Video: Husqvarna 900cc Parallel Twin Motor

05/18/2011 @ 8:33 am, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

Husqvarna is getting into the street bike scene, and the first order of business for the Swedish brand was to create a motor suitable for such a purpose. Husqvarna doesn’t have to undertake this endveour alone though, as parent company BMW Motorrad has been helping the previously dirt-based brand with the new powerplant. Based off the BMW F800’s lump, Husqvarna has increased the 800cc motor’s displacement to somewhere in the 900cc range, likely by stroking-out the combustion chamber.

Husqvarna isn’t talking much about specifics, just simply stating that the new motor will have a “reasonable increase in power and torque.” With news that the bike is road testing, it’s only a matter of time before the obligatory spy photos start popping up, as the company targets a November release of the new street bike at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Brand extension, or brand dilution? You make the call in the comments. Video after the jump.

Source: Husqvarna

  • Maas

    I would say brand recognition – with that sexy red cylinder head. I hope it’s not going to get covered by a fairing.

  • OK Wow… I want to see that powerplant in an off-road oriented overland bike… Somewhere between the KTM990 and the BMW f800GS…

    Would never happen in North America though

  • ohio

    Good god, I can’t last through 6 seconds of that music. Why the f!@# does every moto video have to sound like a bad 80s teen movie montage?

  • Jay B

    Nice of BMW to add their little jab at the end.

  • hoyt

    Brand Extension –

    *IF* the bike is styled with something fresh (side note: has there been an original face to a sporting bike since the Firebolt?). In terms of the upper fairing and lighting, everything has been more or less the same variation of Aprilia, Honda, Kawi, Brutale, & Ducati Streetfighter.

    Start with a trellis frame (ala TRX Yamaha) and finish with something original and sexy. Then this will add buyers to the fold instead of detracting from the BMW crowd who buys the 800 now. (no offense intended to those riders)

  • BikePilot

    270 degree crank or I’m not interested!