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I Did What All Fathers of Young Children Do – I Traded My Scion FR-S for Something Less Practical

A lot of life changes occurred in conjunction with the sale of my old website, GoodCarBadCar. We also sold the family home in Nova Scotia, moved to rural Prince Edward Island, and quickly began spending more time behind the wheel of a Husqvarna lawn tractor than behind the wheel of any car. From an automotive […] The post I Did What All Fathers of Young Children Do – I Traded My Scion FR-S for Something Less Practical appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Nova Scotia, Husqvarna, Prince Edward Island, Scion, News Blog, Scion FR-S, Toyota 86, Fr-s


The Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Style Special Edition Motorcycle Hits Dealers

Get Ready for Another Version of the Svartpilen 701 Husqvarna’s Svartpilen 701 Style is a new special edition of the Svartpilen 701 that’s immediately available at dealerships. The company calls its latest iteration of the motorcycle a “flat-track inspired street explorer” in its press release. The bike gets a special bronze, black, and silver color scheme, setting it apart from the standard model. The color isn’t the only thing that sets it apart. The bike also gets spoked wheels, CNC-machined...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bosch, Husqvarna, Brembo, CNC, Motorcycle News, Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Style


MOTO FILM – Steve McQueen’s First Husky

  Before Steve McQueen starred in the cult classic film, On Any Sunday , riding his 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross, there was another Husky that had started his obsession with the Swedish motorcycle brand. That bike was a 1969 Husqvarna Viking 360cc that Steve had bought off world champion Swedish rider, Bengt Aberg, after watching him win a race on it in Santa Cruz. This great little film by Petrolicious explores the story of the “King of Cool’s” first Husky, the history of this incred...
Tags: Video, Motorcycles, Steve McQueen, Steve, Santa Cruz, Husqvarna, Petrolicious, Husqvarna Viking, Desert Sled, Bengt Åberg


Briar Bauman leads flat track motorcycle racing back to Perris

Flat track motorcycle racing, after an absence of 19 months, returns to the region Saturday night at the Southern California Fair and Event grounds in Perris. It will be the only appearance of the year in the area for the American Flat Track organization, with four classes competing on the card. At one point, the AFT was a regular visitor to the region, racing at famed Ascot Park in Gardena. However, the facility closed in 1990 and the races were transferred to the horse track at the L.A. County...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Soccer, Marissa, Nascar, Lola, Southern California, Husqvarna, Vra, Pomona, Yamaha, Jagger, Buick, Don, Tucson, KTM


An Inside Look at Monster Energy AMA Supercross

Over the past decade, Monster Energy AMA Supercross has seen a welcome rise in attendance and popularity. The ever-evolving series has changed quite a bit from the days of Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael to an increasingly data-driven sport with exclusive factory team trainers producing elite athletes. Much like their four-wheel motorsport brethren, factory riders train full-time on and off the track, giving them a distinct advantage over privateers while narrowing the competitive gap to fra...
Tags: Events, Bikes, West, Racing, New Jersey, San Diego, Autos, Carmichael, Las Vegas, Honda, Denver, Motorsport, Husqvarna, Moto, Ray, Yamaha


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 28 April, 2019

Each week, we scour the internet to bring you the juiciest five motorcycles that we haven’t already featured. Today we’ve got a Yamaha SR500 street tracker from Milan, a BMW R nineT from Belgium, and a vintage Norton from Luxembourg. Plus Steve McQueen’s Husky, and a Bōsōzoku-inspired contraption from the lads at CROIG. Yamaha SR500 by Deus Milano The crew at Deus Milano put the blame for this project squarely on Marco Belli’s shoulders. Marco’s a highly decorated flat track racer, that r...
Tags: Milan, Minneapolis, California, US, Austin, Motorcycles, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Bmw, Steve McQueen, Bing, Harley Davidson, Mcqueen, Santa Cruz, Husqvarna


