Husqvarna introduced the 701 Concept at EICMA on Tuesday. The new concept is certainly aimed at road-oriented motorcycle lovers and incorporates a lot of modern technologies.
The new concept seems to borrow many elements from the KTM 690 SMC, but this doesn’t mean that is less interesting. In terms of design, the concept features a futuristic style with large covers in the sub frame area, LED lights and relatively small wheels.
Its backbone is represented by a lightweight Chromoly steel trellis frame which houses a 690 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine. The engine’s output is rated at 49 kW (66 hp) at its power is kept in leash by a six speed transmission.
Check out what Husqvarna says about its new concept:
“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.”
|Design||Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled|
|Performance||49 kW (66 hp)|
|Starting aid||Electric starter, automatic decompressor|
|Transmission||6-speed, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Pressure circulation lubrication|
|Frame||Chromoly steel trellis frame|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension|