Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R

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

  1. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    So I've been going back over specs for several bikes, including many KTM's and Husky's.


    I show the suspension travel for the Nuda/R at 210mm / 180 mm (8.3" f / 7.1" r). If I have the correct numbers:
    • that's as much as most heavy adv bikes, which are in the 7-9" range;
    • almost 1" more in front than the TR650 Terra / Strada (7.5")
    • almost equal to the 8.6" front on an F650 Dakar: and
    • 2" more in front than a KTM SM-T.
    Most of the reviews I've read describe great on-road handling. How is this suspension on rough asphalt (cracks & potholes) and fast gravel, dirt, and fireroads?

    At present, the point is moot for me here in the USA, but I hope 1) to learn more about Huskys designs in general (for bikes designed after the BMW purchase); and 2) that some version of this bike will make it to the USA as our economy recovers (ever so slowly).
  2. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Go talk to the guys at Touratech in Seattle, they have one that is really good on dirt!

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  3. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Is that for real? I thought it was just a "Concept" to stir the Husky pot. Also, I thought that the Nuda wasn't available in the USA. I hope that the TT guys in Seattle know about the TT efforts in Germany!
  4. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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  5. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    I spoke with Touratech guys today at the Motorcycle Show in Seattle. They knew that TT had done the modified Nuda, but had none of the details - since it didn't affect their market here in the USA.

    Then, when I was at the BMW / Husky area, one of their reps said that discussions on bringing the Nuda to the USA are progressing. Any commitment so far is probably only verbal, since the press doesn't have anything, but it was enough to keep me cautiously hopeful that Husky will bring some form of the Nuda to the USA in the next year.
  6. Strada

    Strada Tally Ho!

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  7. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    and see I would totally buy one of those! :clap
  8. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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    Guy from Dynojet uk just picked mine up today, will be the first nuda in the UK with the OFFICIAL nuda pc5, getting it set up and fitted, was picked up from my house and will be returned to me total of over 500 miles there and back twice and all for freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, wooot because it will be the pcv they base all the models for future sale from, get it back in a few days i cant wait!:evil:lol3:freaky
  9. Road Kill

    Road Kill Been here awhile

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  10. Gryphon12

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    Not "beefed-up" but "touring" model.
  11. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp1Qg-Twtlw
    Just got back from testing my nuda with arrow downpipes, remus exhaust and first nuda specific pc5 in the UK, OMFG I love it, smoother, faster, louder, so much attention I got today from fellow bikers, guys hanging out of cars wondering what the sound of thunder was behind, video is getting about 90% of the glorious sound, just phone video, doesn't get the ear splitting moto gp bark when I blip the throttle, roll on summer!:rofl:clap:lol3
  12. Strada

    Strada Tally Ho!

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    Brilliant!

    I reckon these could become quite collectable when BMW sell the brand.
  13. HoreZ

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  14. Algarve Nick

    Algarve Nick Been here awhile

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    I was planning on getting a KTM 690R Duke to back up my Suzuki B-King, when I sell my Buell Ulysses but then I saw this Nuda. Wow, got all excited, only to read on and find out that KTM have bought Husqvana out and plan on burying the model.
    Anyway, I live in Portugal and the nearest Husky dealer is 250 miles away, assuming they even have one. I wonder if they're reliable.
  15. Algarve Nick

    Algarve Nick Been here awhile

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    Dezzie, how are you getting on with the bike? Has it been totally reliable? Your answer could still convince me to get one. :D
  16. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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    Sold it now to a very happy guy, I lost my job and then bmw sold the bike on which made the uk drop the prices, there still selling whats left of stock at my local dealer, 5999 otr for the standard and 7300 for the ohlins version, there a great bike but after I bought mine I spent another grand on tuning etc and then sold it for 5750, losing almost 3k in 7 months, but have bought an msx125/grom to tide me over. Best bet is to get on 900nuda.com and read up on everything, everybody loves the bike I think bmw needs a kick in the balls for letting that one go!:cry
  17. Algarve Nick

    Algarve Nick Been here awhile

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    Thanks, Dezzie. You must have been gutted to see it go? If I lived in UK I'd be on those prices pronto but I live in Portugal, although I'm English. If I manage to find one here, the nearest dealer is 250 miles away, the Portuguese mentality is never to discount. However I managed to get my B-King discounted, 900 euros off list. So a cheeky offer may prove fruitful. I'm not sure what to do. Maybe I'll keep my Buell Ulysses as that's the cheap option. Much more low-down torque too. I'll have to see. Thanks for getting back to me and good luck on the job front.
  18. Gryphon12

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    So, now that we've had to live with the merger and Husky no longer producing the Nuda/R, I'm wondering how those of you who own the bike feel about it over six months later. Are you still enamored with it, has it become something of a White Elephant, or is it somewhere in between?

    We never got the bike here in the US, but its specs are unique in comparison to what motorcycles we do have here. I must admit that I'm still very curious about Husky's modifications to the BMW 800s.
  19. Soulbreeze

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    I just recently found a youtube channel that features this bike (royaljordanian) and I was pretty enamored with it. Looks like a beefy super-moto and, holy crap, that exhaust sounds evil!

    I like this thing a lot! Too bad it never came to the US. :(
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  20. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 n00b for life

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    I'm subbed to his channel he actually just got a BMW . And it atleast doesnt sound anywhere near as mean as the nuda. I dunno if he sold it or not ( the nuda I mean ) .


    That touratech nuda is my absolute dream bike.