Clever Tool Design, Bold Entrepreneurship: The Story of the American-Made LogOX

There's a reason that only a tiny proportion of the population successfully launches their own product design. In addition to correctly identifying user needs and getting the design right, you also have to nail the manufacturing, the marketing, the distribution network, the customer service. It takes design skills, patience, research, networking and a whole lot of hard work.Meet the Roberts family. They're three members of that tiny proportion. We think you can learn a lot by reading their produ...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Youtube, Washington, Germany, New York City, America, Qatar, UPS, Austin, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, United States, Taliban, Missouri, Maine


Indian-spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 with MRF tyres spotted

As Husqvarna continues testing its 401 motorcycles in India, another heavily...
Tags: India, Autos, Husqvarna, Husqvarna Vitpilen


Review: The 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Of all the Husqvarna street bikes, none has been so hotly anticipated as the Svartpilen 701. Especially by riders who love the forward design and ride dynamics of its Vitpilen café racer sibling, but can’t get along with its ergonomics. Excitement hit fever pitch when Husqvarna announced (at EICMA last year) that the Svartpilen 701 was indeed going into production. And like its 401 stablemates, the factory bike is as close to the original jaw-dropping concept as you can get. But what’s it ...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portugal, Black, Lisbon, Bosch, Husqvarna, Pirelli, Atlantic Coast, Brembo, KTM, Kiska, Motorcycle Reviews, EICMA, Vitpilen


Noise Cycle’s rad Street Rod 750 tracker gets a revamp

In the world of professional motorcycle racing, development is a constant grind. Hooligan flat track racing is the same. But here, the upgrades are done by racers and builders on tight budgets. Not massive teams of engineers with eighteen-wheeler trucks full of SnapOn tools. So we’re fascinated by the way Scott ‘T-Bone’ Jones of Noise Cycles has rebuilt his fire-breathing Street Rod 750 tracker. It’s the same 2017-spec XG750M he raced with last year—but it’s evolved radically since then. A...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Harley-davidson, Husqvarna, Yamaha, Scott, Rod, Vance Hines, Racing Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Street, Noise Cycles, Scott T Bone Jones, Flat Track, Brandon Gonz Gonzalez, Gonz


Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen Get Rekluse Semi-Automatic Clutch Upgrade

Not Just a Twist-and-Go System The Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen will both now be able to come with the Rekluse Radius X Centrifugal Clutch Kit. This kit is a semi-automatic clutch kit from Rekluse that combines the unique TorqDrive clutch pack with Rekluse’s EXP automatic clutch disk. This doesn’t eliminate the clutch lever or the need to be able to work the gears. According to RideApart, what the upgrade essentially means is that the centrifugal force works to replace some of the clutch l...
Tags: Motorcycles, Husqvarna, Motorcycle News, Husqvarna Vitpilen, Svartpilen, Rekluse, RideApart


Husqvarna's Crazy "Backpack Chainsaw"

Wielding a chainsaw can be tiring. Getting tired leads to accidents, so I call it quits as soon as I start to feel fatigued. That's a luxury I can afford because I'm harvesting firewood on a relaxed schedule, not performing silviculture for a living. I admire the professional arborist that can wield a chainsaw all day long.For the arborist involved in thinning operations, Husqvarna has invented a special chainsaw to make things easier. By breaking the tool up into its constituent compone...
Tags: Design, Husqvarna, Tools & Craft


Huge Moto x Zero: An electrifying new design language?

