Husqvarna Norden 901 goes into production: ADV-Touring Motorcycle
Just weeks after the Norden 901 concept debuted at EICMA 2019, Husqvarna announces that the bike will go into production. Although there is no specific date, it will likely be a 2021 Husqvarna Norden 901.
Husqvarna positions the Norden 901 as an adventure touring motorcycle. In the wake of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen motorcycles, the first pure street Husqvarna since the 1960s, the Norden will be the first Husqvarna designed for touring. It remains to be seen whether the bags will be standard or optional.Details are scarce on the specifications of the production version. We can tell you that it will have an 890 cc parallel twin engine, and Husky says the tuning will be for “adventure use”.
The fully adjustable suspension is naturally WP, as both WP and Husky belong to KTM AG. The shock appears to be bondless and cantilevered at a 45 degree angle. The mid-weight ADV motorcycle will have a 21-inch / 18-inch wheelset, so off-road performance is a priority. The tires are Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR. Husqvarna describes the Norden 901 as having “the perfect balance between off-road performance and touring ability”.
The Norden 901 concept bike, which is all we have to show you, certainly has a rally flavor to it. The fairing flows into the tank cover, with room for many navigation instruments behind the windshield. Protective bars are prominent in the engine and fairing area, as well as extended protection for the skid plate. Husqvarna says the Norden benefits from “advanced ergonomics and high performance based on years of rally experience”.
However, Husqvarna does not position the motorcycle as a competition motorcycle. Instead, the company emphasizes its versatility. âOffering effortless handling and modern high-end equipment,â according to Husqvarna, âthe Norden 901 can be used for commuting, extended adventures and everything in between. “
We will be monitoring the development of details of what appears to be the 2021 Husqvarna Norden 901.
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