Husqvarna are ready with the Nuda 900 and 900R in time for the Intermot and the big new with these bikes is the addition of ABS. The German-owned Swedish company which is based in Italy (!!) is one of the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturers and the Nuda, their first modern-day streetbike, is a pretty impressive machine.
Powered by a heavily modified version of the BMW F800R’s parallel-twin, the Nuda 900 packs 105bhp and 100Nm of torque, which makes for entertaining performance since the bike only weighs 195 kilos. The bike remains mechanically unchanged for 2013, except for the availability of the optional ABS, a new dual-channel Bosch 9MP system that’s supposed to be one of the best systems around. Since it’s switchable, the Nuda 900’s ABS can be completely disengaged for racetrack use and is said to be optimized for ‘sporty’ riding.