The rumors are true, Husqvarna is set to bring out a street bike (or five if you believe some reports) in the coming months (expect a November unveiling). Accordingly the Swedish brand, which operates out of Italy and is owned by a German company (Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego anyone?), has released some photos and details about its 900cc parallel twin motor that takes more than a couples cues from its BMW counterpart.
Announcing that it will bring out a road-oriented concept vehicle, Husqvarna will focus on fun, power, and versatility for its first street machine. A sort of vague statement yes, but we do know that parent company BMW is heavily involved with the project, and helping its subsidiary to create a peppier 900cc-ish motor with more horsepower and torque than the BMW lump originally provided.
Like the Husqvarna Mille 3 concept shown at the 2010 EICMA show, we expect Husqvarna’s street bike to be a bold entry for the company, which has a heritage of making stout and unique off-road machines. Details are still murky for the road bike, but Husqvarna is hinting at something that isn’t really available in the current market, which could bode well for those concerned for the dirt bike brand.
It’s interesting to note in the photos below how obvious BMW is trying to make its involvement. One can’t help but wonder if this Husqvarna street bike project is the German company trying further to extend itself in the minds of riders, and put some yoga-level moves on how flexible its brand can be. Maybe that’s just us being cynical…or maybe not.