2012 New Concept Husqvarna Strada

2012 New Concept Husqvarna Strada Husqvarna is unveiling their latest concept bike at the Salon de la Moto show in Paris today. The Concept Strada, like the new Nuda 900 before it, is a Husky street bike built with the help of BMW engineering and parts this time, an adapted 650cc single cylinder engine from BMW’s G650GS is used. Unlike some concept bikes, however, this bike is production ready and will be in showrooms in 2012.

The Husqvarna Concept Strada is fitted with BMW’s single-cylinder 650cc engine the same unit that’s fitted to the BMW G650GS. However, it’s been tuned for improved power delivery and, accordingly to Husqvarna, the upgrade has resulted in an extremely lively machine which, at less than 170kg dry, will put a smile back on the face of even the weariest commuter.’

Power is supplied from BMW’s G 650 GS single-cylinder powerplant, but it has been "breathed on" by Husqvarna engineers for even more clout a similar exercise to the Nuda, which used BMWs 800cc parallel twin as the donor powerplant before adding some more pepper.

BMW-powered, but Husqvarna-driven, the Concept Strada will be the perfect machine for taking on the urban jungle. Its combination of easy handling, punchy engine and user-friendly ergonomics will make it appeal to both young and ‘young at heart’ male and female riders looking for an extra special motorcycle for everyday use. A wide range of accessories to cater for a variety of requirements will also be available when the Concept Strada goes on sale in 2012.