2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900R
2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900R
– 2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900R
2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900R Review
You can call it Supermoto if you want, or Naked. but we prefer just to call it: NUDA 900 R.
Husqvarna is set to break the mould with the all new Nuda 900R, their successful return to the road bike market segment is assured with the pending release of this highly acclaimed and anticipated model .
Why a street bike from Husqvarna? Actually there is a long tradition of street bikes for Husqvarna – before the famous era of off-road products.
Husqvarna-s decision to offer the Nuda 900R challenges current road bike design and offers the purchaser a point of difference and the ability to stand out from the crowd in both styling and performance. In addition we see a great potential to grow in this direction, providing thrilling products incorporating true Husqvarna DNA.
This 900 combines Husqvarna’s traditional sporting nature with BMW’s engineering, technology and reliability. And this is just the start!
Our future road bikes will continue to have Husqvarna’s DNA and, above all, its concept of riding based on pleasure, power and flexibility.
Choosing the right engine was vital in an ambitious project like this. The core is the parallel 800cc two cylinder engine also seen on the BMW F800R, but modified to give the bike a more aggressive, racing character. To reach this aim the engine was upgraded, increasing the capacity to 900cc and many internal components were modified to improve the performance of the power and torque curve.
This new model will have more than 100 horsepower, will be very easy to handle thanks to its great lightness and the linear, fluid nature of the engine which bursts powerfully and controllable into action at the touch of the throttle.
The components will be top-notch too, just like our Husqvarna racing bikes: fork from Sachs, Öhlins shock absorber (both fully adjustable), Brembo Racing brakes, and many small details in carbon fibre, sport exhaust system with an exhaust valve and much more.
All this comes with an aesthetically pleasing appearance and a sexy, seductive and typically Italian style.
The bold shapes of the body are a consistent evolution of the new style and design direction introduced by Husqvarna’s design team and demonstrate the company’s unique and unquestionable ability to innovate.
The design of this latest bike is brand new. The characteristic shape of the side panels, the tension in the vibrant surfaces and the sculpted volumes define an athletic and curvy body.
Dynamism, agility and lightness are all balanced harmoniously.
The air intakes incorporated at the front of the body and the tapered tail, almost like a racing bike, highlight the unique design of this new model.
The technical components, along with the engine, the trellis frame and the visible radiator are a prelude of sportiness, performance and, above all, fun.
All this comes in the typical colors of our competition bikes. A color combination which is both: Sporty and elegant at the same time. This is the Husqvarna style!
Stripped to the bare essentials and exuding attitude and aggression in equal measures, the Nuda 900 R-s credentials are there for all to see.
This new model will have more than 100 horsepower, will be very easy to handle thanks to its great lightness and the linear, fluid nature of the engine which bursts powerfully and controllable into action at the touch of the throttle. The components will be top-notch too, just like our Husqvarna racing bikes: fork from Sachs, Öhlins shock absorber (both fully adjustable), Brembo Racing brakes, and many small details in carbon fibre, sport exhaust system with an exhaust valve and much more. All this comes with an aesthetically pleasing appearance and a sexy, seductive and typically Italian style.
The naked truth about the NUDA 900 R
Factory Supermoto rider Mauno Hermunen is one of the few lucky people in the world to have tried out Husqvarna’s awesome new NUDA 900 R. He sits astride the sleek, angular motorcycle at Husqvarna’s Milan headquarters, keen to tell the world how exciting the brand’s first ever street bike is. The 23-year-old Finn trialled the motorcycle in France – apart from official testers, he is the only rider to have been given the opportunity to put it through its paces. Mauno’s verdict is simple: it’s just a really cool bike.
This ‘cool bike’ seamlessly combines the Husqvarna brand’s fun-loving soul and effortless style with the cutting-edge technology of BMW. The two motorcycle makers collaborated over every element of the NUDA and according to Mauno, the proof is in the riding.
