10. Husqvarna’s rebirth under KTM


Husqvarna made strong strides in 2014 after the brand was acquired by KTM Chief Executive officer Stefan Pierer the previous year. Husky released a full line-up of off-road models as well as a new street-legal 701 Supermoto.

We also got a glimpse of what Husqvarna has planned for the future at EICMA with the 401 Svartpilen and 401 Vitpilen, two modern-retro concepts that may give some potential Ducati Scrambler customers pause. Powered by a version of the 373cc Single from KTM’s RC390 and Duke 390, there’s no guarantee the Svartpilen or Vitpilen will go into production, but then again, the 701 Supermoto was also a concept at 2013’s EICMA show. Let’s make it happen, Husky.

2015 KTM RC390 First Ride Review