Husqvarna designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes motocross, enduro and supermoto motorcycles. Its first motorcycles were launched way back in 1903 in Sweden, making Husqvarna the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer with uninterrupted production, and by the 1930s riders on Husqvarna machines were making regular visits to the top step of the podium in major championships around the world.
As motocross emerged in the 1950s, the company’s lightweight and easy-to-adapt single-cylinder road bikes quickly became a popular choice for off-road use, and the first Husqvarna machine purpose-built for off-road use arrived in 1955. Beginning with Rolf Tibblin that year, Husqvarna riders have gone on to win many motocross world titles in all classes, plus other competitions including the World Enduro Championship and the Baja 1000.
In 2013, Husqvarna reunited with breakaway brand Husaberg, and the ‘new’ Husqvarna Motorcycles returned to its origins with a brand new range of bikes. The motocross range now features the TC85, TC125, TC250, FC250, FC350 and FC450, all in the iconic blue, yellow and white colours of Sweden.
Husqvarna factory teams currently compete in the MXGP and MX2 classes of the FIM World Motocross Championship, with riders Tyla Rattray, Todd Waters, Romain Febvre and Aleksandr Tonkov, as well as in the Enduro, Superenduro, Extreme Enduro and Moto 3 championships. The company also backs American stars Mike Brown, Jacob Argubright, Andrew Delong and Russell Bobbitt.