Well, you wait for a new Husqvarna streetbike for fifty-odd years and then two come along. Sort of. Hot on the heals of the Husqvarna Nuda comes this – the MOAB concept bike. No doubt a toe in the water for a launch proper, this is Husqvarna’s modern take on the scrambler (which you can see alongside the MOAB).
Named after the desert in Utah, details are fairly scant – as you’d expect for a concept bike. It’s said to have a 650cc motor (most likely BMW’s old 650 parallel twin motor by the looks of it), a perimeter frame, 17-inch wheels and big knobbly tyres.
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The design is classic, and a great take on the firm’s tradition. There’s some borrowing from Steve McQueen here with the colours echoing McQueen’s old paint job. But we love it, sometimes style trumps substance…
There’s a short youtube clip on the Husqvarna MOAB here, and keep looking back to see if Husqvarna go ahead and make the MOAB.Enjoy more Fast Bikes reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.