1953 Husqvarna 230 «Rödqvarna»
Started restoration on this Swedish 120cc motorcycle in 1988-89. Almost 30 years later, I see the light in the tunnel... The exhaust manifold needs new chrome, or to be replaced. I have a leak in the fuel tap, and the ignition coil and the capacitor must be tired after 63 years, but I am almost there.
Husqvarna Weapon Factory built this two-stroke singles for the common man. A cheap and reliable road transport which became very popular in post-war Sweden. Known as «Rödqvarna» or «red-qvarna» because of the red paint. No choice of color, only red. Ok, the earliest model was black(«Svartqvarna»/«black-qvarna») and the last model introduced the luxurious blue version, but generally speaking, they were all red, and they were everywhere.