Husqvarna shows off more of the new Baja concept at the New York motorcycle show.
Like Husqvarna’s MOAB and Strada, the Baja combines BMW’s liquid-cooled single-cylinder 650cc engine with throwback styling. The headlight in particular looks suspiciously similar to old-school number plates of desert racers past.
Throw in some other modern touches like fuel injection, Brembo disc brakes and a 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel, and you’ve got a bike that looks like serious fun on-road and off-road, if it ever makes it to production – which it hopefully does.
Husqvarna’s sales slid a bit last year, while parent company BMW’s numbers grew. The fantastic concept machines we’ve seen in the last few weeks could be signs of a turnaround for the company, though, as online reaction to the machines has been overwhelmingly positive.