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Title: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on June 03, 2012, 05:58:28 pm
Now how TRUE this is ? I am not sure. I was told by someone who may be interested in one of my Huskies to buy that he needs one as the company he works for -- Waterworld CMH Marine have been appointed the --NEW importers of Husqvarna ?
They also import Can Am and SeaDoo.
If this is true it could only be a good thing as they have a good track record --Lets see the new 2013 Huskies should be available world wide soon --Hope we see them in the metal hehe
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: gser on June 03, 2012, 06:04:27 pm

 Mr M , tell us more , wie ?
 And wie gaan OSSA invoer ?
 Did you see their new one's ?
 Take a look at their WWW.
 
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: BMWPE on June 03, 2012, 06:13:02 pm
BIG Group

http://www.cmh.co.za/Retail_Motor_dealerships_18274.aspx
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: JustBendIt on June 03, 2012, 07:26:11 pm
It is true - a very good mate of mine who works for them here in Cape Town (at their Paarden Eiland showroom) told me the same thing
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: BiG DoM on June 03, 2012, 08:46:25 pm
Now the BMW MD had told me an importer had been identified after a competative process but sounded like the Husky's would not be on the BMW showroom floors ... but then I heard here they would be??? Would Waterworld import for BMW?
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: blazes on June 04, 2012, 08:22:03 am
Now the BMW MD had told me an importer had been identified after a competative process but sounded like the Husky's would not be on the BMW showroom floors ... but then I heard here they would be??? Would Waterworld import for BMW?

Looks like waterworld will be the official importer of huskies --Pity Husky could not have been involved directly like KTM --
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on June 04, 2012, 08:52:20 am
I was told by someone who may be interested in one of my Huskies to buy that he needs one as the company he works for -- Waterworld CMH Marine have been appointed the --NEW importers of Husqvarna ?

Funny if they are the importers that he buys a second hand one privately ???
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on June 04, 2012, 08:54:33 am
Now the BMW MD had told me an importer had been identified after a competative process but sounded like the Husky's would not be on the BMW showroom floors ... but then I heard here they would be??? Would Waterworld import for BMW?

Looks like waterworld will be the official importer of huskies --Pity Husky could not have been involved directly like KTM --

Read somewhere else on the forum that a BMW person said that Husky will be in a separate showroom.

Owned by BMW, imported by CMH and run by ....  ?? 
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: blazes on June 04, 2012, 12:00:07 pm
I was told by someone who may be interested in one of my Huskies to buy that he needs one as the company he works for -- Waterworld CMH Marine have been appointed the --NEW importers of Husqvarna ?

Funny if they are the importers that he buys a second hand one privately ???

WHY Funny ??????????????????????????? I am the only person that has two--- NEW huskies that have not ridden --no 450TE or 510TE Available in SA ----
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on June 04, 2012, 12:55:57 pm
Funny in that I would expect that if he is working for CMH and they are the importers then he would have more options than the rest of us.
Should he not have option to buy one at cost (or good price) via CMH?
Maybe it is just too early and they have none, but then why not wait till they are here.
If he doesn't want to wait then why? Is it going to take that long until the bikes arrive? Will number be very limited?
Won't he have access to demo models maybe.  Will they only have these deals to top people and not normal workers?
People working for vw has pool cars they can use, at nissan they have car allowances and access to nissan vehicles, etc.

Just some questions.  Why is it that we always have to speculate and work on hearsay?
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: blazes on June 04, 2012, 01:34:06 pm
Funny in that I would expect that if he is working for CMH and they are the importers then he would have more options than the rest of us.
Should he not have option to buy one at cost (or good price) via CMH?
Maybe it is just too early and they have none, but then why not wait till they are here.
If he doesn't want to wait then why? Is it going to take that long until the bikes arrive? Will number be very limited?
Won't he have access to demo models maybe.  Will they only have these deals to top people and not normal workers?
People working for vw has pool cars they can use, at nissan they have car allowances and access to nissan vehicles, etc.

Just some questions.  Why is it that we always have to speculate and work on hearsay?


Well Pieter the Part POOPER -- ::)


I have facts that i would not rather devulge to some peeps who do NOT even own a Husky --

CMH --are THE OFFICIAL IMPORTER dealerships negotiations are under way and should be wrapped up in the next two weeks --this being the reason for not wanting to mention names of dealerships before hand that may or may not be a problem with them .

Also spoke to the current importer at the moment and he told me he heard this a week ago and it looks like that is the way its going --

The whole range is being loaded and shipped to SA --hopefully be landing at the end of June --

I will be having a 900 Nuda to my disposal to take guy's out for demo runs --YOU excluded -- :peepwall:

A large sum of money has been put aside for sponsorship and racing in most classes  :thumleft:

And i am sure they will have demo models avaiable  but WTF has someone wanting to buy a bike off me got to do with this post ?????????

