1972 Husqvarna 400 CR Project
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.
The motorbike offered
On offer here is a 1972 Husqvarna 400 Cross project 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. MJ04019
Location: Ventura, California