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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Husqvarna => Topic started by: blazes on January 29, 2015, 11:10:53 am

Title: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: blazes on January 29, 2015, 11:10:53 am

 
2014 has been a momentous year for the Husqvarna brand. Enjoying record figures in sales and turnover, a total number of 16,337 motorcycles were sold.
 
Passing the magical 100 million Euro mark in turnover, this growth provided Husqvarna Motorcycles with production and sales figures never before achieved during the iconic brandís 111 years of motorcycle production.
 
Husqvarna gained significant market share in the enduro competition segment as well as making an outstanding restart into the motocross segment, where close to 6,000 Husqvarna motocross bikes were sold worldwide.
 
As such the brand has re-established its position as a key player within the offroad motorcycle segment. In 2015 Husqvarna will pursue its growth strategy
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: wolf skaap on January 29, 2015, 08:55:20 pm
Cool.
Would like to see them produce their own bikes now.

If not, just dump the WP suspension for Kayaba. It's the only item preventing both KTM and Husky from dominating the 450 class.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: Bensien on January 30, 2015, 08:16:01 am
Cool.
Would like to see them produce their own bikes now.

If not, just dump the WP suspension for Kayaba. It's the only item preventing both KTM and Husky from dominating the 450 class.

I find that statement curious, especially in the light of the fact that some of the Japanese works teams and top riders like Dylan Ferrandis and Tommy Searle have swopped there Kayaba and Showa suspensions for WP.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: wolf skaap on January 30, 2015, 11:47:00 am
Cool.
Would like to see them produce their own bikes now.

If not, just dump the WP suspension for Kayaba. It's the only item preventing both KTM and Husky from dominating the 450 class.

I find that statement curious, especially in the light of the fact that some of the Japanese works teams and top riders like Dylan Ferrandis and Tommy Searle have swopped there Kayaba and Showa suspensions for WP.
Read mx action magazine's 2015 450 shootout.
If you can't get hold of it. Read any 450 shootout from the last decade.
 ;)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: sidetrack on January 30, 2015, 12:06:01 pm
Cool.
Would like to see them produce their own bikes now.

If not, just dump the WP suspension for Kayaba. It's the only item preventing both KTM and Husky from dominating the 450 class.

I find that statement curious, especially in the light of the fact that some of the Japanese works teams and top riders like Dylan Ferrandis and Tommy Searle have swopped there Kayaba and Showa suspensions for WP.
Read mx action magazine's 2015 450 shootout.
If you can't get hold of it. Read any 450 shootout from the last decade.
 ;)

If you find yourself still being curious,  test wp, showa and kyb for yourself.
The difference is astounding
For MX yes but for enduro the WP's seems to perform much better or at least there is virtually no Japanese enduro bikes.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: wolf skaap on January 30, 2015, 12:48:00 pm
Yes we are speaking MX here but make no mistake, the SSS KYB's are not seen as mythical for nothing.

The older bladder style WP forks got very bad reviews and 4CS is a step in the right direction. It still has a lot of ground to make up on the KYB's speed sensitive suspension.
SSS means it's plush when you want it to be and bottom resistant when it must be :)
Regarding the new air forks: Apparently it costs the manufacturer half as much to manufacture (compared to spring forks) and they weigh less. In terms of performance, they are still no match for spring forks (barring 4CS).

I totally agree with the MXA reviews; KYB or Showa will take the KTM's to the ultimate level. It will take the Japs years to catch up!

P.S.
You can actually buy the KTM450 factory replica with Showa or KYB suspension all round but it's moer expensive.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: tdm on January 30, 2015, 01:04:33 pm
with sales like that world wide,, who fucked it up here?
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: wolf skaap on January 30, 2015, 01:27:49 pm
with sales like that world wide,, who fucked it up here?
Nobody  :thumleft:
But why stop now?

The Jap's 4 year refresh cycles are staring to hurt them badly now. KTM cought up quickly with their yearly improvements; Dungey's 2015 450 weighs as much as the CRF now. That's with electric start!

I'm not dissing the KTM or Husky, I'm saying they will be the ultimate if they trash the WP's for Showa or KYB.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: sidetrack on January 30, 2015, 02:40:17 pm
Yes we are speaking MX here but make no mistake, the SSS KYB's are not seen as mythical for nothing.


Dis goeies, nou moet hulle nog net alu rame ook kry dan kan die Japs maar shop toe maak  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: wolf skaap on January 30, 2015, 02:59:43 pm
Yes we are speaking MX here but make no mistake, the SSS KYB's are not seen as mythical for nothing.


Dis goeies, nou moet hulle nog net alu rame ook kry dan kan die Japs maar shop toe maak  :biggrin:
Nee klink my die nuwe staal raam is goed!
Title: Re: Husqvarna Motorcycles achieve record breaking sales and turnover in 2014
Post by: wolf skaap on January 30, 2015, 10:55:37 pm
MX Action magazine April 2014: