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


On Husqvarna’s return to Supercross in 2015, 450 rookie Jason Anderson scored an impressive 2nd place at the Anaheim season opener. Teammate Zack Osbourne matched it with a 2nd in the 250 class main event

Christophe Pourcel took multiple 450 class qualifying pole positions and race podiums in Husqvarna’s 2015 return to the AMA National Motocross Championship

Max Nagl piloted his Husqvarna FC 450 factory bike to a convincing double-moto victory at the 2015 season-opener in the most anticipated MXGP season in history

Nagl continued his winning ways, building a strong lead in the 2015 MXGP World Championship until a mid-season injury ended his title hopes