EIMCA: Husqvarna SMQ Concept

11/05/2008 @ 2:44 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

 

So….this is the Husqvarna SMQ. It is a whole new type of motorcycle called a “supermoto”. Read after the jump why that statement is slightly off, but doesn’t detract from eye-catchingly strange concept.

 

Excuse me, Husqvarana…but I believe you’ve been making this “supermotos” for the past few years? Nevermind that, what we have here is still fine exploration of design and technology. That front? Behind that resides the bikes radiator. It is a very polished design that looks like it could actually be produced (or at least elements of it). The SMQ uses a 450cc single-cylinder engine that is produced for BMW in Taiwan. Rumors have it though that a 630cc power plant would be shoehorned into the frame if the bike were to actually seen an assembly line. There’s no certainty if that means there will be a 450cc version and a more “unlimited class” compliant version, or if Huskqvarna is just musing which motor to move along with.

Is that a snowshoe on your headlight, or are you just happy to see me?