The TR 650 Strada is one of the newest single cylinder models in Husqvarna’s lineup. It features a sporty design language which inspires dynamism and power.
The bike is built on a reliable chassis which uses a tubular steel frame as a backbone. For increased rigidity the bike comes with a remove-able rear frame, while the front beam is bolted to the engine.
The suspension consists of a torsionally-stiff 46 millimeter upside-down telescopic fork and a rear dual swing arm made of pentagonal steel tubing in conjunction with a centrally-mounted rear shock with progressive linkage.
At the heart of the bike lies a water cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder, DOHC, four valves engine with a displacement of 652 cc. The engine develops a maximum power of 43 kW (58 hp) at 7,250 rpm and 60 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm.
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The Husqvarna SMR 511 is one of the most capable supermotard models in its class. The motorcycle features a sporty design language underlined by its single piece side panel which runs along the bike and the long seat which offers a comfortable riding position. The new design not only puts ergonomics on the first place, but it also makes maintenance easier because you can access much easier components like the air filter or the rear shock.
All components are mounted on a perimetrical chassis made of high strength steel tubing. You also get an innovative suspension configuration which comes with a new linkage mounted on the upper side of the aluminium alloy swing arm.
The stopping power is assured by front Brembo 320 mm fixed disc with hydraulic control and four pistons radial caliper, and a rear 240 mm disc with single piston floating caliper.
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The Husqvarna SMR is an agile dirt bike which features a svelte silhouette and is packed with a long list of modern technologies. The motorcycle comes with a single piece side panel which runs from where traditionally the fuel tank would be, all the way through to the rear mudguard. The company says that it was carefully designed to offer a lower center of gravity, so you can expect to top notch steering and handling abilities.
Power comes from a 449.6 cc, liquid cooled single cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valve engine which is paired with an 8.5 liter fuel tank.
The Husqvarna SMR sits on 17 inch wheels shod in 120/70-17" Pirelli M/C 58H TL Diablo front and 50/60-17" Pirelli M/C 66H TL Diablo rear tyres. The front wheel is kept in check by a MARZOCCHI USD telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle, compression and rebound stroke adjustment while the rear suspension consist of a SACHS Progressive link with single hydraulic shock absorber and features spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment.
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The 2013 Husqvarna WR 250 received a few updates which slightly improved its safety and reliability. Among the changes you’ll find a new handlebar protector, softer and glued handgrips and redesigned graphics.
The motorcycle continues to be powered by the capable 250 cc 2 stroke, liquid cooled engine which paired with a five speed constant mesh gearbox.
The ride quality is assured by a Kayaba upside-down telescopic open cartridge fork with compression and rebound damping adjustment and a rear Sachs single hydraulic shock absorber with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustments.
The bike rides on front 21 inch and rear 18 inch aluminum alloy wheels wrapped in 90/90 - 21" and 140/90 - 18" tyres respectively. The front wheel is combined with a 260 mm disc brake with hydraulic control and double piston floating caliper and the rear wheel gets a 220 mm brake disc with hydraulic control and single floating caliper.
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The first BMW G450X modified by Speedbrain was carefully tweaked to be ready to conquer the dunes of the 2011 Rally Dakar race. Fortunately, Speedbrain didn’t stop there and started to work on a new BMW based rally bike, namely the Husqvarna TE449.
The new Husqvarna TE449 by Speedbrain is a race ready motorcycle packed with state of the art technologies designed to improve its handling, stability and maneuverability on difficult terrains.
Naturally, the center piece of the bike is a modified 350 cc engine which received a few key upgrades to be able to withstand the punishment of the 2013 Rally Dakar. The bike is also fitted with a series of modern electronics including numerous navigational and safety components.
To improve the rider comfort and freedom of movement, Speedbrain integrated the two-part central/rear tank in the bike. The company’s engineers have also spent a lot of time to find solutions for keeping the bike’s weight low. Thereby the Husqvarna TE449 RR by Speedbrain comes with aerodynamically optimized Carbon Kevlar fairing and a special rear part.
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Husqvarna showed its new 2013 Baja concept at the 2012 EICMA Motor Show. The new concept combines the old school design of the 70’s bikes with modern technologies and offers ground breaking off road performance.
In its off road adventures, the 2013 Husqvarna Concept BAJA is helped by a strong steel frame with an upside down fork and a rear central spring strut on a lever system, hinged to the dual swingarm. The bike is perfectly suited for off road riding and comes with a high ground clearance and a pair of 19 inch front and 17 inch rear wheels.
