Husqvarna Nuda 900 / 900R Maintenance Schedule

This is the the maintenance schedule from the manual of the Husqvarna Nuda 900 / 900R, modified to be made easier to parse and act upon.

The Husqvarna Nuda 900 / 900R are a pair of motorcycles developed by Husqvarna jointly with BMW. The engine is based on that in the 1st generation BMW F 800 R but with 100 cc more displacement (via more bore AND stroke), for 898 cc total displacement.

The result is a parallel twin that makes a peak of 77 kW / 105 hp at 8500 rpm, with peak torque of an impressive 100 Nm at 7000 rpm. It’s not a high-power engine, but it has quite a punch of torque, and it’s significantly more than in the F 800 R of the time.

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Husqvarna Nuda 900 / 900R Service Intervals

The Husqvarna Nuda 900 / 900R has a 6000 mile / 10000 km or annual service interval. Every service, change the oil, and check the motorcycle according to the schedule below.

Every 12000 miles / 20000 km, do a major service, inspecting everything. You should also change the spark plugs and air filter, and do a valve inspection

Replace the coolant and brake fluid every 2 years.

Husqvarna Nuda 900 / 900R Maintenance Schedule

Below is the full maintenance schedule. It’s the same content as in the manual, but re-formatted and made easier to understand.

Despite the Nuda 900’s engine being built by BMW, the Nuda 900’s maintenance schedule is presented differently in the Husqvarna manual, and has quite a few different components.

Regular checks

Husqvarna recommends you do the following checks every 600 miles / 1000 km.

Husqvarna Nuda 900 regular maintenance checks
Engine oil — Check level
Coolant — Check level
Clutch play — Check
Chain — Check condition / Lubricate. Do more often if riding on dusty or wet roads
Husqvarna Nuda 900 regular maintenance checks

Service schedule

Below is the service schedule for the Husqvarna Nuda 900.


  • Keep repeating this service schedule in the pattern shown
  • For items marked “Inspect” or “Check”: Clean, lubricate, adjust, or replace as necessary.
mi x 10006121824
km x 100010203040Every
Regular checks — Perform all (see list above)Year
Engine oil — Change (Castrol 5W-40)Year
Oil filter — Change (HF160)Year
Control unit — Run diagnosis
Spark plugs — Change (NGK LMAR8C-9)
Valve clearances — Check / Adjust
Cooling system — Check
Coolant — Replace (BMW Coolant)2 years
Air filter — Check
Air filter — Replace
Drive chain — Check tension and wear (see above notes)
Replace sprockets / Chain together
Front / rear sprockets — Check for condition and wear
Replace sprockets / Chain together
Transmission cables and controls — Inspect
Steering bearings and steering clearance — Inspect
Wheels — Check condition
Wheel bearings — Check
Cush drive dampers — Check
Brake system — Check functionality
Brake discs — Check wear / condition
Brake pads — Check wear / condition
Brake fluid — Check level
Brake fluid — Replace (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Suspension and alignment — Check
Front fork — Inspect
Rear shock — Inspect
Tyres — Check pressure / wear
Fuel hoses — Check hoses
Fuel hoses — Replace4 years
Cooling system — Check hoses
Lights / light alignment — Check
Safety switches — Check
Side stand — Lubricate (Lithium soap-based grease)
Overall nuts and bolts — Check tightness
General vehicle operation — Check
Husqvarna Nuda 900R Maintenance Schedule

Husqvarna Nuda 900 / 900 R Tire Sizes and Pressures

The Husqvarna Nuda 900, being a supermoto-style bike, benefits most from sport-type tires. However sport touring-type tires will also suit if you don’t have aggressive riding intentions and value longevity.

WheelTire sizeTire pressure (cold)
Front120/70 ZR 1732 psi / 2.3 bar
Rear180/55 ZR 1741 psi / 2.9 bar
Tire sizes and pressures

About the Husqvarna Nuda 900 / 900R

Husqvarna Nuda 900R Static LHS 3-4 on track
Husqvarna Nuda 900R

The Husqvarna Nuda 900 / 900 R (same motorcycle but different ride gear) is a naked motorcycle made in collaboration with BMW, using the same base engine as the BMW F 800 R. It’s described as being a sport / naked bike of “Supermoto” style, similar to the Ducati Hypermotard 796 of the time.

It was only made for a couple of years and in limited quantities, and so it’s quite a niche bike.

Husqvarna didn’t take the donor BMW’s engine and leave it as it. It gets a bigger bore and stroke, bumping the displacement up to 898 cc, and the power up considerably by around 25%.

Husqvarna even modified the pistons, camshafts, and connecting rods, to increase the compression ratio to extract more power out of the motor.

The result is a much livelier motor than in the F 800 R. But it still has that thrum that’s consistent with other parallel twins of the time. It doesn’t have the spark, for example, of the more modern (and similar displacement / power) BMW F 900 R.

The upright but sporty riding position gives the Husqvarna Nuda 900 its lively feel. Supermotos are traditionally very lightweight single-cylinder engines, but the “middleweight supermotos” of the ~2010 time period were a unique blend of multi-cylinder power and lightweight fun. They’re also relatively impractical, without being as single-purpose as sport bikes, which is partly why they’ve gone out of fashion. Which is a shame!

The basic Husqvarna Nuda has basic equipment, but it works quite well. It does have an inverted fork, but it’s non-adjustable.

The Husqvarna Nuda 900R steps up the game considerably. It has the following differences over the base model:

ItemNuda 900Nuda 900R
Front suspensionSachs 48mm USD, non-adjustableSachs 48mm USD, fully adjustable
Rear suspensionSachs shock, preload / rebound adjustableÖhlins rear shock, fully adjustable + length-adjustable (10mm)
Fron tbrakes2 x 320mm discs, Brembo 4-piston caliper2 x 320mm discs, Brembo 4-piston Brembo 4-piston monoblock caliper
Nuda 900 / 900R differences

The Husqvarna Nuda also shares style with its contemporary competitors like the Hypermotard 796 and Aprilia Dorsoduro. Bikes don’t come with trellis frames anymore; the Nuda was one of the last.

Reference — Manual for the Husqvarna Nuda 900R

Generally you can get Husqvarna manuals from the Husqvarna website, but this one isn’t on there.

The information above came from a privately obtained copy of the manual, plus the BMW press release on the Husqvarna Nuda 900.

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