• TC 125 2021 (4)

    Motocross 2021

    Hit the perfect line

  • mx-story

    Victory doesn't just happen by chance

    It is a sport of absolutes, requiring exceptional courage, phenomenal fitness, razor-sharp skills, meticulous preparation and unwavering determination – facts that cannot be escaped once the gate drops. The key to a long, enjoyable and successful personal motocross career is taking a wider view and knowing what must be done for continued success. Our range rewards riders who are prepared to look ahead and progress beyond their limitations. Always crafting their skills, refining their technique and preparing wisely, with smart attention to detail. In this sport, one can never stop learning, because when you stop progressing, you might as well stop riding.

    mx-history

    The Early Days of Moto

    In the 1950s, Husqvarna’s ultra lightweight and compact ‘Silverpilen’ street model was the first choice for riders wanting to build offroad-capable self-modified bikes  

    The first official European Motocross Championship was held in 1952, with the first World Championship running in 1957

    Husqvarna’s first motocross championship titles came in 1959 (Rolf Tibblin’s European 250 cc title) and 1960 (Bill Nilsson’s 500 cc world title)

    In both 1962 and 1963 Husqvarna swept the 250 cc and 500 cc world titles in a single season with Rolf Tibblin and Torsten Hallman

    The first production motocross competition models arrived in 1963 with a production run of 100 replicas of Hallman’s championship bike

    Thanks to cross-Atlantic exploits to introduce the sport to the USA by riders like Torsten Hallman, the sport exploded in popularity in the late ‘60s and ‘70s

    By 1979 Husqvarna Motorcycles had clinched 13 motocross world titles, 9 Baja 1000 wins and multiple victories in the US nationals and legendary Trans-AMA series