Two weeks ago, we showed you the first pictures of Husqvarna’s new 900cc streetbike motor. Now, here’s video of it. The parallel-twin is heavily based on that of the BMW F800GS and will debut in a performance-oriented adventure tourer at the EICMA motorcycle show in November.
Officially, Husqvarna states, “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. 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. The engine capacity has 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. 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.”
That 798cc BMW motor its based on develops 85bhp at 7,500rpm and 62lb/ft of torque at 5,750rpm. What it really needs is more low-down grunt, lets hope Husky’s mods can get it there.