Go and start a new post --not in the Husky side  ::)
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: White Rhino on June 04, 2012, 01:40:16 pm
Blazes, what do you know about the new TXC310?
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on June 04, 2012, 01:49:39 pm
Well Pieter the Part POOPER -- ::)

I have facts that i would not rather devulge to some peeps who do NOT even own a Husky --

CMH --are THE OFFICIAL IMPORTER dealerships negotiations are under way and should be wrapped up in the next two weeks --this being the reason for not wanting to mention names of dealerships before hand that may or may not be a problem with them .

Also spoke to the current importer at the moment and he told me he heard this a week ago and it looks like that is the way its going --

The whole range is being loaded and shipped to SA --hopefully be landing at the end of June --

I will be having a 900 Nuda to my disposal to take guy's out for demo runs --YOU excluded -- :peepwall:

A large sum of money has been put aside for sponsorship and racing in most classes  :thumleft:

And i am sure they will have demo models avaiable  but WTF has someone wanting to buy a bike off me got to do with this post ?????????

Go and start a new post --not in the Husky side  ::)

You asked me about my "funny" statement so I responded. That is all.

Why do you react so heavily???
I had nothing against you, but with this nasty attitude against me I must say I like you less now.
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: blazes on June 04, 2012, 02:35:31 pm
See the WORRY in my eye --- ::)
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: blazes on June 04, 2012, 02:36:31 pm
Blazes, what do you know about the new TXC310?

What you want to know --pm me and i will see if i can help -- ;)
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: BiG DoM on June 04, 2012, 03:36:41 pm
Well Pieter the Part POOPER -- ::)

I have facts that i would not rather devulge to some peeps who do NOT even own a Husky --

CMH --are THE OFFICIAL IMPORTER dealerships negotiations are under way and should be wrapped up in the next two weeks --this being the reason for not wanting to mention names of dealerships before hand that may or may not be a problem with them .

Also spoke to the current importer at the moment and he told me he heard this a week ago and it looks like that is the way its going --

The whole range is being loaded and shipped to SA --hopefully be landing at the end of June --

I will be having a 900 Nuda to my disposal to take guy's out for demo runs --YOU excluded -- :peepwall:

A large sum of money has been put aside for sponsorship and racing in most classes  :thumleft:

And i am sure they will have demo models avaiable  but WTF has someone wanting to buy a bike off me got to do with this post ?????????

Go and start a new post --not in the Husky side  ::)

You asked me about my "funny" statement so I responded. That is all.

Why do you react so heavily???
I had nothing against you, but with this nasty attitude against me I must say I like you less now.

Now, now - let's not start swinging our handbags  :D

The real fact is probably that this guy wants a real Husky, you know not the hybrid BMW cloned ones  >:D
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: alanB on June 04, 2012, 04:23:11 pm
I'm actually glad its not going to be in the BMW Dealerships, because all that would have meant is that everything will double or triple in price without much else changing!

I hope the new guys do well and make a success of it.

Primrose might have its faults but there are some good guys there (Robbie and Max behind the spares desk and Shane in the Workshop), they generally have stock of spares and their spares prices are reasonable.  Plus those three generally go the extra mile if possible.

I wander where the 610 service and spares falls in all of this?

So much depends on the individuals involved - if they have the right attitudes then its all good - if they are the normal cheating lying aresholes that you get in some dealerships then its back to the usual adversity that many others report!

Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: blazes on June 04, 2012, 04:52:23 pm
I'm actually glad its not going to be in the BMW Dealerships, because all that would have meant is that everything will double or triple in price without much else changing!

I hope the new guys do well and make a success of it.

Primrose might have its faults but there are some good guys there (Robbie and Max behind the spares desk and Shane in the Workshop), they generally have stock of spares and their spares prices are reasonable.  Plus those three generally go the extra mile if possible.

I wander where the 610 service and spares falls in all of this?

So much depends on the individuals involved - if they have the right attitudes then its all good - if they are the normal cheating lying aresholes that you get in some dealerships then its back to the usual adversity that many others report!



Spoke to Marco today --and he is also waiting  for a final answer -- he is hoping that the older model spares will still be left to them to handle -- Shane is awesome imho he knows a lot about the 610 motors as well
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: blazes on June 04, 2012, 04:53:03 pm
I'm actually glad its not going to be in the BMW Dealerships, because all that would have meant is that everything will double or triple in price without much else changing!

Actually there are a few BMW dealers out there that have also applied for a Husqvarna Agency that are also waiting aproval --
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: gser on June 04, 2012, 05:07:08 pm
 Ag nee , die Italianers kan ook nie besluite neem nie , of is dit die Duitsers ?
 Wie het die antwoorde ?
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: blazes on June 04, 2012, 06:00:02 pm
Ag nee , die Italianers kan ook nie besluite neem nie , of is dit die Duitsers ?
 Wie het die antwoorde ?

EK  ::)

Hi A --stuur my jou regte cell nommer hehe daai anne een werk nie ?????
Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: BiG DoM on June 07, 2012, 02:46:14 pm
Got the message below from my local BMW Stealer today, titled : Husqvarna are back in South Africa ... :  :mwink:


We are excited to announce that Husqvarna, the third oldest manufacturer of motorcycles since 1903, (Triumph being the oldest followed by Harley Davidson) will soon be sold through the well known motor holdings group CMH. BMW purchased the Husqvarna company in October 2007 and has helped to develop the company with new products, better quality control and brand marketing.

Husqvarna has a very proud tradition of building world championship motocross and enduro motorcycles. Their record includes 14 motocross, 24 enduro world championships and 11 wins in the really tough Baja 1000 desert race. Husqvarna motorcycles were originally built in Sweden, but since 1987 they have been built in Italy.

I shall keep you updated as further information is released.

Best regards,

Joel Epstein
Motorrad Sales Manager
Continental Cars
6 Ring Rd, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth
PO Box 27299, Greenacres, 6045
041 5022200
083 714 1575
0866 571 523 Fax.


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Title: Re: New Importer of Husqvarna ?????????
Post by: blazes on June 07, 2012, 04:08:42 pm
Spoke to the new Impoters --Dealer today and it looks as if they are going to have a dealer in every major town --

Price on the other hand does not seem that they will be cheaper than KTM ???? About the same for same type of bikes --they are also bringing in some big Clout with full sponsorship to race the roof this year --

And as far as spares for the older bikes are concerned --they are looking at taking that over to  ??? maybe just leave the spare as is imho
Title: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on June 13, 2012, 02:43:40 pm
Combined Motor Holdings will import Husqvarna motorcycles.
PRETORIA – The legendary motocross and endurance motorcycle brand, Husqvarna, is coming to South Africa.

Husqvarna Motorcycles, which is a BMW Group company, will be imported into South Africa, Namibia and Lesotho by CMH Marine and Leisure, a division of Combined Motor Holdings – a listed company on the JSE.

Fred Fensham, General Manager of CMH Marine and Leisure, told Moneyweb that the brand will be launched in South Africa on July 26 and that it will be sold out of a separate new and high profile dealer network.

Fensham said that initially there will be 12 dealers spread across the country, but that there will be room to grow the dealer network in the coming year or so. He indicated that this would obviously be influenced by the economic climate in the country.

Motorcycle enthusiasts know the history of the Husqies, but for others it may come as a surprise that Husqvarna is the third oldest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, already manufacturing its first motorised two-wheelers in 1903.

The first model was only capable of attaining 5km/h, now the company’s motorcycles are world-renowned for its performance.

Fensham says that already they have seen excitement in the market about the pending arrival of the brand.

“The brand has huge respect from the international community, especially from an off-road perspective. It has won 82 world titles in this field. And now the brand is also branching out to on-road motorcycles as well,” he said.

In 1977 Husqvarna was acquired by the Swedish industrial group Electrolux, but in 1987 the motorcycle division was sold to the Cagiva Group in Italy. In 2007 BMW acquired control of the company, but left the manufacturing base in Varese, Italy, from where CMH Marine and Leisure will import the models.

“South Africa is one of the most important future markets for Husqvarna Motorcycles; having CMH as a partner is a great opportunity for us to develop and expand the Husqvarna network giving our customers premium support and service,” said Max Kalbfell, sales and marketing manager of Husqvarna Motorcycles.

Owner of the brand, BMW, has wished CMH and Husqvarna success for the future. Rob Holder, General Manager, BMW Motorrad SA, said BMW supports the agreement between Husqvarna and CMH.

According to Fensham pricing is still being finalised, but said that the models will compare well with the pricing of other European high-quality brands available in South Africa. Ironically this means a brand like BMW Motorrad, against which the Husqvarna brand will be competing.

Fensham told Moneyweb that the initial investment by CMH Marine and Leisure into the brand roll-out will be about R6m. This does not include investments that will be made by the dealership owners themselves into the physical infrastructure.

CMH will originally be importing the complete model range, ranging from the motocross and endure bikes to the Supermoto combination on- and off-road motorbikes and

Husqvarna’s comeback to street bike models – the Nuda 900 and 900R.

Although pricing for South Africa is still being worked on, the Nuda 900 will cost you about Ł8 100 (R105 300 at exchange rate of R13 to the pound) in the UK and about $13 995 in Australia (R116 158 at a rate of R8 to the Australian dollar).

Fensham said that the full range will be available at the start for CMH to “read the market” and then after about 18 months they will refine the model offering depending on demand.

Edward Makwana, Manager of Group Automotive Communications for BMW South Africa, told Moneyweb that this will be the first time there is an official distributor for the Husqvarna Motorcycle brand in South Africa.

Previously one could find some of the models, but that would be when individual buyers made their own import arrangements, Makwana said.

Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Mzee on June 13, 2012, 02:51:52 pm
Interesting :o
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on June 13, 2012, 03:08:31 pm
Looks like the resale value of Huskies will be going up next month hehe   ::)
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BatmanGS on June 13, 2012, 09:59:07 pm
Hi Blazers

Any news about the 900 D/S range yet .....??????????

will it be a real SE type contender......???????

Please let us know

Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on June 14, 2012, 06:23:17 am
Hi Blazers

Any news about the 900 D/S range yet .....??????????

will it be a real SE type contender......???????

Please let us know



Nothing yet Batman --- Development in Italy is very under wraps and not often those Italians will let the cat out of the bag before the time --lets hope and keep thumbs crossed
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Dux on June 14, 2012, 09:06:51 pm
Any news on Cape Town dealers , I was in at the supposed Husky dealer a few days ago and what a waste , I have more Husky's in my workshop than he has on his premises .
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BatmanGS on June 14, 2012, 10:33:50 pm
Thanks Blazers.............

Are there any TE630's around for sale and what are they like...???

They do look good...............

 as I ride approximately 80% dirt and need some decent suspension
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on June 15, 2012, 08:14:58 am
Any news on Cape Town dealers , I was in at the supposed Husky dealer a few days ago and what a waste , I have more Husky's in my workshop than he has on his premises .

Hi Dux some high profile shops have applied for dealership all over SA --Cape Town has had a few apply but it will be CMH that will make the call on that and not BMW --- the criteria that needs to be met and the working standard is going to be pretty high and expensive for dealerships --the ecu machine alone for diagnostics i heard was a wack load of moola --like KTM dealerships --so imho i think the day's of the small guy trying to get his foot in the door will soon be something of the past --Wi will hear soon to who the dealerships have been awarded.
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Dux on June 15, 2012, 09:42:41 am
That is good to hear , I only hope someone that knows what is potting gets the agency , Husqvarna are an off road company and the current/previous dealers had no interest in that market , if they had made an appearance at regional and social enduro's they would have increased sales but they didn't so they lost out . 
You are very right in that the days of the small guys getting franchise dealerships are long gone . Not that it is the end of the small guy , there always has been and always will be a place for them , but the diagnostics equipment will however not be available to them so that will have a negative effect on that segment of the market .
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on July 06, 2012, 04:29:43 pm
Looks like all is on track with the Huskies and that they will be here before the end of the month  ::) Well lets put it like this --They HAVE to as training on the Bikes will take place before the end of the month --and without bikes ?????? Love to see that take Place --- The Nuda's are a couple that will be landing and the demand for them is looking promising  ::) NOW lets see at what price they will sell  ??? ???
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on July 11, 2012, 04:57:58 pm
Soooooooooooooooooooo the shipment is running a little late --going to be interesting to see how they going to run a course on bikes when NO Huskies are available -- The course will just have to be postponed --Damb i am sooooo wanting to see the Nuda in the steel close up and test it -- ::)
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on July 25, 2012, 01:04:56 pm
Just heard that the demo / launch bikes are being flown in as the shipment is running late  ??? Also heard who --may get the Pretoria agency -- if what i heard is true it will be a stupid move imho  >:(
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BMWPE on July 31, 2012, 05:31:55 pm
Whats the latest news Blazes  ?
Have you heard who  the dealers are yet ?
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 01, 2012, 09:11:21 am
Whats the latest news Blazes  ?
Have you heard who  the dealers are yet ?

