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Official 2011 EICMA SHOW THREAD Milan Italy November 8-13 2011

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Well it's that time of year again... you -all know that's when the worlds powersports industry as well as Husqvarna shows the world what they have planned for the next few years as well as all the cool concept bikes that might or might not make it to market.

It's also the place where Husqvarna is going to show all kinds of cool stuff that will not be coming to the American market like the 900 Nuda, CR50, CR65, TE125, WRE125, as well as the TE/SM630s.. hey they might even be showing the new 2-strokes.

Actually Husqvarna is going to be showing a lot of really cool stuff that we won't be getting here in the states....

Anyway here's the links.... let's start talking:

Official EICMA website: http://www.eicma.it

Official EICMA USA website:website:http://www.eicmausa.com

EICMA youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/infoeicma

2011 EICMA show videos: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eicma+2011&aq=0&oq=eicma

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Funny they would show the 630 as it is discontinued.

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Funny they would show the 630 as it is discontinued.

First the 630 is only discontinued for the American market in 2012.

Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Canada, South America, Central America. and Mexico all get the TE/SM630 in 2012.

And this is suppose to be a EMICA NEWS thread ... so stay focused and stop taking the thread off topic.

JustSayen :busted:

Edited by HuskyRips

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HuskyRips EMICA Husqvarna predictions!

1. Husqvarna Nuda 900 (Already released)

2. Husqvarna Nuda Adventure bike 900

3. Husqvarna E-Go electric bike

4. NEW Husqvarna Concept bike

5. Production version of SMQ concept

6. Husqvarna 630 replacement

7. Husqvarna 449/511 Adventure bike.

8. Husqvarna NEW 250-300 2-Strokes (Carbureted NO EFI)

Numbers 1 thru 5 won't be coming to America.

Numbers 6 thru 8 come to America starting model year 2013

HuskyRips :busted:

P.S. I left this one off.... 9. Husqvarna CR85 (If shown not coming to America)

Edited by HuskyRips

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That (nice) big (nice) Italian reporter gal on the youtube stuff must be the Erin Bates of EICMA!

Thanks HR, Great post to kick off EICMA 2011 show,

For those of us fortunate enough to have seen it live, that show is the most amazing motorshow, its a sensory overload for fans (and for the 08, wow its that long ago all ready!! version we never even went over to the Bicycle side of EICMA which is mind boggling as well)

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That (nice) big (nice) Italian reporter gal on the youtube stuff must be the Erin Bates of EICMA!Thanks HR, Great post to kick off EICMA 2011 show,

For those of us fortunate enough to have seen it live, that show is the most amazing motorshow, its a sensory overload for fans (and for the 08, wow its that long ago all ready!! version we never even went over to the Bicycle side of EICMA which is mind boggling as well)

Yes... could be Erin Bates long lost sister......

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And this is suppose to be a EMICA NEWS thread ... so stay focused and stop taking the thread off topic.

I was, you listed it and i thought it was done so I commented. Was not an "official" comment though :busted: Head of husky USA told us directly the 630 was done and being replaced, I don't remember him saying only for NA but maybe that was what he meant. I officially think the 630 will be gone (leftovers still for sale here and abroad) but all will be replaced by a BMW/Rotax powered G650 based replacement. Are you saying we will get the 650 and everyone else still gets the 630? Confused. He also mentioned the 610/630 would be supported for 10 years or more which makes me further believe that platform is going away for everyone.

also the 65 will probably never be coming here because of liability and some lawsuit some kids family won against American Honda. :busted:

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He also mentioned the 610/630 would be supported for 10 years or more which makes me further believe that platform is going away for everyone. :

Guess it's time to sell my 610... :busted:

also the 65 will probably never be coming here because of liability and some lawsuit some kids family won against American Honda. :busted:
Great! Another set of idiots who think these are toys... :bonk:

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Great! Another set of idiots who think these are toys... :busted:

Word is they desperately want to bring the 65s in and dealers are shouting for them but the multi million dollar law suit won against Honda USA has many manufacturers not willing to bring the bikes in now that a presidents has been set in the USA. Blame our goofy "no one is responsible for themselves" court system not Husky.

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Word is they desperately want to bring the 65s in and dealers are shouting for them but the multi million dollar law suit won against Honda USA has many manufacturers not willing to bring the bikes in now that a presidents has been set in the USA. Blame our goofy "no one is responsible for themselves" court system not Husky.

And that is why I will have to give my kids Japanese bikes.... Oh well, I suppose it's best to let them beat up a turd rather than a gem. :busted:

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Word is they desperately want to bring the 65s in and dealers are shouting for them but the multi million dollar law suit won against Honda USA has many manufacturers not willing to bring the bikes in now that a presidents has been set in the USA. Blame our goofy "no one is responsible for themselves" court system not Husky.

So........ is there a link to this lawsuit?

JustAsking

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As reported in www.motorcycledaily.com this morning.

