Husqvarna has a long history dating back to 1689 when the first Husqvarna plant was established as a weapons foundry. Over the years, Husqvarna has produced a large range of different products, including sewing machines, lawn equipment, bicycles, motorcycles and kitchen equipment. But, this new offering from the multi talented industry powerhouse isn’t your mom’s sewing machine or your brothers Schwinn.
Husqvarna has taken a BMW F800 parallel-twin motor, and bored it out by 2mm, as well as lengthened the stroke by 5.4mm, taking the reputably docile and smooth 798cc motor to a monsterous 898cc. Husqvarna has altered the 0º crankshaft to a 315º configuration, which the company says creates a more aggressive feel to the bikes’ power delivery and subsequent performance.
Thanks to modified valving, compression ratio, and various other mechanical wizardry, both the base model Nuda 900 and higher-spec Nuda 900R will make 105 hp and 73.8 lbs•ft of torque. Weight is expected to be in the neighborhood of 380-385 lbs. Couple those numbers with top of the line equipment from Brembo, Sachs, and Ohlins and you have a recipe for smiles on the faces of hooligan’s around the globe.
- 898cc parallel twin cylinder engine
- 73.8 ft lbs of torque
- Ohlins fully adjustable rear shock absorber
- Brembo radially mounted monoblock front brake calipers with four pistons.
- Sachs 48mm front fork fully adjustable in compression, rebound damping and spring preload.
No word on price on the Nuda 900R, or on the Nuda 900 base model.