Husqvarna’s first in-house engine was a 550cc side-valve, shown here.
1935 Grand Prix racer. This 500cc V-Twin four-stroke took Ragge Sunnqvist to victory at the German Grand Prix. The average speed of the race was 176 km/h.
1935 Husqvarna Model 112 SV with a 500cc side-valve engine.
1938 Husqvarna Model 301. It has a 98 cc two-stroke, two-speed gearbox. At the time in Sweden, you didn’t need a licence to ride one of these.
Is this the mystery bike from earlier? It’s a 1957 Model 282 Silverpilen (Silver Arrow).
According to museum historians, it was very popular among Swedish youngsters at the time. Husqvarna’s recently announced Vitpilen and Svartpilen pay homage to the original Silverpilen in name only — they won’t be built here in Huskvarna.
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