Three distant shots of a disguised prototype have emerged as the latest evidence that longtime dirt bike manufacturer Husqvarna is to begin building road bikes.

We've previously covered the rumors and first sketches of the bike from BMW-owned Husqvarna, but these are the first images yet seen of the naked streetfighter which will use a new 900cc version of the Rotax parallel twin used by BMW.

NEW ATLAS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

Upgrade to a Plus subscription today, and read the site without ads.

It's just US$19 a year.

UPGRADE NOW

The new Husqy is expected to be shown publicly for the first time at the EICMA motorcycle fair in Milan later this year, and there may be several other variants on the theme as Husqvarna and BMW seek to extract maximum value from the apparently wickedly precise new motor.

View gallery - 3 images