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There is hardly any other motorcycle brand that is able to boast of a 108-year tradition of motorcycle production and racing like that of Husqvarna . The first Husqvarna motorcycles were built in 1903, with victory coming just 13 years later in 1916 at one of best known enduro races of the time, the Novemberkåsan. This laid the foundation for a success story which remains unparalleled to this day.

Today, Husqvarna has crafted a reputation as one of the most storied motorcycle manufacturers in the world and their expertise in the field is no more evident than in the bikes they produce, including the TC449 .

The TC449 is the epitome of what a motocross bike is all about. The bike’s revolutionary mechanical design features a gas tank that has been moved below the seat with the fuel cap to the rear. The air filter box is located directly behind the headstock, making the overall set-up more balanced and user friendly. Likewise, the bodywork comes with integrated graphics that not only enhance the design and function of the TC449, but also resolve the problem of adhesives that peel off under the power wash.

Another significant aspect of the TC449 is the new frame, which has been modified at the steering-head area and reinforced with chrome-moly 25CrMo4 steel plates. The rear seat rail and engine supports have also been similarly strengthened while the preload of the Kayaba suspension was reset, allowing for the fork to carry a harder setting.

To lighten and simplify the electrical system, the 2012 Husqvarna TC449 has had its entire wiring completely redesigned. At the heart of it all is a 450cc twin cam four valve engine that’s fed by a Keihin electronic injection and comes with electric start.

Find out more about the BMW Husqvarna TC449 after the jump.

Electric vehicles aren’t just limited to cars anymore; it seems that there’s also a growing trend amongst motorcycle makers to introduce a more eco-friendly alternative to the petrol-powered bikes we’ve come to know in the past.

The Husqvarna Concept E-Go is one such bike. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show by BMW , the Concept E-go is being touted as the Husqvarna’s approach to today’s electric motorcycling world while also serving as an attractive option for new riders looking to tap into the spirit of motorcycle-riding.

The bike only weighs 80 kg (176 lbs) while also carrying a number of styling cues from some of Husqvarna’s latest models, including the side panels, features that are clearly distinguishable as a Husqvarna. In addition, the bike’s highly personal design also boasts of a "single-sided double leg fork" with 35 mm of inner tube and the aluminum single side swing arm. The concept bike’s battery support is also made out of aluminum whereas the bike’s overall frame and oval piping is cast from steel.

There has been no information yet on the specs that come with the single-seater bike, but according to Husqvarna, the bike will offer you an "explosive mix of road, off-road and supermotard experiences" that combines fun, dynamism and an ecologically-friendly philosophy combined for the first time in an electric powered two-wheeler.

Husqvarna finally broke the covers off of the highly-anticipated Nuda 900R streetbike, giving us the first glimpse of the machine that will go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Yamaha FZ8 , the Suzuki GSR 750 , and the Kawasaki Z750R .

Aesthetically speaking, the 900R has been designed with a red-black-white scheme that also features an angular design that is then complemented by a streamlined tail. Despite the impressive look of the bike, it seems that the product is still far from finished with further improvements set to be done before the final product rolls out of the plant.

As for the powertrain, the Nuda 900R will be powered by a modified version of the BMW 900cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, which is light enough to not compromise the bike’s 175 kg weight. Husqvarna left out the official output figures for the 900R, but word has it that it will be well north of 100 horsepower, giving it enough juice to take on some of the industry’s sportsbike heavyweights.

Pricing for the bike is also still unknown, but expect it to be revealed in the coming months, with the most likely setting being the EICMA Show this November in Milan.

At the recent EICMA Show in Milan, Italy Husqvarna brought the Mille 3, a "concept study that demonstrates Husqvarna’s ability to design with highly diverse technical solutions, creating a dynamic and seductive contrast."

"It is an alloy of emotion, curiosity and anti-conformism, molded in an original form. A bike that is complete, but stripped down, elegant but slightly threatening. An explosive mix that appeals to all the senses and sets a new benchmark for future Husqvarna bikes."