First of all, it handles brilliantly, he enthuses. It’s just so light, the engine is great, and the performance is amazing. If there are fast corners it just takes them – the bike goes wherever I want to take it.
He says one of the things he finds most exciting about the motorcycle is its fun, sporty soul. It’s important that a bike is fun. I could easily pull wheelies and stoppies on the NUDA 900R, it really was great from that aspect.
But of course, it depends on the rider – some people choose to ride in a different way and it’s equally good for regular riding. It is made for people who want to have fun though!
Despite the fun factor, the NUDA is a bike which means business. Its 900cc engine has an output of more than 100 bhp and 100 Nm of torque, yet its dry weight is less than 175kg, ensuring a perfect power-to-weight ratio. Premium components have been used throughout its construction – it has fully-adjustable ?hlins suspension at the rear, and full-adjustable Sachs forks at the front, as well as Monoblock radially-mounted four-piston Brembo brakes at the front and a trick exhaust system, equipped with carbon parts.
The NUDA’s core is a modified version of the BMW F 800 R’s parallel 800cc two-cylinder engine. The engine was upgraded to a 900cc capacity and many internal components were modified to improve power, performance, and torque curve. The result is a more typically aggressive, racing character – a true Husqvarna machine.
For Mauno, who currently rides a Husqvarna SMR449 and is just two points from the top in the Supermoto World Championship standings, the motorcycle’s stunning design is a personal highlight. For me, one of the main things is the style, he says.
The design is so typically Italian, it’s a really great-looking bike – there is nothing else which looks like it. It’s just so sharp, it looks really dynamic and in my eyes, it just couldn’t look better.
The championship contender has been racing since he was a child, first in motocross, graduating to supermoto after an impressive 15-year career. He is hungry to be World Champion and with three races left this season and just that tiny gap between himself and the leader, the title is within reach. With his ability to get the best from Husqvarna motorcycles, it was felt he was the perfect person to the put NUDA 900 R through its paces.
Mauno, who spends hours every week training on his SMR449, says the revolutionary street bike is the perfect balance between performance, technology and style – the three key elements which went into its creation. Having been lucky enough to be one of the first to ride the bike, I know how nice its power delivery is. It’s so smooth – but with a frame and engine from BMW and the brand’s trademark technology behind it, that’s hardly surprising.
It doesn’t just look good, sound good, and feel good, it’s a reliable motorcycle too. And on top of that, it has the great Italian design. It’s really the perfect combination of the performance, technology and style.
If I had to sum up the new NUDA 900 R in just three words, I’d say performance, fun and style. It’s just a really cool bike.
2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900R Features and Benefits
Looks and performance
Combining exotic Italian design with the technical brilliance and engineering expertise of the BMW Group, this road-going Husqvarna begs to be ridden hard and is equipped with the kind of quality components that allow you to exploit and enjoy its considerable performance potential.
Unquestionably a Husqvarna, the Nuda 900 R proudly displays the company-s distinctive red and white competition colours, hinting at the impressive racing heritage that includes an enviable 79 world championship titles achieved to date – and counting.
The engine room
The heart and soul of the Nuda 900 R is the technologically advanced parallel twin BMW F 800 R motor, increased in capacity to 900cc and adapted to Husqvarna-s specific requirements to give the Nuda even more power and torque (100hp and 100Nm) across the rev range. Check out the red rocker box cover too – you-ll see this Husqvarna -stamp- on many of our sports machines.
Extracting the maximum
Getting the most from the Nuda 900 R is just a twist of the throttle away, backed up with a whole host of premium components and features on this exciting new machine that include:
Fully adjustable 48mm Sachs forks at the front
Agile at low speeds, stable at high speeds, the Nuda 900 R is designed with stylish intent and is engineered to thrill. Bold and fresh Italian styling only hint at its possibilities, but don-t just look at it, we invite you to come and ride one at your nearest Husqvarna dealer.
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