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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. […]

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, […]