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Husqvarna Enduro 701 LR

By 13.03.2020One Comment

With the 701 Enduro LR (Long Range), Husqvarna introduces a motorcycle for serious offroad adventure riders.

If a 250cc, or even 400cc doesn’t do the trick for you in the mud, the 701 Enduro comes into play.  With its 74bhp and a dry weight of just 155 kg, this bike gives the rider plenty of power to conquer hills and traverse muddy sections without staying too far behind on the motorways.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR is the extra fuel tank, which also can be purchased separately and fitted to any 701 enduro model.

The extra 12 liter tank is well integrated in the front of the bike, and gives the rider, in combination with the 13 liter rear tank, the opportunity to clock 500 kilometers (310 mi) without having to stop for fuel.  Ideal for the longer adventures (e.g. down here in Mexico 😉).

The Huskie comes standard with a slipper clutch and is outfitted with WP XPLOR forks which have been developed in close collaboration with KTM.  The marriage with KTM also is clearly visible in the frame, for which Husqvarna is using the same type of Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame as many KTMs have nowadays.

So what else does the Huqvarna get you for its price of USD $11,899? Well, the bike comes standard with:

  • Switchable ride modes, giving the rider the possibility to tweak power settings while riding.
  • A Bosch cornering ABS with lean angle braking tech (something my KTM 1090 doesn’t have)
  • Add to this, lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), which can be switched off on the trail.
  • Lastly, its easy-shifter improves rear wheel traction and helps the rider to smoothly shift gears on tricky trails.

Rally gurus like Lyndon Poskitt might have just found the ideal bike to turn into a rally monster!



One Comment

  • Enrique Camino says:

    I bought this bike for raids, and unfortunately it has a huge flaw. Access to the air filter is impossible without dismantling the entire tank, unthinkable in the desert after a day of dust. We get there after disconnecting, hoses, cables and unscrew 14 fasteners. Husquvarna or the dealerships do not respond and no recall is scheduled.

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