June 12 2008.

Husky Sport has announced the appointment of James Sandiford Motorcycles Ltd to the Husqvarna dealer network.

The Burnley, Lancashire based dealership, which has been trading for the past 52 years has opted out of solus status with Honda to add the Husqvarna enduro range to the retail shop line up.

Caroline Sandiford commented 'With our high level of involvement in the enduro competition scene, we felt it was the right time to add the Husqvarna brand to our business to broaden our horizons and to satisfy the ongoing demand from our customers for two stroke enduro machines'.

Off road sport is core to the Sandiford business, having been the UK Montesa importer since 1967 and dealing with Honda off road since 1986. The company also runs a successful enduro race team under the Sandiford/Specialist Breakers banner. Notable results including third overall for team rider Paul Bolton at the recent Erzberg Rodeo Extreme Enduro in Austria.

Martin Sandiford, brother of Caroline and company co director, has already taken delivery of a 2008 WR250 two stroke as his own enduro machine and a number of the team riders will be switching to Husqvarna throughout the season.