1976 Husqvarna 360
Kent Howerton’s National Championship Bike
Featured here is Kent Howertons’ 1976 National Championship Husqvarna 360. This bike is in original, as last raced, condition. Many championships have been won by riders racing bikes that were ultra trick, one off’s. As you can see, the bike is relatively stock. This championship was won on pure rider skill and determination of which Kent had an abundance of both.
Howerton’s 1976 AMA 500cc MX title for Husqvarna would prove to be the final AMA Motocross Championship for a European manufacturer for 27 years.
Howerton was unable to defend his title in 1977. That year, his factory Huskys were plagued with numerous mechanical problems and for the first time in three years he didn’t score a single win.
Enjoy the photos, compliments of Kent Howerton.