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Did any one read what Castiglioni had to say in the Cycle News interview? Husqvarna has plans to revolutionize dirt bikes and the plans have been in the tubes for a while he says, and the proton money (91 million us$) will help to make it happen. He also mentioned improving the 610 motor and making it better. He also took some covert jabs at KTM and he made it clear that husky will remain true to their heritage.

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yup they are allready doing it in 05 models with new "exploding" too brittle plastic :cry:

No worries ... It was a great article........ nice insight into the company

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Husqvarna has plans to revolutionize dirt bikes

What do you guys think he means by revolutionize? What new concepts could be revolutionized? And did he mention a timeframe in the article. It's killing me to find out.

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He also took some covert jabs at KTM and he made it clear that husky will remain true to their heritage.

You mean they are going to severely limit part distribution and eventually leave all their customers out to up $hit creek again?:cry:

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You mean they are going to severely limit part distribution and eventually leave all their customers out to up $hit creek again?:cry:

Check out Travis Jepperson's post about what Cagiva did for him and pay attention.

That is all in the past now. Husky's are goona make the big 5 Cry.

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I love Husky..........but am having too much fun with this 05 plastic maybe issue........I think of it this way: It's now new Husky revolutionary Disposable plastic..No longer do ya have to struggle after a ride to wash your bike....With Husqvarna, the plastic falls off long before it has time to get dirty :cry::cry: :cry: :cry::cry::devil:

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yeah i read that too....what does that mean?

Fuel injection? Electric bikes? Two wheel drive? Husqvarna to produce the Proton V5 street bike? Turbo diet bikes? Some other technological advance?

Or maybe the will revolutionize the industry with a company that makes dirt bikes in Italy and street bikes in Malaysia?

Maybe Husky/Proton will open central parts distribution, service, and there own dealer network?

Couple up with a car manufacturer?

Yeah---its a very odd thing to say....only time will tell. Might be a good time to open a Husky dealership in your neighborhood...

If their sights are on KTM, and they are going to stay true to their heritage-and they are going to improve the 610---then they need to race Dakar!

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nope. your living in the '80's. they only make motorcycles.

you might be thinking of Honda, who make lawn mowers and ariplanes, boats and stuff. or suzuki who make lame cars, or yamaha who make pianos....

Husqvarna, like Harley, only make a select few models of highly specialized motorcycles.

That focus and dedication allow them to constantly refine their bikes, resulting in the best product.

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nope. your living in the '80's. they only make motorcycles.

you might be thinking of Honda, who make lawn mowers and ariplanes, boats and stuff. or suzuki who make lame cars, or yamaha who make pianos....

Husqvarna, like Harley, only make a select few models of highly specialized motorcycles.

That focus and dedication allow them to constantly refine their bikes, resulting in the best product.

Really?

http://www.husqvarna.com/

Actually Husky bikes are seperate now. Husky sold the bike division off.

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I didn't realize they made motorcycles. I just hope if it's the only thing they concentrate on, they do it well and better than the overseas producers.

Harley's are nice and since their focus has been the same, with exception of thier AMF years, one would expect for them to produce a refined motorcycle that does not break and have outrageous maintenance expenses.

Harley is one of the last true american icon corporations. I just hope they can refine thier motorcycles in such a way that it would embarrass the Jap bikes. They have come a long way, but they still have a long way to go.

My .05$.

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The original Husqvarna in Sweden still makes all their products except motorcycles.

http://www.usa.husqvarna.com/

http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/husqvarnaviking.htm

Realistically, the newer Husky's are Cagiva with a Husqvarna name only.

My wife has one of the sewing machines and it really kicks a$$. It's almost cool enough to make me want to learn how to sew.

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nope. your living in the '80's. they only make motorcycles.

you might be thinking of Honda, who make lawn mowers and ariplanes, boats and stuff. or suzuki who make lame cars, or yamaha who make pianos....

Husqvarna, like Harley, only make a select few models of highly specialized motorcycles.

That focus and dedication allow them to constantly refine their bikes, resulting in the best product.

Okay, Husqvarna motorcycles, of Italy, is no longer part of Husqvarna, Sweden? I think that's right.

But I gotta tell ya, my grandfather made tons of money as a Husqvarna Viking sewing machines distributor in the 60s and 70s.

http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/

BTW, did you fire up that 510 yet?

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Polaris made "refined" watercraft, some of the best in fact, but unfortunatly Polaris no longer manufactures watercraft. Something do do with first mover advantage and brand awareness. The company never made a dime in its water division, but they helped create new technology and profit for other manufactures.

It's tough to introduce or reintroduce a "big ticket" product to the maket that is controlled by a few manufactures. The company must create a good brand image with a product that has little or no flaws, otherwise it will not be successful.

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nope. your living in the '80's. they only make motorcycles.

you might be thinking of Honda, who make lawn mowers.....

That focus and dedication allow them to constantly refine their bikes, resulting in the best product.

Welcome to Husqvarna!

Husqvarna, one of the world leaders in outdoor power products for parks, forests and gardens. The range is extensive and contains models for professionals as well as for demanding leisure users.

Husqvarna has one of the world’s largest ranges of products for professional garden care. In addition to various types of riders, traditional lawn mowers, trimmers, brushcutters, blowers and special products for tree and lawn care, we also offer accessories, tools and protective clothing.

Whether you have a small garden patch or a large, park-like garden, we have the right tools for you. Riders, garden tractors, traditional mowers with or without engines, trimmers, brushcutters, hedge trimmers, cultivators and more.

Maybe some of that lawn mower technology will filter down to the bikes? :cry::cry::cry:

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Husqvarna.com is a company started in the 17th century making muskats...they have spun off many businesses since then.

Today that is a large manufacturing company called Husqvarna that make all kinds of products, but not motorcycles...

There is also the Cagiva Group who make motorcycles under three brand names....Husqvarna being one of them...

Curiously, the factory where the Huskies are made once made a bike branded as a dirt bike Harley...

Yeah fired up the 510--twice! Still breaking it in. SO far so good! Incredible suspension, handling, and one mutha of a motor...the cramped ergos are a problem for me, but that will get sorted out...

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Just having a little fun with you, bro! :cry:

I actually almost bought a 2001 TE 400, I found the last new one left for sale in the U.S. when I got my KTM. But I was holding out for the magic button, and my Bultaco experience kinda had me concerned, too. (They quit making Bultaco's the year after mine, or maybe mine was the last year?). I'm sure they're great bikes, and I hope that the company succeeds. It's all good! :cry:

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