From press release:
Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to unveil the new 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO, fitted with the most powerful single cylinder engine ever developed by Husqvarna delivering an additional (4.5kW) 6 hp and 3.0 Nm of torque over the previous generation while also meeting strict EURO IV emission levels.
Always committed to innovative product development, Husqvarna have focused on introducing further advances in engine performance and reliability, while giving both new models a fresh look that remains true to the brand’s Swedish heritage.
Combining high-tech componentry to offer unparalleled performance, the new 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO ensure Husqvarna riders shall have the perfect machinery to make the most out of any riding situation, ranging from daily commuting to adrenaline-filled on or offroad adventures.
Both the 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO are equipped with a new generation Euro IV compliant single cylinder engine that features the latest technology in terms of design and electronics. With a significantly improved power output of 74 hp (55kW) at 8,000 rpm and torque of 71.0 Nm at 6,750 rpm, the 692.7cc single cylinder powerplant offers class-leading performance.
With reliability a key factor, the use of innovative solutions such as the active evacuation and forced lubrication of the crankcase ensure long 10,000 km service intervals. All the latest engine advances provide an extremely low fuel consumption that along with the lengthy service intervals massively reduces the cost of ownership in the long run.
Smooth power delivery is guaranteed by the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder head with its twin spark ignition. With the single overhead camshaft technology allowing for more exact valve timing at higher engine speeds, Husqvarna engineers added an extra 1000 rpm of usable power to the engine. For increased comfort and less vibrations the engine also features a second counter balancer shaft.
The Keihin electronic fuel injection features a new 50 mm throttle body that has no mechanical linkage to the throttle grip and offers better throttle response and ride-ability at small throttle valve positions.
=>Increased power & torque of 74 hp & 71.0 Nm
=>An additional 1000 rpm of usable power
=>Reduced oscillating masses for lower vibrations
=>New intake resonator for improved response at low rpm
=>Long service intervals & low fuel consumption
=>Single overhead cam
=>Double spark plugs
=>Large bore & short stroke [105 mm & 80 mm]
=>Forged aluminium piston
=>Cutting edge ride-by-wire electronics
Perfectly mixing the finest craftsmanship with unparalleled single cylinder performance, the 701 SUPERMOTO brings Husqvarna’s World Supermoto Championship winning pedigree into a machine that’s versatile enough to be ridden by all. Loyal to Swedish styling for a minimalistic but highly efficient design the new model gets updated graphics, with white colours prevailing over blue and yellow.
Featuring a maximum power output of 74 hp and a torque of 71.0 Nm the updated single cylinder EURO IV engine leaves no doubt regarding performance. Combining the highest quality components with the latest electronics in terms of engine management, the new 701 SUPERMOTO takes performance and agility to a whole new level.
701 SUPERMOTO BENEFITS
=>Pure, uncompromising supermoto performance
=>Astounding power-to-weight ratio
=>Ride-by-wire throttle delivers maximum thrills
=>Competition-level brakes for maximum stopping power
=>Advanced safety thanks to Bosch ABS
=>Black anodised tubeless 17’’ wheels
=>Wide range of accessories to enhance looks & performance
=>A2 licence compatible
The new Husqvarna MY17 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO will be presented at the upcoming Intermot show in Cologne on the Husqvarna Motorcycles booth, Hall 09.1 booth 025 and will be available in Europe from October on.
For all details on availability and pricing, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles Subsidiary or Importer.