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Husqvarna Baja Concept First Look

Friday, January 20, 2012
Husqvarna Baja Concept First Look
Husqvarna's Baja Concept features a liquid-cooled 650cc four-stroke engine bolted to a five-speed gearbox.
Husqvarna Baja Concept First Look
Continuing to build off the iconic machines of the past, Husqvarna once again turned to the pages of motorcycling’s golden era to construct its Baja Concept. Strikingly similar to the MOAB Concept which debuted at the 2011 EICMA show in Milan, the Baja design features dual-purpose capability while mimicking the retro style of classic Baja racing machines.

Husky is calling this a trek-touring design that is best suited for casual riders who are looking for adventure both on and off paved roads. The model features a liquid-cooled 650cc four-stroke engine bolted to a five-speed gearbox. Despite its ties to the past, the Baja Concept includes modern fuel injection and Brembo disc brakes, as well as an LED crossbar instrument display. While the design is remarkably similar to the Moab Concept, there are several notable differences such as a skid plate, knobby tires, a smaller exhaust profile and off-road fenders.

The chassis consists of the same perimeter frame with progressive linkage that comes on the MOAB, and the seat height is kept to a minimum for beginner and intermediate riders.

View more photos of Husqvarna’s Baja Concept in our Baja Concept Photo Gallery.

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Fastgeezer   April 29, 2012 08:37 PM
I have to have one. With endless gravel roads here in Colorado this would be the perfect bike. I don't need digital instruments. something that looks like the old VDO would be fine. How about at least a facsimle of a round air clearner on the side. Build it and I'll buy it. It'll look good parked next to my TE610.
oso   March 27, 2012 11:24 PM
Ive been riding since 68,my first bike was a Hodaka 100-b,Ive mostly rode euro. bikes and had many Husky's,so if uall need a 51yr. old rider to give a honest customers opinion email me,or send me a email soon as this bike hits the us cause ill be there,I'm currently not on a bike I sold my ktm and am giving them a break for now as I have been watching the Husky's,if there is a way I can get one (Baja)imported to me let me know,anyway build the bike it will sell as long as uall price it right.(8,000.00). thx
Piglet2010   January 20, 2012 01:46 PM
Will these be sold through BMW dealers (presumably with street legal equipment added)?
Teakwood   January 20, 2012 01:26 PM
It looks very cool, I like the retro look. Should be mostly good for the highway, very versatile. The Beamer mill makes it more reliable. Way less maintenance than a 1/2 liter enduro.