Husqvarna Dual Sport Concept
Amid an East Coast crowd Friday, the team at Husqvarna unveiled its latest on-road innovation – the Concept Baja.
This 70s-styled machine, arriving after Husqvarna’s other latest creations such as its first street bike, the Nuda 900, and the Concept MOAB and Concept Strada, was shown publicly Friday for the first time at the New York City International Motorcycle Show.
Two things immediately stick out on the dual-purpose Concept Baja – the bold headlight design which appears like a plain number plate, and the LED instrument display that is contained inside the Concept Baja’s crossbar.
And although designed around a vintage vibe, the Concept Baja features the latest in Husqvarna technology, including a 650cc single-cylinder and five-speed transmission that’s likely the same motor used in parent company BMW’s G 650 GS. The single is liquid cooled and has fuel injection.
The bike features a perimeter frame with progressive-linkage swingarm, 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels with intermediate-knobby tires, and Brembo disc brakes.
And yes, there’s a brake light contained behind that rear seat, which Husky says has an “approachable” height and a layout that suits a “wide spectrum” of riders.
Speaking of the Concept Baja, Husqvarna says “Vintage allure isn’t all this trek-touring design has to offer; performance is what makes the Concept Baja truly exceptional. Ideal for the casual rider as well as the committed enthusiast, The Baja will continue the trek well after the pavement ends.”
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