Husqvarna is, as most of you probably know, now owned by KTM.
The brand stems from Sweden. The city of Husqvarna is not more than a 2 hour drive from where we are, so naturally our hearts pound a little harder now that the brand might grow. We already see the Swedish colours on the Husaberg motorcycles. Who knows, maybe we’ll see them on Husqvarna too, now that they’re all the same company.
A while ago Husqvarna unveiled the 701 concept. I think it looks promising. I’m a vehicle optics nerd of grand proportions and the bike has a full LED headlight. On Husqvarnas website it says:
“The concept bike, which is clearly identifiable as a Husqvarna, showcases innovative ideas and incorporates all the major design features of a premium product. The bike gives a visual indication of the direction of Husqvarna design, the philosophy that future Husqvarna’s will follow, where the surfaces of the bodywork are understated, focusing on simplicity.

Technically, Husqvarna 701 is characterised by a big 690cc single cylinder 4-stroke engine, which produces 75hp and outstanding torque, harnessed within a lightweight Chromoly steel trellis frame and suspended by the latest WP fork and shock technology. The high performance exhaust gives the Husqvarna a soulful voice, while the latest Brembo radial brakes deliver eye-popping stopping power.

Husqvarna’s 701 embraces the 110-year heritage of the Husqvarna brand and projects it towards the future.”


2013/11/13 |