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changed in 1966 when US hit the market for the Husqvarna products . Not only was MED International successful , but also triple world champion Torsten Hallman who rode 23 races with as many wins . He was the true ambassador who presented the sport to the US motorcycle fans . Shortly after , Dye and Hallman introduced the classic Inter-AM motocross series in the US , where most of the world top stars came to compete towards the end of the sixties . Now would have been the right time for the Husky people to react and invest into the future . Unfortunately , that did not happen although the US market swallowed the better part of the factory ' s production . From 1961 to 1970 Husqvarna only manufactured 14 000 units , of which 5 000 were made in the year of 1970 when the new Ödeshög factory had been opened .