky, Dye became its importer to the states, and the rest is history.
In addition to basically creating the market for American MX, Dye also created the Inter-Am series, which featured European MX racers competing on tracks all over the US. This exact bike was run in some Inter-Am races, which is also notable for being the first-ever TV broadcast of motorcycle racing.
This specific Husqvarna 250 Cross Racer (VIN: MH3293) has a storied history as it is a fully documented Inter-Am racer run by 4 time world champion Heikki Mikkola. This bike has been fully restored, and is being offered at no reserve. The restoration is claimed to be a 100% nut and bolt concourse level job, with Trelleborg tires, Akront rims, Buchanan spokes, Mahle piston and rings, and Magura controls.
Find this Husqvarna 250 Cross Racer for sale in New River, Arizona with bidding up to $4,700