Focussing on our off road roots Johnston’s in Inglewood, Taranaki are pleased to offer you the complete Husqvarna line up of Motocross, Enduro, Cross Country and Adventure bikes. To go along with our extensive product knowledge we have demo models available to assist you finding the perfect fit.

As a pioneer in motorcycle development from as early as 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles has blossomed into one of the most revered European motorcycle brands in modern times.

Husqvarna Motorcycles is a brand that draws inspiration from a golden age of motorcycling culture, renowned for many ground-breaking achievements and unique revolutionary steps that has changed motorcycling forever.


"Victory doesn't just happen by chance"

It is a sport of absolutes, requiring exceptional courage, phenomenal fitness, razor-sharp skills, meticulous preparation and unwavering determination - facts that cannot be escaped once the gate drops. The key to a long, enjoyable and successful personal motocross career is taking a wider view and knowing what must be done for continued success. Our range rewards riders who are prepared to look ahead and progress beyond their limitations. Always crafting their skills, refining their technique and preparing wisely, with smart attention to detail. In this sport, one can never stop learning, because when you stop progressing, you might as well stop riding.

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"Up for the challenge"

Shifting through the gears, rapidly building momentum, the trail begins to reveal less and less of itself. Up for the challenge, the anticipation of facing the unknown is the only motivation needed to keep on pushing.

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Where do we come from?

Husqvarna Motorcycles is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. The combination of tradition and well over a century of company history is added to state-of-the-art technology and a devotion to detail, jointly creating a very special brand experience. Husqvarna Motorcycles has a fascinating brand history – defined by a unique pioneering vision, coupled with style and technical details.

Husqvarna Motorcycles today is in the privileged position of having access to one of the most technologically advanced manufacturing hubs in the motorcycle industry, in Mattighofen, Austria.

Husqvarna, originally a metal-working company, was founded in 1689 in the southern Swedish town of “Huskvarna”, to produce muskets for the Swedish Army. Motorcycle production began in 1903, making Husqvarna Motorcycles one of the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturers with uninterrupted production.

As early as the 1920s and ‘30s, Husqvarna Motorcycles built street motorcycles, and entered prestigious road race events such as the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, where a commitment to international competition made Husqvarna famous throughout Europe.

The post-World War II Husqvarna Motorcycles range was limited to lightweight 2-stroke models which, in modified form, were also used in the fledgling offroad sports that became popular in the mid-1950s.

In the years that followed, numerous competition machines with 2 and 4-stroke engines were developed; and between 1960 and ‘63, the first five FIM World Championship titles were won in the 250 cc and 500 cc classes. Not only did Husqvarna pioneer the sport of motocross, but also led the way in taking the sport to the USA. Among the high-profile Husqvarna Motorcycles riders in the successful era of the 1960s and ‘70s were Torsten Hallman, Malcolm Smith and Hollywood film actor Steve McQueen.

Husqvarna’s 1983 500 4-stroke model marked yet another milestone. The exceptionally light and easy-handling off-roader had revolutionary features for the time and was the forerunner for a new generation of competition offroad 4-stroke motorcycles. By 1977 the entire Husqvarna business joined Sweden’s Electrolux Group. In 1987, the Husqvarna Motorcycles division was sold to the Cagiva MV Agusta Group, with company headquarters and production being transferred to Varese, Italy. In 2007, it was briefly acquired by the BMW Group before Husqvarna Motorcycles joined the KTM family in 2013.

Husqvarna Motorcycles continues this trajectory with an impressive range of models and technical leadership. Over a dozen high-tech, class-leading motorcycles are not only tackling the enduro, motocross, supermoto and dual-sport production segments head-on, but also re-imagining the street and travel segments. The growing production offering is supported by top-level competition in the major global motocross, supercross, enduro, supermoto and rally series.