Lars in the background snooping across the race shop of some of his older Husqvarna buddies.

Hey there Jody,

All is well here, but racing is not as much fun in Sweden as at kunne Glen Helen. Here in Sweden I must race towards riders who are 30 or 40 years younger than me, so I keep to the “back of the pack! ”

We are sending you some pictures of things that very few people have ever observed. My guess is it was obviously a hush-hush deal back when the Italians purchased Husqvarna and moved them to Italy. This rare prototype accidentally obtained left behind within Sweden.

This is a 1983/1984 individual shock prototype. Excellent four-speed tranny and a 488cc motor. The second bike is really a 1987/1988 CR250 having a one-off new motor. It features a transmission that comes out of the situations without having to remove the engine in the frame. Same thing goes for the complete crankshaft—all you need to do is pull the top-end as well as the crank comes directly out. To a state of mind, as being a loyal Husqvarna racerbil, it’s a pity that Husky did not remain in Sweden and money into the brand. Who knows what they could have carried out!

These items two bikes were created, as we say within Sweden, “behind the actual barn” without approval in the big chiefs at kunne Electrolux, but in the Husky engineers in their free time! Truly awesome!

Best regards,

This bike was never sold to the public and it wasn’t sold to Cagiva once they bought Husky and moved the factory in order to Croatia.

The particular banana swingarm enabled the actual Husky engineers to installed a longer shock to get more stroke in the secret CR500 prototype.

Unlike the ultimate single-shock Husky production design, the actual prototype’s no-link shock has been mounted outboard for simpler entry.

The particular one-off, sand cast, Husqvarna 250 motor featured a power control device, cassette transmission and oversize cylinder base.

Just one proto 250cc motor was ever made and it too was hidden away in the Italians. Not to be seen until today.

The particular water-cooled engine was rather compact and the power valve was created to be electric powered.


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