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Husqvarna 701 Café Racer Spied

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The spy photographer who sent us these photos calls this mystery motorcycle a “Husqvarna 701 café racer” which honestly is as good of a guess as any when it comes to figuring out what the Swedish brand is doing with this machine, and its 2016 motorcycle lineup.

Based off the KTM 690 Duke, as is the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto, this machine promises to have a 70hp thumper at its heart, mixed with a short seat-height, clip-on handlebars, underslung exhaust, and an attractive trellis swingarm.

To our eye, the motorcycle in question looks like Husky’s take on the KTM 690 Duke – a naked street bike that’s equally at home in the city as it is in the twisties – more than it does a café racer.







That idea seems to gel too with lately how Husqvarna has been tarting up KTM’s existing motorcycle lineup, usually with better suspension, different styling, and a couple extra performance features.

We will have to wait until November to be sure though, as Husqvarna isn’t likely to debut this model until the EICMA show in Milan later this year. Stay tuned, leave your thoughts in the comments, and be sure to read the post on the 800cc parallel-twin KTM Duke that was spotted recently as well.

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Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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