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First images: Husqvarna 900

The new bikes have been designed by Raffaele Zaccagnini
The new bikes have been designed by Raffaele Zaccagnini
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The new bikes have been designed by Raffaele Zaccagnini
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The new bikes have been designed by Raffaele Zaccagnini
The new Husqvarna 900 streetbike is expected to be shown publicly for the first time at the EICMA motorcycle fair in Milan later this year
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The new Husqvarna 900 streetbike is expected to be shown publicly for the first time at the EICMA motorcycle fair in Milan later this year
Would this design lure you away from naked-bike offerings from the likes of KTM and Ducati?
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Would this design lure you away from naked-bike offerings from the likes of KTM and Ducati?

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.

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.

3 comments
Michael Mantion
3 pictures weren\'t enough. I love the computer on the back seat.
mokkybear54
Not surprisingly, a few bits look like they\'re borrowed from BMW F800 series: R swing-arm, GS-based frame, R/S/ST-based engine (more upright cylinders than R/S/ST), S wheels and disks. Pity they didn\'t use the beautiful swing-arm from the S/ST (how many road riders change final drive ratios anyway). They\'ll need to change the right hand engine cover before hitting the market LOL.
Gregg Eshelman
Does it run like a sewing machine or like a chainsaw? ;) Husqvarna also makes those.