Some --yes -- i am writing them a letter to CMH -- they need to rethink some of the decisions they are planning to make ---  i may just start crying and throw my toy's out of the cot --- >:(

Leave bike sales and bike repairs to reputable bike dealers -- that's all i am saying at the moment --- Not planning to buy a bike at a Caravan dealer or something like that --- :o
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: M3X3Z3 on August 01, 2012, 11:49:48 am
........ Not planning to buy a bike at a Caravan dealer or something like that --- :o

Caravan Dealers etc  ::) ::) :
You gotta be kidding, Right ?  :BangHead:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Hennie on August 01, 2012, 12:04:18 pm
Sounds like Echo 4x4 trailers at Route 21 to me  ::)

But then its just speculation on my part
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Dux on August 01, 2012, 06:39:28 pm

Leave bike sales and bike repairs to reputable bike dealers -- that's all i am saying at the moment ---

I have seen a few dealerships been dragged into the dirt because of being run by people that haven't a clue , motorcycle clients are very different to car owners just as dirt bikers are very different to the Sunday racer who is in turn very different to the cruiser market , each require different treatment and each is promoted in different ways .
I am certain that Husky could become very strong in the Cape but it requires very specific marketing and quite frankly the previous dealers have gotten things very wrong .
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Crossed-up on August 01, 2012, 06:47:06 pm
Yep.  The last guys sell Chinese bikes as their main business.  They told me, "No, we sent all our Huskies back to Primrose.  No-one wanted them - they were too expensive."  Great attitude!
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Pistonpete on August 01, 2012, 06:56:37 pm
Husky will need a national race team. The local dealer has to spend every weekend at the tracks....its a lot of work!
All the best to them....KTM needs opposition :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 01, 2012, 07:45:25 pm
Husky will need a national race team. The local dealer has to spend every weekend at the tracks....its a lot of work!
All the best to them....KTM needs opposition :thumleft:

Yep true words -- Fortunately i have heard that they have a full budget for racing and that they will be spending it --so hopefully that side is covered --

Spoke to KTM about a month ago --they now have 20% of the American market -- that is huge for a european bike. The one reason Husky has grown in America is because it is 1,000 dallars cheaper than the ktm and that makes the difference in the sales as well. More dealerships are opening and making it a good option.
KTM have only increased the prices of the race bikes by about R 1,000.00 per year over the last three years -- that is good marketing imho compared to other brands -

So lets see what happens after the launch on the 20th and see if they will still have my support or do i look at GAS GAS or Beta or just ride mine till they are dead ----
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 01, 2012, 07:47:37 pm

Leave bike sales and bike repairs to reputable bike dealers -- that's all i am saying at the moment ---

I have seen a few dealerships been dragged into the dirt because of being run by people that haven't a clue , motorcycle clients are very different to car owners just as dirt bikers are very different to the Sunday racer who is in turn very different to the cruiser market , each require different treatment and each is promoted in different ways .
I am certain that Husky could become very strong in the Cape but it requires very specific marketing and quite frankly the previous dealers have gotten things very wrong .

Hi Dux --strange that WE ALL get it --except the people who are trying to sell us bikes  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Dux on August 01, 2012, 07:51:31 pm
I have been there , proven what works and been totally ignored , nett result was that I was seeing sales going elsewhere , where I did have my way I proved it could work , 2 Sundays worth of promoting related to 7 immediate sales plus a few more a bit later , but that was coneviently forgotten .
The other important racing criteria is to be representative at regional events , not just at one or 2 events but at each and every event , second thing is to carry spares and to be focused on the brand .
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Dux on August 01, 2012, 07:58:21 pm
Over the years I have worked with some fantastic people at the motorcycle importers , these are the people that listened to those of us at ground level , we were the ones that liased with the clients and had their direct feedback and requirements , I just wish the factories would also listen to the dealers requirements , if they did we would have some fantastic bikes on the market , but then I have to continually remind myself that our market is a drop in the ocean , especially with regards the Japanese factories and that what would be good for our unique market might not necessarily be what the rest of the world wants .
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 01, 2012, 08:00:39 pm
I have been there , proven what works and been totally ignored , nett result was that I was seeing sales going elsewhere , where I did have my way I proved it could work , 2 Sundays worth of promoting related to 7 immediate sales plus a few more a bit later , but that was coneviently forgotten .
The other important racing criteria is to be representative at regional events , not just at one or 2 events but at each and every event , second thing is to carry spares and to be focused on the brand .

People knocked Butch Hirsch Racing -- But i may add that he was at all the races -- pumped big money and bikes for our boys into racing and when i met him we even raced together. If it was not for him KTM would never have been this big in SA -- he also put Husky on the map first and it was doing well --If we needed spares Butch would not think twice of stripping it off a new bike if he did not have stock on hand he even had the top works mechanics here in SA as well as bringing in people like Scott Harden to ride the Roof those days --until sweden sold it after that it was just downhill  >:(
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 01, 2012, 08:03:14 pm
Over the years I have worked with some fantastic people at the motorcycle importers , these are the people that listened to those of us at ground level , we were the ones that liased with the clients and had their direct feedback and requirements , I just wish the factories would also listen to the dealers requirements , if they did we would have some fantastic bikes on the market , but then I have to continually remind myself that our market is a drop in the ocean , especially with regards the Japanese factories and that what would be good for our unique market might not necessarily be what the rest of the world wants .


