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Top British dealer to shut up shop

The well-known Husky Sport and WOR Honda dealership is to close for good at the end of the month after 37 years in business. It’s been run by Mike Carter, who pioneered Cagiva then Husqvarna in the UK, and has backed many great British riders through their careers including world champ Jamie Dobb and British champs like Paul Hunt.

“We are closing permanently as of 31 March 2021. Thank you to all our customers and staff for all your support over the last 37 years. It has mostly been an enjoyable ride! With best regards and heres to a safe future and safe riding,” from Mike & Angela Carter, said the news which broke on social media.

Originally starting out as Cagiva Sport, the business changed to Husky Sport when Husqvarna was taken over by Cagiva in the late 1980s. From that point on, Husky Sport has concentrated solely on the support of the Husqvarna brand in the UK, being the UK importer until 2010. Husky Sport is the UK’s longest-established dealer, and also took on a separate Honda franchise in recent years.

Boss Mike Carter supported motocross and enduro riders, team and events over many years. He’s one of the best-known figures in the sport who has been a driving force for off-road at all times. He’ll be missed.

“Thank you very much for you support and friendship, good luck to Angela and you in the future,” said Hunt, who rode factory Cagivas and won the British 125 championship.

Well-known industry figure Wyn Hughes said: “Mike so sad to read this, I guess everybody has to retire sometime. Thank-you Mike for all the help and support you have given me over the years. All the best to you both from us all.”