Husqvarna Mille 3 Concept

11/02/2010 @ 4:04 pm, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

Unveiled at EICMA today, Husqvarna has brought to the Italian motorcycle show a special three-cylinder concept motorcycle dubbed the Husqvarna Mille 3 Concept. Using three Husqvarna dirt bike cylinders with a common crankcase, the 993cc v-triple (one in two cylinders, one vertical cylinder) is strikingly unique beyond its peculiar power plant. Slammed to the ground, the Husqvarna Mille 3 Concept takes obvious design cues from Husky’s dirt and motard line. Coupled to that low-slung chassis are spoked rims matted to fat street tires, making the Mille 3 looks like it would be more at home on drag strip than anywhere else.

Although there might be a hidden market segment somewhere between dragsters and motards (we know we like this 3-1-2 exhaust system), Husqvarna doesn’t intend for the Mille 3 Concept to be any sort of production machine. Instead the German-owned Swedish firm that is based out of Italy merely wishes to express flex its designing ink, and we imagine the good press doesn’t hurt things either (how many times do you here us talking about Huskies on A&R?). Photos after the jump.

Source: & MCN

  • bikepilot

    Might make a really interesting flat tracker as well.

  • Before the onslaught of ugly comments, consider first that its definitely different. And in a world where the Nissan Juke is selling pretty well, different may be good. That being said, as a guy in the design world, I think if I were given free design range for a one off Husqvarna, it would have been handled much differently. Just my way of saying, yup its quite ugly, but at least they aren’t boring.

  • Jeram

    I would have paid big bucks for it if it was a 993cc v-triple two stroke :D

  • MikeD

    SCRAP the whole thing, but for God’s Sakes,

    Keep THAT ENGINE! and drop it into some other Frame, Full Blown Enduro, DualSport, Naked, SuperMoto…w/e but that Forsaken creation escaped from Motorcycle Hell.

    This Engine configuration might be the next Best Thing for Husqvarna since sliced bread. It could become a Husqvarna only trademark symbol or sort of.

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  • 76

    I think the engine on this one is the focus really, deff a unique way of introducing it but I think has achieved its ultimate goal, everyone is writing about it.