Husky Baja Concept Dirt Bike Unveiled at Corporate Headquarters
Husqvarna showed off their all new Concept Baja dirt bike at their Western American corporate headquarters in Corona, California to a star studded field of off road celebrities and crusty journalists recently.
The Concept Baja Husky uses a 650cc, single-cylinder, liquid -cooled four stroke powerplant, electronic fuel injection, and a perimeter frame with 19 inch front and 17 inch rear wheels. It has a 70's scrambler style look to it, with a largish classic Husky red and chrome gas tank. Huge Brembo disc brakes reside up front and on the back end, and an innovative LED headlight is set against a front number plate, with a slim LED handlebar mounted gauge display. Built to tap into the growing Adventure Ride market, the new Concept Husky is still a ways from production (at least three years according to Husky president Kris Odwarka). "We want to get an idea of what the dealers think of this unit and see what the response is, " says Odwarka.
A who's who of off road motorcycle greats were on hand to check out the new Husky Baja Concept bike. Malcolm Smith (upper left) Danny Laporte (right) and Alexander Smith (lower left) gave the machine a quick check and left their input on what they would like to see changed or remain the same. Also on hand at the premier was motosports legend, David Bailey, who can be seen to the left of Malcolm.