New Machine: 2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro

Husqvarna just announced an addition to its model line up, the 701 Enduro. For those who are familiar with KTM’s entire line up, it is easy to see that this bike is pretty close to the KTM 690, but the white brand has a few unique features that make the 701 a different machine.

For one, the name is a little deceiving since the engine is a 690cc, single cylinder, twin-spark-plug ignited powerplant, not 701cc. There is a lot of technology in this machine including a fly-by-wire throttle, selectable engine maps, and off-road specific ABS. The 701, like all Husqvarnas, has a composite subframe, but unique to this model, the subframe is also the fuel tank.

Here are some of the highlights of the 701 from Husqvarna:

  • Ergonomically designed, innovative bodywork.
  • Single-cylinder engine featuring latest technologies in design and electronics.
  • Chromium-molybdenum trellis frame optimized for precise handling and total rider confidence.
  • Competition-level WP 4CS fork and WP rear shock for outstanding control and adjustability.
  • Extremely low-weight aluminum swingarm designed to ensure the highest levels of traction and stability.
  • Polyamide self-supporting rear subframe with integrated 3.44 gal fuel tank.
  • Keihin 46mm electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle actuation for impeccable response.
  • Switchable engine maps to perfectly adapt engine characteristics according to conditions.
  • Cutting-edge switchable ABS with specific off-road mode.
  • APTC slipper clutch for maximum control under hard braking.
  • Extensive range of Accessories to further enhance the bike's characteristics and performance.