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INSIDE THE NEW GASGAS LINE: THE WRAP

This week’s announcement that GasGas motorcycles will be offered in the U.S. came as no big shock. The prices, however, were a surprise. Pierer Mobility, the parent company of KTM and Husqvarna, acquired controlling interest in GasGas at the end of 2019. GasGas trials bikes were the main prize, and would continue without much change. […]

HUSQVARNA 500cc TWIN: THE WRAP

The story of the 1969 Husqvarna 500 Twin Baja Invader is fascinating to anyone with an interest in racing history. There was only one ever built and it won races on both sides of the world with iconic riders like J.N. Roberts and Gunnar Nilsson. Today, the bike still exists in the Tom White Early […]

RIDING THE 2020 HUSQVARNA FE350S DUAL-SPORT–THE WRAP

RIDING THE 2020 HUSQVARNA FE350S DUAL-SPORT The Husqvarna FE350S  remains one of our favorite dual-sport bikes of the year. This year, it has an “S” suffix because there is another FE350 in the line; a dirt-only version of the same bike. Both variations have the newer frame design and bodywork that were introduced on the […]

2021 HUSQVARNA FC450 FIRST RIDE: 2021 VIDEO SERIES

Dirt Bike Magazine went out to Glen Helen Raceway to throw a leg over the new 2021 Husqvarna FC450. Yes, this bike has new graphics and some small internal engine changes to increase durability but the big story on the 2021 Husqvarna is in the suspension department. Husqvarna is working on developing a bike that […]

HUSQVARNA 430 AUTOMATIC PROJECT BY JIMMY LENNOX: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

We have been able to report on a variety of unique two-stroke builds over the years but this Husqvarna 430cc Automatic project built by Jimmy Lennox might just be the most interesting machine of them all.  We have a head-to-head battle between two Husqvarna off-road bikes in this week’s 2-Stroke Showdown and a Honda CR500 […]

HUSQVARNA TX300i VS. HUSQVARNA TE300i

Going with a Husqvarna 300 two-stroke is an easy call. Everyone loves them. But which one? There are two in the 2020 Husqvarna line: the TE300 with the headlight and the more competition-oriented TX300. Aside from the headlight and taillight, are there any real differences between the two? When we first got the two bikes, […]

2020 HUSQVARNA TE300i: FULL TEST

Husqvarna’s Transfer Port Injection is now in its third year, and still the focus of mistrust and controversy. The 2020 Husqvarna TE300i got a new frame, a new look and still more development on its  fuel-injection system. Its performance is so seamless that even the most hardcore two-stroke purist has to concede that the technology […]

2021 HUSQVARNA MOTOCROSS BIKES

Husqvarna's 2021 motocross bikes have been revealed. The FC450, FC350 and FC250 four-strokes are included as well as the TC250, TC125, TC85, TC65 and TC50 two-strokes. New for 2021, Husqvarna accessories will be offering a connectivity unit that allows you to sync your smart phone with the four-strokes in order to make mapping changes.  In [...]

HUSQVARNA CROSS-COUNTRY MODELS FOR 2021

Husqvarna’s off-road two-strokes and four-strokes for 2021 have been revealed! The FX450 and FX350 four-strokes were released today along with the TX300i two-stroke and the TX150i two-strokes. The following is what Husqvarna has told us: WHAT IS NEW IN MY21: • New mid-valve damping system provides improved damping and consistent suspension performance on the WP […]

2021 HUSQVARNA ELECTRIC

Husqvarna has expanded its electric offerings for 2021. In addition to the EE 5 electric mini, there will be two new Stacyc balance bikes that carry the Husqvarna name. The official word from Husqvarna is below. There’s always been a little something missing for young riders starting their two-wheel journey. The jump from a pedal-powered […]

HUSQVARNA DUAL-SPORT & OFF-ROAD BIKES FOR 2021

Many of Husqvarna’s 2021 models were revealed today, headlined by the FE501S dual-sport bike. Both the FE501S and the FE350S dual-sport bikes have off-road counterparts that are very similar: the FE501 and FE350. In addition to those bikes, the TE300i, TE250i and TE150i were shown. Below is the information that Husqvarna’s press department has revealed […]

HUSQVARNA TC250: TWO-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

Two-strokes never stopped being competitive and the 2020 Husqvarna TC250 is proof. It’s 215 pound of well-disciplined muscle that has a modern chassis and essentially the same components that come on the company’s top-shelf four-stroke motocross bikes. In its pure motocross guise, the Husky has no electric start and no fuel-injection. It’s a bike for […]

HUSKY FC350 VERSUS FC450: THE WRAP

It’s been a long time since we addressed the 350 vs 450 question in motocross. In our last chapter, we decided that pros generally turn a faster lap time on a 450, but everyone, regardless of class, has more fun on a 350. That was a few years ago, and we wondered if 350 had […]

2020 HUSKY FE501S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Husqvarna FE501S dual-sport has a new look and a number of other changes for 2020, but underneath it’s still the amazingly effective and well-finished package that has made it a big hit over the past seven years. It is similar to the KTM 500EXC dual-sport bike, but has a completely different frame and rear […]

HUSKY-HONDA 500 2-STROKE VIDEO

Jonny Weisman at the Ride Shop put together one of the most incredible projects that we’ve featured in recent years. The end result is a modern Husqvarna chassis with an electric-start Honda CR500R two-stroke motor. Unlike many  500cc two-stroke hybrids, this one is so well assembled it could pass for a production bike. Weisman did […]