We already blew the cover on the Husqvarna 701 Enduro last month, but now the Swedish brand is officially showing the big enduro to the general public. As expected, the 701 Enduro will be the off-road compliment to the 701 Supermoto, with the two machines sharing the same 690cc single-cylinder platform.
This means that the Husqvarna 701 Enduro will make 67hp, have dual-spark ignition, and use a SOHC setup. The 701 machines also have ride-by-wire with selectable engine maps, ABS as standard, as is the ATSC slipper clutch.
For bonus points though, it is possible to get the Husqvarna 701 Enduro compliant for A2 licensed riders, which should help some less experienced riders get onto this big bike when it debuts in Europe (yes, it’s coming to the USA and Canada too).
All of this is housed in a chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame, typical of KTM products, and is fitted with a modestly large 13-liter fuel tank. Suspension is done by WP 4CS forks and a WP rear shock, both giving 275mm (10.8″) of travel.
Husqvarna quotes a class-leading weight, but does not actually list the figure for the Husqvarna 701 Enduro. We would expect this rebadged KTM 690 Enduro R to be in the neighborhood of 320 lbs though.
The 2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro will be at European dealerships starting in November 2015, with the machine expected to arrive in the USA and Canada in February 2016. Don’t watch the video below, it’ll make you want to go buy one of these beasts. No seriously, hide your wallet.