Actual news on the KTM purchase of Husqvarna

Discussion in 'Newsroom' started by Howard V, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Norman Foley Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Trumansburg, NY... The Beautiful, Finger Lakes
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR 86 250WR 93 WXE350 03 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    '85 Fantic 300 '12 HUSABERG TE250
    I've owned and ridden, old and new Triumphs and Ducatis. They bandy about the Classic term a lot. In good and bad ways the new ones are different than the old ones. A new Bonneville may bring the Classic one to mind, but it sure isn't one. Trouble with all new street bikes... they are a third bigger than the old ones!
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  2. justintendo klotz super techniplate junkie

    Location:
    mercer, pa/northwest pa
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    84 250,86 400,87 430,88 250,95 360
    Other Motorcycles:
    99 kawasaki zrx 1100
    what else would you expect from the head of ktm?
  3. Jeff aka BOLT Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    BOLT Ranch
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Shopping for lightly used 09/10 450
    Other Motorcycles:
    350SXF 530EXC 300XC 525EXC 525MXC
    Whats truly "classic" is the never ending............................................nevermind :lol:
    Johnrg likes this.
  4. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    SP, a legend in his own mind.....:lol:
    shawbagga and guscycle like this.
  5. Johnrg Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 TE 310 R
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ducati Sport Classic / Ducati Multi.
    "Trouble with all new street bikes... they are a third bigger than the old ones!"

    The Triumphs and Ducati Scrambler yes the older Ducs no. The 70s Honda 4's and all the rest were 350 lb+ machines. Weight came down only in the late 80s and today with a 600 having the same weight as a 1000.
  6. Norman Foley Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Trumansburg, NY... The Beautiful, Finger Lakes
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    82 250WR 86 250WR 93 WXE350 03 TE610
    Other Motorcycles:
    '85 Fantic 300 '12 HUSABERG TE250
    I had two Ducati singles, so any new twin seems big to me...
  7. Johnrg Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 TE 310 R
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ducati Sport Classic / Ducati Multi.
    I was hoping they would release a single for the Scrambler. I always rode 350-550s. Never needed or wanted more except I drooled over friends Nortons, Triumphs, Laverda and Ducatis but out of my price range.
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  8. Phil Lamb Husqvarna
    A Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2012 TE310
    What I took away from the article is that SP comes across as fully engaged, analytical, detail oriented, and very thoughtful concerning short and long term goals for his enterprises. One can quibble with his slogans, but this appears to be a man very focused on the conditions/capabilities/markets in several continents and numerous countries. Would that USA elected officials have the same focus, foreign or domestic.
  9. Motosportz CH Sponsor

    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2021 TE250i, 570 Berg, 500 KTM, 790R
    Other Motorcycles:
    many
    The whole thing is silly as shit. :D
  10. justintendo klotz super techniplate junkie

    Location:
    mercer, pa/northwest pa
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    84 250,86 400,87 430,88 250,95 360
    Other Motorcycles:
    99 kawasaki zrx 1100
    theres no denying hes good at what he does..
  11. reveille Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Northern Illinois
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 FE501
    Other Motorcycles:
    2015 300 XC W
    Master manipulator. I may just go out and buy a KTM 690 E and sell my Super Tenere just to spite him! Darn you SP!:lol: Great bikes and very astute marketing strategy. I can't believe how they evolve the models making current bike owners wanting the new versions.
    Motosportz likes this.
  12. ray_ray Mini-Sponsor

    Location:
    The Philippines
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    08\013 WR250, 010 TC250, 012 TC250
    wowo ... Say what you want but SP is sitting in the global driver seat of motorcycle-riding at this moment in time... Seems apparent that he likes Huskies more than ktms also :)

    --

    Surprise(!)... No Indian Huskies and what is this new logo? What did it take to get SP, the Juggernaut, to add those 3 letters to his product symbol?

    ktmrt.jpg
  13. Motosportz CH Sponsor

    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2021 TE250i, 570 Berg, 500 KTM, 790R
    Other Motorcycles:
    many
    Taiwan, china, Korea... all building quality stuff these days.
  14. Jeff aka BOLT Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    BOLT Ranch
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Shopping for lightly used 09/10 450
    Other Motorcycles:
    350SXF 530EXC 300XC 525EXC 525MXC
    Taiwan is outsourcing to China... China is outsourcing to Vietnam... the world is a busy place.

    But you can't get those bastards in the middle east to put down Jihad long enough to build a damn thing ! :lol:
  15. Johnrg Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 TE 310 R
    Other Motorcycles:
    Ducati Sport Classic / Ducati Multi.
  16. troy deck Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Republic MO
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    87 250wr 12 cr125
    Other Motorcycles:
    kx65 ty80 rm80 kdx250
    is that R T R?
  17. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    Yep, the only reason Buick is still around after the fall of Olds and Pontiac is because owning a Buick is the Chinese dream.
  18. LandofMotards Moderator

    Location:
    Colorado
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 TC250
    Not to mention their concept bikes have the Indian 390 motor in them.
  19. R-J van Hulst Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Cambodia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR 125 + 40 = WB 165 and a SM165
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda CB 400 Vtec 3
    Ready to race I would guess
  20. ray_ray Mini-Sponsor

    Location:
    The Philippines
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    08\013 WR250, 010 TC250, 012 TC250
    It's gone too far ...way, way too far if that is correct ... ( This was a joke ...meant to be funny ... I'm very ok with SP and he can run his company anyway he pleases.)