Bill Nilsson

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Bill Nilsson
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Bill Nilsson in 1958 on a Crescent
Nationality Sweden Swedish
Born (1932-12-17)17 December 1932
Hallstavik, Sweden
Died 25 August 2013(2013-08-25) (aged 80)
Motocross career
Years active 1950s - 1960s
Teams AJS, Husqvarna
Championships 500cc - 1957, 1960
Wins 18

Bill Nilsson (17 December 1932 – 25 August 2013) was a Swedish motocross racer.[1] He won the first ever F.I.M. 500cc Motocross World Championship in 1957 riding an AJS motorcycle. In 1955, 1958 and 1961, he was a member of the Swedish teams that won the Motocross des Nations. He repeated as world champion in 1960 riding a Husqvarna.[2] Nilsson was also a two-time winner of the Novemberkåsan enduro event.