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
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 off-road bikers and provides the eerie background for
the sets of many cult movies.
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
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 number holder.
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
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
Husqvarna created the off-road bike, and the MOAB continues the
tradition of setting new trends and styles in modern biking.