Husqvarna Streetbike to Use 900cc BMW Twin
BMW and Husqvarna synergy developing new motorcycle
The new advnture tourer will be the first streetbike designed by engineers from both Husqvarna and BMW, including some former F1 engineers. Former Aprilia designer Raffaele Zaccagnini is overseeing the project.
Apart from increasing the engine’s displacement to 900cc from 798cc. Engineers also re-designed the air-box and exhaust layouts in an attempt to reduce weight and optimize weight distribution.
According to Husqvarna, the updated engine will offer linear and smooth power delivery at low rpm as well as strong performance at high revs. Husqvarna hasn’t provided any details, but performance numbers should improve from the BMW F800R’s claimed output of 87hp and 63 ft-lb.
Husqvarna is expected to debut the new streetbike at the 2011 EICMA show in Milan.
Husqvarna Streetbike to Launch in 2012