Husqvarna Presents New 900cc Motorcycle Project

We already knew BMW’s subsidiary Husqvarna is planning three new road bike models due for launch in 2012, so we were getting excited to hear news on how the project is going. The company has just introduced details on the engine that will power the first street bike model, which apparently is an unexpected 900cc unit.

The company decided to use the BMW F800R’s 800cc twin-cylinder engine that would have been adapted to the specific needs of Husqvarna’s new bike concept.

The capacity has therefore been upgraded to 900cc and many of the main components have been reworked for an increase in power and torque. The air-box and exhaust layouts have been designed to create the optimum balance of performance and functionality in terms of weight reduction and mass distribution.

Husqvarna isn’t letting any other information out at this stage other than  claiming the power delivery is linear and smooth at low rpm, but strong and outstanding at high revs. “This means that the bike is easy to ride, giving immediate confidence to less experienced riders, while also delivering a great riding experience for more accomplished and experienced motorcyclists,” Husqvarna explains.

"We are very excited about the future for Husqvarna. Thanks to the massive resources BMW is able to put in place, Husqvarna will benefit from their R&D capabilities and expertise to launch a new breed of road motorcycles,”
Massimo Granata, General manager at HVUK Ltd said.

"The first bike to be launched using the new 900cc power plant will be a naked street bike in two versions (standard and factory). The bike will retain the distinctive Husqvarna aggressive lines, performance and balance. The same power plant will then be the base for other exciting new Husqvarna models that will be launched in the years to come,"
he added.
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