Although Sweden’s original Husqvarna motorcycle company had a significant streetbike – and even Grand Prix road racing – presence before World War II, today the brand is almost exclusively known for dirt bikes. In recent decades Husqvarna ownership has meandered, with Pierer Industrie AG of Austria – KTM’s majority owner – most recently buying the concern from BMW Group and combining it with niche enduro-bike maker Husaberg. Thus renewed, Husqvarna now embarks on a mission to recapture its once enviable share of the exciting motocross and enduro market. The 2014 Husqvarna lineup is an amalgam of KTM and Husaberg platforms, with the FC 450 leading the MX lineup and the big FE 501 topping the enduro range. Numerous two-strokes are likewise in the mix. Top-shelf components such as Keihin, WP and Brembo help Husky motorcycles compete.