“An engine with a broad powerband, and suspension with a narrow performance range, make for an incomplete but promising racer.”
"Is anybody out there ready for an honest 39 horsepower?" Ah, times have changed.
"Actually, Husky calls it the 460 Fun N' Trail, which is kinda hokey, although very accurate."
"Greatness is a tough act to follow"
Only Husqvarna offers riders an option in enduro mounts. What do you favor? Deep woods? Wide-open terrain? Go ahead - match the bike to your riding needs.
Those of you waiting for a big-bore Husky can jump up now. The Husky is here, it's fast and, best of all, it has the kind of horsepower you can use.
Two approaches to Enduro Excellence.
If spec pages and dyno charts revealed everything there is to know about a motocrosser, you'd pass right by the Husqvarna 250 CR. Its anemic horsepower figures and gargantuan chassis dimensions are - in turn - appalling and astonishing. But good numbers alone don't win races: Every part and design of the CR is complementary, and that's why it's so easy to ride the Husky so fast.
A motocross machine is only as good as its numbers indicate. The 390 CR has 11.8" of suspension travel front and rear and produces 37 hp. But try this for size: the Husky also has a 38" seat height.
"No other name in motorcycling has so completely dominated off-road racing as Husqvarna."
The new 405cc Motocrosser must rate as one of the best weapons ever; the new Enduro model offers powerful good surprises.
Booming torque makes the 390CR the easiest big-bore racer to handle. It's Husky's finest.
Husky's automatic is unconventional, controversial and expensive. Its design is unique, the best auto in the industry. A race bike it's not; an enduro weapon it is.
Unlike the manufacturers that develop "one-size-fits-all" bikes, Husqvarna builds specialized off-road racers. If you prefer desert races and fast Hare Scrambles, try out a Husky 250 XC - it's tailored exactly to your needs.
A new engine and a six-speed transmission in a good-handling chassis will keep Husqvarna alive in 250 motocross.
No other name in motorcycling has so completely dominated off-road racing as Husvarna.
Husqvarna squares off against the Japanese 125s with a bike that's tall in the saddle, plush on suspension and breathtaking in price.
More power, more speeds and proof that two shocks can be as good as one. Here is Cycle World's road test of the Husqvarna XC500 from 1983.