Yep heard KTM factory could produce ALL the bikes SA take in 3 days thats how small we are -- but where are we going to get true adventure bikes -- for me i see NOTHING out there that fits my requirements --
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Dux on August 01, 2012, 08:10:34 pm
I have a lot of respect for Butch , a lot of people don't like him but you are correct if it weren't for him the KTM brand wouldn't be nearly as popular as it is now . At the 2008 Roof he was there getting his hands dirty on jetting Wednesday helping the guys get sorted for the race , now how many MD's can say that they did that .

Adventure bikes are big in SA but not so much in the rest of the world , for me the perfect Adv bike is something else modified to do the job , also bearing in mind that different people have different requirements for an Adv bike .
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 01, 2012, 08:13:40 pm
I have a lot of respect for Butch , a lot of people don't like him but you are correct if it weren't for him the KTM brand wouldn't be nearly as popular as it is now . At the 2008 Roof he was there getting his hands dirty on jetting Wednesday helping the guys get sorted for the race , now how many MD's can say that they did that .

Adventure bikes are big in SA but not so much in the rest of the world , for me the perfect Adv bike is something else modified to do the job , also bearing in mind that different people have different requirements for an Adv bike .

To True -- Butch had a passion for racing and made money out of his passion --lol would love to see some MD's get there hands Dirty  ::)
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Dux on August 01, 2012, 08:18:56 pm


 --lol would love to see some MD's get there hands Dirty  ::)
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The only dirty they get is at Teazers/Mavericks etc.............. :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: gser on August 08, 2012, 02:37:25 pm

 No Huskys in the ROOF, yet !
 Not even one entry.
 Is the factory team entering late , does any one know?
 What is going on ? BMW and or CMH , please tell us !
 
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BiG DoM on August 09, 2012, 08:03:29 am
Boner for Blazes ....  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Dux on August 09, 2012, 10:21:02 am
That bumble bee looks really nice
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BiG DoM on August 09, 2012, 10:33:40 am
Yeah sure to give one a buzz and have a sting in the tail too if not careful  :o
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 13, 2012, 07:40:47 am
Blerrie Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 16, 2012, 05:31:13 pm
Spoke to Fred Yesterday from CMH --Was very positive and he seems to be very excited to be involved with the Husky Brand and has some awesome plans in the near future- The Container is still somewhere out at sea and the ones they flew in for the launch is a struggle to get out of Customs --

Never the less i will be going to look at them next week  ::)

Wishing Fred and his new venture everything of the best with our beloved brand  ;)
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: teebag on August 21, 2012, 03:32:16 pm
20th is gone - what happened
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BMWPE on August 21, 2012, 04:16:05 pm
20th is gone - what happened


also waiting     :(
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 21, 2012, 05:32:35 pm
They were launched last night and the dealers will be made public soon  ::) There was quite a lot of positive response to the launch and the prices will also be made public soon. But the bikes launched last night were flown in so we will have to wait for the container to dock before we can place orders for our Nuda's  ::)
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: teebag on August 22, 2012, 07:59:29 am
http://www.wheels24.co.za/BikesQuads/Husky-return-kicks-off-big-time-20120821

So what does the pricing look like?
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BMWPE on August 25, 2012, 04:50:07 pm
Eastern CapeAuto Motorcycles (041) 581 1699
GautengEcho Powersport Centurion (012) 345 3333
Katay Racing West Rand (011) 475 4892
MotorNetix Midrand (011) 805 5200
Primrose Motorcycles, (011) 828 9091
Waterworld Johannesburg (011) 462 4390
Kwa Zulu Natal
Hooked Up Motorsports Pinetown (031) 701 2400
North West Speed Bike Klerksdorp (018) 464 1885
Free State
Bloem Jet Sport Bloemfontein (051) 448 0993
Western Cape Waterworld Cape Town (021) 511 0220
Namibia
Leisure World Swakopmund +264 64 404 314
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BiG DoM on August 25, 2012, 07:58:58 pm
I am pleased Primrose have retained Husky and I guess Autocycles in PE was inevitable (although sad as service is eratic ar best) as no real alternative except the Ducati guys (cannot remember their dealer name). Not sure about Waterworld WTF?
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: voorvel on August 26, 2012, 01:03:24 pm
GautengEcho Powersport Centurion (012) 345 3333
Katay Racing West Rand (011) 475 4892
MotorNetix Midrand (011) 805 5200
Primrose Motorcycles, (011) 828 9091
Waterworld Johannesburg (011) 462 4390
Apart from primrose, which received some dodgy feedback on this site, I recognize none of the other shops.

