Confirmed: 2012 Husqvarna Street Bike to Debut at EICMA

02/22/2011 @ 6:01 am, by Jensen Beeler12 COMMENTS

Husky fans are going to have something to talk about for the next 8 months as BMW Motorrad VP Hermann Bohrer has confirmed that the Husqvarna brand would be dipping its toe into the street bike waters with a new bike launching at EICMA later this year. Said to have German technology with Italian design, the new Husky will be a middleweight adventure bike that features a BMW F800GS parallel-twin motor that’s been increased to 900cc in displacement, which makes it not too dissimilar from the Husqvarna Mille 3 concept (shown above) we saw last year at the Italian trade show.

Expected to come in a variety of flavors for different uses, much like the 2011 Triumph Tiger 8002011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC, there could be as many as three variants of the street-going Husky for adventuring riders. With a 21″ front-wheeled version for off-roaders, and a 17″ wheel for street-oriented riders. There’s even talk of 19″ variant being tested, as the size is popular with European riders.

Husqvarna is apparently not content to just show prototypes of these bikes at EICMA in November, but instead plans on having production-made models on display that will be available as 2012 model year machines. This news is certainly surprising as we’ve only recently begun to hear chatter about this bikes, sans any “spy photo” nonsense.

If you’ve always wanted a Swedish street bike that’s been built by Germans, and designed by Italians, it looks like 2012 will be your year. BMW also plans on releasing two Maxi-scooters at EICMA, likely based off the Concept C scooter the German company debuted last year at the show.

Husqvarna Mille 3 Concept from the 2010 EICMA Show:

Source: SoloMoto.es & Moto.it

  • BBQDog

    Dancing on the vulcano: the trend seems uglier, fatter, and more CC’s ….

  • huhuhuhuhuhu

    what is this, dude??? a bicycle with engine?????

  • BikePilot

    Sounds like an improved version of the F800GS but a far cry from anything truly husqvarna. I don’t think any self-respecting Italian designer would be satisfied with the soulless (and trouble-prone) BMW parallel twin lump. The chassis may well be excellent and the package as a whole might provide the competition for the KTM Adventure that the F800GS failed to deliver.

  • BikePilot

    Oh, I doubt the concept bike above has any relation to what will be produced. For starters the concept isn’t an adv-type bike and doesn’t use the BMW lump.

  • http://www.rolfje.com Rolf

    Ugh. Not my cup of tea. Looks like somebody emptied a whole can of Ugly on the drawing board.

  • http://www.asphaltandrubber.com Jensen Beeler

    You guys realize that’s the Mille 3 Concept Husqvarna showed off at the 2010 EICMA show, and not the bike bike being mentioned in this article, right? I mean it says this in the article, but I just wanted to make sure…

  • RSVDan

    More BMW re-badging. I was afraid this would happen to Husky.

  • David Hills

    I’m wondering what type of “adventure” this bike might handle.

  • MikeD

    Bring it, im already Micro-waving Pop-Corn, Intermot and EICMA 2011 can’t get here soon enough. More choices never hurts.

    Im kind of dissapointed tho that Husqvarna won’t be using a mill of it’s own design and build but rather a “MUSHY” BMW engine.

    That 90* V-3 shown at EICMA was pretty wild (just the engine tho, the bike was PURE HORSE MANURE), too bad it won’t happen here.

  • foxracing

    Can’t wait to see spy photos of their 900cc street bike!

  • BBQDog

    Seems BMW has (let) produced way too much enigines and have bought Husqy to get rid of there engine stock, that’s the story. There is no use in turning Husqvarna into a BMW kind of brand.

  • Jeram

    wouldnt take much to make the parellell twin a bit more peppy!
    cams, injectors, exhaust…

    could easily turn it into a weapon…

    doubt they will do it though…

    maybe once they try to bring out a speed triple competitor bike