HI Chris and James – Here are the photos I took on the day of the Nuda 900. The bike looks more Hypermotard than tourer to me – seat style is more out of the Huski trail range and I’m sure your bottom would hurt after a while in the saddle! The 900R has a rear Ohlins shock which is a nice piece of add on as the normal 900 model has the Sacs (not too shabby either!). Both have Sacs forks.Â It’s a parallel twin (tweaked)Â motor with nice high bars andÂ the rear footrests are in an okay position for two upness. It comes with (after market) accessories for ‘touring’ like a higher windshield and rear panniers. I could really do with a higher screen on the 900 Hornet!!Â The guy from the importer told me that it comes in at just over 100bhp and about 175kg (386 lbs) in ‘dry’ weight.Â The bike on show had no electrics and fluids in it so could not even be started or ridden! It was being sent onto the Sydney show and then back to Italy so we were fortunate? We have to wait until March for a test ride and it should retail in Australia for about $16000 (about par with the USD so same possibly for yourselves) I think it would make a great kick ass second bike and I love the design. Not a fan of thoseÂ plasticy type mirrors and I would’ve liked it to come with the hand protectors. It looks a very clean simple machineÂ – anyway, IÂ enjoy the show, loved the ‘Barber’ trip stuff and the general day to day bike banter you guys do!
Cheers – Jamie McVey
Thanks, Jamie. Really appreciate the pictures and the write up. Much appreciated!