Husqvarna street bike engine comes to light

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It looks like a BMW F800 motor, but the side cover says Husqvarna. Photo: www.MotorcycleNews.com
It looks like a BMW F800 motor, but the side cover says Husqvarna. Photo: www.MotorcycleNews.com

A few weeks ago, we speculated that BMW subsidiary Husqvarna would be bringing a new street motorcycle to market soon. Now, a story on MotorcycleNews.com seems to indicate the rumours were true.

This week, MCN featured photos of a new Husqvarna engine, supposedly based on BMW’s F800 power plant. Capacity is estimated around 900cc, but nobody’s released any solid numbers on horsepower rating – although they’re claiming increased power and torque.

Along with the photos came a statement from Husqvarna that the manufacturer was working with parent company BMW to produce a new road bike. It’d be quite a move forward, as Husky’s best known for their high-performance dirt machines; but, if the new bike ever does make it to the street, we’re betting it will provide some stiff competition for the other manufacturers.

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