Husqvarna has announced that the 401 Svartpilen and 401 Vitpilen motorcycle concepts it showed off at EICMA last year are going into production as 2017 models. The bikes, based on the KTM 390, are meant to show what modern Husky design simplicity looks like, as well as how the tiny Swedish brand will differentiate itself from KTM.
- Jonathon Ramsey
- Feb 1, 2013
A couple of days ago the UK's Motorcycle News reported that BMW was in the final stages of selling Husqvarna to KTM, with a deal potentially confirmed as soon as this week. Following that came reports that Husqvarna Motorcycles wasn't sold to KTM but to a Pierer Industries, the company owned by KTM CEO Stefan Pierer. Turns out the advance report was true, as was the follow-up: BMW has just announced a "strategic realignment" of its Motorrad division, explaining that it sold Husqvarna to Pierer I
- Zach Bowman
- Jul 13, 2012
Husqvarna has officially dropped details on the company's first on-road offering for the U.S. market since BMW took the reins in 2007. Meet the TR650 Strada and its off-road twin, the TR650 Terra. Both bikes rock a 625cc water-cooled, single-cylinder dual-overhead cam engine good for around 58 horsepower. There's also a smidge over 44 lb-ft of torque on hand, which should be more than enough to have eye-popping fun with the 375-pound bike. If this recipe sounds a little familiar, it certainly sh
- Noah Joseph
- Apr 24, 2011
Steve McQueen is revered by gearheads as an enthusiastic owner and driver of all sorts of cars, from a brown '63 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso to a teal '58 GMC pickup and everything in between. But the King of Cool was equally into motorcycles, and rode them regularly.
- Domenick Yoney
- Mar 9, 2008
Many of you, I am sure, like to get up early on the weekend so you can mow your lawn and then stand back and gaze at the beauty you have wrought by the sweat of your brow. The Automower™ from Husqvarna is not for you. No, this magnificent creature is for those of us who would rather use our free time playing Scrabble with the kids or trying to make sense out of last weeks episode of Lost. Like the Roomba that's wandering through your house, cleaning your floor and menacing your cat, the Au
- Jonathon Ramsey
- Jul 20, 2007
It's no secret that BMW is open to procuring more brands. With the company's purchase of Italian motorcycle maker Husqvarna, it's apparent that the roundel's expansive mood isn't limited to cars. BMW bikes, notable for their transverse heads, are larger bore bikes, with the smallest being 500cc. Last year the division crossed the 100K sales mark for the first time in its history.
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