It’s always great to see good companies like Husqvarna interested in cycling. If you happened to be at Sea Otter this year and were wondering what they were doing there you may probably weren’t alone. Inside, we asked them about their interests in the cycling community and chatted with Mike Brown, who is a decorated motocross/endurocross athlete.
A new Motor Monday for you all this week as Husqvarna was in attendance at Sea Otter this year. In the video below you can learn more about why Husqvarna was there, get an overview of some of their offerings, hear how Mike Brown loves to use cycling in his training, and learn about what events they’ll be at this year.
Husqvarna has been manufacturing motorcycles since 1903 and they’ve got a lot of rich heritage when it comes to motorsports. Recently they’ve re-ignited their competitive edge with Monster Engergy Supercross wins from Jason Anderson this year and stellar performances from their Extreme Enduro & Endurocross athletes like Graham Jarvis and Mike Brown to name a few.
Any good cyclist, especially downhill and enduro specifically, will tell you that a moto is a great way to cross train and we couldn’t agree more. Some of the more well known lovers of the throttle include Aaron Gwin, Greg Minnaar, Sam Hill, Steve Peat, Brendan Fairclough, Eliot Jackson, and more. There are many skills that can be learned and burnished by adding a dirt bike to your program. Husqvarna helps support the SoCal Bicycling league and most everyone in their office also love mountain bikes and compete in cycling event.
Husqvarna brought out four motorbikes to Sea Otter that highlighted most of their newer products and offerings. They brought along the TC125, FE250, 701 Supermoto, and 701 Enduro.
The TC125 is a new lightweight 2 stroke motocross bike with 40hp.
The FE250 is a fuel injected dirt bike that is a good bike for trails and for those looking to get into the sport. Street legal offerings as well in the FE350 and FE501 are also available. The FE250 on dislay also showcased a lot of the optional hop-up parts on it that you can get for it.
The 701 Supermoto is brand new this year and it drew quite a bit of attention as well during the show. It uses a single overhead cam and is a single cylinder engine with lots of technology and electronic fuel injection to output 67 hp at 7,000 rpm in a lightweight chassis. The Dual Sport 710 Enduro is spec’d to conquer urban environments and offroad terrain.
Look for the Husqvarna tent at cycling events like USA Nationals at Mammoth this year and the Kamikaze Bike Games. Don’t be afraid to stop in and see what they’ve got to show. Be sure to follow them online as well to learn more about their products and athletes.