The Husqvarna was “spindly framed” according to Malcolm Smith, a Greeves rider whom Edison Dye first approached to ride for him. Malcolm would soon find out that the Husqvarna was far superior to his Greeves. The Husky was much lighter, handled better, had the “right” kind of power for motocross and, most important, was sturdy.
By 1969, demand for Husqvarnas in America would actually exceed the Swedish factory’s ability to produce them. American importer Edison Dye only picked quality dealers to sell his Swedish iron and demanded that they stock adequate parts to ensure that the riders and racers wouldn’t miss important events. The machine was constantly being improved. The 1969 frame was now “one piece” instead of the early bolt-together chassis. The engine was beefed up for improved reliability, and other enhancements ensured the bike could be raced right out of the crate. This one is restored perfectly right down to the Trelleborg Tires.
MAKE / MODEL: HUSQVARNA 360 CROSS
YEAR: 1969 ENGINE DISPLACEMENT: 360CC
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: SWEDEN
ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE NEW: $1,149.00
THIS BIKE IS:
_ NEW, NEVER BEEN STARTED
_ ORIGINAL UNRESTORED
_ PARTIALLY RESTORED
X FULLY RESTORED
RESTORATION WORK PERFORMED BY: STEVE COMONTOFSKI / KELLY OWEN
OWNER: KELLY OWEN