The very successful viral video BMW created for its S1000RR sportbike earlier this year has yet again been made fun of by another manufacturer, this time being Aprilia with their RSV4. Now I am sure its not going to get the same amount of attention as the BMW spot but I love a good cat […]
Husqvarna Reveals BMW G650GS-Engined Concept Strada
Husqvarna unveiled a new streetbike model powered by the engine from parent company BMW’s G650GS.
The Husqvarna Concept Strada was int4roduced in Paris at the Salon de la Moto show. Though Husqvarna is calling the supermoto-styled Strada a concept, but the new model is near production ready, with Husqvarna expecting to begin sales in 2012, possibly as a 2013 model.
Specifications were not released, though Husqvarna claims the water-cooled Single-cylinder Rotax engine will receive a power upgrade over the BMW G650GS version which measured 44.2 hp on the dyno in our recent review. Husqvarna also claims the Strada has a dry weight under 170 kg (374 pounds), much lighter than the G650 GS’ curb weight of 423 pounds.
Concept Strada will join the Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R to form a new three-model lineup of streetbikes for the traditionally off-road focused Husqvarna.
2011 BMW G650GS Review [Video]