On the Pegs - November 2021 Volume 6 Issue 11 - November - Page 182

the national telegraph and postal services as well as the police force , among others .
The human desire to improve conditions of life resulted in an easier way of transportation . It was everybody ' s dream to move around fast with commitment to reach their destinations as quickly as possible . So , in 1903 , Husqvarna introduced their initial motorcycle - a " Motorvelocipede " - a bicycle driven by an engine . The Swedish engineers had been thorough and tested foreign-produced drive trains before choosing a power source .
Finally , everybody agreed on using the FN-engine ( Fabrique Nationale ) from Belgium . The single-cylinder engine from Li├Ęge had a capacity of 225cc and the performance was measured at one-and-a-quarter horsepower , which gave the machine a top speed of 40-50 km / h . As the petrol tank contained four litres of fuel , it was possible to cover a distance of approximately 150 kilometres without refilling .
The power plant was mounted in Husqvarna ' s own bicycle . The final product was more like a pedal bike with an added power package and
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Husqvarna Factory Postcard