The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is getting a new addition to its lineup of legendary motorcycles and if I do say so myself, it’s bringing in one of the most iconic movie bikes in history. That’s some pretty esteemed company, but if there’s one bike that’s deserving of that distinction, it’s Malcolm Smith’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross that played a prominent role in the famous motorcycling movie, “On Any Sunday.”

The bike has actually been to the Hall of Fame but its past appearances have been limited as displays only. Well, now the Hall of Fame will be its permanent home, something that wouldn’t have happened without the generosity of Smith himself.

But as he said so himself, the “On Any Sunday” Husky deserves to be put in the Hall of Fame, not just because it starred in one of the finest motorcycling movies in history, but because it’s singularly responsible for inspiring a generation of riders, a lot of whom credit the bike and the movie for igniting their passion in motorcycles.

That’s an honor not a lot bikes can boast of, but something the On Any Sunday Husky proudly wears like a badge of honor. There really is only one place for this esteemed bike and that place is the AMA Hall of Fame.

Click “continue reading” to read more about Malcolm Smith’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 getting its long-overdue AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame invite.

Why it matters

I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t even born yet when “On Any Sunday” was released. But when I was young, one of my uncles introduced me to the iconic motorcycle-themed movie starring Steve McQueen and since then, I always look back to it fondly as one of the reasons why I became such an unabashed fan of motorcycles.

Having Malcolm Smith’s 1970 Husqvarna Cross get its deserved spot in the AMA Hall of Fame is long-overdue but I’m still pretty stoked that the fine people at the Hall of Fame finally decided to honor Smith’s Husky in an absolutely fitting manner.

At the very least, it would be a fine addition to the long list of legendary bikes that are already in the Hall of Fame and I’m sure that the next pilgrimage I make to Wisconsin will include a visit to the establishment just so I could get a first-hand look at the bike many credit as the one that launched 1,000 motorcycle dreams.

Give a ton of credit to Smith as well for recognizing the bike’s importance to a lot of people and generously donating it the Hall of Fame. The Husky wouldn’t have been able to get its spot in the shrine without Smith’s blessing so for him to do it is a real magnanimous gesture on this part.

Press Release

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that one of America’s most famous motorcycles has been added to its permanent collection: the 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross that AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Malcolm Smith rode in the iconic motorcycling movie, “On Any Sunday.”

The motorcycle, previously loaned for display at the Hall of Fame, was owned and donated by Smith, who is known affectionately as “Malcolm” by his legions of fans.

“A true legend of motorcycling, Malcolm Smith is one of the Hall of Fame’s most recognizable members,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “We’re humbled and inspired by this memorable gift. Like Malcolm himself, this Husqvarna has launched many motorcycling dreams, and we’re honored to give it a permanent home in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.”

Smith said that he was moved to donate the historic motorcycle so it would continue to promote motorcycling as a fun and exciting sport.

“Many remember ‘On Any Sunday’ as the reason they started riding,” Smith said, “and I continue to hear it today. Whenever I’m at a motorcycle event, people always tell me that watching me enjoying riding so much in the movie was the reason they got into bikes, and they’re so happy they did. I always ask them what their lives would have been like if they hadn’t discovered motorcycles… They can’t imagine it!

“I’m happy to donate my ‘On Any Sunday’ Husky to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, where it can continue to inspire people about motorcycling and remind everyone how much fun it is,” Smith said.

Many remember this Husqvarna 400 as the motorcycle that inspired their love of riding. Now, those same fans — as well as future motorcyclists — can admire this historic machine for posterity as a part of the permanent collection of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio.

Soon, fans will be able to learn more about Malcolm in the upcoming Malcolm! The Autobiography, which will include an entire chapter on “On Any Sunday.” For information, see

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