Husqvarna Nuda 900 and 900R: MD First Ride

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You almost certainly know the Husqvarna brand by associating it with off-road racing. The famous movie On Any Sunday featured Malcolm Smith and Steve McQueen riding Husqvarna bikes through the desert and the sand, as well as at the famous International Six Days Enduro. Surprisingly, the roots of the Husqvarna brand trace back to road racing events in the 1930s, including the Isle of Man TT.

Those deep roots have been revived now by the new owner of Husqvarna, BMW. The German mark has allowed its extremely light weight 800 cc parallel twin to be developed by Husqvarna into a larger displacement (900 cc) motor for use in a new chassis that seems to straddle the supermoto and naked categories.

There are two models, the standard Nuda 900 and the 900 R. We were invited by Husqvarna to test both models, including the 900 R on the track and the 900 on the tight and twisty roads of Sardinia.

Both motorcycles feature the same 105 hp (at 8,500 rpm) engine. This engine has not only grown 100 cc from the BMW it is based upon (courtesy of increases in both bore and stroke), compression has been increased to 13:1, and the crankshaft timing has been changed to generate a “big bang effect” and smoother power delivery. There are also new camshafts, larger valves and different connecting rods, together with unique pistons and crankshaft. Vibration is held in check by a counter-rotating balance shaft, and lubrication is by dry sump. The 900 R has one less tooth on the countershaft sprocket to improve acceleration. Further details and photos of these models can be found in our earlier story here.

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The trellis frame is much more rigid than the one found on the BMW cousin. The 900 R features a fully adjustable Sachs front fork, as well as Brembo monobloc front brake calipers. The standard model makes do with a nonadjustable fork and lower-level Brembo calipers. Another difference is a higher spec rear shock on the 900 R, an Ohlins as opposed to a Sachs on the standard model. The standard model also has a slightly lower seat height.

Both motorcycles have very complete instrumentation, including gear position indicator, ambient temperature and average fuel consumption, but curiously lack a fuel gauge. Both bikes feature selectable ignition maps, one with full power and one for riding in slick conditions.

We rode the 900 R on a small track ideal for carting or supermoto. Here we had a great opportunity to determine whether the 900 R is as flickable and fun as we anticipated. The 900 R is dressed in Husqvarna racing colors, red and white. The seat is relatively narrow and high, reflecting, perhaps, it’s racing pedigree. For our track testing, Husky fitted the optional Leo Vince carbon exhaust system, which both reduced weight and increased power. Sound was also amplified. We noted that this is not a BMW F 800 sound, but rather a more angry, serious tone when accelerating. More exciting!

We found ourselves on tiptoes, but the bike felt light and well-balanced. The tight track brought out the best in the 900 R. The motor has a broad spread of generous power, which allowed us to exit corners a gear higher.

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We got into a nice rhythm on the track. At first, we found the suspension too soft, but a couple of clicks of added compression and rebound corrected that. This bike felt like a lightweight supermoto, but with more power and stability. The Brembo monobloc brakes were fantastic, although probably overkill for the street where they might prove a tad touchy.

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After lunch we got aboard the standard 900 for 60 miles, or so, of Sardinian roads. The seat on the standard 900 is a bit more livable, that is, somewhat softer and more generous for road riding, and not as tall as the “racing” seat found on the 900 R. The slightly lower seat height on the standard model, combined with excellent ergonomics, that made for a comfortable and confident mount.

Indeed, Husqvarna views these bikes as extremely versatile, and we sampled a unit with the optional saddlebags and windshield to drive home the point.

We followed a group of skilled riders at a high pace through mountain roads that were tight and twisty, and featured a variety of pavement quality. The new 900 works superbly in these circumstances. It was great fun, fast, nimble and stable all at the same time. The lower specification brakes were perfect for the street, not as abrupt as those found on the 900 R, but with plenty of power. The lower spec suspension on the standard model also worked well for us. Husqvarna seems to have done a good job finding a compromise setting with the nonadjustable fork on this model.

Despite the slightly taller gearing and the lack of an aftermarket exhaust, we had plenty of power and acceleration on the road with the standard model. If we trust the instrumentation, fuel consumption is also very good (close to 60 mpg during our street ride) … something BMW is known for.

The Nuda turns out to be a blast to ride in these circumstances. This is an elemental bike that stops well, corners easily and allows you to achieve severe lean angles with confidence. You have a great feeling of control, and the big twin launches you out of corners with authority. Could sport bikes have kept us in sight on these roads?

As I noted earlier, we tested a unit with the optional saddlebags and screen attached. Together, they are not very attractive, but we did notice improved wind protection. The bags are not huge, but they are expandable and running with this setup did not appear to affect the agility or performance of the bike.

These machines will never be great tourers. Nevertheless, you can travel in reasonable comfort (there will surely be optional saddles available), and the truth is that we really like both of these new Husqvarna Nuda motorcycles. They are not only great fun to ride, but are suited for many purposes like the standard motorcycles of old. They should be reasonably priced here in the United States, so we expect them to be quite popular. As a journalist, I ride a lot of different motorcycles, and I frankly wouldn’t mind owning a Nuda, myself.