The One Moto Show is a cornucopia of analog delights, gleaming with metalflake and raw, hand-beaten bodywork. But there was an interloper lurking amongst the chrome and carburetors: this futuristic Zero from Huge Moto of San Francisco. As soon as the Zero was revealed, it starting popping up everywhere on social media. So we dropped a line to Huge Moto’s boss, Bill Webb, to get the story on this surprise hit—and the very 21st century design process. “Zero reached out to us a couple years ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Portland, Bill, Bruce Lee, Cad, Husqvarna, Moto, Electric Motorcycle, Honda CBR, Shinko, Zero HQ, Huge Moto, Huge Moto of San Francisco, Bill Webb, Brian Wismann Zero


Timber by Husqvarna - A Dating Service for Tree Lovers

Husqvarna wanted to celebrate and honour the love for the forest that’s shared by many users of their products. So for for this year’s Valentine’s Day, we created Timber - a dating service matching tree lovers with beautiful trees around the globe.Timber is a tongue-in-cheek spoof of modern dating services: instead of swiping between lovesick singles, the user is presented with different trees that each have their own profiles. Once matched with a tree, it becomes apparent they don’t speak any ...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Husqvarna, California Redwood, Stendahls, Husqvarna Chainsaw Academy


Finally: The definitive movie about the custom moto scene

We’re surprised it’s taken so long. The ‘alt moto’ movement has been on fire for at least a decade, but it’s never made the jump onto the big screen. Oil In The Blood is the first film to catalog the builders, riders and artists who are driving the scene forward. It’s directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts, a founding member of the Bike Shed club in London and the possessor of an unfeasibly large Rolodex. Gareth knows everybody in the business—and the cast list feels like a Who’s Who of the ...
Tags: England, London, La, US, Chicago, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Wisconsin, Honda, Vespa, Brick Lane, East London, Husqvarna, Yamaha, PAUL


India-spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 caught testing on video [Update]

Update - The India-spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 has been spied testing on a...
Tags: India, Autos, Husqvarna, Husqvarna Vitpilen


Husqvarna to launch in India in 2019 & can have up to 6 models, says Rajiv Bajaj

Regular followers would know that the Husqvarna motorcycles ? the Svartpilen...
Tags: India, Autos, Husqvarna, Rajiv Bajaj


India-spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 spied testing yet again in India

The India-spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 cafe racer has been spied testing once...
Tags: India, Autos, Husqvarna, Husqvarna Vitpilen


Chad Reed ready to take on another season of Supercross

Don’t tell Chad Reed that he is over the hill because right now he is still having too much fun flying over them. Supercross is a brutal, bone-jarring sport, and at 36, riders are usually several pages into the next chapter of their lives, icing their bruises and aching joints. But Reed keeps going … and going. Saturday night at Angel Stadium, Reed will begin his 17th season in the AMA season opener, and he will be the oldest competitor. There are days when he said he can sense his age, feeling ...
Tags: Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Paris, Tampa, Husqvarna, Ama, Reed, JGR, Anaheim, Gibbs, Joe Gibbs, Suzuki, Chad Reed, Justin Hill, Weston Peick


Husqvarna 801 Scrambler - Render, specs & features expectation

The Husqvarna 801 Scrambler was spied testing for the first time in November....
Tags: Autos, Husqvarna


Shovelhead à la française: Shiny Hammer’s 1972 FLH

Most custom motorcycle builders are pretty handy in other areas of life and work. The ability to set up a lathe or tune an engine lends itself to different fields of craftsmanship. And if you’ve got a knack for aesthetics, you can probably also design (and print) a t-shirt. But one trend that’s caught us by surprise is the number of furniture designers who can also build very classy bikes. One such Renaissance man is Samuel Aguiar of Shiny Hammer, who created the elegant ’72 FLH shovelhead we...
Tags: Facebook, Milwaukee, US, Motorcycles, Honda, Toulouse, Dot, Husqvarna, Samuel, Harley, Pirelli, Harley-davidson, Suzuki, Custom Motorcycles, Nissin, Shovelhead


New 500cc Will Soon Accompany the KTM 790 Adventure

The Immediate Focus Is on Smaller Displacement Bikes Yesterday we reported on the fact that KTM’s boss, Stefan Pierer would like to buy Ducati in order to build higher displacement bikes. In the same interview with Speedweek, the CEO let slip that his company will build a 500cc motorcycle. That bike would come with the help of its Indian partner Bajaj. Pierer didn’t go into details much about the motorcycle other than the fact that it would be manufactured by Bajaj for KTM. He said he wants the...
Tags: Europe, America, Motorcycles, Ducati, Brexit, Husqvarna, Yamaha, KTM, Piere, Bajaj, Motorcycle News, Stefan Pierer, Yamaha Honda, Pierer, 500cc, 790 Adventure


