1982 Husqvarna CR 500

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Lot 183
1982 Husqvarna CR 500

Sold for US$ 5,520 inc. premium
1982 Husqvarna CR 500
In late 1960s, Edison Dye, a Husqvarna distributor, began an American racing series for the previously European-dominated discipline of motorcycle racing called Motocross. Dye brought over European champions who crushed the American competition for a while, but the American kids were fast learners. Two strokes were taking over from the British singles like BSA, Matchless and AJS in the US, as they had previously in Europe, and by the time Mark Blackwell won the US section of the Trans-Am series in 1971, he was on a Husqvarna. By then, Husqvarna had won nine World Motocross Championships and U.S. riders like Malcolm Smith, Bud Ekins and Steve McQueen were aboard.
The 500 CR was released in mid-1982 and was the only motocross racer ever to feature a 44MM Mikuni carburetor. Also, 1982 was the last year that saw a Husqvarna with factory polished side panels on the tank and the traditional paint scheme, whereas the 83 models had white paint, and the 84 got a white plastic tank.

The 500 CR presented here appears to be in very nice condition with period correct black tank and polished side panels. The bike received a complete nut-and-bolt restoration by marque expert, Vintage Husky Restorations. The bike is in showroom condition and has never been started since restored.

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