The 2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900R made its public debut in Frankfurt, Germany, in the courtyard outside BMW’s display hall.
Displayed together with other Husqvarna models as well as motorcycles from parent company BMW. The display bikes were all anchored firmly to their stands and test rides were not available but I did get some seat time on the Nuda.
Hopping onto the Nuda 900R’s saddle, I immediately noticed the high seat, a result of Husqvarna’s off-road DNA. I stand six feet tall and had to stretch my toes to touch the ground.
A Husqvarna representative told me the display model was actually set higher than the 34.4 inches listed on the specs sheet, and a tweak to the Ohlins suspension would return it to that height. He also pointed out the Nuda’s narrow waist as a mitigating factor to the seat height.
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