BMW Officially Selling Husqvarna

In a multi-faceted press release published this morning, BMW Motorrad has confirmed what was rumored yesterday: BMW is selling its Husqvarna sub-brand. As reported by <em>Hell For Leather</em> and featured here on BimmerFile, Husqvarna is being sold to Austrian company Pierer Industrie AG, a company with ownership ties to KTM executive Stefan Pierer.

Dakar: Husqvarna Finishes Top Ten

It\'s been a great Dakar for BMW Group. <a href=\"\">MINI successfully defended their title</a> with overall victory two years in a row. On two wheels, the Husqvarna team made quite the showing in this year\'s rally. Twelve podiums in fourteen stages netted the team a 10th place finish overall for rider Paulo Goncalves. At only their second run at the iconic Rally, finishing in the top ten is nothing to smirk at.

Husqvarna Nuda Wins 2012 GOOD DESIGN Award

Congratulations go out to BMW Group as six vehicles receive design awards from the prestigious GOOD DESIGN awards. Included in the mix was one machine from the Motorrad devision: The Husqvarna Nuda 900 R. The Nuda is the flagship machine for the BMW Group company, carrying forward the rejuvenated Husqvarna brand and challenging what a factory motard can be.

Joan Barreda Dominates the Fourth Stage of the Dakar

Joan Barreda commanded a particularly hazardous fourth stage of the Dakar, Nazca – Arequipa with 289 km of special test, which covered all types of terrain, and was made difficult by the “fesh-fesh” dust. The Spaniard on the Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain battled his way to an eight minute lead over his nearest rival, and managed to come from behind in the process.

Joan Barreda wins the second stage of the Dakar

The Dakar got well and truly underway today with Team Husqvarna by Speedbrain in the thick of the action. Joan Barreda, the Spanish rider won the Pisco – Pisco second stage, commanding the 242 km (151 miles) of special test. The stage proved to be really tough, with plenty of opportunities for errors and loss of time. Barreda on his Husqvarna TE449RR set an imposing pace from the start of the special test, coming in more than three minutes ahead of the nearest rival.