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.











Source: Husqvarna

  • Tifo

    No need for bold new graphics on this one. Has to be one of the, if not the best looking pseudomotos available. Loving the new iKeaTM offerings and I see one ending my sportsbike ownership in the not too distant future.

  • Benji

    “pseudomotos” I like that.

  • Nicko55

    That’s actually a pretty big deal. Motorcyclist did a 701 vs 690 Duke comparo a few months back and I was surprised by how much more power the 690 Duke put out to the rear wheel. In their case it was about a 10rwhp(!) difference on the dyno.


  • Pete

    Any changes on the maintenance intervals vs the old engine? I want a 701 SM so badly, but I don’t want to do 2 valve checks a year.

  • Jorge

    I need one of these.

  • David

    Now making more power than my old ass twin, while looking beautiful as ever.

  • 10,000 km or 6,200 miles

  • RD350

    My next bike … so glad they updated to the new motor.
    Twin counter-balancers! Yes!

  • coreyvwc

    That chart makes you feel bad for anyone who bought the first year model 701…

  • Pete

    Womp womp.

  • MM

    Is that 10,000km service interval for the valves, or just a general service/oil change?

  • Typically that means valve checks.

  • Timbo Baggins

    Jensen, we’ve been hearing about the new photo gallery for some time now… any progress there?

  • Some progress, but nothing is brag about.

  • Nicko55

    you’ll want to be changing oil on a big single like this about every 1,500 miles… if you want to treat it kindly. Oil and filters are cheap :)

  • Mike

    This is a dick move by Husqvarna. They just shat on all the consumers who bought the 2016 model a couple of months ago. Usually you announce that something new is coming, do a special price on the outgoing models, then you introduce the new model. I was lied to at the dealership – they told me that nothing new was coming and that I should not wait and buy the 2016 model. I will not be buying a Husqvarna ever again.

  • Peter Jowett

    So 2 valve checks a year for me :(. Still, almost exactly the same weight as the CRF250L I ride every day, and almost exactly 3 times the horsepower… and I thought my commute was fun already LOL.

  • MikeD

    Make the best out of a bad choice…sell, save and buy the latest and greatest, AGAIN or use it, enjoy it and have a good time not worrying what could have been ?
    Are you nuts ? What everyone does is feign ignorance, sell the old new stock ASAP and then bring out the “FRESH MEAT”.
    They would never tell you about it, otherwise they would have to EAT the old new models still crated at the warehouse and sitting in showrooms.
    Live, learn……and listen to your gut, it’s right 99% of the time.

  • John S

    That is not how it is done Mike D. I own a couple of secessful businesses and if there is one thing I have learned is to be fair and honest towards your consumers. You will want them to buy from you again in the future. You will want them to speak well of you and recommend you to their acquaintances. That is how you build brand loyalty. The strategy you are suggesting might work short term but it will hurt Husqvarna in the long run. I can guarantee that not one of the early adopters that bought a 2016 model will ever buy another Husky. Big mistake by the Austrians.

  • joe

    this is why we can’t have nice things

  • Yas

    Same here… I totally understand what you mean…. not Dealer’s fault … more Manufacturer’s responsibility….. All those who bought the 2016 including myself were guinea pigs…… we’re stuck with a unit that will have least amount of upgrade possible and manufacturers unwilling to support reprogramming the CDI for better fueling…

  • Matt F

    How Is upgrading a bike a dick move? The dealers didn’t even have a conformation that there would be a 2017 701 until a couple days ago. If anyone told you there wasn’t going to be any changes for the 2017 model, it would have been an educated guess at best. If you were so concerned with the possibility of missing out on the latest and greatest why not exercise some patience and hold off for the 2017 reveal before forking out your hard earned cash? I spent weeks searching for a 2016 and couldn’t locate one, if I would have found one I would have snatched it up (I anticipated the 2017 coming with traction control) for me the thought of having a bike now out weighed waiting for a 2017 with possible upgrades. That’s like saying Apple should drop the price of the iPhone 6s months prior to revealing the iPhone 7. You as a consumer have to decide what is more important… having a product today or holding out for the latest and greatest. You ought to stick it to husky and make the switch to ktm, that will show em! Lol

  • Ron Carpenter

    Will the accessories on my KTM 690 fit on the 701? Mostly concerned about the Touratech racks and luggage. Sooo glad I didn’t buy the 2016 model!

  • Lotsakak

    What nonsense… new cars and bikes come out all the time… at the time you bought you were happy to spend the $ for what you got.
    Now that there is a new model you feel hard-done-by… why? You could’ve waited and bought in 2017 – or wait again until 2018 when more/different options will be available.

  • Lotsakak

    No guy,
    Just like I said below;

    What nonsense… new cars and bikes come out all the time… at the time you bought you were happy to spend the $ for what you got.
    Now that there is a new model you feel hard-done-by… why? You could’ve waited and bought in 2017 – or wait again until 2018 when more/different options will be available.

  • Carlos

    I see what you did there.

  • Lotsakak

    I want it!