So Husqvarna returns to the street with an excellent recipe for motorcyclists looking for the thrill of riding a relatively light, powerful bike that allows them to sit comfortably upright and even carry along some luggage. If, as expected, it is reasonably priced, Husqvarna will have returned to the street with a vengeance.

Here's the Husqvarna website with all the motorcycles and minicycles we won't be getting here in America: http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en/

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UK dealer on the other site has ridden it and says it is fantastic. (nuda)

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UK dealer on the other site has ridden it and says it is fantastic. (nuda)

Yes fantastic... shame it's not coming to America.

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As every year my buddies and i will be at The EICMA next friday.

Absolutely looking forward to it, it´s not only the bikes , there are also hordes of the hottest chicks you can imagine...... :-)

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As every year my buddies and i will be at The EICMA next friday.

Absolutely looking forward to it, it´s not only the bikes , there are also hordes of the hottest chicks you can imagine...... :-)

Please post pictures!... or the Hot chicks too. :busted:

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this published in www.omnimoto.it this morning:

Husqvarna at EICMA 2011: Concept unveiled the MOAB

The MOAB is the concept 'modern interpretation of Scrambler concept for Husqvarna

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The Husqvarna Eicma occurred in great shape, strong that he recently proposed to market the Naked 900 that has already received positive opinions from the international press, has re-launched at the Salone in Milan with a concept, really interesting. In previous seasons Eicma the Husqvarna had proposed the concept that had affected the public for their provocative, while the prototype has revealed that the house in Varese today is much more "human" and portend a possible market entry .

The bike is called MOAB, and is a scrambler who unabashedly calls the terrain of the sixties and seventies, and his name is that of a beautiful desert area of Utah, which each year attracts a lot of fans the Off Road and set numerous cult movies.

The red tank, the seat voluminous, the yellow side port numbers, the frame simple and rational are the essence of this new proposal that embodies the soul of Husqvarna.

The MOAB is equipped with Husqvarna's Concept of the single-cylinder BMW G 650 series set in a perimeter frame and swingarm with single-beam front suspension progressive. The wheels are 17 "inch tires off-road semi-tessellated.

The set design is based on the division in separate blocks of the tank, seat, table number and the exhaust port. The lines are soft but strong cuts. The volume of the tank carved blends with the saddle and tail, creating a fluid form and the immediate readability. Consistent with the stylistic design of the latest generation of Husqvarna. Such as the concave surfaces of the front and rear fenders, as well as the front number plate.

Tradition and modernity come together in harmony even in the small details of this new concept Husqvarna, as digital equipment that uses the top crossbar of the handlebars or the LEDs of the front and port number for the particular LED taillight. The color of each element, which is the body of the chassis, inspired by the legendary Steve McQueen H400. Unusual shapes and colors give the concept an exciting vintage MOAB.

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this published in http://www.4-traders.com/ this morning:

Husqvarna at EICMA 2011: Concept unveiled the MOAB

The MOAB is the concept 'modern interpretation of Scrambler concept for Husqvarna

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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG : Husqvarna Concept MOAB presented at EICMA 2011

The Husqvarna Concept MOAB is the modern re-interpretation of the scrambler, the bike that lies at the heart of the Husqvarna history and its unique style.

Tradition, style, and performance. These are the features that captured the identity and shaped the history of the brand that became the model and reference point for all off-road bikes in the sixties and seventies.

The Husqvarna MOAB can trace its origins to our models from that period, legendary bikes that are milestones in the history of off-road biking, especially in the U.S. This is one reason for the name MOAB, after the evocative desert in Utah, which every year draws huge numbers of off-road bikers and provides the eerie background for the sets of many cult movies.

The red tank, the spacious seat, the yellow side panel number holders, the simple stripped-down frame….these all form the essence of the new incarnation of the Husqvarna spirit.

The Husqvarna Concept MOAB has a 650cc engine on a perimeter frame and progressive linkage on the swingarm. The wheels are 17 inches and the tyres are semi-knobbly, and therefore suitable for off-road use.

The overall design effect divides the bike into distinct sections: the tank, seat, the side panel number holders and the exhaust. The lines are fluid but combine to create a decisive form. The shape of the tank blends with the seat and rear section, creating a fluidity and immediately distinctive style. This design feature follows the lead of the latest generation of Husqvarna models, such as the concave shape of the front and rear mudguards, and the front number holder. Tradition and high-tech innovation are successfully blended in the details of the new Concept MOAB: the digital instrument panel that is situated in the upper crossbar or the LEDs on the front number holder and the tail-light. The colour scheme, down to every last detail, both in bodywork and mechanics, is taken from Steve McQueen's immortal H400. The unique form and colours give the MOAB an exhilaratingly vintage look.

The riding position is comfortable and commanding, with high and wide handlebars, a bulky tank that the legs can hug with ease and the long seat that allows freedom of movement.

The end result is a cool bike, ideal for use both in the city and on dirt tracks, which is easy to ride and handle, even for female biking fans.

Husqvarna created the off-road bike, and the MOAB continues the tradition of setting new trends and styles in modern biking.

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