On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 176

husqvarna hack GOOD OLD TIMES BLOG

words KENNETH OLAUSSON photos courtesy of HUSQVARNA
Fifteen years into last century , Husqvarna introduced their first sidecar models . They manufactured these hacks for over two decades before discontinuing the three-wheelers . Here is the exceptional story of the Weapons factory in Huskvarna
making units for customers , government use and racing purposes .
Several historic documents reveal that Husqvarna made their first sidecar vehicles as early as in 1914 . The factory engineers used two models for the inauguration of the concept . As options , both the 70A- as well as the 75A-models were fitted with the ” Standard ” and ” London ” versions of the newly developed rigg , costing respectively 300 and 400 Swedish kronor .
The 496cc 70A was produced in approx . 40 units during two years , but it is unknown how many of these units were fitted with a sidecar . The 75A was sold for three years and here were certainly many more sidecar vehicles made .
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