Husqvarna Nuda 900/900R Technical Details

09/02/2011 @ 9:40 am, by Jensen Beeler14 COMMENTS

Our favorite German-owned, Italian-based, Swedish brand has released some more images of its Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Husqvarna Nuda 900R street motards, and also disclosed some of the bikes’ technical specifications in the process as well. Using a fully-revamped BMW motor, Husqvarna has taken F800’s parallel-twin motor, and bored it out by 2mm (84mm total), as well as lengthened the stroke by 5.4mm (81mm), taking the 798cc motor to an 898cc displacement. Originally built as a 0º crank motor, Husqvarna has altered the crankshaft to a 315º configuration, which the company says creates a more aggressive feel to the bikes’ power delivery.

The compression ratio on the motor has also been raised from its BMW-spec, and comes with modified head gasket, camshafts, pistons, and conrods (along with a re-designed crankshaft). Additionally the intake and exhaust valves have been increased by 1mm, making them 33mm and 28.5mm respectively. With these modifications, both the base model Nuda 900 and higher-spec Nuda 900R will make 105 hp and 73.8 lbs•ft of torque. Still listing the curb weight for the Nuda 900R as sub-175kg (385 lbs), expect the Nuda 900 to weigh-in a few kilos heavier.

The real distinction between the two models is the differences in components between the two bikes. The Nuda 900R will come with Brembo monobloc racing brakes, mated with 320mm discs. Meanwhile, the Nuda 900 will come with lower-spec Brembo four-piston radial calipers and 320mm discs for its braking needs. For suspension, the Nuda 900R will get 48mm Sachs forks that are fully adjustable, which will then be paired with a Öhlins shock with fully-adjustable compression, rebound, and preload adjustment, as well as a ride-height adjustor. The longer suspension will also raise the Nuda 900R’s overall ride height, as well as the bike’s center of gravity.

According to Husqvarna, the shorter base-model Nuda 900 is better suited to urban duty, and features similar 48mm Sachs forks, which are only preload adjustable (can we get a collective “booo!” from the crowd?). A fully-adjustable Sachs shock will fill-in for rear suspension duties, helping the Husqvarna Nuda 900 seat sit 860mm (33.8″) off the ground, compared to the Nuda 900R’s 875mm (34.5″).

With a 13 liter (3.4 gallons) fuel tank under the seat, Husqvarna says the Nuda 900 should be good for about 160 miles of travel, though we imagine how hard you twist the wrist will factor heavily into that calculation. Still no word on price from Husqvarna on the Nuda 900R, nor on the Nuda 900 base model.

Source: Husqvarna

  • mxs

    Here it is ….. Booooooooo!

    BMW is doing it again. They have done it with F800R now they are trying again. The suspension corporate guy needs to go …. LOL

  • mxs

    Forgot to say that it’s still very nice looking bike and I like the fly screen and cases.

    Now we just need the last piece of the puzzle. How much in US and Canada?

  • toki

    Any info of seat height?

  • Vinicio

    +1 on the suspension booooooo! Plus, I’d like to add my own: 3.4 gal tank = BOOOOOOOOOOOO! But to end on a positive, applause on changing the crankshaft configuration. I used to have an F800ST and the vibration drove me nuts. I suspect that the change will help that.

  • Marcel

    Any info of seat height?

    …the Husqvarna Nuda 900 seat sit 860mm (33.8″) off the ground, compared to the Nuda 900R’s 875mm (34.5″).

  • RSVDan

    I’ve been trying really hard to get excited about this bike, but it’s just not going to happen. Underneath that stylish Husqy bodywork is still a boring, re-badged BMW.

  • BikePilot

    I’m very glad and happily surprised that they ditched the 0 degree motor! 315 is a bit of an odd alternative (same as a Harley/Buell isn’t it?), but has some serious promise.

    That’s an absolutely huge stroke. I can’t think of many non-cruisers, other than a buell, that are so lengthy. Should have a really meaty low-mid power. Might even be quite fuel efficient.

    The 3.4 gal tank is a big disappointment. Lets hope the aftermarket comes up with something to make the bike useable (a la the CA Cycleworks 6+ gal Hypermotard tank).

  • BikePilot

    Oh, if someone is bored, how about ‘chopping one with a colored frame — maybe a white frame on the red/white model.

  • Westward

    Looks impressive thus far, and it seems like one could have a bit of fun tooling around on one too…

  • MikeD

    BOOOOOOO!! for semi-adjustable pogo sticks.
    And WTF!? for the 315* crank…lol…whats so special about it…different for the sake of being different?
    Gas Tank capacity seems “adequate”…but not great.
    They look like a HOOT, i bet the MSRP WILL NOT.
    Factory accesories look ok. I like it.

  • irksome

    Looks like some kid’s Transformer toy.

  • mxs


    And WTF!? for the 315* crank…lol…whats so special about it…different for the sake of being different?


    Not really. Hopefully, it will leave to less vibrating engine. Parallel twins at 0 deg. means they will vibrate, secondly they sound awfull (ever met a guy on F800R with an aftermarket pipe? Worse sounding thing I have ever heard ..). So lets hope that 315 deg. crank will mean no vibrations at hwy speed ….

  • MikeD


    I have heard the Triumph’s 900’s and don’t like the 360* crank’s sound at all.
    No, haven’t had the opportunity yet with the Beemer.

    I have heard the sound from the Baby Ninja 250 180* Crank with a Yoshi Pipe and i think it sounds GLORIOUS…lol.

    Im open minded to new stuff in motorcycles…let me hear it and then we’ll see.

  • AK

    I think its ugly.