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Cycle News 1971 12 21

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J. N. ROBERTS WINS ~ w Z W ..J ~ (,J BARSTOW • LAS VEGAS RACE FOR THE 4th STRAIGHT YEAR ON A NEW HUSKY 4S0cc PROTOTYPE It's getting to be more than a habit. J.N. Roberts is first again in the 1971 Barstow-Las Vegas run, making it four "straight victories in the world's biggest motorcycle race. Every year, his Husky has come up with that extra horsepower he needed to win. In '68, he scored aboard a 250ce Husqvarna Moto Cross. In '69, he escalated to win with a 360ce Husky. In 70, he rode to win on a 400cc. It's only fitting that in 71, he should have traded up to the biggest Husqvarna yet - a 450cc Cross Country prototype. Last year, he only had to beat 2,000 tough competitors on some pretty good bikes. This year, he had to work harder, against more than 3,000 riders. This year, however, he had some extra help, right along with the additional displacement, this year's Husqvarna turned out the torque with a brand-new five-speed, wide ratio gear box - with more !!l!t-away in the low gears, more top speed in fourth and fifth gear. See the new Huskies at the upcoming Cycle Shows. They're all winners. Eastern Distributor: Penton Imports 1354 Colorado Ave., Lorain, Ohio 44052 Western Distributor: Med International 4790 Palm Avenue, La Mesa, California 92041 Choice of Champions Rusqva...a * CiD . OF SWEDEN

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