1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross — Ultimate MotorCycling

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1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross

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I saw my first motorcycle when I was 13 years It was being ridden by Swede Aberg in the 1971 Trans-Am at Park. Seeing Aberg up Saddleback’s uphill, the front mud flapping, the sound of that 400cc motor cracking the and the resulting clods of dirt his rear tire kicked up me immediately.

I became a devout fan. And the bike behind new infatuation was the Husqvarna.

Husqvarna motorcycles earned prominence in America as the ambassadors of a new being imported from Motocross. The beautiful Swedish with their distinctive gas tank patch, gained ground when they the big movie screen in Bruce 1971 classic motorcycle On Any Sunday.

Not only was Bengt riding one-seen in a series of displays of riding caught in the film’s stars, mega Steve McQueen and rider Malcolm Smith, road the red throughout. The movie culminated the now famous play riding on the at the end of the film. From that on everyone wanted a Husqvarna bike.

The Husqvarnas are what first got me to at a map of the world, to find out where place called Sweden So, in essence, Husqvarna helped me to some geography.

Huskys (as the were affectionately known) not dominated motocross but their ratio models wreaked in the desert as well. Husqvarna a number of motocross world before the Japanese got into the and slowly knocked the various manufacturers out.

Brands like Ossa, Bultaco, Maico, Monarch, Puch, and a number of others fell when put up against the and financial powerhouses of the Japanese. In Husqvarna and KTM are the only two European to have survived.

The beautiful Husqvarna 400 (known as the 400 Cross) here belongs to restorer Owen. This classic bike is true to what off the Swedish assembly line in with signature front mud Magura cables (with tabs) and brake and clutch dust covers.

The motorcycle restoration is authentic down to the official wreath on the cover with World Bengt Aberg’s signature on it; exactly what about one dollars bought you back

The Kelly Owen collection is an walk through the motocross of Visit the motocross collection to see more pristine examples of drove us crazy as kids if you happen to be in Southern California, to an appointment to see the collection in person.

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