The Mille 3 Concept is powered by a fuel-injected 933cc V-3 engine with the cylinders and heads taken from the Husky’s off-road bikes.

"The lines are flowing, the breaks decisive, the shape is streamlined. The vaguely retro rear blends effortlessly into the sculpted side panels. The overall look reinterprets and evolves the stylistic features and architecture typical of Husqvarna design. All in all, it is a winning combination of style and technology that amply expresses the project philosophy—whatever is not functional is superfluous and discarded."

Husqvarna has always strived to innovate and bring new ideas to the world of off road motorcycles. Now, as always, the motorcycle brand with the longest tradition in the world in the Off Road sector is fully committed to the ongoing research and development of the perfect off road bike: easy to use, ready to race and easy to maintain.

The design of the new 449/511 range outstrips that of other off road models and stands out immediately for its looks, exclusive layout and cutting-edge technology. A range of Husqvarna Special Parts will be available, developed by Husqvarna to provide the best combination of lightness, durability and performance to allow Husqvarna fans to personalise their bikes and offer them the ingredients for racing success.

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Husqvarna seems to know how important it is for kinds to have the right tool to start their riding days on as they launch two new 50cc models for youngsters – the CR 50 and SM 50. The first a mini cross model and the second a mini motard, both machines are based on the principle that if you have young riders that are hooked on to a manufacturer from the start, they’ll probably stick with it for as long as they ride.

Basically, the 2011 model years are very simple. They both feature the same engine – a 50cc single-cylinder two-stroke developing just under 12 horsepower – and chassis – CrMo frame, Marzocchi fork, Sachs shock absorber and aluminum wheels. These lasts are also the ones that make the difference between the two models.

Overall, the bikes look great with their racy plastics and decals, which is exactly what the little fellows want. Hit the jump for the official press release and specifications.

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For 2010, Husqvarna worked to deliver a new motocross range that is composed from models characterized by more engine performance and better handling, while also being more reliable and weighing less. The new Husky TC450 is the first example in that matter as it was derived from the racing machines of Husqvarna’s World Championship Teams.

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Designed by Marcus Carlsson from Sweden, the new concept is a combination between Suzuki’s TL1000S and a Husqvarna roadracer from the 1930s.

A ‘café-racer-going-on-superbike’, as its creator likes to consider it, the machine features a donated TL1000 V-Twin front fork and engine with a futuristic looking exhaust. The rest was just labor and passion concluded in 1,200 hours of work.

Don’t get too caught up by the next picture. Simply scroll down and hear that engine idling.

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Husqvarna’s 2009 ascension starts with the new SM 450 R model unveiled at the Intermot show recently, a bike that has both potential and guts to make a difference after the company has been acquisitioned by industry’s giant, BMW.

For starters, the 2009 model year is expected to be an even sharper handler due to the all-new frame aimed at enhancing those racing abilities while the engine is perfected for even more performance and longer life.

At the exterior, a redesigned headlight will easily stand out together with 2009’s graphics. Overall, Husky claims a weight reduction of no more or less than one kilogram, leaving us wondering how many horsepower the engine gains.

That, my friends, we will find out as soon as Husqvarna releases the full specifications on this new model.

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Husqvarna keeps us on pins and needles in what concerns the launch of the 2009 TC 250, the bike that it’s suppose to be the lightest motocrosser yet to be produced. There are many chances that it will participate in the 2009 World Motocross Championship, but what we do know for sure is that it weighs 48.5 lbs.

Much of the massive weight reduction is due to the compactness of the four-stroke engine (13 percent smaller than everything else out there) featuring four titanium radial valves. Developed in collaboration with MX3 racer Andrea Bartolini, the new bike is expected to rule on the 2009 motocross scene.

But in order to do that, it will first have to be produced and rumors are that this autumn will bring racers face to face with it. Let’s hope so!


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