Husqvarna Motorcycles Introduces New 701 SUPERMOTO & 701 ENDURO


Bryan Bosch

701 Family Reaches New Heights in Performance with the Latest Generation Single Cylinder Engine for Model Year 2017

 

September 28, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to unveil the new 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO, fitted with the most powerful single cylinder engine ever developed by Husqvarna delivering an additional (4.5kW) 6 hp and 3.0 Nm of torque over the previous generation while also meeting strict EURO IV emission levels.

 

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Always committed to innovative product development, Husqvarna have focused on introducing further advances in engine performance and reliability, while giving both new models a fresh look that remains true to the brand’s Swedish heritage.

 

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Combining high-tech componentry to offer unparalleled performance, the new 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO ensure Husqvarna riders shall have the perfect machinery to make the most out of any riding situation, ranging from daily commuting to adrenaline-filled on or offroad adventures.

 

MAJOR ADVANCES

 

Both the 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO are equipped with a new generation Euro IV compliant single cylinder engine that features the latest technology in terms of design and electronics. With a significantly improved power output of 74 hp (55kW) at 8,000 rpm and torque of 71.0 Nm at 6,750 rpm, the 692.7cc single cylinder powerplant offers class-leading performance.

 

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With reliability a key factor, the use of innovative solutions such as the active evacuation and forced lubrication of the crankcase ensure long 10,000 km service intervals. All the latest engine advances provide an extremely low fuel consumption that along with the lengthy service intervals massively reduces the cost of ownership in the long run.

 

Smooth power delivery is guaranteed by the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder head with its twin spark ignition. With the single overhead camshaft technology allowing for more exact valve timing at higher engine speeds, Husqvarna engineers added an extra 1000 rpm of usable power to the engine. For increased comfort and less vibrations the engine also features a second counter balancer shaft.

 

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The Keihin electronic fuel injection features a new 50 mm throttle body that has no mechanical linkage to the throttle grip and offers better throttle response and ride-ability at small throttle valve positions.

 

ENGINE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Increased power & torque of 74 hp & 71.0 Nm
  • An additional 1000 rpm of usable power
  • Reduced oscillating masses for lower vibrations
  • New intake resonator for improved response at low rpm
  • Long service intervals & low fuel consumption
  • Single overhead cam
  • Double spark plugs
  • Large bore & short stroke [105 mm & 80 mm]
  • Forged aluminium piston


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701 SUPERMOTO

 

Perfectly mixing the finest craftsmanship with unparalleled single cylinder performance, the 701 SUPERMOTO brings Husqvarna’s World Supermoto Championship winning pedigree into a machine that’s versatile enough to be ridden by all. Loyal to Swedish styling for a minimalistic but highly efficient design the new model gets updated graphics, with white colours prevailing over blue and yellow.

 

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Featuring a maximum power output of 74 hp and a torque of 71.0 Nm the updated single cylinder EURO IV engine leaves no doubt regarding performance. Combining the highest quality components with the latest electronics in terms of engine management, the new 701 SUPERMOTO takes performance and agility to a whole new level.

 

701 SUPERMOTO BENEFITS

  • Pure, uncompromising supermoto performance
  • Astounding power-to-weight ratio
  • Ride-by-wire throttle delivers maximum thrills
  • Competition-level brakes for maximum stopping power
  • Advanced safety thanks to Bosch ABS
  • Black anodised tubeless 17’’ wheels
  • Wide range of accessories to enhance looks & performance


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701 ENDURO

 

Carrying Husqvarna’s Enduro World Championship winning tradition, the 701 ENDURO can handle both urban environments and offroad terrain with ease. Equipped with the upgraded single cylinder engine, the all-new 2017 model reaches new levels of performance and versatility.

 

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The new poweplant offers an additional 1,000 rpm of usable power, which along with reduced vibrations bring single cylinder technology to the highest level. With its crisp throttle response the engine allows riders to confidently tackle offroad adventures as well as their daily commute.

 

Staying true to its Swedish heritage, Husqvarna have given the new 701 ENDURO a fresh look, with a white, blue and yellow colour scheme subtly enhancing the minimalistic and modern design.

 

701 ENDURO BENEFITS

  • Versatility & huge onroad and offroad capabilities
  • Astounding power-to-weight ratio
  • Advanced electronics for smooth power delivery & sharp throttle response
  • Advanced safety thanks to Bosch ABS
  • 21’’ – 18’’ high strength DID wheels
  • Competition-level suspension with 275 mm of travel & great adjustability
  • Extensive range of accessories
  • A2 licence compatible


The new Husqvarna MY17 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO will be presented at the upcoming Intermot show in Cologne on the Husqvarna Motorcycles booth, Hall 09.1 booth 025 and will be available in Europe from October on.
For all details on availability and pricing, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles Subsidiary or Importer.
Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH

 


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I find the husky line looks great but the 701 is the exception to that, its one ugly duckling.

I also love how they keep talking about husky heritage funny stuff, there not husky's anymore there simply the white and better looking ktm with a few minor changes

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I find the husky line looks great but the 701 is the exception to that, its one ugly duckling.

I also love how they keep talking about husky heritage funny stuff, there not husky's anymore there simply the white and better looking ktm with a few minor changes

I had an 08 Husky back when BMW was making them. I liked the looks of them better than how KTM is using vintage Husqy colors etc. Check out how the 08's looked:

 

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i257/oolie82/2010_Husqvarna_Supermoto_450_510204.jpg

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On 9/28/2016 at 11:46 AM, flynn_ said:

So is this more powerful than the 690?

Having ridden both back to back, yes and no. The 690 has better low end and is very linear. The 701 is a bit softer down low with a real power surge from the mid range on up. It would appear that's where most of the extra ponies show up.

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On ‎10‎/‎10‎/‎2016 at 5:37 AM, Mustang Guy said:

I had an 08 Husky back when BMW was making them. I liked the looks of them better than how KTM is using vintage Husqy colors etc. Check out how the 08's looked:

 

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i257/oolie82/2010_Husqvarna_Supermoto_450_510204.jpg

 

BMW wasn't involved until 2010 AFIK. All of that styling came from the Italians.

I myself have just bought an '06 SM 610, the Italians bought some real flare and style to the Husky range. It's like a mini Ducati Hypermotard IMO!

But while it's pretty it's an SM from the ground up, not an enduro with SM wheels on it like the old version so I'm gonna sell it after sorting out a few issues.

I agree that the old bikes looked newer and better than the new ones!

On ‎27‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 6:43 PM, Bryan Bosch said:

Having ridden both back to back, yes and no. The 690 has better low end and is very linear. The 701 is a bit softer down low with a real power surge from the mid range on up. It would appear that's where most of the extra ponies show up.

That's disappointing. I'm finding myself really frustrated with the lack of rivals to KTM right now. Also don't like how everyone jumps on the new Husqvarna bandwagon when it is just a white KTM.

I am stubborn to the idea of owning a KTM, lots of 450s with both setups on eBay here in England but I would rather pay a little more and get a Yamaha WR450f.

KTMs are great but I feel like there should be more choice.

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It is a white/blue KTM, but while they are much the same, a number of differences... more than you'd expect actually. My buddy and I really need to do a video. When you start looking, it's surprising the differences. For example, even the turn signals are are different. So, it doesn't appear that they tried to save money by using as many parts from the KTM bit as possible. I know it's not something that makes a difference.  We need to get on that...

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