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2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto – 690cc of Street Hooligan

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We perhaps over-thought Husqvarna’s first proper street bike announcement, as the firm has debuted the Husqvarna 701 supermoto at the EICMA show today.

Refining its 701 concept from last year’s show, the 2015 Husqvarna 701 is a 690cc supermoto, that continues to borrow from KTM’s common parts bin.

Already with a race-ready 450cc supermoto in its arsenal, the Husqvarna 701 adds another more street-oriented motorcycle to the Swedish brand’s dirt-heavy 2015 lineup.







Putting down 67hp through the big four-stroke thumper, the Husqvarna 701 supermoto tips the scales at 320 lbs (145kg), and comes with an APTC slipper clutch, ABS brakes, WP suspension, and ride-by-wire with different riding modes.

Getting 4.2 gallons of fuel, the Husqvarna 701 should be great for commuting through urban environments, as well as hitting the twisties outside of town. Available in autumn 2015, the Husqvarna could very likely come to the USA, but nothing is guaranteed.

Husqvarna promised us that the brand’s direction would become more clear at the EICMA show, which seems now like an empty promise.







Another model that its essentially a rebadged motorcycle from the KTM lineup, the Husqvarna 701 production bike has even lost the bite that the 701 concept debuted with last year. We had hope for more.

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Source: Husqvarna

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Jensen Beeler

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