I am really disappointed; There I was, hoping to see Husky marketed and supported by the top bra's. I mean really, who's gonna go look for a bike at Waterworld?!


Walk into a BMW, KTM or Ducati establishment and see what I mean.
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: teebag on August 26, 2012, 01:34:28 pm
maybe we get service and not attitude from WW  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 26, 2012, 07:24:27 pm
Had a long talk with Fred from CMH the new Huskie importer. Must say it was refreshingly intereting and a breath of fresh -air. The dealers as they are now are not a definate thing -- lack of service and you will be out --they have a few more lined up and they are more known companies that may get a dealership-

So if you get bad service let it be  known to CMH and Fred in person --the investors have given CMH 2 and a half yers to get Husqvarna up and running a lot of young blood on sales and people that are very passionate as far as the brand goes -- He did share with me that they are going to make mistakes but that they will be sorted out as a HUGE investment has been made and eventually they will want to compete directly with KTM that is there goal. Sponsorship looks very good for 2013 and young riders that are up and coming will benifit by this. Fred himself and his son race --He is very informed as far as the brand goes and has already got kit -- and special parts for all the models in the first shipment. Italy are not interested in how many bikes are being bought --but ALL they wanted to know is --Who is racing for You -- typical Italians --. ::)

They are looking at getting Husky back on the map asap-- and are not for once fooling themselves that it will be hard work --

I have a complete list of the prices of the bikes and models that are available -- PM me if you arenterested.

The Wr 300 is going for a steal imho 2013 model . R 76,900.00 Complete with a race pack 1 or 2

Nuda 900 R 99,900

Nuda 900 R R 115,900

IWishing CMH the best with their new venture and i am sure they will do well with the brand --

I like the fact that people like Russel Wood got Natal and they already raced the 450rr sm this past week end --


Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on August 26, 2012, 07:34:04 pm
Oh just for the record --You need to see the --Special Parts -- catalogue as well as the Clothes Catologue --i was given  :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: teebag on August 26, 2012, 08:04:25 pm
Thanks for the good news
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: cowboyblues on September 05, 2012, 06:25:07 am
Hi,

New to the site and to Huskies. I've been following the introduction of the TR650 with interest and saw that pricing has been announced in the US - $6,999 for the Terra (non-ABS) and $7,499 for the Strada. This probably means somewhere around R70,000 for the Terra which is not bad I guess.

Does anyone have more info regarding pricing and availability SA? Also, I assume we will get the non-ABS Terra?
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BiG DoM on September 05, 2012, 06:50:02 am
Hi,

New to the site and to Huskies. I've been following the introduction of the TR650 with interest and saw that pricing has been announced in the US - $6,999 for the Terra (non-ABS) and $7,499 for the Strada. This probably means somewhere around R70,000 for the Terra which is not bad I guess.

Does anyone have more info regarding pricing and availability SA? Also, I assume we will get the non-ABS Terra?

Before Wild Dogs snarl I suggest an introduction in the relevant thread. Welcome to the kennel.

I would sat at R70K you are probably being optimistic! We are inevitably ripped off this side of the pond!
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on September 05, 2012, 11:48:21 am
Hi,

New to the site and to Huskies. I've been following the introduction of the TR650 with interest and saw that pricing has been announced in the US - $6,999 for the Terra (non-ABS) and $7,499 for the Strada. This probably means somewhere around R70,000 for the Terra which is not bad I guess.

Does anyone have more info regarding pricing and availability SA? Also, I assume we will get the non-ABS Terra?

Before Wild Dogs snarl I suggest an introduction in the relevant thread. Welcome to the kennel.

I would sat at R70K you are probably being optimistic! We are inevitably ripped off this side of the pond!

I heard they would be about R90K  ANC tax  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: cowboyblues on September 05, 2012, 08:51:21 pm
Before Wild Dogs snarl I suggest an introduction in the relevant thread. Welcome to the kennel.

Thanks!

I heard they would be about R90K  ANC tax  :peepwall:

ANC tax? But why? Is our dear leader getting married again?

