The Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and Husqvarna 701 Enduro will be getting an update for the 2017 model year, with both bikes receiving the updated 690cc single-cyliner engine that is currently found in the new-generation KTM 690 Duke.
The biggest highlight of the new engine is its secondary balancing shaft, which reduces vibrations to the rider, and also allows the big thumper to rev higher and thus create more power.
This means that the 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto will have 74hp (+6hp), as well as 52.6 lbs•ft of peak torque (+4.4 lbs•ft) – a modest gain for this already stout package.
Husqvarna says that the new motor adds 1,000 rpm to the redline, and the new Keihin fuel injection system has a 50 mm throttle body that has no mechanical linkage to the throttle grip, for true ride-by-wire technology.
Of course, the 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and 2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro both now meet Euro4 emission standards, and Husqvarna has pushed service intervals on both machines to 10,000 km (6,200 miles).
Not much changes in the looks department, as you can see in the photos below, but if you are attending the INTERMOT show, you will be able to see them up-close.