Husqvarna’s TC250 powerplant is stunningly compact. Some of the engine’s “I could be a 125” look comes from the amount of daylight visible around it within the new chromoly chassis. A hydro-formed aluminum perimeter frame tends to hug the engine tighter, but the TC’s steel-tube skeleton conveys a svelte, supermodel appeal.
Husqvarna Motorcycles keeps expanding its planned street bike lineup. The once-Swedish/now-Italian/German-owned marque revealed its Strada 650 at the Paris Motor Show last month.
The Concept Strada sources a liquid-cooled 650 Single similar to the BMW G650GS – the Bavarians, of course, being the current taskmasters of Husqvarna. Husky PR claims its own folks have improved on the Teutonic platform, stating: “This engine has been ‘breathed on' by specialist Husqvarna engineers and the subsequent power upgrade has resulted in an extremely lively machine.” Read On: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/827/11770/Motorcycle-Article/Husqvarna-Strada-650-Concept-First-Look.aspx
Of all the motorcycles revealed at the EICMA show in Milan, this is the one that got my heart beating fastest. It’s the Husqvarna Concept MOAB, and it’s billed as a “modern re-interpretation of the scrambler”. If the colors look familiar, it’s because they replicate the paintwork of Steve McQueen’s 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross. According to the blurb given to the press, “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.” And that’s fine by me.
Read On: http://www.bikeexif.com/scrambler-motorcycle#ixzz1e9MiKY5U
Husqvarna has returned to the road bike market with the new Nuda 900. Is it just a BMW with a red cam cover or a useful road bike with a hint of the supermoto heritage that Husqvarna are famed for? Read On: http://www.superbike.co.uk/viewers/viewcontent.aspx?contentid=2361&catid=news&subcatid=mainnews&longtitle=First+Ride%3a+Husqvarna+Nuda+900