1974 Husqvarna 250 MAG - first year Mag engine - 6-speed GP Edition

1974 Husqvarna CR

Price: US $8,950.00
Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Make: Husqvarna
Model: CR
SubModel: MAG
Type: Off-Road
Year: 1974
Mileage: 10
VIN: MK 15***
Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear

1974 Husqvarna 250 CR
I am listing this Husqvarna for a collector in CA who is selling on consignment with me. He values his privacy and has asked my assistance because of my experience with vintage motorcycle restoration and sales. I am very familiar with vintage motorcycle valuations, nd also own and operate Vintage Moto Factory - a restoration shop in CA. You can find us on the web at vintagemotofactory dot com and on Facebook as Vintage Moto Factory.With this listing, ou have the opportunity to buy a 1974 Husqvarna 250 CR - a show quality bike and capable racer. This listing may end early with a direct sale, o don't hesitate to call if you are interested in this bike. I am happy to answer questions for those with genuine interest.
History of the Husqvarna CR:
The late sixties were good times for Husqvarna motorcycles. US importer Edison Dye introduced the Husqvarna brand to the United States in 1966, nd began promoting the Inter-Am Series - where the best Europeans came to United States and raced against the best Americans. The right-side shift 4-speed Husqvarna 250cc and 360cc models were some of the best of that era. Their popularity really peaked in 1971, ith (the now) 400cc model, hich was made famous in the feature film On Any Sunday.The following year in 1972, usqvarna released an all new 5-speed engine; and although good, he 5-speed engine weighed a lot more than the 4-speed. The bikes were heavy in both 1972 and 1973, nd racers were unhappy. In response, usqvarna developed the all-new, ighter weight "Magnesium" engined bike for the 250 class in 1974. With the 250 CR, he new "MAG" engine resulted in a much lighter bike. With the light weight, long with the new reed-valve induction system, he 250 CR became one of Husqvarna's best performers and most-loved bikes. They are coveted by both vintage racers and collectors today.
About this motorcycle:
Complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration. This bike was built to a high standard. Special attention was paid to the fit, inish and appearance of the entire bike, ut like all restorations, t is not a perfect motorcycle.Not every imperfection was sanded, ainted or polished out of the finish of the bike. The small imperfections that remain are a nod toward the racing history and heritage that makes these motorcycles special. That said, his CR 250 is a professional build and it is one of the best I have seen. Many new parts were collected over a 2 year period and used in this project. All throughout the bike, he attention to detail is evident and the fit and finish of all parts is superb.I mentioned that the bike was professionally restored and in fact, uch of the work on this bike was performed by John LeFevre at Vintage Husky in California. The most significant upgrade while building this brand new engine was to install a new 6-speed GP transmission and accompanying big clutch. The 6-speed gearbox was introduced by Husqvarna in 1975 for the new GP model bike. This engine was based on the "MAG" engine introduced in 1974. The 6-speed transmission fits perfectly inside the identical 1974 engine cases with just a couple modifications and gives you one extra gear. This change is best performed by a Husqvarna specialist like John LeFevre. The engine cylinder was also re-sleeved back to a standard bore with NOS piston, nd John also completely prepped and re-painted the frame and installed his trick aluminum alloy triple clamps. These triples have 10mm offset for quicker turning and it looks great and works well. To complement the handling, hlins fork springs were matched to a brand new pair of Ohlins shocks at the back. Both were set-up for a 185-200 lb rider.
With this build, n effort was made to introduce a few high-performance changes for the guy who wants to race the bike, et retain all of the classic looks of the stock Husqvarna for the collector. For the uber-purist, he bike could be made completely original with a change back to stock triple clamps, irling rear shocks, nd a Magura throttle and hand grips. The 6-speed transmission of course, ould be retained with no outward appearance of any change to the original 2033 numbered MAG engine. This bike is show-ready or ready to race - whichever you prefer. The owner tells me that he has spent over $12,000 on this build, hich includes the original cost of the core bike, lus all the restoration costs. I don't doubt it based on the receipts I've seen and knowing the typical costs of a high-end restoration of this quality. Clearly, hether you race it or show it, his bike could not be reproduced for less.
Note: This bike is sold with a Bill of Sale - No Title.
International Buyers:We welcome international buyers and can get a legal CA title for the bike - for export - at an additional cost of $325 USD. The process take 4-5 weeks and involves an inspection and submitting paperwork to the appropriate government agencies. We will store the bike while this paperwork is being processed for you, ut the bike and title must be paid for in full.
Shipping:The bike is located in Santa Barbara, A 93105. Make your shipping arrangements accordingly. Shipping is at the buyer's expense, ut I can provide the names of several reliable shippers. The bike can be delivered anywhere in the lower 48 States for $250-700 dollars. I am happy to meet with your shipper after you have made the pick-up and financial arrangements.
A non-refundable $500 PayPal deposit is required within 48 hours of the end of auction.
For information on this, r any other bike, all Bill at (805) 708-1129

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