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Husky 125cc Cross 1974


The Husqvarna 125CR was produced from 1972 until 1985. It was often hard to tell one model year from another and this example sports 1974 engine numbers in a 1973 frame. Even more confusing, the gas tank logos changed in font and color between 1973 and 1974. What is true is that at the time of its release the Husqvarna 125CR was the most expensive 125 motocross bike a rider could buy. Unfortunately for Husky, it was released at almost the same time as the first Yamaha YZ125 (and only preceded the Honda CR125 by a short period of time).
Husqvarna suffered the same fate as many of the other European motocross bike manufactures as the Japanese machines kept getting better and better. In 1987 the Swedish brand was sold to Cagiva and production was moved to Italy. In 2009 BMW purchased the brand from Cagiva and the brand is becoming a premier brand once again.
This beautiful machine was restored by Frans Munsters, a Dutch collector and restorer.

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