A lot has happened with the Husqvarna name in the past few years. Recently sold to Stefan Pierer, head man at KTM AG, the Swedish dirt bike brand was also recently reunited with Husaberg, the brand established from the remnants left behind of the company in Sweden from when Husqvarna moved to Italy.
Folding Husaberg back into Husqvarna, the reformed off-road company was reintroduced to the market in 2014 as essentially rebadged KTM motorcycles — a similar statement can be said about the Husky entry in the Moto3 World Championship.
Not all of the 2014 line came to the US market though, and for 2015 we will see the company’s updated enduro models, the Husqvarna FE 350 S & Husqvarna FE 501 S, come stateside. Other additions to the US market include the FC 350 four-stroke MX and the TE 125 two-stroke machines. And yes, they’re still basically rebadged KTMs.
Unfortunately for our tarmac loving hearts, no proper supermoto models have been shown in the 2015 line, though that’s not to say some surprises could await us at the INTERMOT and EICMA shows later this year.
The chances of any such machine coming to the US market could be tough, however it probably helps that the AMA has revived its National Supermoto Championship. For the 2015 season, Husqvarna will have factory teams in both AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross.
In the meantime, if you have dirty two-wheeled thoughts, but want to keep it legal, Husqvarna has a couple options for you in that regard. We hear they’re basically the off-road bikes with a license plate, lights, and mirrors.