Husqvarna Starts New Future under KTM AG
Six months following the acquisition of Husqvarna Motorcycles from BMW by Pierer Industrie AG, the newly formed company KTM AG offered an updated report.
KTM AG says it is fully operational and ready to begin delivering the new 2014 model range of Husqvarna motorcycles to customers worldwide. The new range will feature motocross, enduro and minicycles; gone are the street motorcycles.
Based in Mattighofen, Austria, Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH will be a “sister” company of KTM Sportmotorcycle AG, with new generation Husqvarna machinery benefiting from direct association with KTM group – Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturer operating from one of the world’s newest, state-of-the-art production facilities.
United by state-of-the-art technology and the very latest manufacturing methods, Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH will feature new, exciting, and exclusive design. Production in Mattighofen ensures Husqvarna will benefit from the expertise and experience of today’s offroad market leaders, while developing its own unique style and character.
2The 014 model Husqvarna enduro and motocross models will be unveiled to the world’s motorcycling press at the start of October. Offering not only the chance to see the new generation Husqvarna models for the first time, journalists will be able to ride the new machines at the famous Uddevalla circuit in Sweden from October 5-11. Husqvarna 2014 models will be arriving at dealer floors in Europe from the beginning of November.
Stefan Pierer (CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board at KTM AG) says: “These are extremely exciting times for Husqvarna. Over the last six months work has been on going in preparation of the arrival of the new Husqvarna models, and that day is here. Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH, with its enduro, motocross, and minicycles brings Husqvarna back with an exciting new model line-up – one that will profit from the professionalism, experience, and knowledge of the KTM group.
“We have ambitious plans for Husqvarna in terms of both production machinery and sporting success, all of which starts with the delivery of the 2014 model range – a significant moment in the new chapter of Husqvarna motorcycles.”