Husqvarna’s 701 Concept Bike: FIRST LOOK

Cycle News Staff | November 5, 2013

One of the showstoppers at this year’s EICMA Show in Milan, Italy was the prototype Supermoto bike Husqvarna showed off today – the Husqvarna 701 concept bike.

The 701 features a 690cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, which produces some 75 horsepower. The powerplant sits in a lightweight chromoly steel trellis frame and it gets the latest and greastest from WP with its front fork and rear suspension.

The 701 also gets the latest Brembo radial brakes.

“Husqvarna’s 701 embraces the 110-year heritage of the Husqvarna brand and projects it towards the future,” a release on the concept bike stated.

And the concept bike wasn’t the only thing on the Husqvarna stage as the company showed off its full motocross range that includes six models – from the TC85 minicrosser to the two-stroke TC125 and TC250 models and all the way up to the four-stroke FC250, FC350 and FC450 models.

The enduro range was also on display – a lineup that consists of seven models, with the increasingly popular two-stroke TE125, TE250 and TE300 models and high-performance four-stroke FE250, FE350, FE450 and FE501 bikes. The highlights of the entire range are the 48mm WP 4CS front fork, a closed cartridge unit with four separate chambers and the multi-adjustable WP rear mono-shock with linkage system.

Husqvarna also introduced its motocross racing team, including former MX2 World Champion Tyla Ratray and GP newcomer Todd Waters, who will compete in the Motocross World Championship.

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