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Is the new owner of Husqvarna wrong to ditch the road bike range?

Husqvarna have been bought by the owner of KTM, after BMW sold off the Swedish-Italian manufacturer last week, as broken exclusivly by MCN. Stefan Pierer, the new owner, has vowed that he'll take the company back to their roots, ditching the current lineup of road bikes, in favour of off roaders only. What do you think of his decision? Is it the...

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CobbZ

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CobbZ says:

Hells yeah!

Mainly the Nuda 900R, that thing is an absolute beast! And what a soundtrack! Watch "royal jordanian" on youtube to hear/see its potential.

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SHIVA_

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SHIVA_ says:

Excellent idea! Get rid BMW influence.

Take Husky back to its roots and make it the best dirt bike money can buy.  Period!

Screw the crappy 650cc BMW-Kymco engine that was injected into the line. 

Best of luck to Pierer.  He seems to be on the right track. 

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F0ulOli

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F0ulOli says:

Off Road is where Money is

It seems to me that off road, either tracks, byways or just farms, is where you can really have fun with a motorbike. It gets rid of any regulations for fuel efficiency, power to weight and all the other EU crap that slows a bike down! ;)

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Titosfuneral

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Titosfuneral says:

Shame, really. They were building some very fun road bikes

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bikerdezzie

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bikerdezzie says:

The blokes an idiot, I have a nuda, I love it to bits, only had it around 5 months then they turn round and say this, he wants shot with shit, his loss and I hope I have no problems when it comes to selling it one day or finding parts etc or the dealer will get it wrapped around his neck!

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SHIVA_

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SHIVA_ says:

put mouth where money is

I looked at the poll results.  It's 60% for road bikes.  But what percentage of the 60% will actually buy a Husky road bike in 2013 or 2014?  My guess?  0.00001%. 

For a company this small, with very pricey, small CC bikes, with a new ownership that doesn't have BMW's deep pockets, keep it as pure as possible, get rid of all the extra fat.  keep the model line limited but focused in one category.  

Focus on making Husky the best dirt bikes, specially since the new owner exactly knows the vulnerability of the KTM, he can really take advantage of that. 

 

 

 

 

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Oh, come on, Shiva

All of their road bike customers will both be distraught.

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Motofrog

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Motofrog says:

I was looking forward to buying a 650 Terra. Best dual sport bike for years . Now do I buy or not ????? Is it because BMW have said no more engines at a reasonable price, or have they had a dent in hteir sales..

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vindiesel

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vindiesel says:

Its great that KTM have bought Husqvarna and discontinued all them pretend road bikes. The Nuda is probably one of the ugliest bikes I have seen and anyone who bought one must have been missing a few brain cells

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vindiesel

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vindiesel says:

is the new owner of husqvarna wrong to ditch road bikes

Saw a fat bloke riding one of these he looked like a freak circus show act...:lol::lol:

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