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2022 HUSQVARNA TE150I: OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The Husqvarna TE150i is one bike that can give competition to the 300 two-stroke as the go-to choice for the off-road purist. Most riders think of  any 144cc two-stroke as a youth model for transitioning to the big bike world, but the TE150i is much more than that. It’s a legitimate destination in itself. Clearly, […]

2022 HUSKY TE300i: FULL TEST

Let’s look at the world of extreme enduro. In the Pro class, there is not a single four-stroke machine. The 300cc two-stroke utterly dominates this world of technical riding and impossible obstacles. And, having a machine that makes better and more controllable power at lower rpm than the four-stroke is the most competitive path to […]

RDING THE 2022 HUSQVARNA TE150i: THE WRAP

This week we got to ride the 2022 Husqvarna TE150i. This is our first experience with this bike, although we did test the 2019 Husky TE150, which was before the coming of Transfer Port Injection. You won’t find anything exactly like the Husky 150 in the extended Austrian brotherhood of KTM and GasGas off-road bikes, […]

HUSKY OFF-ROAD PROJECTS: BEHIND THE BUILD

The ISDE Qualifier Series is a 50-year-old tradition in the American off-road racing scene. It came into being in order to cull the freakishly large number of U.S. riders who wanted to attend the International Six-Day Trial/Enduro. Now, it has become a form of racing that stands on its own merits. No other country has […]

HUSQVARNA FE501S DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

In the shadow of COVID-19, the process of choosing a dual-sport bike has been simplified—you buy what you can get. The days when you could walk into a dealership, sit on four or five different bikes and bargain with a hungry salesman are gone. The great bike shortage of 2021 is the result of unforeseen […]

2022 HUSKY TE300i: 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The Husqvarna TE300i has arrived with very few changes for 2022. It remains a fully injected off-road two-stroke, with both TPI fuel injection and oil injection. It is one of two 300 two-strokes offered by Husqvarna; the other is the more competition-oriented TX300i. This version is designed for for trail riding, although it’s still very […]

PROJECT FMF HUSKY: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Husky FE501S is probably the most desired dual-sport bike on the market. That goes for industry insiders as well as rank and file riders across America. This particular Husky is owned by Donny “Lil D” Emler, the moving force behind FMF Racing. The primary mission for the bike is all family oriented riding, but […]

HUSQVARNA INTRODUCES E-BIKES

This week Husqvarna unveiled a project that’s been years in the making: Husqvarna Bicycles. If you know your Husqvarna history, you already know that the name has appeared on almost every product imaginable, from firearms to lawn mowers. Even today, there’s a great deal of confusion surrounding Husqvarna motorcycles, Husqvarna Outdoor Equipment and Husqvarna-Viking sewing […]

2021 HUSQVARNA FE501: FULL TEST

Green-sticker-legal off-road bikes are a dying breed due to more stringent requirements being implemented each year to meet emission standards in the state of California. In the past, riders looking for a serious off-road machine had few choices. They could strip down a dual-sport bike, go the red-sticker route, or deal with some of the […]

2022 HUSQVARNA MX & CROSS COUNTRY MODELS ANNOUNCED

Husqvarna just released its first wave of 2022 models. This batch includes motocrossers (FC450, FC350, FC250, TC250 two-stroke and TC125 two-stroke) and competition cross country models (FX350, and TX300 two-stroke).  In the mini category, the TC 50, TC 65, TC 85 and EE 5 were also announced. The official press release appears below. Delivering unmatched […]

RIDING THE 2021 HUSKY FE501S DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

This week we got to swing a leg over the 2021 Husqvarna FE501S dual-sport bike. This bike is like a crossbreed of two other bikes we tested recently; the Husqvarna FE501 dirt-only model and the KTM 500EXC dual-sport. If you think there’s no real difference between KTMs and Huskys, you might have a case with […]

RIDING THE HUSKY FE501 / 250 MX DYNO TEST: THE WRAP

We got a chance to ride the 2021 Husqvarna FE501 this week. This is the dirt-only model, not the -S, which is street-legal. This bike is still blessed by the EPA in terms of emissions and noise. In the overall Husqvarna model line, here’s how it plays out: FC450: Motocross bike with a 5-speed gearbox, […]

2021 HUSQVARNA FC250: FULL TEST

There are KTM guys and there are Husky guys. That’s certainly true among the general riding public, but it’s even true within the offices at Pierer Mobility, the parent company of both brands. Product planners clearly want Husqvarna to succeed—but not succeed too much, or so it seems. Even though the motorcycles are similar, they […]

HUSKY TC250 2-STROKE: RAW VIDEO

The Husqvarna TC250 was the surprise winner of our last two-stroke shootout, beating the KTM 250SX, the Yamaha YZ250 and the TM MX250. You can read about the 250 two-stroke shootout here, and you can watch the shootout video here. In the meantime, enjoy the raw clips of the TC250 listen to the pure sounds […]

RIDING THE HUSKY 701 LONG RANGE: THE WRAP

This week we’ve been playing with the Husqvarna 701 Long Range. The line between adventure bike and dual-sport bike is getting very blurry. The Long Range seems to fall on the adventure side of the line, yet most of the machine is identical to the Husky 701 Enduro. That’s a dual-sport bike in almost everyone’s […]

HUSQVARNA FC250: YEAR ’21 VIDEO SERIES

The Husqvarna FC250 is following in the footsteps of other 2021 Husqvarna motocross bikes. Like the FC450 tested last month, the 250 has been rethought to appeal to a slightly different rider. Compared to the KTM 250SX-F, the Husky’s suspension has been lowered 10mm to provide a lower seat height and offer slightly different handling […]

HUSQVARNA FC450: FULL TEST

The 2021 Husqvarna FC450 is here, and even though this can’t be considered a year of major changes, Husqvarna and KTM are beginning to diverge in some meaningful ways. We began to see some hints of that last year. The Husky’s power delivery was a little milder, and the suspension was a little cushier, apparently […]

2021 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The year 2021 comes in with the motorcycle world enjoying an unlikely rally. It turned out that people looked to dirt bikes to escape the ugliness of 2020. Amid pandemic and political uncertainty, motorcycles sold surprisingly well, leaving showrooms empty and riders wanting more. Thankfully, the 2021 models have arrived. Here ‘s a look at […]

PROJECT: HUSQVARNA 701 ENDURO

For those of you who remember reading about the Husqvarna 701 Enduro in the May 2020 issue of Dirt Bike magazine, there were big plans to turn that bike into a legitimate adventure/exploration bike . Over the last few months, parts were added to John “Bum” Bumgarner’s 701 Enduro to make that plan come to […]

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. […]