Husqvarna Motorcycles has Swedish origins and has over one hundred years history in motorcycle manufacturing. As with many motorcycle manufacturers, Husqvarna first began producing bicycles in the late 19th century. In 1903, they made the jump to motorcycle manufacturing. In 1920, Husqvarna produced its first own engine, a twin cylinder. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s they were a dominant force in the motocross world, winning 14 Motocross world championships in the 125 cc, 250 cc and 500 cc divisions and 24 Enduro world championships.
The current range of Husqvarna Motorcycles, produced in Varese, can count on a broad diversification of models in Street, Enduro, Motocross, Supermoto and Dual Purpose categories, with 2 and 4 stroke engines.
The strong link between Husqvarna Motorcycles and competitions is strengthened from year to year. In 2011 Husqvarna Motorcycles will officially take part in the Enduro, Motocross and Supermoto World Championships. The far reaching Husqvarna Motorcycles network ensures a strong presence in all major national and local level competitions, among which the Assoluti d'Italia in Italy, the GNCC in the USA, the AORC in Australia, in addition to the National Championships in Spain, France, Germany, Britain and Greece.
All these connections brought to Husqvarna in his history 82 world title, even considering last winning of Antoine Meo and Juha Salminen in 2011.
Our bikes are produced in a low emission factory plant respecting local regulation. together with local administrations and associations, is making an effort to reclaim the territory around the factory of Cassinetta di Biandronno, Varese, Italy. Together with the municipality and the province of Varese, Husqvarna Motorcycles is providing to the treatment of the ground water and aquifer, to ensure that the remnants of previous industrial production are removed. Obviously all Husqvarna bikes respect the latest European emission laws.
Husqvarna Motorcycles' commitment today is also a legacy for future generations.