|Utilizing its vast knowledge of off-road competition bikes, Husqvarna Motorcycles has made a return to the dual sport street segment with the new 701 Enduro, continuing the brand’s more than 100-year heritage for endurance motorcycling.|
The 701 Enduro is a machine built from the ground up to lead in terms of power, weight, technology and performance. Combining state-of-the-art equipment with unique bodywork, it offers functional Swedish-inspired design.
Bred from decades of enduro world championship-winning success the 701 Enduro has the ability to master both urban environments and demanding off-road terrain. It features a 690cc engine, which produces 67 hp via a double spark plug ignition, and selectable engine maps with ride-by-wire throttle, which combined provides a perfectly linear power delivery.
With its crisp throttle response, the engine allows riders of all levels to confidently tackle both their next off-road adventure as well as the daily commute aboard the 701 Enduro.
Reliability, durability and efficiency are guaranteed by high-tech applications such as the active crankcase evacuation and the forced lubrication system, which reduce oil friction and pump losses. The adoption of these innovative solutions brings long 10,000 km service intervals and extremely low fuel consumption.
The 701 Enduro has a bodywork featuring a long seat that reaches over the radiator shrouds with functional ribbing to improve grip in all conditions. The in-mould graphics on the subframe protect the integrated fuel tank while also ensuring an elegant look to match the rear of the bike. Tightly wrapped around the engine and frame, the 701’s bodywork is designed to connect the rider’s body to the bike.
Made of high-grade chromium-molybdenum steel the 701 Enduro’s lightweight trellis frame has been developed to offer optimum feedback for both on road and off-road use. Combining a perfect weight distribution with a tight turning circle the trellis frame harnesses the power of the single-cylinder engine, guaranteeing agility and stability in all kinds of riding conditions.
WP Performance has tuned the closed-cartridge 4CS forks specifically for the 701 Enduro, which find their perfect match in the fully-adjustable WP rear shock. For perfect all-terrain riding capabilities both front and rear suspension offer 275 mm of travel.
A super lightweight die-cast aluminium swingarm matches with the self-supporting polyamide rear subframe to further enhance the bike’s astounding power-to-weight ratio. For optimal weight distribution, and long ride peace of mind, a 13-litre fuel tank is integrated into the subframe. A set of anodised CNC machined triple clamps with precisely engineered flex adds to the 701 Enduro’s extensive list of superior quality components.
The advanced ABS system with offroad specific settings, Brembo brakes and the hydraulically operated slipper clutch guarantee total control in all conditions. The 701 Enduro comes with high-quality black DID rims as standard, fitted with tried and tested Continental TKC 80 tyres on the 21’’ (front) and 18’’ (rear) wheels. With the specific A2 engine map that limits power to 30kW, the 701 Enduro can be ridden by A2 licence holders (dependant on country regulation outside EU) to experience its handling.
Edited: Philip Chong