AHG Husky importer

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  1. SafariBerg

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  2. FuTAnT

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    That would seem somewhat the obvious choice given that AHG is KTM Sportmotorcycles, and they come from the same parent company. It wouldn't make sense splitting the distributorship internally.

    As you say though, this leaves the existing KTM / Husa dealers as now being perhaps KTM / Husky dealers, but what about the old Husky dealers? Do they evaporate, or do they continue to exist and perhaps KTM dealers just revert to KTM only instead. Time will tell. You would be pissed if you were a sole dealer like Full Throttle Motorcycles in Slacks Creek, Brisbane. If they lose Husky, they have no business. Weird.
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    FuTAnT KTM 990ADV

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    And SafariBerg, where does this leave you anyway? You race the Bergs etc, so what now?
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    It says in the link that they will distribute Husky's through the existing Husky dealerships.

    Bit of a blow for Feeney as he worked pretty hard to establish Husky's again. But that's the game of distributing. One day you have it, next day a competitor's got it. Seen it happen a lot in different fields of distributing.
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  6. revsinc

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    you better read that again,

    this what it says

    HQVA will distribute Husqvarna Motorcycles in Australia through an existing network of established
    dealerships.

    this is the final nail in the dead of husqvarna .
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  7. davorallyfan

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    I think Aldi should sell em.
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  8. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    well the price fits:lol3
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    It'd be good for people who just do the one big trip a year.......well, as long as kept their docket.
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  10. SafariBerg

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    Husaberg Rallye Racing Australia's last event was the 2012 Safari last year

    the team was wound up after that and have been gradually selling gear off since.
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  11. Pete640

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    A little birdee told me that KTM wanted the PFG to take a much larger # of bikes than they were willing given the cost etc. This was a sticking point as the KTM gang are able to import much larger qtys.
    Hence its back to KTM
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    I want a 2014 Husky TE300 2 Stroker and that's how I feel. A 250 might work.

    Dunno when they will surface here in the States (CA)
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  13. Safariaddict

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    Talking to a friend last night he mentioned that he's getting a 2014 model husky 300cc 2stroke for 8k brand new. From the factory that used to make them before KTM took them over. What ever was left will be put together and sold through current husky dealers, limited stock of course
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  14. Mototrans

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    Think you might be talking about a TE 310... the New Husky TE 300 is the Husaberg TE 300 and might as well be the KTM 300. If they sell the new Husky 300 for 8k no one would buy the Kato 300 as they are the same bike with marginal differences.
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  15. buggalugs

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    Already seen parts boxes with the three brands stamped on them. So much for Pierer buying it 'himself'.
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  16. Nev..

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    I read in one article on the topic, an interview with Pierer from memory, that the sale was done through another company rather than the parent company not to keep the brands separate, but because it was easier given the speedy nature of the transfer from BMW and that Husqvarna would be a stablemate, not a competitor of KTM and it's other companies.
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  17. buggalugs

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    A little bird told me KTM dealers will NOT be selling Husqvarna. Outside metro areas AHG will alternate the brands between major centres. Dealers may include former Feeney Husky locations.

    That is all.
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  19. Nev..

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    At the meeting held between existing Husqvarna dealers and AHG, a criteria was laid out which would determine who would stay and who would go. Based on past sales (and presumably continuing into the future) dealers who sold at least a minimum number of units per year and carried a minimum number of units of floorstock (numbers specified by AHG and differ between metro and country dealers) would retain their Husqvarna dealerships. In real terms this means in the short term probably little change to the dealership arrangements prior to AHG taking over, except that the odd low volume dealership might lose the brand.
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  20. davorallyfan

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    Dont know what they are going to do around here - I hope they keep Dahlitz.
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