Published on 19 May 2011 by Alison
We know the video has funky rock music to get the adrenalin going, but seriously, if Husqvarna does its road bikes well, we could be seeing some exciting new entries on the market. The video tells us that the new Husqvarna 900cc engine, which we took a look at recently, is a two-cylinder job and Husqvarna’s “most powerful engine ever”. That and the fact that Husqvarna comes from an offroad tradition, meaning lightweight, fun and agile bikes, certainly makes us pay attention.
Backed by BMW expertise and investment, there is no reason why Husqvarna’s new road bikes, built on a philosophy of versatile, fun and powerful bikes to ride, won’t work. Finding new market space won’t be easy, but again BMW backing on that front means they’ve got some extra bang to their buck.
As for the technology, the new Husqvarna 900cc is based on the BMW F800R engine, upgraded to give a little more power and provide that Husky sports touch. The engine is looking pretty well developed at this stage and we can’t wait to see how the whole package is going to come together in the end.