HUSQVARNA STRADA–WICKED!


Husqvarna Strada – First LookSingle-cylinder BMW engine powers new dual-purpose Husky.

December 6, 2011 By Bruno dePrato

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Husqvarna is under pressure from parent company BMW to define its role in the market and introduce a new line of models. Following the now-production-ready Nuda 900, which is powered by a modified BMW F800 parallel-Twin, Husqvarna designed a concept bike around the dohc 650cc Single from the G650GS.

Like the Moab unveiled last month at the EICMA show in Milan, the Strada is a street scrambler. In fact, both machines use the same 48-horsepower engine, large-diameter, steel-tube, twin-spar frame, offset-spindle Sachs 48mm inverted fork and steel swingarm. Braking supplies the daisy-style front brake rotor; Brembo provides the twin-piston caliper.

Main difference between the two bikes is in the “enduro” touch added to the Strada in the form of more off-road-capable wheels and tires. The Moab sported 17-inch wheels shod with Pirelli MT60R radials in 120/70 front and 160/60 rear sizes, whereas the Strada has a 19/17-in. combination with cross-ply Metzeler Tourance in 100/90 and 130/80 sizes.

Due to its more aggressive-looking brakes, wheels and tires, the Moab has a tougher appearance. But the Strada, with its sharper lines, seems much leaner. Indeed, thanks to having a more favorable power-to-weight ratio than the G650GS, the claimed 340-pound Strada should perform brilliantly.

Husqvarna says the Strada will go into production next year.

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Husqvarna Strada - First Look

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

2 thoughts on “HUSQVARNA STRADA–WICKED!”

  1. Looks lite weight looking MX styl, good to see no big beak in front of the head lamp, lite weight disc brake,s every thing looks easy accessible to clean and work on, the red body work looks a little plain could have had better husky grafics tires look good,the black rims I don’t like to much maybe silver or gold.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: