Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by socalmoe, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    It matters greatly, I disagree completely that it doesn't matter. The design elements are born from the same aesthetic and style. There are quite a few similarities in their surfaces and sculpture.

    Of course the Aztec is a bloated dated exercise in stealth design compared to a decade+ newer motorcycle design. For whatever it's worth I'll agree it's already a stretch to compare a motorcycle's design to an auto. But that doesn't mean they're not from the same style animal, or from the same visual ideation. They share design cues pure and simple. like looking at the resemblance in an old man and his grandchild. But a family look nonetheless.

    BTW many good design (transportation) houses have figured out that constantly changing faces for as you say - -
    - - isn't such a great idea. This is why you can tell a Mercedes or a BMW, Volvo, Saab, Fiat, etc from a mile away... Whether it's from the 1960s or today - you can tell the brand. You actually see it's lineage, it's family features. This is the failure in most Japanese design. They're constantly chasing someone else's look or trend aesthetic. So they look completely different every 10 years. People (as a whole) seem to like timeless more so then trendiness.
  2. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    I had a bunch of Huskys back in the 70's and they were/are beautiful bikes. I also like the Nuda, but I may be predjudiced as I also have a fondness for my futura :evil Dorso 1200 or Husky 900?? will be next in the stable if they bring it to the US.


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  3. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    I'd forgotten about the Futura and Caponord though they aren't nearly as angular as KTM. I guess the early Katana would qualify.
  4. Zodiac

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    I actually like the Futura, great riding bike too. I think as wedge design goes it was executed well, and proportionally clean.

    Great bike!
  5. Kevin K

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    the only thing uglier than that thing was a AMC Pacer and my kindergarten teacher Miss Toye with her greasy hair
  6. Kevin K

    Kevin K Adventurer

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    its not the looks Im stuck on as much as the name of the bike
  7. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    They were both designed by real good Italian designers, so looked really well :)

    My friend has Futura and loves it, another got Capo. Nice bikes indeed and look very modern now still. They all have edgy design, but no "overly sharp" edges like Nuda.

    I cant believe Nuda designed by italian :eek1

    Anyway - who cares if it performs great. :lol3
  8. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Are you really an industrial designer? :lol3
  9. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    Ya know when I rode through Oregon I recall the people being more open to other people's opinions.
    My beliefs in design are clearly stated on the previous page, sorry to hurt your feelings about an inanimate object.....:lol3


    btw I only said I received my MA in ID. I worked (and had a studio) for around 6 years in one part of the field before I went into project management/consulting. But I do keep up on the Trans ID world, and consider myself to still have a good eye on what works and what doesn't when looking at forms and functions.

    From reading this thread it seems there's quite a few people who are also turned off by these new bikes - In the end it doesn't matter, we might as well be talking about our tastes in women....:D
  10. sasha18yug

    sasha18yug Been here awhile

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    I've been reading the last few days about the Nuda... and i'm impressed...i think its amazing looking and the "new" engine has enough power and tourque... i rode and R1200r this summer and i was impresed...now testing the nuda is going to be evem more awesome i may assume ...cause it has only 10 hp less but 50 kg less...i am definatly taking into consideration this bike as my next one...I am a bit concerned about the comfort and the range... some sites predict somwhere around 280 km...but others less...i don't really know the real story here...but if it will get 250km from a thank...its good enough for my touring spirit..:)
    I've seen that they advertise the side bags? does anybody know how much they can carry ? and if you can put a topcase...?... it would be interesting to know...


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  11. Schmeds

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    Just snapped this in the dealer showcase in Rome. Didn't see any on the street. It's not as alien in person.
  12. bluesman

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    After I checked it over twice (Milano then Brussels) I even considered it as my next bike at some point. At the end of the day I can avoid looking at it as long as it rides well.

    But then...then I checked price tag,weighted my options and decided to pass on it. 9900 Euro basic price for non-R model in Belgium, 10990 in Netherlands. And non-R does have few "cost savings" in fit and finish as well.
    Specs are great, but I think this ain't long distance bike by any means - it was OK to sit on, but lack of fuel capacity is first thing. Then there is a problem that you need to stuff it with various crash bars as it certainly won't crash "well" and you end up with more weight...
    Pity really. I liked power/weight/specs a lot...


    .... back to wanting Morini Granpasso :)
  13. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp0f...vjVQa1PpcFNOla3zcand216PRRWT-SKtgwVjENwouak=0
    Its alot better in the flesh under the sun, the standard pipe sounds good already but its even better with an aftermarket pipe, sounds like no bike i have heard before, more souped up v twin than a paralell twin, only thing i dislike is the headlight, if it poked out forward like a ktm light instead of backwards it would suit the bike better, i also think its good quality, but then again i also want a ktm 690smcr or a triumph tiger 800xc, i havent made my mind up yet!:norton
  14. sebastianp

    sebastianp Been here awhile

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    Same crank angle as a Harley, but far more angry sounding. Fantastic!
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    sebastianp Been here awhile

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  16. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    A review by an Aussie. Don't worry about how he talks he's a Queenslander, they all talk like that:D

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  17. omnivore

    omnivore SuperSportTourer

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    I think the Nuda is almost perfect looking. Just needs a KTM 950SM front beak instead of that white thingy.
    Oh and a comfy seat.

    This thing looks just as tall as my 950SM. But if it's chassis is BMW based, does that mean a rear shock in a F650GS length would fit it, and lower the rear a bunch?
  18. uconnapharm

    uconnapharm Been here awhile

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    Any word , if the USA will see the Nuda models in 2013 ?
  19. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    Doesn't "Nuda" mean neaked? A neaked bike that's called Nuda doesn't seem like a big deal to me but, I'm not trying to tell you how to think. I dislike certian bikes for reasons that I know others would think were silly.
  20. Tropical Bird

    Tropical Bird From the front line

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    I sat on one today.

    Very impressive. Looks much better in the flesh.

    Lots of leg room. Very relaxed ergos.

    Ride tomorrow.