Husqvarna Celebrates 100 World Championship Titles

Husqvarna claimed its 100th world championship—let the celebration begin!

Husqvarna Celebrates 100 World Championship Titles
Fifty-nine years have passed since Husqvana’s first world championship. Since then, it has enjoyed 58 rider and 42 manufacturer titles earned across six different motorcycle disciplines.Husqvarna Motorcycles

It has been 59 years since Bill Nilsson won the 1960 FIM 500cc Motocross World Championship for Husqvarna, the manufacturer’s first-ever world title. After that, the marque experienced its Golden Age of racing successes that included nine world titles in the decade that followed. Among those historic victories were four FIM 250cc MX World Championships earned by hall of famer Torsten Hallman.

Italian ace Mattia Guadagnini won the 2019 FIM 125 Junior MX World Championship, earning himself the honor of having his name etched in the prestigious history of Husqvarna. Keep in mind that the celebration does not include numerous European and National championships or the 11 SCORE Baja 1000 wins that also helped to develop Husqvarna’s reputation as a brand to be reckoned with on the trail or the racetrack in the 1960s–’70s. Here’s a look at some key championships that helped Husky reach 100 world titles.

Husqvarna: Notable FIM World Championships

1960 FIM 500cc Motocross World Championship - Bill Nilsson
1962 FIM 500cc Motocross World Championship - Rolf Tibblin
1962 FIM 250cc Motocross World Championship - Torsten Hallman
1963 FIM 250cc Motocross World Championship - Torsten Hallman
1963 FIM 500cc Motocross World Championship - Rolf Tibblin
1966 FIM 250cc Motocross World Championship - Torsten Hallman
1967 FIM 250cc Motocross World Championship - Torsten Hallman
1974 FIM 500cc Motocross World Championship - Heikki Mikkola
1976 FIM 250cc Motocross World Championship - Heikki Mikkola
1990 FIM 400cc World Enduro Championship - Otakar Kotraba
1993 FIM 500cc Motocross World Championship - Jacky Martens
1995 FIM 350 World Enduro Championship - Anders Eriksson
1996 FIM 400 World Enduro Championship - Anders Eriksson
1998 FIM 500 World Enduro Championship - Anders Eriksson
1998 125cc Motocross World Championship - Alessio Chiodi
1999 125cc Motocross World Championship - Alessio Chiodi
1999 FIM 500 World Enduro Championship - Anders Eriksson
2001 FIM 500 World Enduro Championship - Anders Eriksson
2002 FIM 500 World Enduro Championship - Anders Eriksson
2003 FIM 450 World Enduro Championship - Anders Eriksson
2010 E1 World Enduro Championship - Antoine Méo
2011 E1 World Enduro Championship - Juha Salminen
2011 E2 World Enduro Championship - Antoine Méo
2014 E2 World Enduro Championship - Pela Renet
2015 E3 World Enduro Championship - Mathias Bellino
2016 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship - Colten Hakker
2017 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship - Colten Hakker
2019 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship - Colten Hakker
2016 FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship - Pablo Quintanilla
2017 FIM Cross Country Rally World Championship - Pablo Quintanilla
2017 FIM/AMA 250 Motocross Championship - Zach Osborne
2018 FIM/AMA 250 East Supercross Championship - Zach Osborne
2018 FIM/AMA 450 Supercross Championship - Jason Anderson
2019 FIM 125 Junior Motocross World Championship - Mattia Guadagnini