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    Cool Husqvarna motorcycles on a roll

    Sweden's Husqvarna releases new line of street bikes in the US, defying drop in motorcycle sales



    And I remember when the Husky's were a red gas tank with chrome sides.



    More at this CNBC article- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/14/husq...o-get-one.html

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    A "real" Husqvarna -


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    Yeah, damn clean air fanatics and their "2-stroke" hate.
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    Well, here is a better look at some real Husqvarna bikes havin' fun -




    full movie here - [Warning! you might have the little OAS jingle in your mind the rest of the day] -


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    On Any Sunday and the movie follow-ups by Mr. Brown are really are a must see for the motorcycle enthusiast. It's motorcycling in it's purist form.



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    I need to watch OAS.....















    ...again!

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    692cc, 55kW (73 hp), 345 pounds (dry) ... single cylinder.

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    Posting the full On Any Sunday video link was evil. I just stayed up half the night watching it again. I saw it when it came out, hard to believe it was 47 years ago. It holds up well, still a great tribute to the appeal of motorcycles.
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    I'm curious how they quell the vibes of a 750cc single...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls1150 View Post
    I'm curious how they quell the vibes of a 750cc single...
    Husky doesnt mention a counter-balancer in the specs on their website. Id guess that with todays lighter piston/rod designs and materials it shouldnt be all that difficult to reduce or almost eliminate vibes in a targeted rpm range, and to reduce the vibes through much of the rpm range. Odd that they dont mention it, tho, as one would think it a question best answered before it is asked by the buying public.

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    Husqvarna has gotten into the American Flat Track singles series. Shayna Texter is riding a FC450 that is stock except for the exhaust. Texter did not qualify in Daytona and was 7th in the main event in Atlanta. In 2017 she had five wins in the singles series and competed a limited schedule in the twins series.
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    Husqvarna also produces lawn mowers, chain saws and weed eaters. I live in 12 month jungle growth territory and the Husky products for lawn and bush are junk. Stihl rules down here. Husqvarna brings to mind AMF with their foray into motorcycles and every other damn thing at one point. I will give them the benefit of doubt on the current quality of motorcycles, given their history. Now if Stihl ever produces a motorcycle, I'm all in!

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    KTM owns Husquvarna motor cycles. The 400 and 700 have KTM engines and I believe the basics frames are identical. 390 Duke and 690 Duke

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    Quote Originally Posted by crucian View Post
    Bultaco rules! Now if Stihl ever produces a motorcycle, I'm all in!
    In 25 years of cutting things up, I mean down! used McCULLOCH/Echo/Homelite/Poulan & Husqvarna.
    The Husky was the best of them all.
    Then I got a Stihl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls1150 View Post
    I'm curious how they quell the vibes of a 750cc single...
    The 701 Husky uses the KTM 690 motor. That family of motors has always been counter balanced. In 2016 (I think) they added a second counter balancer which has apparently made the vibration reasonable. I rode a 2015 KTM 690 Duke and found the vibe unpleasant. I still bought a KTM, but I went with the 390 Duke which, with 40+ hp and even less weight, goes very nicely - at least as long as you like to work the shift...

    I haven't had the opportunity to try the dual counterbalanced 2016 and later 690.
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