If there is a complaint to be made about the Husqvarna 701 Enduro, it likely has to do with the bike’s 3.4 gallon (13-liter) fuel tank.
The size of the tank isn’t unreasonable, mind you, especially since the Huqvarna 701 Enduro does pretty well at sipping fuel, despite its big single-cylinder engine, but if you really want to explore where the trail ends, there just isn’t enough go-juice on the bike…until now.
Say hello to the Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR, and as you can probably figure out for yourself, the two-letter designation stands for “long range”.
Adding a second fuel tank to the 701 package, the Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR boasts a generous 6.6 gallon (25-liter) tank.
The new fuel tank is at the front of the motorcycle (the standard tank built into the rear of the bike remains) and includes the large hallow radiator shrouds that are part of the fairing.
Husqvarna (ha, I almost said KTM there…whew!) says that the fuel tank increase is good for a sizable range enhancement, with the Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR quoted with over a 310 mile (500 km) range.
For now, it looks like the Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR won’t be coming to the US market for the 2020 model year, which is a shame since the 701 makes a good adventuring package.
This distribution choice could change though, if there is enough customer demand. So, do you think Husky should be the LR to the USA?
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