Husqvarna has been manufacturing motorcycles since 1903 and is of Swedish origin. However, between 1987 and 2007 they were owned by Cagiva MV Agusta group after which they were bought over by the BMW Group. Since 2008, Husqvarna has been developing its motorcycles in Varese, Italy. Husqvarna has made a name for itself thanks to their excellent off-road motorcycles, and has also gathered a rather large collection of motorsport titles thanks to this.
What exactly is the Nuda 900R?
The Nuda 900R is Husqvarna's first proper high-displacement street-fighter. The name, Nuda, means 'naked' – which refers to the bike's naked styling. It employs what is essentially a BMW F800 motor, the displacement of which has been upped to 898cc. It produces 103.5 bhp and 10.1 kgm of torque, all of which is accessible via a 6-speed gearbox. The stylish is not unlike that of a concept bike – minimalistic and extremely sharp. Given Husqvarna's dedicated off-road and recent supermoto involvement, it's not surprising to find similar design elements on the Nuda. The footpegs, for example, are the alligator-teeth type (often found on off-road bikes) with a removable rubber top – so you can go soft-roading if you like. One of the most striking elements is the front mudguard which also has a functional air duct – a shining example of Husqvarna's inclination to merge aesthetics with function. Overall, it's not the most beautiful bikes out there, but scores a ten on ten for being so striking!
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