Moto Adventures

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Husqvarna


Early sewing machines were a huge success, not only motorcycles were made.


A 175 Silver Bullet mid 1960's, it put Huquvarna on the off-road map.


A huge selection of mopeds were produced, I bet you would love to have one of these, eh Ted?


1920's 350cc, look out Harley Davidson!


300 year anniversary.


800cc prototype twin two stroke, built for Dakar. Those damn Italians couldn't come through at Aprilla during the merging years.


1910 bicycle with wooden rims and fenders.


Big Bore two stroke late 70's desert racer.


Lindstrom off-road signature bike derived from the Silver Bullet in the mid 60's.


An early musket pistel, as Husqvarna only made munitions for 200 years until 1887.


Late 70's to the mid 80's. My era of racing against Husqvarnas.


1972 cr250. One of Huskies best and just like yours, Ted!


The town of Huskvarna is the original home of the Husqvarna company with its beginnings dating back to the late 1600's when the King of Sweden wanted a company to build munitions. The site was selected because of the constant flowing water supply to run its water mills. In the late 1800 they couldn't survive just making munitions so they branched off and started building products for many other uses, heating stoves and sewing machines were the biggest success and later on motorcycles, chainsaws and garden equipment became the best in the world. To this very day they are still the worlds leader in chainsaws and lawn mowers. Other specialties were meat grinders and some of the worlds first microwave ovens. Husqvarna lost their success in motorcycles when merging with Aprilla in the mid 1980's, however they are once again producing great off-road motorcycles with some world championship riders.

2 Comments:

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Looks like a very cool museum. Would love to see this one.

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger Ivo said...

To bad the pictures are so small

 

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