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2012 Husqvarna 900 here it is!

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As reported in MCNEWS.com: http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewsArchives/2011/May/Husky_900.htm

900cc Husqvarna streetbike some juicy new fruit born from BMW marriage

Husqvarna has reached a significant milestone in its long history by developing a street bike that will create an innovative new riding concept. This will focus on a unique combination of performance and versatility, with the pleasure and fun of riding the machine.

For this ambitious project to be successful, selecting the best engine set-up had to be of primary importance. The joint decision taken with BMW’s engine development team in Munich was to go for the highly reliable and technologically advanced BMW F 800 R’s 800cc twin-cylinder engine. This would then be adapted to the specific needs of Husqvarna’s new bike concept.

The development has been driven by an appreciation for the quality of the 800cc BMW engine, together with a need for the sporty characteristics Husqvarna stands for. The engine capacity has therefore been upgraded to 900cc and many of the main components have been reworked to meet specific needs. This allows a reasonable increase in power and torque, which translates into an outstanding and fun riding experience.

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.

The result is remarkable in terms of engine characteristics, because 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.

The engine project is a result of the close cooperation between Husqvarna’s and BMW Motorrad’s engine development departments from the very first sketch. It brought together the know-how from both companies, as well as some added value from the expertise of former F1 engineers. The same kind of cooperation has been achieved with the development of the bike itself – this will be the first Husqvarna street bike to combine BMW Motorrad technology with Husqvarna genes in terms of design and riding experience.

This is one of the first steps that demonstrates the synergy between BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna for the development of street bikes.

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I pray it has a more reliable clutch than the one in my F800GS...

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I hope it has a lot more power than the 800r variant. Rode at one at the Bimmer dealer and was underwhelmed compared to the Triumph 675 engine. I believe it was only rated in the 80hp range? Probably very reliable, though. Not enough oomph for a naked street fighter style IMO. Anyway, will be interesting to see what the whole bike is going to look like.

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I would say don't waste your time clicking the link but then you would just to see why I said it.

Lame, no motorcycle, no specs, just goofy video of the engine spinning on a stand.

:smirk:

Bruce

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I would say don't waste your time clicking the link but then you would just to see why I said it.

Lame, no motorcycle, no specs, just goofy video of the engine spinning on a stand.

:smirk:

Bruce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5SYAllJUCo

It's a teaser. :smirk:

P.S. I like how they end it.... "HUSQVARNA a BMW group company."

Edited by HuskyRips

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It would have been cool if they had incororated the CTS being used on the 449/511.

I really like the CTS on my 449, and feel that husky should be implementing it on their entire line up.

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Sketch from German motorcycle publication on what the new Husqvarna 900 is going to look like:

Husqvarna900_Zeichnung.jpg

Enjoy :smirk:

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why is the transmission so huge?

you must be used to looking at dirt bike because that looks like a small tranny for a 900cc street bike to me.

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I'll take one. when can I pick it up? 4.5 gallon plus gas tank please. Looks basically like a F800 (swingarm and frame) with husky influenced bodywork. Actually hoping the end result will lean more husky and less BMW.

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