http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husqvarna_Motorcycles Husqvarna Motorcycles is a company manufacturing motocross, enduro and supermoto motorcycles. The company began producing motorcycles in 1903 at Huskvarna, Sweden as a branch of the Husqvarna armament firm which had supplied the Swedish army with rifles since 1689. It now operates at Varese, Italy. History As with many motorcycle manufacturers, Husqvarna first began producing bicycles in the late 19th century. In 1903, they made the jump to motorcycle manufacturing. ..... Throughout the 1960s and 1970s they were a dominant force in the motocross world, winning 14 Motocross world championships in the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc divisions and 24 enduro world championships. ..... The Husqvarna motorcycle division was sold to Italian motorcycle manufacturer Cagiva in 1987 and became part of MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. The motorcycles (widely known as a "Husky") are now produced in Varese. Husqvarna produces a diverse range of motocross, enduro and supermoto machines using their own two-stroke or four-stroke engines, ranging in capacity from 125cc to 576cc. Racing continues to be important to Husqvarna, competing in world enduro and world supermoto championships. Gerald Delepine, riding a Husqvarna SMR660, became supermoto world champion in 2005. In July 2007 Husqvarna was purchased by BMW for a reported 93 million euros. BMW Motorrad plans to continue operating Husqvarna Motorcycles as a separate enterprise. All development, sales and production activities, as well as the current workforce, will remain in place at its present location at Varese . Additional information Starting in 2006 Husqvarna made the TE & SM motorcycles street legal from the factory in the United States. In 2008 the off road TXC line was introduced in the United States (only). The TC line up is a closer ratio transmission motorcycle intended for MX competition. EDIT - A really cool link: http://international.husqvarna.com/node1003.aspx .