News 6 Nov 2019

Norden 901 concept headlines Husqvarna EICMA presentation

Updated 2020 Husqvarna range showcased at the Milan show.

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Husqvarna Motorcycles showcased a selection of 2020 models during its presentation at EICMA, headlined by an exciting twin-cylinder Norden 901 concept adventure bike.

Forming Husqvarna Motorcycles’ view of an adventure-touring motorcycle, the Norden 901 concept is a dynamic, twin-cylinder motorcycle that features advanced rider ergonomics and high performance based on years of rally experience, in a distinctly modern design.

A versatile long-distance exploration concept, it delivers both outstanding street and offroad performance. Class-leading lightness and power delivery is set in a versatile and accessible package, precisely arranged to allow discerning riders uncompromised exploration possibilities.

Delivering effortless rideability and sensible, high-end modern equipment this motorcycle can be used on daily commutes, extended adventures and everything in between.

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The Vitpilen and Svartpilen 701, now in their third and second year of production respectively, receive new colours, trim, graphics and technical details that enhance the modern look of their ground-breaking designs.

With 75hp, the high-performance 692cc single-cylinder engine compliments the machines’ dynamic handling and exciting riding experience.

Weighing only 158kg and 161kg respectively without fuel, both motorcycles feature adjustable suspension and are further highlighted by new spoked wheels and CNC machined footrests. Both models are expected to arrive in Australia during the first quarter of next year.

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The Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401, with their strong and tractable 373cc, 44hp single-cylinder engines, are equally well suited to urban environments as they are to out-of-town riding, thanks to their dynamic chassis, accessible overall size and low weight.

For 2020, both models feature a new bolt-on subframe that has been extended by 40mm for improved pillion comfort, as well as a new, high quality paint finishes and graphics that highlight their progressive designs. Arrival for both bikes in Australia is slated for the final quarter of 2020.

On display at this year’s EICMA are also the 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro models featuring the latest cutting-edge electronic rider aids. Cornering ABS, lean angle sensitive traction control, ride modes and easy shift are featured as standard and offer the highest levels of safety matched to the highest performance.

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Both models are extremely well-balanced, offering outstanding levels of agility and handling. The renowned, torquey, 74hp single-cylinder 692.7cc engine features ride-by-wire throttle, offering a perfectly linear power delivery. For the first time, the new machines will have their own unique progressive new graphics.

Bred from Husqvarna Motorcycles’ highly popular 701 Enduro, the brand new 701 Enduro LR (Long Range) shares the same advanced electronics as the 701 Enduro but offers additional touring capabilities for riders wanting to travel further. The LR version is expected to arrive in Australia during the second quarter of 2020, while standard Enduro and Supermoto are anticipated for arrival in the first quarter of next year.

Remaining a lightweight and nimble machine, the additional 12-litre auxiliary fuel tank increases the total fuel capacity to 25 litres, meaning a significantly bigger fuel range for endless enduro capability. For more information, visit www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/au.

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