Named after the creator's father, who had one when he served in the military in the early 1970s, the Husqvarna 256 Thage Motorcycle is a modern take on a rare service bike. Developed for the Swedish defense force in the 1960s, only 1,000 were ever made. The bike is notable for its pair of skis that stick off the sides when not pushed down, making it necessary to have a hand-lever for shifting. This mod has retained much of the original front end's charm while adding a more compact seat, longer shocks, new handlebars, new exhaust, and a new black paint job to replace the traditional green. The result is a modern tribute that's truly one-of-a-kind.
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