Husqvarna is known for having a diverse range of motocross, enduro, and supermoto motorcycles, as well as developing its own Husqvarna 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines. Husqvarna has long roots in the motorcycle industry, with the Motorcycle branch opening in 1903 in Huskvarna, Sweeden. By 1920 Husqvarna began producing its own engines starting with a 550cc 4-stroke. Initially producing street bikes and road racing bikes the Swedish firm slowly became well known for powerful off-road dirt bikes. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Husqvarna was a dominate force in the motocross world winning 14 MX championships in the 125cc, 250cc, and 500cc classes and 24 enduro world championships. The brand was then purchased by MV Agusta before BMW stepped in to purchase the company and currently plans to continue producing the supermoto and enduro bikes Husqvarna is best known for.
MotoUSA’s 2016 250 Motocross Shootout features six machines from six different manufacturers all vying for supremacy in the 250 MX class.