Husqvarna Moto3 Bike Is Ready to Race

Husqvarna's Moto3 machines are almost ready to race, and the first pre-season tests will provide a very good picture of how do they behave on the track.
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Photo: KTM Racing
As the media suspected, the 2014 Moto3 Husky will be in fact more of a re-badged KTM. With the decision of entering the GP announced in November 2013, Husqvarna did not have the time to actually build a new bike, so making minor modifications to existing (parent) KTM machinery was the only way to go.

The most noticeable changes aimed at helping Husqvarna build their own racing image are in the aesthetic area, with the Oz rims now yellow instead of black, and the former orange frame now painted gray. The engine remains the M32 KTM Racing one.

120 engines are already built, with 30 more to follow. KTM's Pit Beirer says the goal is to try and use only 5 engines per year, with the last of the allowed 6 mills being kept as an emergency backup.

Sources in the GP mention that Husky will drop the Akrapovic exhausts in favor of the FMF ones, and lubrication duties will be cared for by the new title sponsor Bel Ray.

Finnish team boss Aki Ajo will line up a 5-rider roster, and we're waiting for the 5-8 February tests at Almeria.

Source SpeedWeek
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