KTM CEO Stefan Pierer expresses interest in Ducati - Report

KTM?s CEO Stefan Pierer, a man who also owns Husqvarna, has expressed interest...
Tags: Ducati, Autos, Husqvarna, KTM, Stefan Pierer


Could KTM Buy Ducati? KTM’s CEO Thinks So

The Austrians Gaze Lovingly at the Italians In an interview with the German website Speedweek, Stefan Pierer, the CEO of KTM, said he would be interested in Ducati to continue KTM’s current positive momentum. Pierer discussed Ducati as a possibility after being asked if KTM could continue to compete with its twin-cylinder engine or if it’ll have to go with more cylinders and larger displacement. He said a three-cylinder engine would be possible if KTM’s partner Bajaj bought Triumph. Bajaj has e...
Tags: Asia, India, Motorcycles, Ducati, Audi, Husqvarna, KTM, Bajaj, AgustA, Motorcycle News, Stefan Pierer, Visordown, KTM Buy Ducati, Pierer, Triumph Bajaj, Ducati Peirer


EXTENDED REVIEW: 2018 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 & Vitpilen 701

Written by Marlon Slack These bikes are nothing if not divisive. You’ll either think they’re the best looking motorcycles on the market or you’re just plain wrong. To my eyes they’re so damn striking I can’t help but love them.  But you’ve probably already made your mind up about their looks. And as distinctive as they are, they’re also bloody strange beasts that sit in weird, confused end of the market. Not just because of their looks. They’re oddities. They’re both singles. They’re both b...
Tags: Review, US, Motorcycles, Sydney, Bmw, Delhi, Duke, Scrambler, Buenos Aires, Husqvarna, KTM, Café Racer, Husqvarna Svartpilen, Geoff Baldwin, Svart, Svartpilen


Husqvarna 801 Scrambler (KTM 790 Adventure based) spied testing in Europe

The KTM 790 Adventure-based Husqvarna 801 Scrambler has been spied for the...
Tags: Europe, Autos, Husqvarna, KTM


LIGHTNING MCQUEEN. Greg Hageman’s Tribute Husqvarna SM 610 Scrambler

Written by Marlon Hodgson Provenance; a word usually reserved for the fine art connoisseurs amongst us, but recently it proved the difference between a motorcycle selling for less than two grand and a quarter of a million dollars. That particular bike was Steve McQueen’s very own Husqvarna 400 Cross that he rode in the groundbreaking classic, On Any Sunday. But rather than bid at auction, another wise collector with four Hageman Motorcycles already in his garage decided to go straight to the ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ohio, Steve McQueen, West Coast, Scrambler, Mcqueen, Continental, Husqvarna, Sachs, Greg, Hageman, Brembo, Hageman Motorcycles, Marzocchi, Keihin FCR


Husqvarna 401 series to be CBU imports initially; local manufacturing to commence in 2019

According to a new report from Money Control, Bajaj-KTM will launch the...
Tags: Autos, Husqvarna, Money Control Bajaj KTM


The biggest hits (and a miss) from EICMA 2018

In Europe, the motorcycle industry is in booming. Sales rose over 7% in the first half of 2018 compared to the previous year, and Germany was the standout country with a rise of over 10%. Europe’s biggest motorcycle market by sheer volume is Italy though, with 130,000 bikes sold in six months. Fittingly, Italy is also home to the huge EICMA motorcycle show, which has been running in Milan for the past week. There’s been a real buzz around this year’s show, with dozens of new model debuts an...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Germany, US, Tesla, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Jaguar, Honda, Husqvarna, Polaris, Harley, Polaris Industries, Moto Guzzi, Eicher Motors