If R90K, it is priced the same as the Sertao. Would be interesting to see how they market it.
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: ahlbebuck on September 05, 2012, 09:17:18 pm
Blazes, what's the story on that Touratech 900 Nuda enduro? Will that bike be available? If so, my name goes on the list.....  :drif:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: Rough Rider on September 06, 2012, 09:14:57 am
Eastern CapeAuto Motorcycles (041) 581 1699
GautengEcho Powersport Centurion (012) 345 3333
Katay Racing West Rand (011) 475 4892
MotorNetix Midrand (011) 805 5200
Primrose Motorcycles, (011) 828 9091
Waterworld Johannesburg (011) 462 4390
Kwa Zulu Natal
Hooked Up Motorsports Pinetown (031) 701 2400
North West Speed Bike Klerksdorp (018) 464 1885
Free State
Bloem Jet Sport Bloemfontein (051) 448 0993
Western Cape Waterworld Cape Town (021) 511 0220
Namibia
Leisure World Swakopmund +264 64 404 314


Thank F&&k Moto Junction did not get the Cape Town dealership, even the corner fish and chip shop down the road would have been better than those nitwits  :-\
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BiG DoM on September 06, 2012, 09:52:09 am
Blazes, what's the story on that Touratech 900 Nuda enduro? Will that bike be available? If so, my name goes on the list.....  :drif:

That's a once off competition 'factory' scoot as I understand. I would also probably be seduced if it was a production model  :ricky:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: ahlbebuck on September 06, 2012, 09:54:32 am
Blazes, what's the story on that Touratech 900 Nuda enduro? Will that bike be available? If so, my name goes on the list.....  :drif:

That's a once off completion 'factory' scoot as I understand. I would also probably be seduced if it was a production model  :ricky:

To me that would be the "new" KTM 950 SE! And to think it is in the BMW stable.....  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BiG DoM on September 06, 2012, 11:23:10 am
Blazes, what's the story on that Touratech 900 Nuda enduro? Will that bike be available? If so, my name goes on the list.....  :drif:

That's a once off completion 'factory' scoot as I understand. I would also probably be seduced if it was a production model  :ricky:

To me that would be the "new" KTM 950 SE! And to think it is in the BMW stable.....  :imaposer:

Yeah compared to the new street bike R they are mooting that is bloody fugly at this stage. Also I do not want anything orange!
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: ahlbebuck on September 06, 2012, 07:30:56 pm
I'm not particularly biased towards any make of bike, but there is just no sense (for me) in making bigger, heavier bikes as "dual sport" or "dual purpose" bikes.

What I want is something light and tough for playing, as well as nimble and powerful enough for commuting and there I think 900cc is the ideal engine size. This is why I drool about a KTM 950 SE and seriously hope someone actually brings out this 900 Nuda X!
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on September 07, 2012, 12:03:26 pm
The Huskies here in Pretoria have been dropped off and are being put together --so by next week we should see them on the floor  :mwink:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: ahlbebuck on September 07, 2012, 12:54:27 pm
The Huskies here in Pretoria have been dropped off and are being put together --so by next week we should see them on the floor  :mwink:

Are there Nudas as well?
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BiG DoM on September 07, 2012, 01:57:14 pm
All gone!
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: ahlbebuck on September 07, 2012, 01:59:22 pm
All gone!

I'm guessing you refer to the Nudas..... Any idea what price they are going for?
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on September 07, 2012, 02:15:57 pm
All gone!

I'm guessing you refer to the Nudas..... Any idea what price they are going for?
[/quote

Nuda 900R one left --- of the container that came in finance fell through --but sure by next week it will be gone ----R115,900
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: ahlbebuck on September 07, 2012, 02:40:33 pm
All gone!

I'm guessing you refer to the Nudas..... Any idea what price they are going for?
[/quote

Nuda 900R one left --- of the container that came in finance fell through --but sure by next week it will be gone ----R115,900

That's a price I'm prepared to pay! Who does one contact Blazes?
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: BiG DoM on September 07, 2012, 04:21:53 pm

[/quote]

I'm guessing you refer to the Nudas..... Any idea what price they are going for?
[/quote

Nuda 900R one left --- of the container that came in finance fell through --but sure by next week it will be gone ----R115,900
[/quote]

That's a price I'm prepared to pay! Who does one contact Blazes?
[/quote]

For a prostituted F800?  8) 

Jokes...different strokes for different folks.
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: ahlbebuck on September 07, 2012, 04:28:23 pm
Dom, they turned the Rotax into what it should have been! Anyway, I like the look of this high class hooker....  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Husky Official no more hearsay
Post by: blazes on September 07, 2012, 05:12:09 pm
All gone!

I'm guessing you refer to the Nudas..... Any idea what price they are going for?
[/quote

Nuda 900R one left --- of the container that came in finance fell through --but sure by next week it will be gone ----R115,900

That's a price I'm prepared to pay! Who does one contact Blazes?

You can call Landie 012 345 3333  or her cell number  082 834 0905 she is at sales  in the Pretoria branch