Husqvarna has lifted the covers off 10 models at this year’s EICMA show in Milan – the largest display of new motorcycles since the start of the brand’s rebirth.
Taking centre stage was the new NORDEN 901 concept model, a mid-sized 889.5 cc parallel twin bike that is Husqvarna’s first ever tourer machine.
“A dynamic and versatile long-distance concept, the NORDEN 901 balances practical accessibility and comfort to suit the modern traveller,” says the company.
Claimed to boast “class-leading lightness and power delivery”, and adopting an almost retro, Dakar Rally-esque look, the bike features WP suspension and cross-spoked 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels that are wrapped in dual sport tyres.
Performance figures have not so far been revealed, nor has Husqvarna confirmed whether or not the design study will enter production.
However, judging by the fact that concept bikes exhibited by the Swedish manufacturer at previous EICMA shows have nearly all sooner or later transitioned into road-going models, it will come as no surprise if a full-on production version NORDEN 901 pops up at next year’s show.