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BMW Sells Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industrie AG

BMW Sells Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industrie AG

BMW has announced an agreement to sell Husqvarna Motorcycles to Austrian-based Pierer Industrie AG. Husqvarna started 110 years ago in Sweden but was owned by the Italian Cagiva MV Agusta group when it was purchased by BMW in 2008. Pierer Industrie AG is headed by Stefan Pierer who is also KTM’s managing director and aContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Final Stage, 12 Total Podiums for Husky Team

Dakar 2013: Final Stage, 12 Total Podiums for Husky Team

The 14th and final stage of the 35th edition of the Dakar wound up today in Santiago, Chile. Frenchman Cyril Despres became the overall winner for the fifth time in a race that had been wide open right up until the end of the last special test. Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain did well onceContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 13, Goncalves Third and Barreda Fifth in Penultimate Stage

Dakar 2013: Stage 13, Goncalves Third and Barreda Fifth in Penultimate Stage

Local hero Chilean Chaleco Lopez won today’s stage of the Dakar, and in doing so equals Joan Barreda in the number of stage victories. Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves was the best of the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain crossing the La Serena finish-line in third, just five seconds behind second place Despres who looks setContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 12, Barreda Takes Third

Dakar 2013: Stage 12, Barreda Takes Third

High speeds throughout and a lot of navigation made the 12th stage of the Dakar, from Fiambala to Copiapo a tough one. Joan Barreda proved to be the best of the Husqvarna Team by Speedbrain taking third place on the day, and bringing the team its 10th podium place out of the 12 stages competedContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 11, Goncalves on the Podium Again

Dakar 2013: Stage 11, Goncalves on the Podium Again

Paulo Goncalves took second place in the much-feared La Rioja to Fiambalà stage of the Dakar 2013. The Portuguese rider rode an error-free race on the TE449RR by Speedbrain which handled the sandy terrain perfectly. Gonclaves thus moves up to eleventh place on the overall leader-board. Botturi too, put in a valiant effort struggling throughoutContinue Reading »

BMW Group Receives Seven “2012 GOOD DESIGN” Awards

BMW Group Receives Seven “2012 GOOD DESIGN” Awards

The annual “GOOD DESIGN™” award is a prestigious international accolade in the field of product design. This time round, the prizes went to seven BMW Group Design products including one motorcycle, the Husqvarna Nuda 900R. Other award-winning models were the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, the BMW 3 Series Sedan, the BMW M6 Coupé, the BMWContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 10, Barreda Wins His Fourth

Dakar 2013: Stage 10, Barreda Wins His Fourth

Joan “Bang Bang” Barreda wins the 10th stage of the Dakar, from Cordoba-La Rioja with a special test of 222 miles (357 km). With this, his fourth stage victory, the rider who hails from Castellon, Spain, becomes the most honored rider so far in the competition. Barreda, on his Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain, showed once againContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 9, Barreda Second and Botturi Third

Dakar 2013: Stage 9, Barreda Second and Botturi Third

Dakar participants got back underway after a rest day yesterday. Riders had taken a break in their hotels in San Miguel de Tucuman in Argentina while mechanics and technicians worked in the hot and muggy weather on their four Husqvarna TE499RR motorcycles to prepare them for the continuation of the rally. Joan Barreda picked upContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 8, Third Victory for “Bang Bang” Barreda

Dakar 2013: Stage 8, Third Victory for “Bang Bang” Barreda

Joan “Bang Bang” Barreda landed a victory in the second leg of the Marathon stage, which ran from Cachi to San Miguel de Tucuman. A heavy rainfall in the night forced the organizers to reprogram a shorter than planned stage, and cancel the first part of the special test, leaving only the final 114 milesContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 7, The Marathon Starts

Dakar 2013: Stage 7, The Marathon Starts

The 135-mile (218-km) first segment of the Dakar 2013’s only marathon stage, won’t be remembered by the riders as a particularly special one. The stage presented no particular difficulties other than the dust and a navigation-heavy beginning which saw the riders approach the race with a calm and prudent attitude. The special test, at moreContinue Reading »