In this days here in Italy we are having bad news about the Husqvarna company which has recently been bought by Mr. Pierer the CEO of Ktm. From August the Husqvarna company in Varese will stop producing bikes and only the sales department will remain active in order to sell the last bikes remained. The future of the company is still very unsure and many employees are very worried about the situation. Just about 1 week ago Martino Bianchi who has been working for 21 years as the PR and Racing Activity Manager of Husqvarna has gone to Honda HRC to work as Coordinator of the Race Activity for the Dakar Factory Team.
We can only hope that Ktm won’t kill the brand since Husqvarna is synonym of Enduro and has plenty of fans all over the world since it is an historical motorbike brand born in 1907. The company has won many world enduro championship titles but also motocross titles and has had legend riders racing for them such as Stefan Everts (10 times World Motocross Champion) and celebrities such as Steve McQueen (in the photo below). We will only have to wait and discover soon what the plan of Ktm is, now the only thing sure is that from August the bikes will stop to be produce at least in Italy and maybe something similar as Husaberg will happen.