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Is Husqvarna’s New Street Bike an ADV or Supermoto?

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Husqvarna has begun its teaser campaign for the three street bikes it will unveil at EICMA. We know that two of the machines will be concept bikes, while the third will be a 2015 production model. We also already know that the production bike will be a large-displacement single-cylinder machine, with premium components and electronics.

Releasing a video of the machine today, Husqvarna doesn’t tip its hand beyond the information we already knew…or does it? Clearly audible in the video is a street-going thumper, but the look and feel of the terrain, rider, and bike, suggests that Husqvarna could be set to release an ADV rider’s dream machine.

A lightweight, yet street-capable dual-sport, perhaps powered by KTM’s 690cc lump, could be just what the doctor ordered for the ADV market, which has been flooded by bloated large touring bikes.

That’s just our speculation, of course (we could be set for something more along the lines of the Husqvarna 701 concept), but Husqvarna has said repeatedly that the brand would define itself at the upcoming show. This could be a good start.

Take a look at the video for yourself, and let us know what you think Husqvarna is up to, in the comments.

Source: Husqvarna


Jensen Beeler

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