2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900 First Ride — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Ducati 900 SS Nuda


They say: “A new of motorcycles.”

We say: “Welcome Husky!”

They say: “A new of motorcycles.” We say: “Welcome Husky!”

Husqvarna making No way! That was the general when word of Husky’s Nuda 900 project surfaced year.

Off-road aficionados it would be a disaster, like the station wagon built for the of Brunei. Husqvarna used to streetbikes, but halted the effort in to focus on its off-road machinery. The year, the Swedish company the World Motocross Championships.

71 world titles later, has gone back to the future and is it fi rst twin-cylinder streetbike since its V-twins of the mid-’30s.

Developed as a model between a supermoto and a bike, the Nuda 900 and up-spec 900R can’t be shoehorned established categories. Sporty yet sleek yet purposeful, the Nuda is a move for Husqvarna and unlike else the company has ever Despite their total and fun factor, bikes like the don’t sell well in so Husqvarna isn’t expected to it any time soon.

To power the Nuda 900, engineers ordered up an 898cc from their colleagues at Built by Rotax in Austria, the is loosely based on the F800R’s and that engine’s clutch and An extra 100cc and plenty of have yielded a 24 percent in power, pushing peak to over 100 bhp.

The chassis is an tubular-steel trellis unit, with Ohlins suspension, Monobloc calipers and carbon-fiber on the R-model, Showa suspenders and Brembo pinchers on the base

Attending the press launch on the island of Sardinia offered the to test the Nuda 900R on the race circuit and experience the model on the local mountain The consensus? Husqvarna has produced the Italians are calling a motardona -a with hair on its chest.

an appropriate title, perhaps so than the bike’s given

Slim as a single and as tall as a the Nuda 900R seemed narrow for a parallel-twin. You sit higher on the but the riding position and engine are identical to the base model. the starter button and you’ll yourself relishing the hubble-bubble of the Nuda’s engine, which courtesy of a 315-degree crank.

The is similar to that of a Harley but without the shaking and vibration in that design.

Damp morning conditions perfect for testing the alternative map, but as soon as the track dried, I switched to Standard mode and the Nuda’s true was revealed. The Italian-designed bike’s pulls from idle and full throttle from as low as rpm without hesitation. Power is from 4000 revs up to the limiter, but short-shifting is preferred this torquey engine.

Ducati 900 SS Nuda
Ducati 900 SS Nuda

immediately noticeable that the changes direction very and not just because you have a handlebar to lever it from to side. Sportbike geometry, a curb weight of 430 lbs. and a placed center of gravity the Nuda extremely agile yet stable, even through bends where supermotos always at ease. The bike is quick, well balanced and a to ride.

But try to avoid removing your while assailing corners; the footpegs touch down before you reach the edge of the tire!

The superbike-spec Brembos on the bite a little too hard, the base-model’s lower-spec binders Those brakes don’t front-wheel lock-up and do less to the chassis when touched turning. The Nuda is completely to ride; you really don’t to think about what to flog it! The beauty of this is its composure under pressure.

A key is its use of Metzeler tires, which up fast from cold-an when most riders find it hard to resist for it from the moment they up the motor.

On the tight mountain roads the Mores track, the Nuda 900 was as quick as any supersport would been. It does pretty on the straights, too. Husqvarna a top speed of more than 120 but with the upright riding anything approaching three gets uncomfortably windy.

For who want to go the distance, Husky a windscreen, heated handgrips and hard and soft luggage to turn the Nuda into a

Husqvarna’s challenge here is to persuade potential customers to the Nuda a try, because they do, they’ll be hooked! nothing quite like it, and you’re swooned by the flashy paint on the 900R, there’s no need to spend the extra on it. The base bike works as well (better on the brakes, up until 9/10ths, when the suspenders start to shine.

And if the Nuda’s style doesn’t you, just sit tight: says it will have more road-going machines by the 900cc twin down the Hopefully, some of them make their way to America.

Ducati 900 SS Nuda
Ducati 900 SS Nuda
Ducati 900 SS Nuda


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