Europe was enjoying a new discipline of motorcycling in the 1960s. Motocross was the ultimate in off-roading – exciting to ride, exciting to watch. By the late decade, Husqvarna distributor, Edison Dye, introduced the new sport to the US, bringing over European champions who crushed the American competition until the fast-learning American kids gained traction. It started with British singles from BSA, Matchless and AJS, but the 2-strokes were taking over. And Husqvarna was taking over the 2-strokes. By 1971, Husqvarna had won nine World Motocross Championships and U.S. riders like Malcolm Smith, Bud Ekins and Steve McQueen were aboard.
Other models included the 360C, a slightly detuned 360 Cross with road equipment. It was designed for serious competition such as the International Six Days Trials but was licensed for the street. The first dual sport?
On offer here is a 1971 Husqvarna Enduro 360C from a former collector, dealer, and all ‘round enthusiast. Somewhat complete, the bike engine is free and ready for a comprehensive restoration or patina-laden preservation rider.
Frame no. SI1098
Location: Ventura, California