It seems that the only company to unveil anything new at the ongoing Paris Motorcycle Show is Husqvarna. Our man on the scene (Marc Cantin) files this report on the new Strada in between his wine and Brie samplings:
According to corporate bumph, the Strada (Street in Italian) is aimed at the youthful street market, with light weight (171KG), and the well established BMW 650 liquid-cooled mono we see in the G650-Series Bimmers.
Thankfully the motor has been “breathed on” by Husqvarna engineers to put it in a higher state of tune in order to taker on hated competitor KTM with their 690-engined models.
Along with the low weight, street-level saddle height and a competent suspension should make this bike a favourite for the under-30 crowd.
Husky is promising a 2012 launch for Europe, but stayed mum about pricing and North American availability.