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Husqvarna 250cc Cross – 1969

By 1969, Torsten Hallman, the 250cc World Champion in 1962, 1963, 1966, and 1967 had found a formidable competitor in the Belgium Joel Robert. The CZ rider won World Championships in the 250 class in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1972. The 1971 and 1972 Championships were won on the Japanese Suzuki RH. To this day, Torsten and Roger DeCoster consider Robert to be possibly the most talented motocross racer of all time.

In America, sales for the 250 Cross model were robust, as you could race this machine out of the crate with little or no modifications. Edison Dye picked only quality dealers to sell his Swedish Iron and demanded that they stock adequate parts supply to assure the riders and racers wouldn’t miss important events. I’m sure this contributed to the sales success.

This machine was meticulously restored by Bill McNees to better than new. Bill is one of the for-most restorers of Huskies, as his bikes have won the Del-Mar Concours several times. They don’t get any nicer than this example.

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