The 2013 Husqvarna Concept BAJA is kept in check by a set of front and rear Brembo hydraulic brakes and is propelled by a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine which sends power to the rear wheel by means of a 5-speed gearbox.
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There is hardly any other motorcycle brand that is able to boast of a 108-year tradition of motorcycle production and racing like that of Husqvarna. The first Husqvarna motorcycles were built in 1903, with victory coming just 13 years later in 1916 at one of best known enduro races of the time, the Novemberkåsan. This laid the foundation for a success story which remains unparalleled to this day.
Today, Husqvarna has crafted a reputation as one of the most storied motorcycle manufacturers in the world and their expertise in the field is no more evident than in the bikes they produce, including the TC449.
The TC449 is the epitome of what a motocross bike is all about. The bike’s revolutionary mechanical design features a gas tank that has been moved below the seat with the fuel cap to the rear. The air filter box is located directly behind the headstock, making the overall set-up more balanced and user friendly. Likewise, the bodywork comes with integrated graphics that not only enhance the design and function of the TC449, but also resolve the problem of adhesives that peel off under the power wash.
Another significant aspect of the TC449 is the new frame, which has been modified at the steering-head area and reinforced with chrome-moly 25CrMo4 steel plates. The rear seat rail and engine supports have also been similarly strengthened while the preload of the Kayaba suspension was reset, allowing for the fork to carry a harder setting.
To lighten and simplify the electrical system, the 2012 Husqvarna TC449 has had its entire wiring completely redesigned. At the heart of it all is a 450cc twin cam four valve engine that’s fed by a Keihin electronic injection and comes with electric start.
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Electric vehicles aren’t just limited to cars anymore; it seems that there’s also a growing trend amongst motorcycle makers to introduce a more eco-friendly alternative to the petrol-powered bikes we’ve come to know in the past.
The Husqvarna Concept E-Go is one such bike. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show by BMW, the Concept E-go is being touted as the Husqvarna’s approach to today’s electric motorcycling world while also serving as an attractive option for new riders looking to tap into the spirit of motorcycle-riding.
The bike only weighs 80 kg (176 lbs) while also carrying a number of styling cues from some of Husqvarna’s latest models, including the side panels, features that are clearly distinguishable as a Husqvarna. In addition, the bike’s highly personal design also boasts of a "single-sided double leg fork" with 35 mm of inner tube and the aluminum single side swing arm. The concept bike’s battery support is also made out of aluminum whereas the bike’s overall frame and oval piping is cast from steel.
There has been no information yet on the specs that come with the single-seater bike, but according to Husqvarna, the bike will offer you an "explosive mix of road, off-road and supermotard experiences" that combines fun, dynamism and an ecologically-friendly philosophy combined for the first time in an electric powered two-wheeler.
Husqvarna finally broke the covers off of the highly-anticipated Nuda 900R streetbike, giving us the first glimpse of the machine that will go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Yamaha FZ8, the Suzuki GSR 750, and the Kawasaki Z750R.
Aesthetically speaking, the 900R has been designed with a red-black-white scheme that also features an angular design that is then complemented by a streamlined tail. Despite the impressive look of the bike, it seems that the product is still far from finished with further improvements set to be done before the final product rolls out of the plant.
As for the powertrain, the Nuda 900R will be powered by a modified version of the BMW 900cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, which is light enough to not compromise the bike’s 175 kg weight. Husqvarna left out the official output figures for the 900R, but word has it that it will be well north of 100 horsepower, giving it enough juice to take on some of the industry’s sportsbike heavyweights.
Pricing for the bike is also still unknown, but expect it to be revealed in the coming months, with the most likely setting being the EICMA Show this November in Milan.
At the recent EICMA Show in Milan, Italy Husqvarna brought the Mille 3, a "concept study that demonstrates Husqvarna’s ability to design with highly diverse technical solutions, creating a dynamic and seductive contrast."
"It is an alloy of emotion, curiosity and anti-conformism, molded in an original form. A bike that is complete, but stripped down, elegant but slightly threatening. An explosive mix that appeals to all the senses and sets a new benchmark for future Husqvarna bikes."
The Mille 3 Concept is powered by a fuel-injected 933cc V-3 engine with the cylinders and heads taken from the Husky’s off-road bikes.
"The lines are flowing, the breaks decisive, the shape is streamlined. The vaguely retro rear blends effortlessly into the sculpted side panels. The overall look reinterprets and evolves the stylistic features and architecture typical of Husqvarna design. All in all, it is a winning combination of style and technology that amply expresses the project philosophy—whatever is not functional is superfluous and discarded."