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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« on: July 09, 2015, 03:25:15 pm »
 


Ruben Faria & Pela Renet as Husqvarna Factory riders

Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced that it will compete in the Dakar Rally with an official factory team from the 2016 edition of the most famous and toughest offroad event on the annual motorsports calendar.

The official Husqvarna Factory Racing Team have signed two prominent riders in the form of Dakar veteran Ruben Faria of Portugal and Pierre-Alexandre (Pela) Renet of France, who comes to rally sport with impeccable Enduro credentials. Riders will contest the Dakar on the Husqvarna FR 450 Rally bike.

Robert Jonas, Husqvarna Motorcycles Vice President Motorsports said he very much welcomed the announcement as a natural extension to Husqvarna’s engagement at the highest level in other leading international motorsport activities.

Robert Jonas: “We are pleased and proud to be taking the Husqvarna brand another step forward into rally sport. Husqvarna has a rich tradition of racing and this represents an opportunity for us to honor and extend this tradition. The Dakar is the most prestigious rally on the calendar. We’re determined to compete on equal terms with the world’s best teams and we are ready to accept the challenge of rally sport at its finest. We are also very confident that it will be rewarding for our brand and our factory team.”

The Husqvarna presence in the Dakar paddock will be further underlined by the HT Husqvarna Rally Team managed by Henk Hellegers as the brand’s official satellite team. “The HT Husqvarna Rally Team as the satellite team is a natural extension of the Husqvarna brand activities and we look forward to working with them,” Jonas confirmed.

 
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 03:49:09 pm »
I know who I will be shouting for this year :thumleft:

Coma must have had early news of their entry hence his decision to retire  :pot:
 

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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2015, 04:14:08 pm »
there may be a South African in that team....
watch this space  :deal:
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2015, 05:59:41 pm »
Wow!

Big news indeed!

This is going  to make the start of the new year even more dysfunctional than usual!
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2015, 08:57:46 pm »
Great news  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2015, 10:24:31 pm »
Wonder how different it will be from the 450RR KTM. Bit late in the season to start on bike development ? Unless it has been going on undercover.
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2015, 06:32:10 am »
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2015, 07:36:06 am »
This is a very clever move by KTM/Husqvarna.  By running two teams they solve the dilemma of whether going for tried and tested, or incorporating new concepts that could be either ground breaking or catastrophic.

I read somewhere that sales of Husqvarna branded motorcycles have rocketed and are setting records everywhere. I just wish they would go back to those vulgar red/yellow colour combinations they used in the 70’s. At least they stood out.
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2015, 08:11:24 am »
 Will we see Husky support at Amageza 2015 ?
 It will be great if they do !
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2015, 10:42:06 am »
there may be a South African in that team....
watch this space  :deal:

Ok cancel above. He declined the Husky invite, and will rather be doing the Dakar as a privateer.
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2015, 10:43:17 am »
Wonder how different it will be from the 450RR KTM. Bit late in the season to start on bike development ? Unless it has been going on undercover.

I heard it is the KTM RR but with Husky branding... which is inline with what they doing now anyway...
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2015, 10:45:04 am »
Will we see Husky support at Amageza 2015 ?
 It will be great if they do !
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for sure!  :thumleft:
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2015, 12:23:50 pm »
Wonder how different it will be from the 450RR KTM. Bit late in the season to start on bike development ? Unless it has been going on undercover.

I heard it is the KTM RR but with Husky branding... which is inline with what they doing now anyway...


Eish... was, perhaps naively, hoping for a stand-alone husky 
 

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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2015, 04:04:17 pm »
Will we see Husky support at Amageza 2015 ?
 It will be great if they do !
 "Time is FEW "

for sure!  :thumleft:
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2015, 06:52:31 pm »
Great news and about time too.

I am also the owner of a new 501 from E2R and rally build to start next month.
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Re: HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO RALLY SPORT
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2015, 11:11:13 pm »
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