Husqvarna Nuda 900 and 900R — Cycle Torque Magazine

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Suzuki Nuda

Naked, and loving it

Test by Pickett. Pics by iKapture

first real foray the road bike scene have to be considered a successful considering the quality of the bike. How it sells remains to be seen but looking for the big supermoto style, and the to back it up on the road for a couple of kilometres rather than to the shops should check out the 900 and slightly racier 900R.

It’s no secret this of bike is gaining momentum in sales share race. look cool, look and are usually fun gone rampart you’re riding them. I see the competitors to this bike Ducati’s Hyprmotard, Aprilia’s range, KTM’s Duke and Duke.

All the others basically use up MX or trail bike engines – so the 690 Duke for that matter but its is still happy enough on the – so I don’t see them in the same park as the ones mentioned.

You notice all these bikes are too. Husqvarna, being by BMW, would have mad not to consider using the 800cc BMW twin engine as a basis for its own rod, because the engine is a Husqvarna wasn’t content that though, it has played with the power output, and to make it more suited to the at hand, but more on that I think there could be more to this engine/chassis

Just consider a Husqvarna machine for a moment. Husqvarna the Nuda range will add to the brand, and adventure bike add even more. But, BMW allow it? It makes sense for to build a road bike, like this, with its tie up BMW. I expect the designers told to make it look make it handle and make it go

Mission accomplished.

The BMW based was changed extensively before it was in the Nuda chassis, which is from the BMW 800GS and shortened by For a start, it now has chain and not belt it received an increase in capacity to and an increase in power from 80ps to 105ps, and 100Nm of Compression is up to 13:1, and its redline is

Two power modes are available – Power and Rain Mode.

the Nuda a different character is the crank timing, which it uncannily like a Norton when on song. I know I own a Commando, and it’s not a negative for the Aftermarket exhaust suppliers the standard pipes on both sound awesome. I should that the Nuda 900 is more oriented than the 900R.

the colour differences – 900 is black/white the 900R is red/white only, the share the same bodywork, wheels, and engine. 48mm forks are fitted to both too, but the ones on the 900R are adjustable and have heavier At the rear the 900R gets a adjustable – including ride – Ohlins shock, while the 900 a Sachs unit with adjustment only.

Brembo are fitted to both models, but the gets monoblock calipers. just say neither bike is

Seat shape is different on bikes, with the ‘R’,s flatter than the slightly 900 seat. Seat height is by 20mm too. Because of the shape there’s 5mm difference in the seat height between the two 900 – 870mm, 900R – 875mm.

On the ‘R’ you’ll get numerous carbon pieces, and it has a one tooth smaller sprocket which does a difference in acceleration, as the expense of top All these extras add up to a $2000 difference between the Nuda 900 at and the Nuda 900R at $15,995.

Husqvarna reckon the Nuda is not a or a supermotard bike it does very much like With a high riding and a flat seat you under no this bike is made to go corners fast, not go on tour. up I was on the 900R which with its gearing is a little touchy on the but you quickly get used to it.

With the suspension it was also a little in corners.

At our first stop a 100 or so kilometres the team from softened my suspension settings made it better. It would been nice to soften the a bit too… The softer settings much better, although the is still competition based and on the side. Next up it was the standard and I preferred the taller gearing, seat and softer suspension.

Suzuki Nuda

Both bikes have you up high in the saddle and there’s of room for taller riders.

Out on the road the bikes like to their legs, and top speed is to 200km/h, with the 900R a bit due to the shorter gearing. It’s flickable too, if there’s a or lump of tar in the road which you unexpectedly, you can simply change as it suits you. At just 200 kilos full of fuel one light machine. And the brakes, they are seriously potent, on the monoblock equipped ‘R’.

You argue the ‘R’ is overbraked but there’s one that’s certain, you’ll run out of them. The rear brake well too.


has put a fair bit of thought into for both Nuda 900 models. You can buy separately of course but there’s specific ‘kits’ you can buy, the full touring kit which of a windshield, tankbag, hard seat bag, heated and an anti-theft kit to the Corsa Tech kit gives you a Titanium/carbon muffler, footrests and adjustable brake and levers.

There’s a city commuting kit as well which has some and a tankbag among other Among the five kits you surely find what you are for.

As I said earlier you can buy part on its own but if you bought each of one kit it would cost more buying the kit as a whole. You might want to fit the 900R’s Ohlins into your standard it bolts straight in. All of these fit both bikes too.

To you an idea on price, the kits at $1,015 for the Urban Kit, and for the Full Touring Kit.

Gee hard not to like either of the 900. On one particular stretch of I really let loose and the bike in twisty terrain is as fast as I’ve ever ridden. The is an absolute gem, loves to rev and fantastic with the standard with a real rasp to it. I see the ‘R’ the favoured model for riders to explore the limits but the base 900 is as capable.

In fact it’s the bike I own of the two, and this isn’t of the $2000 price difference. For me the seat was too hard and the stiffer unnecessary for the road, and I’d like to get use out of my Nuda than just the Sunday morning scratch. one, you won’t be disappointed.


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