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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Husqvarna Nuda 900

By Liam Marsden -

 02 March 2012 17:35

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Husqvarna Nuda 900.    

Insurance group: 11
Engine: 898cc parallel twin
Power: 105bhp
Top speed: 125mph
Weight: 192kg       

The Husqvarna Nuda 900 mixes typical Husqvarna supemoto thrills with a comfier riding position and a nod to practicality, if you go for the optional touring extras, which include panniers and taller screen.

With a bigger bore and stroke, the reworked BMW F800 engine’s capacity is up to 898cc and produces 105bhp and 74ftlb of torque. The Nuda is fast, punchy and smooth and the motor is more than enough for this type of bike. But the big parallel twin-cylinder engine isn’t as exciting, or as involving as an equivalent V-twin.

The Nuda 900 is roomy, comfortable and up to 80-90mph has acceptable wind-protection. The base-model’s basic suspension is set well to deliver comfort and control in the corners. It gives you good feedback for what the standard equipment Metzler Sportec M5 Interact tyres are doing, too. Brembos are well up to the job of anything you can throw at them on the road.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

3/5

Reliability

5/5

Value

3/5

OVERALL

3/5

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