The Husqvarna 900 will be the first Husqvarna street bike to combine BMW Motorrad technology with Husqvarna genes in terms of design and riding experience.
Husqvarna's stated ambition with this new model is to consolidate its "philosophy of style," achieving a synthesis of harmonious visuals and advanced rider dynamics. The strong shapes of the body are a consistent evolution of the new style and design direction introduced by the Varese-based company. The architecture of the vehicle is brand new, with the Husqvarna 900 styled for an angular, athletic look which suggests movement, agility and lightness. Functional air intakes integrated into the front of the body and the thin tail highlight accentuate the new model's sculptural qualities.
The technical components are completely in view, showcasing the Husqvarna 900's new BMW-derived engine. Adapted from its parent company's highly reliable and technologically advanced BMW F 800 R's 800cc twin-cylinder engine, the heart of the new Husqvarna 900 is an upgraded 900cc unit, with many of the components reworked to meet the specific needs of the new model.
The engine's 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. 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, making it friendly for less experienced riders, while also delivering a great riding experience for more accomplished motorcyclists.
The Husqvarna 900 is slated for launch in 2012.