400 CROSS FACTS
WHAT THEY COST
Suggested retail was $1385. A good core motorcycle
can still sell for over $5000. Our example was built from
50 percent NOS (new original stock) parts and is valued
In 1969 Husky offered the 250 Cross, 360 Cross, 400
Cross, 360 Sportsman Eight-Speed, and the 500cc Twin
Baja Invader that was never available to the public.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Stock is best! Try to find an original example with a
decent chrome-and-red tank, Bing carb, standard pipe
and Girling shocks. Make sure it is a 400. If your thumb
fits between the barrel and the head, it’s a 400. If it
doesn’t, it’s a 360!
Contact Vintage Husky at (760) 744-8052. ❏
available that allowed top-end speeds in excess of
The 1966 and 1967 Husqvarna 360cc models didn’t
deliver power equal to fierce competitor CZ from
Czechoslovakia. Many also felt that the bolt-together
frame used in those early years wasn’t suitable for an
open-class machine. In 1968, Husqvarna Cross models
featured many significant improvements over the previous
Huskies. Most notable was the one-piece frame. The tank
paint color was changed to a bright, fire-engine red, and
there were many refinements that improved performance
and reliability. Power was improved substantially, but top
riders were looking for more, and the answer was the
’ 69 Husqvarna 400 Cross.
Husqvarna’s 400 Cross would become the number one
choice for any aspiring open-class motocrosser and off-road rider into the ’70s, and this lofty reputation was
enhanced by Bruce Brown’s movie, On Any Sunday.