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Husqvarna and Husaberg Reunite to Release 2014 North American Line of Motorcycles

After 25 years apart, Husaberg and Husqvarna have come back together, and the company now announces its 2014 line of Austrian-built motorcycles. Ten different off-road/motocross models will be available in the United States and Canada, including two- and four-stroke motorcycles in a variety of sizes.

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After 25 years apart, Husaberg and Husqvarna have come back together, and the company now announces its 2014 line of Austrian-built motorcycles.

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Husqvarna kicks off this all-new chapter in its 110-year history with a full range of off-road and motocross bikes. Ten different models will be available in the United States and Canada, including two- and four-stroke motorcycles in a variety of sizes – from 501 all the way down to 85cc.

The models include:

  • Motocross
    Two-stroke: TC 85, 125 and 250
    Four-stroke: FC 250 and 450
  • Enduro
    Two-stroke: TE 250 and 300
    Four-stroke: FE 250, 350, 501

Several of Husqvarna’s key innovations can be found on the full line of 2014 machines – most notably the polyamide rear subframe. Uniquely housing the airbox and electronics of each model, the high-tech composite construction of the polyamide subframe is designed to offer optimum rigidity while also allowing more flex than a traditional aluminum structure. The three-piece fiberglass-reinforced subframe also provides an ideal grab handle, and gives the bike greater impact resistance (polyamide will bend back into place unlike aluminum).

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The innovative subframe is applied to every new Husqvarna – even the TCs, which marks the first time a composite rear subframe has been offered on a production two-stroke motocrosser. The subframe is carefully calibrated to work in harmony with the lightweight chromium molybdenum (chromoly) frame. Precise longitudinal flex helps absorb impact from the rear wheel while torsional rigidity enhances handling and stability.

The single-component casting process of the aluminum swingarm eliminates the need for welds, further enhancing the 2014 Husqvarna chassis. Strong but light, the swingarm puts the Husqvarna power to the ground while offering the rider the utmost in comfort and confidence, according to the company. The rear chassis assembly also incorporates a linkage system, standard on all Husqvarna motorcycles*, along with a fully adjustable WP shock.

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Each model in the 2014 line also utilizes WP front suspension mounted by Husqvarna’s distinctive CNC-machined black triple clamps.* With precisely engineered flex, the triple clamps provide even clamping force on the fork legs, and allow the tubes to flex under stress. In addition, the handlebar can be mounted in four different positions to adapt to rider preference.

*excluding TC 85

To view a complete spec sheet, click here.

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