• Nov 8, 2010

Husqvarna Mille 3 concept bike – Click above for high-res image gallery

Strange. That's how we'd best sum up this motorcycle concept and the company that made it.

Husqvarna got its start producing muskets for the Swedish military. The company still makes small arms, along with farm equipment, sewing machines, home appliances and motorcycles. Today these businesses are all separate enterprises, the motorcycle manufacturer based today in Italy and acquired three years ago by BMW.

A strange path, but certainly no stranger than their latest unveiling: the Mille 3 concept bike. Unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, the Mille 3 straddles the division between cruiser and sport bike about as widely as the rider would its low-slung seat. The handlebars are taken from an off-road bike, while the foot pegs sit far back like those on a sport bike.

Power is provided by a 933cc fuel-injected three-cylinder engine, but it's the design that sets it apart. Husqvarna says it indicates they're "always ahead of the game", but exactly what game that might be is a mystery to us.



[Source: Hell for Leather]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a high performance version of a trials bike to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man i think its pretty cool. It looks like a drag bike. Like a harley for people who want their engines to run right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it for it's uniqueness.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it. It's like motocross-meets-cruiser, with a little cafe racer thrown in for good measure.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That engine is tripping me out!! An L-Triple?? I bet it sounds awesome, but how's the rotational balance on that wacky thing?
      • 4 Years Ago
      cool, except the axhaust
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow i dunno what to think. it's got everything all mixed into one from an enduro to cruiser to sport bike... hmm..

      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't tell if that is the most guano-crazy thing I've ever seen...

      Or the best motorcycle idea to come along in a very long time.

      It is certainly a mix-up mish-mash of things, that is for sure.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is just embarrassing: a bike put together from vast and sundry random parts by a drunk.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, It's too dissonant if you ask me. It looks like someone spilled coffee on the blueprints as they were building it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool, a V-3 engine! I wonder how they deal with the balance issue? I know they could have different sized bores and reciprocating parts or just used a counterbalancer. Very interesting.