Additional photos of this Husqvarna Nuda 900R are available here for your perusal.
As with many motorcycle manufacturers, Husqvarna first began producing bicycles in the late 19th century. In 1903, they made the jump to motorcycle manufacturing. The first “Husky” motorcycles used imported engines, and it was not until 1918 that Husqvarna began producing machines built entirely in-house. Around that time they secured a contract with the Swedish Army and began entering cross-country and long-distance motorcycle races. In 1920, Husqvarna established its own engine factory and the first engine they designed was a 550cc four-stroke 50-degree side-valve V-twin engine, similar to those made by companies like Harley-Davidson and Indian.
Husqvarna competed in Grand Prix road racing in the 350cc and 500cc classes during the 1930s and was Sweden’s largest motorcycle manufacturer by 1939. All of the racing bikes were based on a 50-degree V-twin prototype built by Folke Mannerstedt in 1931. The company team beat the Norton works team at the Swedish GP in 1931 with a 1–2 finish by Ragnar Sundqvist and Gunnar Kalen. This and the next year’s success led to a full commitment to the GP tracks with Stanley Woods and Ernie Nott joining the Husqvarna riding team. In the 1960s, their lightweight, two-stroke-engined off-road bikes helped make the once-dominant British four-stroke motorcycles obsolete. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Husqvarna was a dominant force in the motocross world, winning 14 motocross world championships in the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc divisions, 24 enduro world championships, and 11 Baja 1000 victories.
This 2012 Husqvarna Nuda 900R, combining exotic Italian design with the technical brilliance and engineering expertise of the BMW Group, begs to be ridden hard and is equipped with the kind of quality components that allow you to exploit and enjoy its considerable performance potential. Unquestionably a Husqvarna, the Nuda 900R proudly displays the company’s distinctive red and white competition colors, hinting at the impressive racing heritage that includes an enviable 79 world championship titles achieved to date and counting.
The heart and soul of the Nuda 900R is the technologically advanced parallel twin BMW F800R motor, increased in capacity to 900cc and adapted to Husqvarna’s specific requirements to give the Nuda even more power (>100hp) and torque across the rev range.
The additional power is complemented by a whole host of premium components that include fully adjustable 48mm Sachs forks at the front, Ohlins rear shock, and Brembo monobloc racing brakes with 320mm discs providing huge stopping power.
The fuel tank on the Nuda is under the seat for ideal weight distribution, along with a carbon fiber clamp, end cap and heat shield on the exhaust muffler. The bike has an extremely low weight of less than 386 lbs. Check out Asphalt and Rubber for more technical facts, but one of the most important details is that the Nuda was never officially sold in the US.
This Nuda (VIN: ZKHA700B7CV000812) shows 3,094 kilometers (1,934 miles) on the odometer. It was originally sold by DLG Moto Art in Mexico City, Mexico, and was imported to the US by a previous owner.
It has since made its way into the current owner’s collection, though we do not know how long it has been sitting for. The bike starts but it sputters when throttle is applied – we suspect that the injectors may be clogged. As always, our White Glove service would be happy to clean the injectors and look into the sputtering issue, though the seller would like to offer it as is.
We’ve had some incredible exotics come through our doors in the last few months, but this Nuda is actually be one of the rarest finds in the US that we’ve ever offered!