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TESTING THE 2023 HUSQVARNA FX450: THE WRAP

We just spent our first day riding our brand new 2023 Husqvarna FX450. It’s a beast! The FX is billed as a closed-course competition off-road bike, which is code for GP and desert racer. About 90 percent of the bike is the same as the FC450 motocrosser, with a few concessions to make it appeal […]

HUSQVARNA FC450: 2023 VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 Husqvarna FC450 is all new compared to the 2022 standard model, but we first saw this platform on the Rockstar Edition announced last December. The frame, rear suspension and bodywork are new as well as about half the motor. We’ve been riding the bike for about a month now and have learned much […]

HUSQVARNA’S INCREDIBLE 500cc TWIN

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 […]

HUSKY ANNOUNCES 2023 FS450 SUPERMOTO

Husqvarna Motorcycle has announced the FS 450  supermoto racer. The official press release follows: Designed and developed to offer outstanding supermoto performance, the FS 450 is expertly crafted with the latest technology and competition-focused components to create a highly capable circuit racing machine. Finished with new bodywork and improved ergonomics for 2023, the FS 450 […]

2023 HUSQVARNA FC350: 2023 VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 Husqvarna FC350 is a completely new bike: new motor, new frame, new bodywork: everything. We got our first chance to ride it at Fox Raceway this week and came away with the notion that it might be our favorite bike of the entire KTM/Husqvarna/GasGas line. Join Sean Lipanovich and the Dirt Bike crew […]

HUSKY FC250 ROCKSTAR EDITION: FULL TEST

There’s nothing that special about a special edition, at least not usually. Most are highlighted by graphics and accessories that you could buy for yourself. That’s not the case with the 2022 Husqvarna FC250 Rockstar Edition. First of all, the model has never been offered before as a 250—and the 450 version has only been […]

FIRST RIDE: HUSQVARNA NORDEN 901 ADVENTURE BIKE

At the 2019 EICMA Motorcycle show in Milan Italy, Husqvarna revealed a concept bike called the Norden. At the time, it was just an idea, by no means a serious prototype. The whole notion of a Husqvarna adventure bike was just thrown in front of the public to gauge reaction. The public loved it. Feedback […]

EXTREME HUSQVARNA 300 2-STROKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

Jason “Hapa” McCune has a long history in the dirt bike world representing aftermarket companies, but, more important, he is buddies with the Dirt Bike staff. He’s one of the fun guys we ride with who spends his off-road adventures obsessively searching for technical terrain. He’s raced the Last Dog Standing, the King of the […]

2023 HUSQVARNA MX & CROSS-COUNTRY BIKES

Following on the heels of KTM’s new model release, Husqvarna has shown its 2023 motocross and cross country models. This includes the FC450, FC350, FC250 four-stroke motocrossers as well as the all-new TC250 and TC125 two-strokes. On the cross-country side, the new bikes include the TX300 two-stroke as well as the FX450 and FX350 four-strokes. […]

2022 HUSQVARNA FE501 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

The pecking order in the dual-sport world is well-established, and the Husqvarna FE501s is right at the top. At the risk of rehashing common knowledge, the FE is the Husqvarna version of the KTM 500EXC. Don’t fall into the “white KTM” camp of riders, though. The Husky is its own bike, and there are significant […]

ELITE HUSKY DUAL-SPORT: BEHIND THE BUILD

We have featured many project bikes built by Motowhips in the past, and all have been very unique machines, but this Husqvarna FE501 build is a little different. This bike is not only built by Justin Myerson and the Motowhips crew, but it is actually owned by Justin himself. How much attention does a build […]

FIRST LOOK: 2023 HUSQVARNA OFF-ROAD & DUAL-SPORT BIKES

Husqvarna’s 2023 off-road and dual-sport models have been announced. While most of them are only lightly updated, the 2023 Husky FE450 deserves special attention. It is a model that has not been previously offered in the U.S. The closest was the 2021 FE501, which was a EPA homologated bike with emission equipment. The new FE450 […]

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES CONFIRMS 2022 ISDE CUSTOMER SUPPORT PACKAGES

HUSQVARNA BIKE RENTAL, RACE SERVICE, AND SPARE PARTS PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR ALL RIDERS AT 2022 INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce full details of the Bike Rental, Race Service and Spare Parts packages that will be offered during this year’s International Six Days Enduro in France. Kicking off on August 29th […]

FIRST LOOK: HUSQVARNA MINIS FOR 2023

The first 2023 models are here! Husqvarna unveiled its minicycle line for 2023 today. This first wave of new models includes the TC85, the TC65 and TC50. The full Husqvarna press release follows: Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. is pleased to unveil its minicycle motocross range for 2023 with race-tested MAXXIS tires and a fresh […]

HUSQVARNA TX300 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

It’s common knowledge that the Husqvarna TX300i is an advanced off-road two-stroke machine. It targets faster off-road, GPs, desert racing and GNCC terrain where stiffer suspension is required for the rider who charges the carnage with a smile. Dick Wilk of Dicks Racing’s goal with his personal ’22 TX300i was quite selfish; he wanted make […]

RIDING THE HUSKY ROCKSTAR EDITIONS: THE WRAP

For 2022 Husqvarna’s Special Editions are truly special. That’s not always the case. Most years, Special Editions like the Rockstar Huskys and the KTM Factory Editions are set apart by graphics and accessories that you could buy for yourself. In this case the FC250 and FC450 Rockstar Editions are completely different from the standard models. […]

2022 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION: FIRST RIDE VIDEO

We have seen Malcolm Stewart make some premier class Supercross  podiums aboard his factory Husky FC450 this year and the staff of Dirt Bike finally got the chance to ride the all new Husqvarna FC450 Rockstar Edition at Glen Helen Raceway. Check out what they thought after the first day of testing in the video […]

HUSQVARNA TC85 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Completing projects in the garage with your dad is a rite of passage. Do you remember what yours was? For Johny and his son, Austin DeLuca, it was this used Husqvarna TC85 that had them spending time in the garage together.   1.  Impact wheelsets from Tusk Powersports feature forged 6061 T-6 aluminum hubs anodized […]

RIDING THE ’22 HUSKY 501 DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

With rain and wet dirt, we spent most of the holidays cutting new trail and exploring off-road areas around home in So Cal. The only way to do that in the condensed urban areas around here is by dual-sport. Luckily, we just happened to have a 2022 Husqvarna FE501S on hand. By now, most people […]

HUSQVARNA ROCKSTAR EDITIONS

Husqvarna has released the 2022 1/2 Rockstar Editions. This year a 250 joins the 450 that we generally see in advance of the U.S. Supercross season, and both models are completely new. They are, presumably, advance looks at the full-production 2023 models. Here’s the official Husqvarna press release: Husqvarna Motorcycles introduces the 2022 FC 250 […]