When Husqvarna announced its rebirth late last year, everyone was excited at the opportunity to see the historic brand back in action at the races. And when the 2014 MXGP season began in March, fans were treated to exactly that, as the Ice One Factory Husqvarna racing team put forth a top-tier effort aimed at competing with the best. Unfortunately, the team has been plagued with injuries this season with Tyla Rattray injuring his thumb, and then Australia MXGP rookie Todd Waters crashing and breaking his collar bone, hip, and tib/fib. Since then, the team has hired replacement riders with one being Australian Dean Ferris. While we were at the Uddevalla Grand Prix this past weekend, we managed to get a closer look at Ferris’ machine. And it is easily one of the trickest in the paddock.
The European Husqvarna team is a full factory effort and receives the same amenities as any other top team in the paddock. Ferris’ bike is a piece of art, featuring a full carbon subframe, the unobtainable WP airshock, linkage starting device, and internal engine mods.