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Husqvarna Motorcycles premier an array of exciting models at EICMA 2019

Norden 901 concept, 701 Enduro and 701 Supermoto models among Husqvarna Motorcycles’ highlights at international motorcycle show in Milan

The following is an industry press release …

Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to lift the covers off a range of thrilling street models coming to North America for 2020 at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan, Italy – the European manufacturer’s largest display of new motorcycles since the start of its new era. This stirring array of models underline Husqvarna Motorcycles’ growing commitment to the street segment, while highlighting significant new motorsports activities and the ongoing development of all models in terms of performance, technology and design.

Center stage at EICMA will also be the new Norden 901 concept model. Unveiled for the first time, this new twin-cylinder motorcycle is Husqvarna Motorcycles’ first-ever touring machine. A dynamic and versatile long-distance concept, the Norden 901 will balance practical accessibility and comfort to suit the modern traveler.

The last three years have seen Husqvarna Motorcycles successfully return to the street segment with the Vitpilen and Svartpilen models. Updated for 2020, they receive new colors, trim and graphics while delivering a dynamic and fun-filled riding experience.

Leading the lineup, the 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro are thoroughly revised with new cutting-edge electronics that elevate the performance and rideability of these exciting single-cylinder motorcycles. New, ultra-modern colors and graphics also stand out on these updated machines.

Broaden Your Horizon

Showing Husqvarna Motorcycles’ view of an adventure-touring motorcycle, the Norden 901 concept is a dynamic, twin-cylinder motorcycle that will feature advanced rider ergonomics and outstanding performance, based on years of rally experience, in a distinct modern design. A versatile long-distance exploration concept, it will deliver both outstanding street and off-road performance. Expect class-leading lightness and power delivery set in a versatile and accessible package, precisely arranged to allow discerning riders uncompromised exploration possibilities. Delivering effortless rideability and sensible, high-end modern equipment, this motorcycle will be used on daily commutes, extended adventures and everything in between.

Technical Highlights

  • Slim and light explorer motorcycle

– 889.5 cc parallel twin engine specifically tuned for adventure usage

  • Perfect balance between off-road performance and touring ability

– 21” front wheel, 18” rear

  • Comfortable ergonomics and confidence inspiring handling
  • High quality WP suspension components
2020 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. Photo courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701

The Vitpilen and Svartpilen 701, now in their third and second year of production respectively, receive new colors, trim, graphics and technical details that enhance the modern look of their ground-breaking designs. The high-performance 692cc single cylinder engine compliments the machines’ dynamic handling and exciting riding experience. Weighing only 158 kg (348 lbs) and 161 kg (354 lbs) respectively without fuel, both motorcycles feature adjustable suspension and are further highlighted by new spoked wheels and CNC-machined footrests.

Technical Highlights

  • Powerful and torquey 692 cc single cylinder engine
  • Dynamic, lightweight high-performance chassis
  • Spoked wheels as standard
  • Striking new graphics, trim and paint finish
  • CNC-machined footrests
  • Up/down Easy Shift

Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401

The Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401, with their strong and tractable 373cc single cylinder engines, are equally well suited to urban environments as they are to out-of-town riding, thanks to their dynamic chassis, accessible overall size and low weight. For 2020, both models feature a new bolt-on sub-frame that has been extended by 40 mm for improved pillion comfort, as well as a new, high quality paint finishes and graphics that highlight their progressive designs.

Technical Highlights

  • Powerful, yet tractable, 373 cc single cylinder engine
  • Extended subframe for increased pillion comfort
  • Striking new graphics, trim and paint finishes
  • VITPILEN 401: 151 kg (332 lbs) without fuel
  • SVARTPILEN 401: 152 kg (335 lbs) without fuel
  • LED headlight and tail light
2020 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto. Photo courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles

701 Supermoto / 701 Enduro

On display at this year’s EICMA are also the 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro models featuring the latest cutting-edge electronic rider aids. Cornering ABS, lean angle sensitive traction control, ride modes and easy shift are featured as standard and offer the highest levels of safety matched to the highest performance. Both models are extremely well-balanced, offering outstanding levels of agility and handling. The renowned, torquey single-cylinder 692.7cc engine features ride-by-wire throttle, offering a perfectly linear power delivery. For the first time the new machines will have their own unique progressive new graphics.

Technical Highlights

  • New switchable Ride Modes – change power characteristics while riding
  • New Bosch cornering ABS – lean angle specific braking technology
  • New Easy Shift function – shorter shift times & improved rear wheel traction
  • New lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control – perfect rear wheel traction
  • New graphics & slim bodywork – carefully engineered ergonomics

Accompanying all street and off-road machines, Husqvarna Motorcycles offer dedicated clothing and accessories. All functional, premium-quality clothing items meet the demands of modern motorcyclists while the accessories allow riders to customize, protect and further improve the performance of their machines.

All of the above-mentioned new models, together with the latest lineup of motocross and enduro machines, will be presented on the Husqvarna Motorcycles’ stand at the EICMA motorcycle show, booth I86, Hall 13.

For all details on availability and prices, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles subsidiary or importer.