The bike displayed at the trade show was only a concept though, which left at least some doubt as to what the final production-ready machine would look like – not that Husqvarna strays too far from concept to conception, mind you.
Now spotted in a Pierer Mobility investor presentation (where all the best KTM/Husqvarna stories come from), we have caught a pixelated glimpse of the 2021 Husqvarna Norden 901.
Based around the 890cc variant of KTM’s parallel-twin engine, the Husqvarna Norden 901 gets a bit of a performance boost over the 790 lineup.
This helps distinguish the Husqvarna bike from its KTM sibling, and also pushes the focus of the Norden 901 as a bike more focused on long-distance traveling, with the 890 motor being better suited for on-road ripping.
We can expect a heftier price tag on the 2021 Husqvarna Norden 901 as well, possibly in the $14,000 range, considering that the KTM 790 Adventure costs $12,700 MSRP.
To help justify that cost, Husqvarna was teasing some interesting electronics (specifically split dash that uses one’s smartphone as a compass) at the EICMA show, though it will remain to be seen if those concepts make it onto the final machine. Unfortunately, today’s modest photo doesn’t spill the beans in that regard.
Expected to debut at the 2020 EICMA show, which is now canceled, it is hard to say when we will see the Husqvarna Norden 901 in the flesh. We would expect in a couple months’ time, however. Until then…