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Offline Vintage_Mania

Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« on: May 16, 2013, 09:16:04 am »
Breaking News:

Husqvarna join Husaberg

Husqvarna and Husaberg are to become one. Information has today been released confirming that Pierer Industries AG – the company that earlier this year acquired Husqvarna Motorcycles from BMW – and KTM Sportmotorcycles will reunite Husqvarna and Husaberg, under the brand Husqvarna.

Following much speculation regarding what Pierer Industrie AG’s plans were for Husqvarna, it is now clear that a new company – Husqvarna Sportmotorcyle GmbH – has been formed and that a new generation of Husqvarna models are already underway. These will bring together Husqvarna’s rich heritage with Husaberg’s start-of-the-art technology.

The following is the official wording from both Husaberg & Husqvarna…

HUSQVARNA STARTS A NEW ERA OF GREAT SUCCESS

Following the acquisition of Husqvarna by Pierer Industries AG and after careful analysis and evaluation of all aspects, it was decided to reunite what came out of shared roots 25 years ago. In other words, Husqvarna will enter a positive new era by combining its own rich heritage with Husaberg’s state-of-the-art technology.

NEW HUSQVARNA MODEL LINEUP TO BE PRESENTED IN OCTOBER


The new generation of Husqvarna models is already in progress: a new model range, with brand new exclusive design and the latest technology is being developed and will be offered in the segments Enduro, Motocross and Sportminicycles. There will also be exciting, newly developed products in the Supermoto segment – one in which Husqvarna has enjoyed a lot of success in in recent years.

HUSQVARNA SPORTMOTORCYCLE GMBH, OPERATIONAL AS OF OCTOBER 2013


As of October 2013, the new group company "Husqvarna Sportmotorcyle GmbH" based in Mattighofen, Austria, will be fully operational in the production and sale of the new model range to the Husqvarna network of dealers and distributors. Parts supply and Customer Service for all Husqvarna models up to and including Model Year 2013 are guaranteed for the years to come and will remain at the current business location in Biandronno (VA), Italy.
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 09:22:29 am »
Generally good news I suppose; although I feel sorry for the retrenched workers in the Italian factory.
We can also kiss goodbye the more reasonable prices which were offered by Husqvarna in the past.
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 09:25:33 am »
All things concidered, this is good

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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 09:30:27 am »
I use to love Husaberg. Well until it mainly became a re-badged KTM. They use to be different. Something unique. Remember those big slanted singles with FI. Use to love those 570's....





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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 10:17:40 am »
The next move, all bike production moved to India!
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 11:05:40 am »
Combining the two makes sense.
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 11:05:52 am »
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 11:08:59 am »
Wonder what will happen to guys like Graham Jarvis ???
 

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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 12:11:37 pm »
Wonder what will happen to guys like Graham Jarvis ???

He will go to whoever pays him the most, like all professional sportsmen.
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 12:21:08 pm »
wish it was the other way round
 

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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 12:30:15 pm »
Wonder what will happen to guys like Graham Jarvis ???

He will go to whoever pays him the most, like all professional sportsmen.

I know that much, was just curious as to whom it would be ;)
 

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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2013, 02:16:04 pm »
wish it was the other way round

The Husqvarna brand is over a 100 years old while Husaberg is less than 30 years old. Husaberg was originally started by disgruntled Husqvarna engineers when Cagiva bought Husqvarna in the mid 80's and moved the factory from Sweden to Italy.

In my opinion the joining of the two is good; the child being reunited with its parents so to say. It is just a pity that KTM calls the shots meaning that the new Husqvarna brand will be a diluted KTM. 
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2013, 02:18:57 pm »
wish it was the other way round

The Husqvarna brand is over a 100 years old while Husaberg is less than 30 years old. Husaberg was originally started by disgruntled Husqvarna engineers when Cagiva bought Husqvarna in the mid 80's and moved the factory from Sweden to Italy.

