First unveiled at Intermot 2000, the NOX was Husqvarna’s take on a limited edition, no-holds-barred, top-shelf supermoto. The NOX boasted a full blacked out color scheme including a vast array of carbon bodywork. Contrasting the trick woven pieces are several titanium and blue-anodized parts.
The Husky’s 240lb dry weight is pushed around by a torquey, ~60hp (at the crank at 8,300rpm), four-stroke 576cc single paired with a six-speed gearbox. Other highlights on the NOX reportedly include Brembo Monobloc calipers, Excel rims, tuned FCR carb, titanium fasteners throughout, and a full titanium exhaust. Like the Ducati Sport Classic, the NOX was only available for purchase online via the Husky website. Different sources cite different figures, but Cycle World claims the trick SuMos sold new for $9,050.
This particular NOX example was supposedly purchased new and then raced for a couple seasons before ending up in a crate. The current owner purchased it and had it rebuilt by Texas’s AF-1 Racing. The suspension was also reportedly tuned for a 265lb rider (by Roger at OROR Motorcycles). Some small aftermarket bits are visible such as Acerbis hand-guards. The seller also says a handful of spares come with the sale, including “most of what you need to make it street legal”.
Only 300 NOX specimens were produced — one of which Abhi featured in 2017 — with supposedly only 10-20 of said units reaching US shores, making these pretty rare finds in the States. At the end of the day I think Husqvarna’s slogan for the bike — “pure adrenaline” is pretty fitting.
You can find this 2002 Husqvarna NOX Supermoto for sale here on Craiglist in Austin, Texas with a reduced price of $5,450.