October 2 2013.

Six months after the acquisition of Husqvarna Motorcycles by Pierer Industrie AG, Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH has today announced that it is fully operational and will soon begin distributing the 2014 Husqvarna model range of motocross, enduro, and minicycles in collaboration with its 14 subsidiaries and 46 importers worldwide.

Based in Mattighofen, Austria, Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH will be a sister company of KTM Sportmotorcycle AG, with new generation Husqvarna machinery benefitting from direct association with the KTM group, Europe's largest motorcycle manufacturer operating from one of the world's newest, state-of-the-art production facilities.

Production in Mattighofen ensures Husqvarna will benefit from the expertise and experience of today's offroad market leaders, while developing its own unique style and character.

2014 model Husqvarna enduro and motocross models will be unveiled shortly. Offering not only the chance to see the new generation Husqvarna models for the first time, journalists will be able to ride the new machines at the famous Uddevalla circuit in Sweden.

Husqvarna 2014 models will be arriving at dealer floors in Europe from the beginning of November.

Stefan Pierer, the CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board at KTM AG said: "These are extremely exciting times for Husqvarna. Over the last six months work has been ongoing in preparation of the arrival of the new Husqvarna models. Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH, with its enduro, motocross, and minicycles, brings Husqvarna back with an exciting new model line-up that will profit from the professionalism, experience, and knowledge of the KTM group. We have ambitious plans for Husqvarna in terms of both production machinery and sporting success, all of which starts with the delivery of the 2014 model range. This is a significant moment in the new chapter of Husqvarna motorcycles."