In my opinion the joining of the two is good; the child being reunited with its parents so to say. It is just a pity that KTM calls the shots meaning that the new Husqvarna brand will be a diluted KTM. 

Just released that Husqvarna and Husaberg will unite ---


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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2013, 02:29:17 pm »
wish it was the other way round

The Husqvarna brand is over a 100 years old while Husaberg is less than 30 years old. Husaberg was originally started by disgruntled Husqvarna engineers when Cagiva bought Husqvarna in the mid 80's and moved the factory from Sweden to Italy.

In my opinion the joining of the two is good; the child being reunited with its parents so to say. It is just a pity that KTM calls the shots meaning that the new Husqvarna brand will be a diluted KTM. 
And now the Italians will be disgruntled because the factory will move to Austria
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2013, 02:31:11 pm »
wish it was the other way round

The Husqvarna brand is over a 100 years old while Husaberg is less than 30 years old. Husaberg was originally started by disgruntled Husqvarna engineers when Cagiva bought Husqvarna in the mid 80's and moved the factory from Sweden to Italy.

In my opinion the joining of the two is good; the child being reunited with its parents so to say. It is just a pity that KTM calls the shots meaning that the new Husqvarna brand will be a diluted KTM. 
And now the Italians will be disgruntled because the factory will move to Austria

And rumor has it that the Husqvarna factory may be sold to Cagiva ---- who need new factory space -- maybe we will se a new Cagiva DS bike one day  ::)
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2013, 02:31:45 pm »
See letter to the dealers attached
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2013, 02:32:51 pm »
wish it was the other way round

The Husqvarna brand is over a 100 years old while Husaberg is less than 30 years old. Husaberg was originally started by disgruntled Husqvarna engineers when Cagiva bought Husqvarna in the mid 80's and moved the factory from Sweden to Italy.

In my opinion the joining of the two is good; the child being reunited with its parents so to say. It is just a pity that KTM calls the shots meaning that the new Husqvarna brand will be a diluted KTM. 
And now the Italians will be disgruntled because the factory will move to Austria

And rumor has it that the Husqvarna factory may be sold to Cagiva ---- who need new factory space -- maybe we will se a new Cagiva DS bike one day  ::)

I heard that the MV would take over the factory.
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2013, 02:35:41 pm »
wish it was the other way round

The Husqvarna brand is over a 100 years old while Husaberg is less than 30 years old. Husaberg was originally started by disgruntled Husqvarna engineers when Cagiva bought Husqvarna in the mid 80's and moved the factory from Sweden to Italy.

In my opinion the joining of the two is good; the child being reunited with its parents so to say. It is just a pity that KTM calls the shots meaning that the new Husqvarna brand will be a diluted KTM. 
And now the Italians will be disgruntled because the factory will move to Austria

And rumor has it that the Husqvarna factory may be sold to Cagiva ---- who need new factory space -- maybe we will se a new Cagiva DS bike one day  ::)

I heard that the MV would take over the factory.


YEAH long live Husqvarna ---  ::)
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2013, 02:42:39 pm »
wish it was the other way round

The Husqvarna brand is over a 100 years old while Husaberg is less than 30 years old. Husaberg was originally started by disgruntled Husqvarna engineers when Cagiva bought Husqvarna in the mid 80's and moved the factory from Sweden to Italy.

In my opinion the joining of the two is good; the child being reunited with its parents so to say. It is just a pity that KTM calls the shots meaning that the new Husqvarna brand will be a diluted KTM. 
And now the Italians will be disgruntled because the factory will move to Austria

And rumor has it that the Husqvarna factory may be sold to Cagiva ---- who need new factory space -- maybe we will se a new Cagiva DS bike one day  ::)
We need some "exiting" dual sports me thinks and no one will do it better than the Italians.
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Re: Husaberg is dead.....long live Husqvarna
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2013, 02:43:04 pm »
Just my opinion.....I think the Husqvarna brand has been damaged with all the recent developments and it's going to take some doing to restore the average Joe's faith in the brand to the extent where he/she is going to go buy a Husky.
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