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CLASSIC 1966 HUSQVARNA 360 VIKING: Ten 1966 Husqvarna 360 Vikings Imported To The USA. Only One Exists (Two If You Count The One Edison Dye Cut Up To Use As The Prototype For His Dye Rebel

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Two-strokes made their impact in the 250 class, where the underpowered four-strokes quickly to the light weight and snappy of the 250 offerings of CZ, Greeves and Husqvarna. But the claimed that two-strokes never dominate the 500 class, for reasons:

(1) The limited metallurgy of the day wasn’t to two-… longevity (and a piston only meant a lifespan).

(2) A 500cc four-… pump out more horsepower a 360cc two-….

(3) BSA, who the 500 World Championship, was ready to titanium frames, ultra-lightweight and Jeff Smith on the horde of

Husqvarna had historically been of the four-… power elite. Rolf Tibblin had won the 1963 500 Championship on a specially built thumper that was never put production. In 1963, the best was in ninth place and no two-strokes in the top ten in 1964. It wasn’t until that the first two-… on a 500cc podium when CZ’s were second and behind Jeff Smith on the BSA.

One year later, CZ-mounted Friedrichs and Rolf Tibblin won of 14 500 GPs between them, signaling the end of dominance.

Where was Husqvarna? had pulled out of the 500 class to concentrate on a competitive 250cc two-… for Hallman. That move off with back-to-back 250 World in ’66 and ’67. Husky then its 250cc development program to the 1966 Husqvarna 360 Viking. The class Husky was based on Hallman’s 250.

Its 78.5mm by 72mm bore and engine pumped out 37 horsepower to the brochure) via a 32mm Bing. As it the 1966 Husky 360 weighed 215 pounds.



The 360 retailed for $1150 in 1966. one remaining Viking that was to out-of-the-crate condition by John is valued at $25,000 and can be seen at the Years of Motocross Museum .

Only ten 1966 Husqvarna 360 were imported to the USA. one still exists (two if you the one that Husky importer Dye cut up to use as the prototype for his Dye Rebel 500).


Approximately 100 Crosses were imported to the in 1966. The 250’s and 360’s are identical in appearance. The Husky 250 has fins on the cylinder, while the 360 has ten

The flat airbox, 19-inch wheel and two-bolt steel mounts are other.

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