Edison Dye’s vision was to see European motocross become as popular in America
as it was in Europe. To achieve that dream, Edison had to import GP riders and
European motocross bikes and promote the first motocross race series. The Husky 250
was arguably the best machine available at the time. Torsten Hallman’s four World
Championships and Inter-Am success just whetted the American riders’ appetites.
In 1966, approximately a hundred 250cc Crosses were imported to America. Note
that the 1966 model had a 19-inch front wheel, small crankcases and a bolted-together
frame. The 1966 and 1967 Husqvarnas were painted a burgundy color. Any collector
of early motocross machines should try to include an early Husqvarna in his collection.
Huskys came out of the crate like a shiny piece of jewelry, and restoration is easy and
fun compared to the comparatively crude CZs and Maicos.
Estimated value: $14,000.