2012 Husqvarna Concept Motorcycle
HUSQVARNA CONCEPT MOAB
The Husqvarna Concept MOAB is the modern
re-interpretation of the scrambler, the bike that
lies at the heart of the Husqvarna history and its
Tradition, style, and performance.
These are the features that captured the identity
and shaped the history of the brand that became the
model and reference point for all off-road bikes in
the sixties and seventies.
The Husqvarna MOAB can trace its origins
to our models from that period, legendary bikes that
are milestones in the history of off-road biking,
especially in the U.S. This is one reason for the
name MOAB, after the evocative desert in Utah, which
every year draws huge numbers of offroad bikers and
provides the eerie background for the sets of many
The red tank, the spacious seat, the
yellow side panel number holders, the simple stripped-down
frame….these all form the essence of the new
incarnation of the Husqvarna spirit.
The Husqvarna Concept MOAB has a 650cc
engine on a perimeter frame and progressive linkage
on the swingarm. The wheels are 17 inches and the
tyres are semi-knobbly, and therefore suitable
for off-road use.
The overall design effect divides the
bike into distinct sections: the tank, seat, the side
panel number holders and the exhaust. The lines are
fluid but combine to create a decisive form. The shape
of the tank blends with the seat and rear section,
creating a fluidity and immediately distinctive style.
This design feature follows the lead of the latest
generation of Husqvarna models, such as the concave
shape of the front and rear mudguards, and the front
Tradition and high-tech innovation
are successfully blended in the details of the new
Concept MOAB: the digital instrument panel that is
situated in the upper crossbar or the LEDs on the
front number holder and the tail-light. The colour
scheme, down to every last detail, both in bodywork
and mechanics, is taken from Steve McQueen's immortal
H400. The unique form and colours give the MOAB an
exhilaratingly vintage look.
The riding position is comfortable
and commanding, with high and wide handlebars, a bulky
tank that the legs can hug with ease and the long
seat that allows freedom of movement.
The end result is a cool bike, ideal
for use both in the city and on dirt tracks, which
is easy to ride and handle, even for female biking
Husqvarna created the off-road bike,
and the MOAB continues the tradition of setting new
and styles in modern biking.