The Husqvarna brand has been around for many years now, and has had various owners including Electrolux and the Gagiva Group. The company has been a massive part of the off road world, but have now unveiled the BMW powered Husqvarna Nuda 900R, which takes a bow.
This 900cc twin powered street bike is based on the Parallel Twin BMW F800R, but gains an extra 100cc amongst other things. The company is claiming the bike has over 100bhp and 100 Nm torque according to an article by Bart Madson of MotorcycleUSA.com.
Despite have more power the new model also weighs less than the BMW F800R, coming in at only 386 pounds. The Nuda 900R also has a higher-performance chassis with a tubular steel trellis frame. The frame shows off the inside of the Twin and the red valve covers, which is added to improved brakes and suspension.
There are inverted Sachs forks which is a big improvement over the BMW F800Rs non adjustable forks. On the rear is a nice Ohlin’s high spec fully adjustable shock. Stopping power is provided by radial mount Brembo monobloc calipers on the front of the bike.
The new Husqvarna still keeps some of the features of the BMW with the chain drive on the right hand side, and the fuel tank sits under the seat. Although the fuel filler cap sits towards the front of the seat on the left. The styling of the bike may not be to everyone’s taste with the hanging radiator and sharp angular bodywork, and reminds you more of a KTM than a BMW.
In the video which you can see below, the new Nuda 900R is being ridden around a test track and it certainly looks a fun bike to ride. Company designer Raffaele Zaccagninni has said it “represents a starting point for the future of Husqvarna”. The naked supermoto style of bike is being aimed at the younger market, and the company said “we aspire to attract and engage young motorcyclists with our innovative and thrilling concept of the road motorcycle as a means of achieving pure riding pleasure.”
But pricing which has yet to be revealed needs to be competitive for the younger market to consider the Nuda 900R. The BMW F800R starts at almost $10,000 and how much this new lighter and faster model comes in at remains to be seen.
Do you like the look of the Husqvarna Nuda 900R?