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3 New Husqvarna Street Motorcycles to Debut at EICMA 2014

3 New Husqvarna Street Motorcycles to Debut at EICMA 2014Husqvarna Street Motorcycles

In October 2013, six months after KTM’s owner Pierer Industry AG purchased Husqvarna from BMW, the restructured Austria-based brand unveiled its 2014 lineup.

But gone were the street bikes, such as the TR650 Strada and Nuda 900R. Under Pierer Industry AG – an Austrian holding company owned by Stefan Pierer that also owns 51 percent of KTM – Husqvarna said the new range would only offer motocross, enduro and minicycle machines.

This proved true, the 2014 Husqvarna lineup featuring the TE and FE enduros, and the TC and FC motocrossers.

In late June, though, the Mattighofen-built Husky shocked many when it unveiled two new street-legal dual sports – the FE350S and the FE501S.

And Husqvarna now reports that three additional road-going motorcycles will debut at EICMA 2014 on November 6 – one large-displacement single-cylinder street and two concept models.

Speaking of the single, Husqvarna says “the new large displacement, single-cylinder model street bike will offer premium characteristics while maintaining the Swedish tendency towards functional design. True Husqvarna, and faithful to the brand’s core values, this new model being unveiled at EICMA will show state-of-the-art technology and a rich sense of heritage.”

This street model is likely based on the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, which was in concept form at last year’s EICMA Milan motorcycle show. The bike is powered by a 690cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine that produces 75 horsepower, and features a steel-trellis frame, Brembo brakes and WP suspension components.

As for the concepts, Husqvarna says they will “offer a clear glimpse of the future direction of the Husqvarna brand within the street market. The prototypes will showcase lightweight construction and functionality, premium quality hardware and uncompromised design.”

Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for more once these bikes are unveiled at the EICMA Milan motorcycle show.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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