News 29 Sep 2016

Bike: 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and Enduro

Husky singles get more power, torque and new graphics for 2017.

Husqvarna has unveiled its 2017 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro with the two 693cc machines both getting the most powerful single-cylinder engine ever developed by Husqvarna. For the new model year, the engine – that is now Euro 4 compliant – delivers an additional 4.5kW of power and 3Nm of torque. With the same engine in both machines, there is a significantly improved power output of 55kW at 8000 rpm and 71Nm of torque at 6750rpm.

With reliability a key factor, the use of active evacuation and forced lubrication of the crankcase ensure long 10,000km service intervals. Smooth power delivery is guaranteed by the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder head with a twin spark ignition. With the Husky’s single overhead camshaft design allowing for more exact valve timing at higher engine speeds, Husqvarna engineers added an extra 1000rpm of usable power to the engine for 2017.

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For increased comfort and less vibrations the engine also features a second counter-balancer shaft. The Keihin electronic fuel injection features a new 50mm ride-by-wire throttle body and as a result offers better throttle response and rideability at small throttle opening positions. Additionally, there is a new intake resonator for improved response at low rpm.

Loyal to Swedish styling for a minimalistic but highly efficient design, the new 701 Supermoto model gets updated graphics, with white colours prevailing over blue and yellow. The Enduro doesn’t miss out on a fresh look either, with a white, blue and yellow colour scheme subtly enhancing the minimalistic and modern design.

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Set to be presented to the public at Intermot in Cologne, Germany, next week, details on availability and pricing of the 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and Enduro are yet to be confirmed for Australia. For more information on the entire Husqvarna Motorcycles range, head to