The Husqvarna Nuda 900R might just be the ideal bike for those looking for a lightweight streetbike with hard-edged, no-compromises, all-out performance...
A modern, high-performance Husqvarna streetbike was always going to be a good thing. The German-owned Swedish company, which has its headquarters in Italy, makes some really good, hard-edged off-road bikes – some of the best in the world, in fact. And with the 2012 Nuda 900R, Husqvarna are on their way to proving that they can also build a rocking streetbike.
Fitted with a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 900cc parallel-twin (based on the 800cc engine from the BMW F800R), the Nuda 900R has been designed with a simple objective – that it should be fun to ride. ‘This 900 combines Husqvarna's traditional sporting nature with BMW's engineering, technology and reliability, and this is just the start,’ claim Husqvarna, and we quite believe them.
While Husky haven’t released a full specs sheet yet, they say the bike will pack more than 100 horsepower and will be fitted with a fully adjustable Sachs fork and Öhlins shock, high-spec Brembo brakes, a high-performance exhaust system and various carbonfibre parts. The bike’s steel-tube trellis frame, minimalist styling and light weight should make it a superb supermoto/streetfighter kind of motorcycle.
We think the Husqvarna Nuda 900R will make the motorcycling world sit up and take notice. Details on pricing and availability coming soon.