10. Husqvarna’s rebirth under KTM

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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

  • People complain that we always do TEST RIDE reviews on performance bikes, most of them are very expensive so to end that trend we will start doing a series of reviews on low cc, more economical and easy to buy bikes. We start with this, Victor R V80 Xpress.

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    This is the same company that gave us a head blowing Lifan KP150, only this time a bike that is easy to use and easy to buy. The bike is fitted with a small 80cc engine which only produces 5 BHP and 4.5 NM of torque. It has a 4 speed gear box which is very noisy at times and all the gear changes are forward.See More