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How To Turn A Husqvarna 510 into a vintage-style dirt bike

How To Turn A Husqvarna 510 into a vintage-style dirt bike

It looks like a vintage dirt bike, but it is actually a cleverly disguised modern-day Husqvarna 510.
If this cute little number whipped past you out on the trails, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a vintage Husky resto. But you might have a hard time keeping up.

It’s actually a 2005-model Husqvarna 510—built to a very unusual brief by Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles. Hence the name: ‘Double Take.’

It looks like a vintage dirt bike, but it is actually a cleverly disguised modern-day Husqvarna 510.
Tony’s client, Doug Wheeler, is a massive fan of vintage dirt bikes. It’s the more exotic marques that tickle his fancy: Ossa, Maico, Bultaco and, naturally, Husqvarna.

“Unfortunately the years have gotten the best of Doug, and kick starting those old machines is no longer an option,” says Tony. “He saw a Photoshopped rendering of a more modern Husqvarna, made to look like an old 70’s era Husky, and sent it to me.”

It looks like a vintage dirt bike, but it is actually a cleverly disguised modern-day Husqvarna 510.
Starting with a brand new Husky donor would have sent the budget through the roof.…

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